The Hiscock Legal Aid Society, located in Syracuse, New York, seeks an attorney to join its Family Court Program and represent adult clients in family law matters, including Family Offense, Abuse/Neglect, Custody/Visitation, and Support Violation cases. This position presents a unique opportunity to gain significant litigation experience, and obtain training on a wide variety of family court matters.Our attorneys appear before the judges, court attorney referees, and support magistrates of Onondaga County Family Court on a daily basis.Attorneys in the Family Court Program are very passionate and knowledgeable and routinely collaborate on cases to provide strong, zealous advocacy for clients.HLAS works as a team to provide clients holistic representation and to provide attorneys with access to a vast amount of knowledgeand experience, including practice areas beyond family court.The Family Court Program team includes law assistants and other support staff who assist attorneys with daily tasks, including but not limited to service, screening, scheduling, discovery, correspondence and client advocacy. Our more experienced attorneys are provided with opportunities and encouraged to present at CLEs and other legal platforms or community events.Required Qualifications:Demonstrated commitment to public-interest law and to serving low-income persons. Admission to New York bar.Preferred Qualifications:Ability to multi-task. Strong written and oral advocacy skills. Diverse economic, social, and/or cultural experiences.Salary:Depends on experience.Benefits:Excellent fringe benefits including generous leave, health, dental, and optical insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, and a great work environment.Application Instructions:Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Linda Gehron, Esq., Executive Director, Legal Aid is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply.
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