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Posted by: Robyn Walsh - 4/29/2024
Job Expires: 12/31/2024
Attorney for the Child

Dedicated to ensuring dignity, equality, and fairness for over 100 years and the proud recipient of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorney’s 2022 Family Friendly Award!


Job Summary:

The Attorney will provide legal representation to minors with the Family Court, including juvenile delinquency, PINS, abuse/neglect, foster care placement, and custody/visitation cases. They will provide legal representation in Monroe County.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide legal counsel and representation to minors in Family Court proceedings


Representation includes, but is not limited to:

  • Draft and review all pleadings, motions, and papers
  • Interview clients
  • Conduct disclosure and investigation; file motions
  • Consult and negotiate with other counsel and, as appropriate, other parties
  • Represent clients at all appearances, hearings, and proceedings
  • File notices of appeal, settle orders and records, and represent clients in other post-dispositional proceedings before the court
  • Consult with and review the work of the social worker on each case assigned
  • Provide community outreach, education, and training to our community partners
  • Consult with and review the work of assigned support staff
  • Transcribe complete, accurate, and detailed contacts in all case files through our case management system, LegalServer
  • Conduct legal research in each case as required
  • Maintain knowledge of legislative changes and current case law. Attend Continuing Legal Education training
  • Attend and participate in LASROC’s AFC staff meetings and general LASROC meetings/gatherings
  • Provides legal support to other programs from time to time as may be necessary
  • Additional duties at the discretion of the Director, Juvenile Justice Division



  • Juris Doctor (Candidates who are Admitted to the NYS Bar; and Candidates who have received their JD, passed the NYS Bar, and are awaiting admission are also invited to apply)
  • High level of initiative, self-motivation, and organization
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Strong negotiating ability
  • Ability to articulate thoughts and ideas effectively and accurately
  • Respectful and empathetic consideration for clients
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and community partners
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to work effectively in a remote work environment (familiarity with technologies involved in a virtual work environment including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc. preferred)


  • Hybrid Work schedule
  • Paid Lunch Hour
  • Employer contributions toward health and dental insurance plans
  • Up to:
    • 15 days of vacation to start (More based on experience)
    • 96 hours of sick leave
    • 32 hours of personal time
    • 14 paid holidays a year
    • $600 per year internet stipend
    • 3% match on the 401(k) or Roth 401(k) plan of your choice
    • 5% language differential for being proficient in a program-relevant language
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness qualifying employer


The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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