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Staff Attorney (youth-focused)

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Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Date Last Verified

Aug 08,2017

Posted on

Mar 13,2017
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Staff Attorney (Youth-focused) Responsibilities: Provide legal representation to victims of domestic violence focusing on youth and young adults (under 24 years old) across a range of issues, including protection from abuse, child custody, support and any related matter of legal significance. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following range of services: litigating cases originating as domestic violence matters; conducting client interviews, making court appearances, representing clients in trials, and performing all necessary legal work; providing outreach and training to local colleges and universities; participating in program evaluation and planning to ensure that the Legal Center is improving the legal system’s response to battered women; and providing functional supervision of Legal Center staff and interns working on assigned cases. All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A JD Degree, with a current license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is required. Experience with legal representation to victims of domestic violence is preferred. Familiarity with the court system in regard to domestic violence issues is strongly preferred. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills are required. Ability to organize time and detail, including keeping of records is required. Ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required. Commitment to service of others is required. Bilingualism, Spanish/English is strongly preferred.

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