Staff Attorney, Family Law Project (Part-time 21 hours per week)

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New York, NY 10001
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Sanctuary for Families
Job type: 
Position Description: 

Sanctuary for Families, Center for Battered Women's Legal Services, the largest provider in the U.S. of legal services exclusively for victims of domestic violence and related forms of gender-based violence seeks a dynamic individual with a commitment to working with victims and survivors. The Staff Attorney primary duty will be to provide direct representation in family law matters including custody, visitation and order of protection cases in addition to working on the Center's legal helpline and conducting community outreach and training. This is a part-time, 3 day a week position


• Providing direct representation to clients in family law matters in Family and Supreme Courts in all 5 boroughs;
• Conducting legal clinics at community based organizations;
• Together with the Legal Center's Staff Attorney and Law Graduate, staffing the Legal Helpline;
• Advocating directly for clients with key stakeholders including but not limited to NYPD, prosecutors, Administration for Children's Services (ACS), Human Resources Administration (HRA), and Division for Homeless Services (DHS);
• Conducting community based outreach and training;
• Directing cases to the appropriate resources within the agency and the Legal Center;
• Tracking the status of cases referred internally and externally;
• Fostering and maintaining relationships with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) that refer clients to the Helpline;
• Partnering with the Pro Bono Supervising Attorney in identifying cases that are suitable for representation by pro bono attorneys;
• Together with the Staff Attorney and Law Graduate, overseeing referrals between Sanctuary's Legal, Clinical and Economic Empowerment Departments;
• Performing any other department or agency-related duties or special projects as directed by the Director and Deputy Director.

• J.D. and admitted to NY Bar
• At least 2 years of relevant legal experience
• Fluency in Spanish is required
• Ability to work with diverse populations
• Sensitivity to sexual exploitation, domestic violence and other gender-related issues
• Ability to multitask and prioritize
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Strong ability to work independently
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong communication skills
• Computer literacy including Microsoft Office

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Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018