Americorps Legal Assistant (6 months), Olean , NY

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.

About the organization

LawNY® is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal assistance to people in 14 counties in western New York.

LawNY® offices may be able to help you with problems such as welfare terminations, divorces, evictions, SSI denials, or other legal problems if you are eligible for our services.

We provide services to 14 counties in western New York including: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Click the county you live in to find the LawNY® office location closest to you.

Duties

Member Responsibilities:

1. Provide screening and intake for low-income persons seeking civil legal assistance;
2. Recruit and support volunteer lawyers, students and community members;
3. Assist staff attorneys in providing legal services to clients ;
4. Work with community agencies serving low-income populations to strengthen collaborations;
5. Provide outreach and community education for targeted groups;
6. Participate on relevant staff committees and work groups;
7. Participate in impact cases or projects.

Qualifications

Member Qualifications:
Members should have at least two years of college or equivalent experience. Prior experience working with low-income persons is preferred.

Salary

3047.50 Monthly

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Application Procedure:
To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume and (3) references to Jeffrey M. Reed, Managing Attorney [email protected]

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