Career Opportunities

The Hiscock Legal Aid Society is an equal opportunity employer (E.O.E.), committed to serving and employing a diverse population.  Persons of color, women, LGBT and bilingual persons are encouraged to apply to our opportunities below:

SOCIAL WORKER

The Hiscock Legal Aid Society, a non-profit legal aid organization, seeks a licensed social worker for its Family Court and Civil programs.  The social worker will evaluate clients and recommend necessary treatment options.  The social worker will attend court appearances with clients, advocate for them at a variety of meetings and provide overall support to the client during his/her time of need.  The social worker will work closely with Family Court and Civil program attorneys and provide a collaborative approach for each client they work with.  They will be responsible for interviewing clients, communicating and coordinating with treatment providers, communicating with the Department of Children and Family Services, organizing necessary paperwork and supporting documents, and performing bio-psycho-social assessments, if applicable.  Some local travel may be required.

Required Qualifications: Background in working with clients with special needs: history of substance abuse, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and developmental delays; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to negotiate with community-based treatment providers; excellent organizational skills; ability to work within a team.

Preferred Qualifications: MSW and NYS certification in social work (LMSW).  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.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Gregory W. Dewan, Esq., Deputy Executive Director, at hiring@hlalaw.org.

The position will be open until filled.

Hiscock 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.

APPEALS PROGRAM ATTORNEY

The Hiscock Legal Aid Society, a nonprofit legal aid organization, seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to indigent defense for its Appeals Program. The Society is the appellate defender for Onondaga County, providing representation in criminal and family court appeals to the Fourth Department and Court of Appeals. Excellent analytical, research, writing & oral advocacy skills required. Admission to New York State Bar and appellate experience preferred; recent law graduates with strong writing backgrounds may be considered. Salary: DOE. Excellent Benefits. Applicants should send cover letter, law school transcript and resume, including three references to Linda Gehron, President/CEO at lgehron@hlalaw.org and hiring@hlalaw.org,

The Hiscock Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and desires a diverse work force. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, persons who are elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

CIVIL PROGRAM ATTORNEY

Hiscock Legal Aid Society, based in Syracuse, New York, seeks an attorney to represent low-income persons in civil matters including family, housing and unemployment.

Job Requirements:  Demonstrated commitment to public-interest law and to serving low-income persons required.  Admission to New York Bar required.

Salary:  D.O.E. + Excellent benefits.

Applicants should send cover letter and resume, including three references to: Linda Gehron, Esq., President & CEO, Hiscock Legal Aid Society, 351 S. Warren Street, Syracuse, New York 13202, or hiring@hlalaw.org.

FAMILY COURT ATTORNEY

Hiscock Legal Aid Society, Syracuse, New York seeks an attorney to represent adult clients in Family Court matters, including 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 are in court almost on a daily basis.  The attorneys in the family court program are very passionate and knowledgeable. They routinely collaborate on cases to provide strong, zealous advocacy for our clients.  HLA works as a team to provide our clients holistic representation which provides the attorneys with access to a vast amount of knowledge and 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 CLE’s and other legal platforms or community events. A demonstrated commitment to public-interest law and to serving the indigent required. Admission to New York State Bar required.

Salary: D.O.E. + Excellent benefits including low cost health, dental, life, and vision insurance, 401k, PTO, and Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

The Hiscock Legal Aid Society is an equal opportunity employer (E.O.E.), committed to serving and employing a diverse population. Persons of color, women, LGBT and bilingual persons are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time.

Applicants should send cover letter and resume, including three references to: Linda Gehron, Esq., President & CEO, Hiscock Legal Aid Society, 351 S. Warren Street, Syracuse, New York 13202, or hiring@hlalaw.org.

LAW ASSISTANT

Hiscock Legal Aid Society, Syracuse, New York, seeks a Law Assistant.

Commitment  to serving low-income clients required.

Salary: D.O.E. + Excellent benefits.

Applicants should send cover letter and resume, including three references, to Linda Gehron, Esq. President & CEO, Hiscock Legal Aid Society, 351 S. Warren Street, Syracuse, New York 13202, or hiring@hlalaw.org.

The Hiscock Legal Aid Society is an equal opportunity employer (E.O.E.), committed to serving and employing a diverse population. Persons of color, women, LGBT and bilingual persons are encouraged to apply.