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Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. is committed to diversity and inclusion in hiring, retaining, and promoting so we can be more creative, effective, and just, bringing more varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents, and interests to the practice of law and the administration of justice. We accept, respect, and value differences that include attributes such as age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities, language, socioeconomic status, marital and parental status, national origin, immigration status, and cultural background. We strongly encourage individuals with historically marginalized identities to apply. 

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Director of Human Resources
Legal Services of Central New York, Inc.
221 South Warren Street, Suite 300
Syracuse, New York 13202
Email:
hiring@lscny.org

MANAGING ATTORNEY

LEGAL SERVICES OF CENTRAL NEW YORK, INC. (LSCNY)

Position: Managing Attorney position for Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. (LSCNY). The Managing Attorney will primarily supervise LSCNY staff attorneys and support staff working on the Central New York Legal Helpline and the Onondaga County Reentry Project. The position is located in our Syracuse office.

Our Organization: Legal Services of Central New York (LSCNY) is committed to achieving justice for low-income people and those who have difficulty accessing the justice system. We are deeply committed to principles of anti-racism and race equity in all that we do. For 56 years, we have sought to make a difference in clients’ lives and their communities by eliminating the barriers that cause poverty or reduce our clients’ access to economic mobility. We continually search for ways to help people improve their lives and communities.

Responsibilities: The Legal Helpline is a joint project with the Legal Aid Society of Mid New York (LASMNY). The Helpline is both a single-point-of-entry for applicants for both organizations and a source of legal advice by staff attorneys for callers where the legal matter presented is not assigned for full legal representation. Currently, LSCNY has four legal assistants taking calls and three full-time staff lawyers offering legal advice. LASMNY staff lawyers and legal assistants perform the same functions for callers. LSCNY and LASMNY Helpline staff meet weekly.

The LSCNY Reentry Project is funded by the Onondaga County Assigned Counsel Project to assist people with the collateral consequences of criminal convictions and provide technical assistance to attorneys in the Onondaga County Assigned Counsel Program. The Reentry Project can help correct clients’ NYS and FBI RAP sheet, help clients who are having trouble obtaining employment or housing because of their criminal convictions, and counsel clients on their voting rights. Project staff includes a staff attorney and an outreach specialist.

Duties include:

  • Conduct weekly meetings.
  • Train, supervise, and mentor lawyers and staff.
  • Create and maintain a professional work environment that results in effective client service.
  • Work collaboratively with the LSCNY management team.
  • Ensure compliance with LSCNY policies, procedures, and grant requirements.
  • Actively support LSCNY’s commitment to race equity.
  • Work collaboratively with LASMNY Helpline management and staff.

Qualifications: Candidates must be admitted or eligible for admission to the bar of the State of New York. Preferred candidates will have experience in civil legal matters experienced by our clients. Prior supervisory experience is a plus.

Attributes of a successful candidate are:

  • A commitment to providing high quality legal assistance to low-income and under-served populations.
  • A commitment to race equity, anti-racism, and economic justice in the workplace and in providing legal services.
  • Effective analytical, legal writing, and advocacy skills.
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Bilingual or multi-lingual is a plus.

Opportunities for Professional Development: LSCNY is committed to creating opportunities for development and career advancement. We invest in skills, substantive law, and leadership training for our staff. We encourage attorneys to become active in the state and local bar associations and local community organizations.

Closing date:  Closing date for applications: when filled.

Salary/Benefits:  Starting salary range is $80,000 to $95,000 depending on relevant experience with civil poverty law matters. Relocation expenses up to $1000 are available. We have an excellent benefits package and a generous leave policy. LSCNY pays for bar memberships, attorney registration, and training opportunities, including Mandatory Continuing Legal Education courses.

Application:  Your application must include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references. LSCNY invites applicants to include in their cover letter a statement of how your unique background and experience might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.

Director of Human Resources

Legal Services of Central New York, Inc.
221 South Warren Street, Suite 300
Syracuse, New York 13202

Email: hiring@lscny.org

Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. is committed to diversity and inclusion in hiring, retaining, and promoting so we can be more creative, effective, and just, bringing more varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents, and interests to the practice of law and the administration of justice. We accept, respect, and value differences that include attributes such as age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities, language, socioeconomic status, marital and parental status, national origin, immigration status, and cultural background. We strongly encourage individuals with historically marginalized identities to apply.