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Years of Experience
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Attorney The candidate will join the Supporting Families Workgroup. Will provide direct legal services to victims of domestic violence in both family law and immigration matters. Develop appropriate outreach materials and disseminate information about rights and benefits available to domestic violence survivors in the areas of family law and immigration. Identify significant legal needs and issues for domestic violence survivors in the areas of family law and immigration and develop plans, including litigation and policy to address those needs. Outreach to immigrant communities where domestic violence victims are found. Conduct domestic violence immigration and family law training to community based orgainzations, community groups, clients councils and Department of Public Social Services. Work with paralegal in the provision of services and outreach to domestic violence survivors. In conjunction with the Managing Attorney and the Pro Bono Director, recruit, train, and supervise volunteer attorneys and law students. Supervise domestic violence legal clinic at courthouse one to two times per week.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have active membership in the California State Bar. Must have litigation experience in State or Federal Court and preferably in family law or immigration proceedings. Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence related family and immigration law preferred. Ability to deal with people tactfully and effectively is required. Demonstrated commitment to serving immigrant communities and survivors of domestic violence is needed. Should have willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessitated by job duties to meet professional duties to clients. Bilingual skills are preferred.
Note: A one-year probationary period will be required.
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