A Non-Profit Organization has an immediate opening in its Kingston, NY office for a full-time staff attorney to work on housing matters. The attorney will also serve low-income individuals and families with matters including eviction, unlawful lockouts, habitability issues and succession rights challenges. As many of our clients have protected housing or have specialized housing vouchers, the work will include section 8 and other hearings on voucher changes or terminations. The position will cover Ulster County.

Duties of the Position: individual case work, administrative advocacy and litigation in city courts and justice courts, including appellate practice, and education and outreach efforts directed at community members, advocates and service providers. The person hired will also be expected to adhere to program and case handling standards, funder requirements, the highest professional standards, and be available as a resource to LSHV staff and access to justice communities. Occasional appearances in night court pertaining to housing matters, will be required.

  • Admission to the New York State Bar or passed the NY bar and awaiting admission;
  • Understanding of the nature and dynamics of housing and benefits;
  • Ability to handle a large caseload;
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Valid Driver License and access to own vehicle.

  • Two or more years of legal experience, including litigation, preferably with background in housing;
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program