Paralegal, Rochester, 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.


Core Responsibilities include:
• Court scheduling/calendaring.
• Client screening and intake on-site in Rochester City or other assigned Court, including obtaining documentation and determining eligibility for services.
• Client interviews and investigation.
• Assisting attorneys in the preparation of cases, including conducting legal research and preparing drafts of legal documents and memorandum, as permitted by law and ethical considerations.
• Data collection, data entry and file maintenance.
• Outreach activities.
• Relationship-building with court staff, community groups and other stakeholders.



• Bachelor's degree, Associate’s degree, and/or relevant work experience, is required.
• Applicants must be organized and have excellent interpersonal and writing skills.
• Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to helping poor and disadvantaged people overcome institutional barriers to legal access.


Dependent Upon Experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample and (3) professional references.

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