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JOB OPENING: Staff Attorney

Sunday, October 01, 2006

  • Organization: Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley seeks a motivated and energetic attorney to represent victims of domestic violence in Family Court and Supreme Court in Dutchess County. LSHV represents low income clients in seven counties in the Hudson Valley. The staff attorney will work out of LSHV's Poughkeepsie office. The successful candidate will represent clients on family offense petitions and custody and visitation petitions in Family Court, as well as in matrimonial actions in Supreme Court in Dutchess County. The staff attorney will participate in community legal education to provide information both to the client population and those who serve them.

Qualified applicants will be admitted to practice law in the State of New York. The successful candidate will have a deep commitment to providing legal assistance to those most in need. The ability to advocate ardently while being thoughtful to the sensitivities of the client population is required.

Qualified applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience, and subject to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Please send a resume with cover letter to:

Kathleen Healey, Managing Attorney
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
29 North Hamilton St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Fax: 845-471-0244

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