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Staff Attorney - Disability Advocacy Program (DAP)

companyLegal Aid Society of Mid New York Inc
locationUtica, NY, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description



PRACTICE AREA/DEPARTMENT Disability Advocacy Program (DAP)


SALARY RANGE $70,000 - $100,540 (DOE)

SUPERVISOR Christina Reilly, Esq., Managing Attorney

POSTING DATE: February 12, 2024

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York (LASMNY), Inc. is actively seeking two dynamic full-time Staff Attorneys to represent clients for DAP. This includes administrative proceedings and hearings before the Social Security Administration. The positions are based in our Utica, NY office and report to the Managing Attorney.

Essential Job Functions

The Staff Attorney also will provide comprehensive legal services, including, but not limited to, advice, negotiation, and administrative advocacy. The Staff Attorney will carry a substantial caseload. This position requires that the Staff Attorney comply with all Legal Services Corporation (LSC) regulations, LASMNY policies and procedures, and grant-based reporting requirements.

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate(s) must be admitted to the New York State (NYS) Bar. Law Graduates with strong writing backgrounds, pending admission to the NYS Bar, may be considered. Three to five years of legal experience preferred. The candidate will demonstrate excellent written and verbal advocacy, legal research, problem solving and organizational skills. Ability to work independently, efficiently and collaboratively with individuals both within and outside LASMNY. Bilingual or multilingual a plus.

A commitment to professional growth, excellent organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for direct client services and commitment to social justice required. Other qualifying factors include: the nature and extent of prior legal experience, knowledge and understanding of the legal problems and needs of the poor, prior experience in the client community or in other programs to aid the poor, ability to communicate with persons in the client community; and cultural similarity with the client community.


The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $100,540, depending on experience (DOE).

LASMNY offers a generous benefit package.Most benefits available as of date of hire. Medical, Vision, Dental, Basic/Voluntary Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Flexible Savings Accounts, 403(b), SEP/IRA, Mileage Reimbursement, Training, CLE Registration Fees, Attorney Registration Fee, Local & NYS Bar Dues, Vacation, Sick, Personal, Parental Leave, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Bar Exam Leave, EAP, Moving Expenses, Parking, Loan Repayment, Relocation Assistance and (14) Holidays.


Applicants should be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter
    1. Indicate why you are interested in working for the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • List of three (3) professional references
    1. Supervisory references are preferred.
    2. Indicate contact information and email addresses for each reference.

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