LSHV - Summer Legal Interns

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is the largest provider of free civil legal services to the poor in the region. We serve the residents of 7 counties (across 8 offices) including Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Westchester and Ulster. Founded in 1967, LSHV now has eight offices and a staff of 130, including 80 attorneys and 20 paralegals. Along with experienced and dedicated volunteer lawyers, LSHV last year handled 14,213 cases benefitting 26,178 people, including 9,698 children

OPPORTUNITIES

LSHV has openings for summer legal interns in most of its locations, for the period of June 2016 through August 2016. We are seeking individuals who share our mission of providing free

civil legal services to those who qualify in our service area, and are we are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse group of highly motivated and qualified individuals to reflect the populations that we serve. Although this is an unpaid internship, many of our students have qualified for Public Interest Scholarships offered by their law schools and other organizations. In addition, we will consider flexible scheduling requests to accommodate those with other obligations.

Interns will be under the supervision of admitted staff attorneys and attorney managers, and will be provided with learning opportunities in a wide variety of practice areas including landlord/tenant, domestic violence, government benefits, children’s advocacy, and family law as well as helping those who are members of the veterans, elder, LBGTQ and special needs populations.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Minimum of one year of law school

· Good written and oral communications skills

· Working knowledge of Microsoft office Word

CONTACT

Please e-mail, fax or mail cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to:

Carol S. Neiditch, Esq.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

90 Maple Avenue

White Plains, NY 10601

cneiditch@lshv.org

(T) (914) 949-1305 x116

(F) (914) 949-6213

LSHV receives the majority of its $14 million in funding from federal, state and local governments and in return generates approximately $25 million in taxpayer savings by avoiding long-term welfare costs. Privately raised funds enable LSHV to establish innovative programs, initiate new collaborations, meet growing needs, and broaden the organization’s impact.

Please visit our website for more information: http://www.lshv.org

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply.