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Staff Attorney The candidate will provide legal information, consultation and representation to victims of domestic violence are program participants of firm Victim Services Program through the Civil Legal Representation Program. Provide representation to program participants in civil matters such as family law and economic justice work which will include custody, spousal and child support, divorce, Protection from Abuse Orders, housing, public benefits, and immigration. Representation may include, interviews, filings, court appearances, trials, and all necessary subsequent litigation such as contempt petitions and appeals. Responsible for identifying gaps in the judicial system or changes needed to protect victims’ rights. Conduct ongoing systems advocacy in Blair County to improve the response to victims in all relevant systems including the community, law enforcement, courts, law profession, and social service organizations. Coordinate advocacy and intervention services with Victim Services Program staff to assure a multi-faceted approach to addressing domestic abuse in Blair County and ensure a holistic response to the complex needs of the program participant. Must be a graduate of an accredited law school and be licensed and eligible to practice law in Pennsylvania. Should be familiar with a variety of civil/legal concepts, practices, and procedures. Maintain Pennsylvania licensure by completion of required CLE training credits is required.
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