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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
ProfileCustody And Support Staff Attorney The candidate will 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. Responsibilities will include the following range of services: 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 Legal Center is improving the legal systemâ€™s response to battered women; and providing functional supervision of Legal Center staff and interns working on assigned cases. In addition, attend meetings of relevant community programs and legal associations as requested by the Legal Center Director and Managing Attorney as well as perform speaking engagements or community trainings as appropriate. A Juris Doctorate, 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. Should preferably have 3+ years of experience in family law and/or public interest. Bilingualism, Spanish/English is strongly preferred.
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Women Against Abuse, Inc.
P.O. Box 13758
Philadelphia, PA 19101