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Current Job Postings

Please check back soon for more positions available at The Legal Project.  For more information, or to apply for a position with our organization, please contact The Legal Project at (518) 435-1770.


 The Legal Project Overview:

The Legal Project believes that all people, regardless of income, gender, disability, race, religion, age, sexual orientation or ethnicity should have access to legal services. This belief reflects a deep commitment to fairness and equal justice under the law.


POSITION AVAILABLE - Executive Director
in Albany, New York

The Legal Project seeks an experienced and entrepreneurial not-for-profit leader with the demonstrated ability to cultivate and build on responsive service strategies, collaborative relationships and effective business systems to develop a fiscally vibrant organization that extends and sustains our social justice mission.

» Download the Executive Director Job Description and contact information Legal Project Executive Director Job Posting PDF document for download 

 


 

POSITION AVAILABLE - 

Domestic Violence Staff Attorney

The Capital District Women’s Bar Association, Legal Project, Inc. (TLP) is hiring attorneys with the ability to provide trauma informed legal advice and representation to victims of domestic violence with the goal of ensuring safety and independence from their abusers.

TLP is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Albany, NY, that has grown from a small pro bono volunteer program in 1995 into an innovative staff-based and pro bono program that leverages community resources and experience in providing free and low cost civil legal services to domestic violence victims, crime victims and the working poor. The Legal Project also provides community education and professional training.  TLP provides access to the protections of the law to advance the safety, stability and independence of the people we serve and strengthen our communities. We do this by advising, advocating for and representing people who have traditionally had difficulty obtaining civil legal assistance.

PRINICPAL RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Provide high-quality trauma informed legal representation to victims of domestic violence in Family Court and matrimonial proceedings.
  • Provide consultations to victims of domestic violence on civil legal matters as necessary.
  • Work as part of a team to ensure that domestic violence victims receive appropriate legal services.
  • Make referrals to community resources as appropriate.
  • Participate in team problem solving with Legal Project staff to ensure the smooth and effective functioning of programs.
  • Maintain and update knowledge of developments in the legal field related to domestic violence.
  • Identify other legal needs for future program development.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Admitted to NYS Bar.
  • Commitment to providing high quality legal services to clients in a variety of civil matters.
  • Experience: At least 2 years litigation experience; with experience representing victims of domestic violence or disenfranchised populations strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of domestic violence and trauma informed representation.
  • Thoroughness, organization and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to relate to clients, community partners and staff.
  • Ability to plan, take responsibility, set priorities and delegate effectively.
  • Bilingual preferred.

Application Instructions:

Send or submit a cover letter demonstrating why you believe you are an outstanding candidate for the position and resume to Bridgit Burke, Legal Director, at 24 Aviation Road, Suite 101, Albany NY 12205. 

The Capital District Women’s Bar Association Legal Project, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.