Employment Opportunities

We provide free legal services to people with low-income and people with disabilities, since 1965. Our staff is dedicated to representing the poor and fight poverty through consistent high quality legal work.

Neighborhood Legal Services’ Family Unit seeks to hire two (2) Attorneys responsible for divorce, custody, child support, and domestic violence cases.  Attorneys work closely with a range of public and private community partners, government agencies and courts to ensure integrated services as well as address systemic barriers for our clients.  The attorney selected for this position will have the unique opportunity to conduct community outreach, develop new programs and ideas for serving our clients as well as gain experience providing representation across a wide range of civil legal matters, including client interviews, preparing petitions, litigation of a wide array of matters in Family Court, Supreme Court, IDV and mediation.  Prior experience in Family Law not required.  These positions are located in the Buffalo office. 

Core Competencies: Strong personal work ethic and ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet critical deadlines with minimal supervision; Excellent writing, editing, and proof‐reading skills, with ability to be detail‐oriented; Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic and multi‐sector team; Curious and self‐directed with an ability to anticipate client and healthcare partner needs; and cultural humility in working with low‐income clients across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio‐economic status, immigrant status, religious identity, physical and mental disabilities, and limited English proficiency. 

Qualifications: J.D. and New York State Bar Membership (may be pending); Previous experience working with low-income and/or underserved communities preferred; Second language fluency preferred; and Legal services background, or knowledge of general civil legal work. 

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and at least 3 references to HR@nls.org.  No phone calls please.


45 Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
(Tel) 585.343.5450
(Fax) 585.343.5503
Serving Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming Counties


237 Main Street, Ste. 400
Buffalo, NY 14203
(Tel) 716.847.0650
(Fax) 716.847.0227
(TDD) 716.847.1322
Serving Erie County


225 Old Falls Street 3rd Floor
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
(Tel) 716.284.8831
(Fax) 716.284.8040
Serving Niagara County

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