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Law Grads

Interns & Externs

Looking for Law Graduates - Multiple Locations

Binghamton, Oneonta, Utica

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) is committed to a diverse, well balanced and inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for our positions. Women, people of color, LGBTQ applicants, veterans, people with disabilities and other walks of life are encouraged to apply.
LASMNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer


LASMNY is a non-profit public interest law firm. We provide free legal information, advice and representation to people who are unable to afford a lawyer. The program area includes (13) counties in Central New York.

LASMNY has full-time law graduate positions available immediately in the office locations in the areas of law listed below. Must have taken the New York State Bar, pending results or admission.

Disability Advocacy Program – Represent clients in administrative proceedings and hearings before the Social Security Administration.
Domestic Violence – Represent domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Tenant Stability Program–Holistic services to clients with financial and other hardships that could result in loss of housing.


Job Summary

The law graduate will work under the supervision of a supervising or managing attorney to provide direct and comprehensive services to eligible clients in civil legal matters as assigned. Will verify eligibility information in accordance with our Case Management Policy and priorities for service. Conduct legal research; draft pleadings, legal memoranda, advocacy letters, and other legal papers. Participate in staff and case acceptance meetings and program-wide workgroups. Other duties as assigned. Demonstrates an understanding and commitment to LASMNY’s mission and value of justice.

Essential Job Functions

  • Effectively and efficiently communicate with clients/applicants for services over the phone or in-person;

  • Interview clients competently and objectively;

  • Prepare and file briefs, motions, and other necessary judicial pleadings;

  • Independently manage a caseload, including fully litigating assigned cases, when appropriate;

  • Accurately and timely record billable time and case notes in our case management system;

  • Work professionally and collaboratively with colleagues, judges, opposing counsel, court personnel, community members, etc.;

  • Show commitment to professional growth in diverse areas of law;

  • Engage in outreach and community education;

  • Attend and participate in meetings and trainings as requested;

  • Comply with all Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and LASMNY policies, procedures, and grant-based reporting requirements;

  • Perform reasonable and related duties as assigned by a managing attorney or direct supervisor.

Job Qualifications
• Law degree from an accredited law school;
• Seek admission to (NYS) Bar;
• Proficient with Microsoft Office or related software and computerized legal research;
• Bilingual or multilingual is a plus.


Salary is dependent on experience. LASMNY offers a generous benefit package, eligibility for most benefits are as of date of hire - medical, vision, dental, life, supplemental life, voluntary benefits, flexible spending, health saving account+, 403(b), retirement, mileage reimbursement, training, registration fees, bar dues, paid time off, parental leave, bereavement leave, jury duty, bar exam leave, employee assistance plan, loan repayment and (14) holidays. Remote work upon approval by management.

For Consideration - We encourage interested qualified applicants to apply by providing a cover letter, resume, writing sample and contact information, including email address, for (3) professional references to

La Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. offre de nombreuses opportunités aux étudiants en droit et en pré-droit.

Nous entretenons une relation étroite avec la faculté de droit de l'Université de Syracuse. À tout moment, vous pouvez généralement trouver plusieurs étudiants en droit de l'Université de Syracuse parmi le personnel en tant que stagiaires / externes dans notre bureau de Syracuse.

Chaque printemps, notre bureau de Binghamton accepte également les candidatures pour notre programme de stages en droit pour étudiants bénévoles. Les étudiants en droit acquièrent une expérience pratique de tous les aspects du litige dans des domaines tels que le logement, le droit de la famille, le droit de la consommation, le droit des aînés, le droit des transactions et d'autres domaines.

Il existe également des opportunités pour les étudiants dans nos sept autres bureaux. Les étudiants du Utica College, du Hamilton College, de l'Université Colgate, de SUNY Binghamton ou de tout autre collège ou université sont encouragés à explorer les opportunités avec nous.

Pourquoi ne pas commencer une carrière juridique réussie et faire une différence dans votre communauté en même temps?

Pour explorer les possibilités de bénévolat des étudiants, veuillez contacter:

Alice Decker (bureau de Binghamton) (607) 231-5900
Betsy Krupar (bureau de Syracuse) (315) 703-6657
Terry Whelan (bureau de Watertown) (315) 788-2072

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