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JOB OPENING: Staff Attorney

Friday, February 17, 2006

  • Organization: NYLAG

The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has an immediate opening for a staff attorney in the Matrimonial and Family Law Unit. This attorney will provide consultation, advocacy and representation on all matrimonial and family law issues, prioritizing victims of domestic violence. The attorney will also provide in-court supervision for law students advocating for domestic violence victims in court.

NYLAG seeks a motivated attorney with a demonstrated commitment to public interest law. Applicants must be admitted to practice law in New York or be eligible for admission. Applicants must also have excellent communication, research, and writing skills. Preference will be given to applicants with bilingual ability.

NYLAG is a not-for-profit law office that provides free civil legal services for low-income New Yorkers. Amongst other work, staff attorneys, paralegals, and volunteer case handlers in the Unit secure orders of protection, safe custody and visitation arrangements, contested and uncontested divorces, and spousal and child support. NYLAG staff conduct educational seminars for professionals, social workers, advocates, and the general community on matrimonial and family law issues.

To be considered, send a cover letter and resume to Kim Susser, Director, Matrimonial and Family Law Unit, at ksusser@nylag.org, or by mail to the New York Legal Assistance Group, 450 West 33rd Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001. We will ask for writing samples and references before interviewing. Position begins immediately.

The New York Legal Assistance Group is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Salary $45,418 to $49,040, depending on experience and subject to funding limitations.

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