Legal Services Staff Attorney: Elder Victims of Domestic Violence

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Job location
1500 JFK Blvd., Suite 1501
Two Penn Center
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
SeniorLAW Center
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

SeniorLAW Center seeks an experienced candidate to join its team of public interest attorneys and advocates. We seek one full-time Staff Attorney, with at least two (2) years of experience in civil litigation (which may include landlord/tenant, ejectment and other housing issues, protection from abuse, spousal support, custody and other family law issues, and/or consumer law), preferably with experience in victim services.

We are seeking a highly professional, energetic, flexible, confident, and culturally-sensitive attorney to provide direct legal services to seniors who have been victims of domestic violence in later life. The position involves providing client intake and direct client services, including civil litigation and legal counseling. The attorney will also participate in community and professional education, special projects, and working with a team to report on and sustain the project.

Experience in a legal services office and in aging and/or poverty law, representing clients in various areas of civil law, and working with senior citizens, minority, and Limited English Proficient communities are all preferred. Persons from diverse backgrounds and orientations and those with bilingual ability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Founded in 1978, SeniorLAW Center is a dynamic nonprofit public interest legal services organization whose mission is to improve the lives of Pennsylvanians 60 and older and to protect their rights through legal representation, education and advocacy. We are the only non-profit agency in Pennsylvania whose sole focus is providing legal assistance to elders and protecting their legal rights. The Center focuses on the needs of elders, prioritizing those who are low-income, cultural/racial minorities, the disabled, and those facing other vulnerabilities and challenges. We fight senior poverty, fraud and homelessness, provide protection from elder abuse and financial exploitation, enable grandparents to raise grandchildren, and improve access to justice. Our core values are excellence, respect, compassion, integrity, passion, creativity, and optimism.

Work with an enthusiastic and excellent team of public interest attorneys and advocates in a dynamic center city office. Salary is competitive in the nonprofit public interest arena, with excellent benefits.

Requirements: 

Applicants must be active members of the Pennsylvania Bar. Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines; and a commitment to serving vulnerable and diverse communities required. Ability to work well as a team and individually, excellent interpersonal and computer skills, and the highest degree of professionalism are required.

To apply: 

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter identifying specific relevant experience and salary range requirements to the attention of Wendy E. Bookler, Esq. via e-mail to [email protected] as soon as possible. Applications without salary requirements will not be reviewed.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016