Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc. (LASRC) has the following open career opportunities:
Housing Division - Two Attorneys
Children's Rights Division - Bilingual Paralegal
To apply, please complete and submit the form below the job descriptions.
Positions: Two Attorneys in the Housing Division
Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc. (LASRC) seeks two lawyers for its office in New City, New York. Both positions are in the area of housing law: one lawyer to primarily represent tenants in evictions and the other to represent homeowners in mortgage and tax foreclosures and bankruptcy. In addition to defending clients’ rights to retain housing, both positions may require affirmative litigation in state and/or federal courts.
As LASRC’s current staff includes very experienced practitioners in both areas, a preference will be given to persons with five or less years of legal experience. With respect to the foreclosure defense position, a recent law graduate within a year of admission is preferred.
Qualifications. All applicants must have:
1. Excellent analytical and writing skills.
2. Commitment to public interest law.
3. Commitment to fighting racism and all other forms of oppression.
4. Interest in and willingness to represent individual clients as well as address systemic issues.
5. Admission to the New York State Bar or eligibility to practice in New York until admission (law graduates and lawyers admitted in other states).
Fluency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, or Yiddish is a plus, but not required.
Program Profile: Rockland County is a suburban region located 30 miles northwest of New York City. LASRC has represented income-eligible clients in civil cases since its inception in 1965 and has represented children in family court since 1989. Our clients are racially, religiously, and linguistically diverse.
Salary and Benefits for admitted lawyers: Salary: DOE ($54,527-108,510). Generous benefits package.
Positions will remain open until filled. Please submit cover letter, resume and writing sample.
LASRC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are encouraged to apply.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $54,527.00 - $108,510.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Vision insurance
- Monday to Friday
- Bar (Required)
Work Location: One location
Position: Bilingual Paralegal - Children's Rights Division
The Legal Aid Society of Rockland County (LASRC) seeks a part- time bilingual paralegal for its Children’s Rights Division in our New City, NY office.
- Assist attorneys with client interviews and other assigned tasks and projects.
- Opening and closing cases when received by the Family Court.
- Drafting, preparing, and filing legal documents with the court. Some legal research is required.
- Maintenance of files, completion of requisite office forms, and familiarity with office procedures; familiarity with Microsoft 365 application required; familiarity with case management application preferred.
- Keeping abreast of latest developments in areas of specialization.
- Must be fluent in English and Spanish – able to speak, understand, and write fluently in both languages.
- Able to interpret and translate English and Spanish accurately and effectively.
- Able to manage a schedule and complete required tasks and responsibilities in a timely manner.
- Able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.
- Computer proficient.
Program Profile: Rockland County is a suburb located 30 miles northwest of New York City. Each year, LASRC assists thousands of individuals who are unable to afford an attorney, providing free legal representation in civil matters and in family court. With more than 44 years of providing access to justice for those in need, LASRC continues to respond to the growing demand for legal help. Our clients are racially, religiously, and linguistically diverse.
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience.
The Legal Aid Society is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are encouraged to apply