Staff Attorney - Domestic Violence Advocacy Project - BERLIN

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Job location
1131 Main Street
Berlin, NH 03570
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
New Hampshire Legal Assistance
State: 
New Hampshire
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Staff Attorney to work on its Domestic Violence Advocacy Project in Berlin.

Position Responsibilities: Provide holistic and trauma-informed representation to low-income victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in civil cases including, but not limited to, protective orders, divorce and parenting matters, and related housing and public benefits cases; community engagement and education, including building partnerships with local police departments, courts, crisis centers, and culturally specific community groups. Travel within the state and to national conferences will be necessary.

Salary/Benefits: Salary DOE. Excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, and law school loan assistance.
NHLA has offices in Berlin, Claremont, Manchester, Concord, and Portsmouth. This particular staff position will be based in Berlin with travel throughout the northern part of the state.
About New Hampshire: New Hampshire is centrally located in the heart of New England where residents enjoy wide-ranging outdoor and cultural activities in our mountains, lakes, rivers and seacoast. Every four years, NH hosts the First in the Nation Presidential Primary.

Requirements: 

Position Qualifications: New Hampshire license or willingness to take the next scheduled bar examination, or eligibility for admission on motion. Strong oral and written communication skills and attention to detail; community engagement skills including commitment and ability to work with diverse groups of people, organizations, systems and multiple stakeholders; a team player who can also work independently and demonstrate initiative. Preference is given to those demonstrating a commitment to civil rights, economic justice, and working with low-income people. Experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence, Latina/o survivors, survivors of gender based violence, and other traditionally underserved populations a plus. Bilingual (Spanish/English) and bicultural a plus.

To apply: 

Applications: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected] or:
Lynne M. Parker, Executive Director
New Hampshire Legal Assistance
117 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
Deadline: June 8, 2018

New Hampshire Legal Assistance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff. Bicultural/Bilingual, Minority, LGBTQ, individuals with disabilities, women and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, June 8, 2018