Job Details

Custody And Support Attorney

Company name

Women Against Abuse

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Aug 14,2019

Valid Through

Nov 27,2019

Posted on

Oct 27,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Philadelphia, PA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Custody and Support Attorney
Responsibilities: 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. Primary area of focus will be custody and support. 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 Center is improving the legal system’s response to battered women; and providing functional supervision of Center staff and interns working on assigned cases. In addition, attend meetings of relevant community programs and legal associations as requested by the Center Director and Managing Attorney as well as perform speaking engagements or community trainings as appropriate. Responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A JD Degree, with a current license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is required. Familiarity with the court system in regard to domestic violence issues is strongly preferred. Experience with legal representation to victims of domestic violence preferred. 3+ years of experience in family law and/or public interest, 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.

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Women Against Abuse
100 South Broad Street
Suite 1341
Philadelphia, PA 19110

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