If you want to work towards creating a more just society, Legal Services of Central New York invites you to join our efforts. Our dedicated team of 45 attorneys works hard to secure justice and create opportunity.
We seek to hire individuals from diverse backgrounds who are professional, collaborative, and creative thinkers with the commitment needed to work towards our challenging mission. We offer generous benefits, a flexible working environment, and opportunities to work on interesting and unique projects that help bring about important change.
In addition to occasional openings for key organizational leaders, staff attorneys, and support staff, we regularly offer fellowship, internship, and volunteer opportunities.
CURRENT OPEN POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
LEGAL SERVICES OF CENTRAL NEW YORK, INC. (LSCNY)
Background: 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. For more than 50 years, LSCNY has represented clients in housing, income security, consumer, education, employment, and access to health care matters. We seek to make a difference in clients’ lives and their communities by eliminating the barriers that cause poverty or reduce our clients’ ability to build a pathway out of from poverty. We continually search for ways to improve the lives of our clients and their communities by creating new projects such as the Faith Seidenberg Racial Justice Initiative, the Community Counsel Project, and a Re-entry Project in collaboration with the Onondaga County Assigned Counsel Program.
Responsibilities: Staff attorneys engage in comprehensive legal representation including advice, negotiation, litigation, and administrative and legislative advocacy. Attorneys represent individuals and engage in broad-based impact advocacy. Attorneys collaborate in teams led by an experienced supervisor.
Admitted or eligible for admission to the bar of the State of New York preferred.
Experience or interest in housing work is a plus.
A demonstrated commitment to providing high quality legal assistance to low-income and under-served populations.
Excellent analytical, legal writing, and advocacy skills.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Closing date: Closing date for applications September 28, 2018 or when filled.
Salary/Benefits: D.O.E.; excellent benefits.
To apply send or email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to:
Director of Human Resources
Legal Services of Central New York
221 South Warren Street, Suite 300
Syracuse, New York 13202
Some positions may require additional materials to be submitted.
Legal Services of Central New York is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants of diverse race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status are strongly encouraged to apply.