Attorney

Unity House of Troy
Posted Feb 06
Full Time
Troy, New York

Unity House of Troy, Inc., seeks an Attorney with exceptional interpersonal skills and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.

We are looking for a professional with a human services background and experience with matrimonial law and trauma focused practice to work with survivors of domestic violence in matrimonial and eviction cases.

Salary range based on experience: $65,461- $72.000

This is a full-time site-based position.

Responsibilities

Provide consultation and representation to victims of domestic violence in divorce and eviction cases.

Research and draft legal documents and correspondence.

Work collaboratively with grant staff to collect and complete data reporting as required by funding sources.

Directly oversee a dedicated Paralegal.

Provide legal workshops on various related legal topics as required by funding sources.

Make referrals to community resources as appropriate.

Promote a culture of inclusion and belonging.

Requirements

Admitted to practice law in New York State. Minimum of two years of matrimonial litigation experience and have worked with victims of domestic violence or other similar population. Other requirements include demonstrated understanding of trauma and a trauma focused practice. Exceptional organizational and analytical skills. Ability to handle multiple matters under pressure and deadlines. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. Commitment to public service. Must have reliable transportation and a valid New York State Driver License.

Benefits

Generous time off benefits including 13 paid days off in your first year for full time employment (increases every year); and 56 hours of NYS Sick Leave; and 10 paid holidays plus 2 floating holidays; as well as major medical leave. Medical/dental/vision/life insurance, and 403b contributions after two years. Plus, gym, tuition and cell phone discounts and a 50% reduction in childcare tuition at A Child's Place. Come work for an agency that cares about their employees and community!

Unity House is a Rensselaer County-based human service agency that provides a wide range of services to meet the otherwise unmet needs of people in our community who are hurting and struggling. We assist those who are living in poverty, adults living with mental illness or HIV/AIDS, victims of domestic violence, and children with developmental delays. We work to achieve social justice in our community and to create a better understanding of those we serve.

As An Equal Opportunity Employer, we commit ourselves to recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, age, sex, creed, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics national origin, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, military status, pregnancy related condition, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

Join us in making life better for individuals impacted by domestic violence