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The Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc. (the “LASRC”) seeks three attorneys for its office in New City, New York. The LASRC is composed of two divisions: the Civil and the Children’s Rights Division. The advocates in the Civil Division represent clients in the areas of housing law (primarily, eviction and mortgage foreclosure defense) and public entitlements (primarily, the benefits administered by the Rockland County Department of Social Services such as TANF, Safety Net, Food Stamps, and Medicaid). The lawyers in the Children’s Rights Division represent children in the Rockland County Family Court.

To apply, please complete and submit the form below the job descriptions.

Currently, the LASRC is seeking:

  1. Two lawyers for the Civil Division to: (1) represent tenants in eviction proceedings; (2) commence affirmative litigation and pursue non-litigation strategies aimed at protecting and securing low-income tenants’ rights; and (3) provide community legal education for clients and social service agencies.
  2. One lawyer for the Children’s Rights Division to represent children in Family Court as an Attorney for the Child (AFC) in matters including custody, visitation, child abuse/neglect, juvenile delinquency, and PINS.

Qualifications. Applicants must have:

  1. Excellent analytical and writing skills
  2. Commitment to public interest law
  3. Commitment to fighting racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression
  4. Interest in and willingness to represent individual clients as well as address systemic issues.

Applicants must be admitted to the New York State Bar or be eligible to practice in New York until admission (law graduates and lawyers admitted in other states). Fluency in Spanish, 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. The LASRC has represented income-eligible clients in civil cases since its inception in 1965; since 1989 it has also represented children in family court. Our clients are racially, religiously, and linguistically diverse.

Salary for admitted lawyers ranges from $68,651 to $128,601, depending on experience. Excellent benefits.

Positions will remain open until filled. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to vcarlone@legalaidrockland.org.

The Legal Aid Society is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $68,651.00 - $128,601.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Please submit your cover, resume and writing sample using the form below.

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