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Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc. (LASRC) seeks two attorneys for its office in New City, New York.

One position, in LASRC’s Children’s Rights Division, is to represent children in family court as an Attorney for the Child (AFC) in matters including custody, child abuse/neglect and juvenile delinquency.

The other position, for a Senior Attorney in LASRC’s Civil Division, is to supervise legal work, to assume some administrative duties and to represent clients in the traditional substantive areas of poverty law. The Senior Attorney position is for one year, with excellent chance of the position becoming permanent.

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. 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).

Additional Qualifications. All applicants for Senior Attorney position must also:

  1. Have at least 10 years of civil legal services experience
  2. Have a demonstrated ability to supervise legal work and represent clients in complex litigation.

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 for admitted lawyers: $54,516 - $108,510, depending on experience. Excellent benefits.

Positions will remain open until filled.  Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample as described below.

Application Process: Please complete the form below.  If you prefer, you may e-mail a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Laraine Marra, Office Administrator, at lmarra@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.  

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