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ProfileStaff Attorney Duties: Provide legal representation, advocacy, and screening for victims of domestic violence who seek assistance with family law matters (primarily family offense, custody/visitation, and child/spousal support proceedings, as well as some matrimonial matters) at the Manhattan Family Justice Center. Conduct community outreaches and collaborate with other agencies to advocate for systemic change. Work out of the Manhattan Family Justice Center and will report to Sanctuary’s Bronx and Manhattan Family Justice Center Legal Director. Represents victims of domestic violence in Manhattan Family Court and Supreme Court in family offense, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and matrimonial matters. Screens, advises, and advocates for clients who enter the Manhattan Family Justice Center seeking services. Develops and conducts outreaches to underserved communities. Trains law students, pro bono attorneys, social service providers, health care professionals, and community based organizations on domestic violence and the legal needs of victims. Represents Sanctuary for Families on task forces and other political and advocacy committees outside the agency. Recruits and supervises pro bono attorneys on all aspects of litigation in family law matters. Supervises and mentors volunteers, interns, and project assistants. Facilitates clients’ access to intra-agency and outside resources, and administers provision of direct financial assistance and donations to clients. Participates in interagency conferences and legal/bar association committee meetings to keep abreast of developments in the areas of pro bono representation, family law, and domestic violence. Performs any other department or agency-related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD degree. Admission to the NY Bar. 2+ years of relevant experience is preferred. Strong lawyering, advocacy, and leadership skills are essential. Must enjoy working collaboratively and be comfortable speaking. Must be highly motivated to provide zealous, knowledgeable, and empathic legal advocacy to domestic violence victims and must be sensitive to issues of cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity. Fluency in a second language is preferred.
Job ID: 2017-1287
Sanctuary for Families .
PO Box 1406
Wall Street Station
New York City, NY 10268