JOB OPENING: Family Law Staff Attorney

  • 6/15/2007
  • Legal Services for New York City- Bronx
  • Source: New York > Family Justice/DV

LSNY-Bronx is seeking a staff attorney for its Family Law Unit. The Unit currently represents families in Article 10 proceedings and individual victims of domestic violence. The applicant should have a commitment to represent a client population that has been traditionally disenfranchised, and a willingness to tackle bureaucratic systems designed at times to hinder rather than support our clients. The successful candidate must feel comfortable working in an interdisciplinary setting with social workers and social work interns. Each attorney carries an extensive trial docket. Attorneys have an opportunity to work in a collegial collaborative environment, working closely with clients Staff attorneys are expected to participate in community education programs and training seminars. The attorneys are supported in their work and growth by extensive ongoing training through a network of professionals both within and outside the organization.

Legal Services for New York City, LSNY-Bronx, is a not-for-profit law firm that is dedicated to assisting poor residents of The Bronx protect their legal rights. It is part of a network of local programs throughout New York that make up Legal Services for New York City. The salary for the position is determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement and is based on the date of graduation from law school. Prior experience in Article 10 proceedings and /or representing victims of Domestic Violence is preferable. Spanish proficiency is highly desirable.

To apply for the position send your resume and a recent writing sample to:

Steven B. Telzak, Esq.
Project Director
579 Courtlandt Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls.

LSNY-Bronx is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, and transgender people are all welcome and encouraged to apply.

Bar Associations and other Organizations: LSNY-Bronx seeks and welcomes your recommendations for candidates who meet the foregoing qualifications and, in addition, request that you or your organization encourage such candidates to apply.