Job Details

Family Law Attorney in New York City, NY

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Company name

Urban Justice Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Family Law

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Jul 25,2017

Posted on

Jul 23,2017

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Senior Staff Attorney-Matrimonial Duties: Work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of domestic violence to provide legal representation and advocacy on matrimonial and family law with a focus on contested matrimonial matters in Supreme Court. Provide legal representation in Family and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, mental health services, advocacy, case management, and on-going domestic violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of City. Other responsibilities includes training, oversight of interns and volunteers on family/matrimonial law matters and relief; mentorship of attorneys or pro bono attorneys on family matrimonial law, conduct outreach and education; work closely with DV shelters to build a continuum of care post abuse; maintain and foster collaborative relationships with other CBOs; maintain statistics and funding requirements as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 3-5 years of experience providing representation on contested matrimonial matters Admission to NY State bar mandatory. Candidates awaiting bar results need not apply. Fluent in Spanish or another language preferred. Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and trauma. Proficiency working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles. Interest and experience advocating for folks who identify as LGBTQ Comfortable with public speaking and highly motivated to cultivate new linkages. Strong organizational and administrative skills. Aptitude for intense and thorough negotiation and advocacy. Ability to work evenings if necessary. Ability to respond sensitively to clients’ urgent needs. Exceptional interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills and the ability to apply these skills in diverse situations. Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a team member. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Must be able to travel between boroughs. Interest and proclivity in working within a multi-disciplinary framework.

Additional info

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Company info

Atossa Movahedi
Director of Legal Services Development
Urban Justice Center
123 William Street
16th Floor
New York City, NY 10038