Temporary Domestic Violence Prevention Attorney

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Job location
1025 Macdonald Ave
Richmond, CA 94801
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Bay Area Legal Aid
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

We are seeking an experienced attorney to represent survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in a full range of family law proceedings and immigration matters. The position involves the following duties:
• Representing survivors at all stages of family law cases, including: dissolution, custody, support, protective orders and property issues
• Representing in seeking immigration relief related to domestic violence and/or sexual assault
• Supervising high paced pro per court based Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinics
• Identifying systemic problems that affect our clients’ rights and addressing these challenges through affirmative advocacy and policy work
• Conducting community outreach and training
• Collaborating with the local and national domestic violence organizations to address policy and impact issues affecting domestic violence and sexual assault survivors

Requirements: 

About the Successful Candidate:
• California State Bar membership in good standing
• Passion for and deep understanding of working with a diverse community of low-income individuals, including immigrants, youth, and/or people with disabilities;
• Familiarity with family law and at least two years of litigation;
• Excellent communication, writing and public speaking skills;
• Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team;
• Exceptional listener and strategist who thrives in a collegial environment
• Sense of humor
• A driver’s license and access to a car
• Fluency in Spanish preferred

To apply: 

Bay Area Legal Aid thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to: [email protected] Please reference Contra Costa DV temporary attorney in your application.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017