18 hours

Staff Attorney-Domestic Violence Law, Civil Practice

Albany Law School
Albany, NY 12208
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Albany Law School seeks a staff attorney to work in The Justice Center providing legal advocacy services and direct representation to clients in its Family Violence Litigation Clinic and performing other related duties pursuant to grants and contracts. Appointment will be as Associate Staff Attorney, Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney, depending on experience. We value diversity and seek applicants from backgrounds that add to a community that aims to foster respect and inclusion.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides direct client representation or technical assistance to clinic clients and partner agencies, as necessary.

  • At the Directors discretion, assists in direct supervision of clinic students in providing representation, counseling, technical assistance, referrals, and advice to Clinic clients and partner agencies.

  • May assist Director in the selection of clients and development of legal matters.

  • Conducts community outreach as directed.

  • May assist Director in meeting donor/major gift/grant objectives, including attending meetings, drafting reports and contributing to matters impacting Clinic policy.

  • Assists Director with organizational tasks for classroom (student manuals, syllabi, readings, and guest speakers).

  • Performs legal research as needed, particularly with regard to student legal representation issues and long-term scholarship projects of the Director.

  • Provides limited instruction in classroom, at the discretion of and under the supervision of the Director.

  • Handles client representation during breaks and summer.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.

  • Excellent lawyering and litigation skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent legal research skills and analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability using Microsoft Office Suite products, Lexis and Westlaw.

Qualification Standards

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA approved law school.

  • Admission to the New York State Bar.

  • Two or more years of practical legal experience in the area of Family Law in New York, specifically domestic violence, preferred.  Recent law school graduate with clinical legal experience or coursework in family law/domestic violence issues will be considered.

  • Valid drivers license.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for at least three references. Questions should be addressed to Professor Jaya Connors at jlconn@albanylaw.edu.

Established in 1851, Albany Law School is the oldest independent law school in the nation and the oldest law school in New York State. Located in New Yorks capital city, the law school offers an attractive and affordable live-work environment in between the Adirondack, Catskill, and Berkshire mountains, as well as the entire Hudson River Valley. Our faculty are productive, collaborative, and growth-oriented. Our students23% of whom come from a diverse backgroundare among the best in the nation.

Albany Law School is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of our student body, and community. We encourage applicants including first-gen professionals, women, applicants of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and other members of systemically marginalized groups.

Albany Law School is committed to the health and safety of our community.  As such, we require that our employees and students be fully vaccinated (including boosters) against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing.



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Posted: 2023-03-25 Expires: 2023-04-24

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