Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Cooperstown, NY

Date Last Verified

Jan 30,2018

Posted on

Oct 19,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Family Law >> Family Law
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Staff Attorney - Family Law Responsibilities: Provide direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients including advice, negotiation, motion practice and litigation. Will represent clients primarily in family law cases, including custody/visitation, paternity, support violations, family offenses and abuse/ neglect matters; matrimonial actions and other legal services for survivors of domestic violence; and wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, consumer issues, amongst others for elder clients.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must be admitted to the New York State Bar. Trial experience is preferred. A commitment to professional growth, excellent organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for direct client services and commitment to social justice required. Other qualifying factors include: the nature and extent of prior legal experience, particularly in the areas of family law; knowledge and understanding of the legal problems and needs of the poor, prior experience in the client community or in other programs to aid the poor, ability to communicate with persons in the client community; and cultural similarity with the client community.

Additional info

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Company info

Alice Decker
Managing Attorney
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York Inc.
168 Water Street Second Floor
Binghamton, NY 13901