JOB OPENING: Staff Attorney

  • 11/28/2006
  • New York Legal Assistance Group
  • Source: New York > Family Justice/DV

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 two to three years experience in family or matrimonial law and a demonstrated commitment to public interest. Applicants must be admitted to practice law in New York. 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, spousal and child support, as well as some child welfare proceedings. NYLAG staff conduct educational seminars for professionals, social workers, advocates, and the general community on matrimonial and family law issues. Unit staff also provide consultation and representation on cases referred from NYLAG's LegalHealth Unit for clients with chronic illness.

To be considered, send a cover letter and resume to Kim Susser, Director, Matrimonial and Family Law Unit, at, 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. Excellent benefits available. Salary commensurate with experience and subject to funding limitations.