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Staff Attorney

Company name

Women Against Abuse, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 14,2018

Posted on

Feb 21,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Philadelphia, PA
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney Duties: Provide legal representation to victims of domestic violence 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; 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.

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. Demonstrated excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills are required. Demonstrated ability to effectively represent an advocacy agency or function is required. Demonstrated ability to organize time and detail, including keeping of records is preferred. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required. Bilingualism, Spanish/English is strongly preferred.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Women Against Abuse, Inc.
P.O. Box 13758
Philadelphia, PA 19101

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