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Staff Attorney - DV Law Project Duties: Conducts in depth interviews with victims of domestic violence, compiles history and investigates to corroborate allegations. Drafts all legal documents and makes all court appearances with victims of domestic violence. Prepares witnesses and client for court appearances. Responsible for assisting clients with a holistic range of services, including advocacy on non-legal issues. Exercises complete decision making authority over each client’s case. Provides legal information, advocacy and referrals to individual who reach out to the DVLP helpline. Maintains clients’ case files and all internal data logs. Responsible for their own clerical case-related work. Maintains monthly statistical reports documenting case representation, provision of legal advocacy and referrals. Provides statistical and narrative data to five to ten funders. Conducts presentations and trainings to community-based organizations and other service providers to promote the mission of the agency. Attends meetings to discuss policy issues affecting client population. Develops and maintains relationships with individuals, organizations and government agencies within the domestic violence and legal community in New York City. Participates in the Lawyer’s Committee against Domestic Violence and other advocacy/policy groups. Serves as an internal resource to Safe Horizon staff, answering questions and making educational presentations. Contributes to the employment, supervision and oversight of support staff, volunteers and student interns.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Must have a JD degree from an accredited law school, be admitted to the New York State Bar and have 2-4 years of related experience. New graduates who have completed an approved fellowship or judicial clerkship may be considered. Must have prior experience in and/or thorough knowledge of family law, crisis intervention, criminal justice system, working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, family violence, poverty law, feminist law and/ social justice work. Bilingual oral and written skills strongly preferred. Demonstrated commitment to social justice, community empowerment, and anti-racism strongly preferred.
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