Job Details

Staff Attorney - Domestic Violence Victims Services

Company name

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 04, 2020

Valid Through

Sep 17, 2020

Posted on

May 21, 2020


USD 50000 Annually


Peoria, IL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Staff Attorney - Domestic Violence Victims Services
The candidate will interview victims of abuse in a manner sensitive to the trauma they may have experienced and attuned to honoring their choices. Will assess the needs of victims in terms of their immediate legal needs for protection and other legal issues that are an outgrowth of abuse. Engage with domestic violence and sexual assault providers to coordinate service delivery and identify/address issues that have an impact on victims. Engage with police and prosecutors to advocate for victims. Provide legal services including legal research and factual investigation, counsel and advice, brief services and document preparation, dispute resolution and representation of clients in administrative and judicial proceedings. Provide accurate and complete information for grant reporting to grant funders including documenting services in the case record. Attend training required by the grant. Actively participate in staff committees or task forces focused on services for victims. Develop and maintain networking relationships with local bar associations and with local, state, and federal governments and community agencies that serve client population, including those serving persons with disabilities, older adults, and other special needs. Should be currently admitted to the practice of law in the State of Illinois, or admitted in another state and eligible for reciprocity in Illinois. Experience with trial advocacy and negotiation strongly preferred. Must have commitment to aiding victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and family abuse. Spanish language proficiency highly preferred.

Additional info

Submit letter explaining interest and experience, resume, 3 references, and a short writing sample (up to 10 pages) with 'Peoria DV Staff Attorney' in the subject line.

Company info

Connie Peterson
Program Administrator
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc
303 North Main Street
Suite 600
Rockford, IL 61103