Mental Health & Hygiene Associate Attorney
Our legal team is committed to providing each client with quality counsel, innovative solutions, and personalized service. Founded in 2000, the firm offers the legal expertise of its 100-plus attorneys, who have accumulated experience and problem-solving skills over decades of practice.
We are a prominent mid-size law firm with a high-volume practice looking to increase its talented ranks of attorneys by adding an Associate Attorney, with 2-3 years of experience, to its unique Mental Health Litigation and Advocacy Department.
The candidate will have experience in all phases of litigation including drafting pleadings, research, motion practice, and making frequent court appearances (remotely or in-person as the courts reopen) in a variety of venues. The candidate should have a comprehensive understanding of Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 and Article 9 proceedings as well as a working knowledge of Family Court proceedings. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the value of advocacy on behalf of those affected by mental illness and various addictions.
The candidate must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate concisely and persuasively; be personable and frequently meet with and interact with clients, court staff, and adversaries. The candidate has a strong work ethic and is a true team player who is genuinely interested in working in a supportive and collaborative environment.
What you will need to have:
- Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
- Licensed to practice law in New York State.
- 2-3 years of experience
- Proficiency with Microsoft office.
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible and effectively prioritize work tasks.
- Comfortable working with all levels of business professionals, including senior management and all colleagues at other departments in a fast-paced environment.
- Competitive salary
- Paid time off
- Benefits: Medical, Dental, 401K
This position is based out of Lake Success, NY