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Family Law Attorney The candidate will provide legal representation and advocacy for refugee and immigrant victims of domestic violence who seek assistance with family matters including family violence, custody/visitation, child/spousal support proceedings, and dissolution cases. Will work closely with Domestic Violence Program staff to advocate on behalf of victims and connect them with resources that they need to become self-sufficient and live free from abuse and violence. Provide legal consultation and representation to low-income refugee and immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in matters of family violence, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and dissolution cases. Provide consultation to Domestic Violence Victim Advocates regarding applicable domestic violence and sexual assault laws. Develop and conduct outreach and education for clients, partner organizations, and agency staff to raise awareness of legal options and resources available to victims. Train pro bono attorneys, social service providers, partner organizations, and agency staff on current domestic violence and sexual assault laws, best practices, and the legal needs of victims. Work with Domestic Violence Victim Advocates and other agency staff to facilitate clientsâ€™ access to intra-agency and outside resources. Review client files to insure accuracy of intake, case notes, and supporting documentation. Attend staff meetings and trainings as requested by the Domestic Violence Program Director.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have JD degree and have passed the Washington State Bar Examination. Should have 3-5 years of experience working as an attorney in family law. Excellent spoken and written English language skills is required.
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