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Staff Attorney (Foreclosure) – Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (Yonkers, NY)

April 04, 2016 1:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is a not-for-profit law firm which provides civil legal services to low-income clients in a seven-county region of the lower Hudson Valley in New York State.  The Yonkers office provides representation to residents of Westchester County, primarily in the areas of housing, domestic violence related legal matters, government benefits, elder law, education, children’s law and foreclosure matters.

Founded in 1967, LSHV is the primary provider of free civil legal services to 580,000 eligible poor and low-income individuals in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties.  LSHV has eight offices, a staff of 130, including 83 attorneys and 19 paralegals.  Along with experienced and dedicated volunteer lawyers, LSHV last year handled over 14,200 cases benefiting over 26,170 people including over 9,600 children, and more than 2,500 senior citizens.

Job Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Yonkers office for a staff attorney to work on HOPP (Foreclosure) matters in Westchester County.  The attorney will serve low-income individuals and families on matters of foreclosure. 

The duties include intake and individual case work, litigation in state and federal courts, including appellate practice, and education and outreach efforts directed at community members, advocates and service providers.  The person hired will also be expected to adhere to program and case handling standards, funder requirements, the highest professional standards, and be available as a resource to LSHV staff and access to justice communities.

Qualifications

•       Member in good standing of the New York State Bar;

•       Three to five years of legal experience, including litigation, or its equivalent;

•       Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program preferred;         Understanding of the nature and dynamics of housing and benefits

•       Excellent people skills;

•       Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

•       Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders; and             English/Spanish bilingual preferred.


TO APPLY: Please visit https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=LSHVADP&jobId=47181&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our employees’ differences.  Applicants of diverse race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.  Our differences make us better. 




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