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ProfileFellowship candidate for 2019-2020 The fellow will assist on outreach, training, and legal representation in rural California counties or to specific, underserved populations. Developing a writs project to enable firm's and our pro bono partners to quickly intake, assess and successfully file writs on behalf of domestic violence survivors facing 1-2 specific issues, such as violation of California’s rebuttable presumption against granting custody to a domestic abuser, or refusing to issue temporary restraining orders requested on an ex parte basis. Developing our pro se legal information program, including an assessment of the needs of pro se domestic violence survivors, the ethics of providing legal information to pro se litigants, creation of pro se information materials, outreach concerning our services, and provision of these services. Developing technical assistance program, including an assessment of the needs of legal services agencies who work on domestic violence issues, development of technical assistance content and materials, and provision of these services to agencies statewide. Developing materials to help other states replicate the formation of firm's in California. Exploring the intersection between domestic violence and other forms of gender-based, intimate partner, and family abuse. Must have J.D. degree received by beginning of fellowship. Must have knowledge of, or strong interest in, domestic violence law and/or family law, either through law school course work or work experience. Experience working with clients in crisis strongly preferred. Litigation or appellate experience preferred.
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Jennafer Dorfman Wagner
Director of Programs
Family Violence Appellate Project
449 15th St.
Oakland, CA 94612