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Staff/Senior Attorney-Family Law Duties: Provide legal advice and representation to survivors of domestic and sexual violence primarily in family law matters, including custody, dissolution, and restraining orders cases. Engage in all levels of legal services from advice and counsel to trial and appellate advocacy. Work with Masters in Social Work (MSW) interns in the provision of holistic services to clients, including referrals for non-legal services, accompaniment and safety planning. Engage in community education and outreach by conducting presentations for community members and partners as needed. Ensure timely and accurate case file maintenance, including electronic records. Additional Senior Attorney Functions: Provide mentorship to staff and pro bono attorneys and co-counsel cases as needed. Support partnerships by providing technical assistance or training to other service providers and participating in networks, task forces or coalitions as needed. Support management team in ensuring best practices related to case management practices and other areas of service delivery.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD degree from an ABA accredited law school and membership in good standing with the California Bar. 3+ years of legal experience and demonstrated knowledge of family law for staff attorney applicants; 7+ years of legal experience with expertise in family law for senior attorney applicants. Demonstrated ability to provide trauma-informed services; experience working with trauma survivors strongly preferred. Demonstrated passion for working with survivor and immigrant populations. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish required. Ability to work independently with strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Strong organizational and case management skills.
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