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Contract Staff Attorney The candidate will provide civil legal assistance to victims of all crimes including those provided on an emergency basis, where reasonable and where the need arises as a direct result to victimization (except torts). Will interview, certifie eligibility and identifies the legal problems of victims within a specific area of law and provides clients with appropriate legal assistance in the form of advice, referrals, or actual representation. Participates in outreach and coordination with agencies serving and referring victims to FRLS. Represents clients in court and before administrative agencies, including investigation, witness preparation, pre and post hearing written arguments, conduct of the hearing and related activities. Provides documentation, statistical information and other records as required by the Managing Attorney, Director of Litigation, Deputy Director or Executive Director. Participates in case acceptance meetings. Participates in training to keep up CLEs relevant to the various areas of the law necessary to zealously represent victims. Adheres to office hours, exhibits a strong work ethic and excellent time management skills, communicates and treats clients and staff with courtesy and respect; provides constructive feedback to other advocates (paralegals) on cases discussed. Serves as a role model to support staff by promoting the values of hard work, high quality advocacy and treating others with courtesy and respect. Promotes accessibility of the local office(s) to clients, including rural clients, non-English speaking clients and clients with disabilities. Promotes good relations with public, including client groups, service providers, press, and private bar, attending/speaking at local meetings as appropriate and approved by the Managing Attorney, Deputy Director and/or Executive Director. Provides timely data upon request for grant applications, fundraising, public relations and other program needs. Entry level or above experience applies. Knowledge of state and federal court practices preferred. Demonstrated commitment to advocacy on behalf of people in poverty. Barred in Florida is needed. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Note: This is 1 year contract position. Deadline: March 7, 2018.
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