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Bilingual Legal Advocate

Company name

Family Services of Tulare County

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Sep 30,2019

Valid Through

Jan 13,2020

Posted on

Aug 22,2017

Location

Visalia, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Bilingual Legal Advocate
The candidate will maintain awareness of current laws pertinent to domestic violence victims, e.g. restraining orders, stalking, custody considerations, etc. Interview and assess the needs of the residents of the Battered Women’s Shelter for legal assistance. Counsel and refer to Legal Aide, private attorneys, paralegals, or legal typing services as appropriate. Provide advocacy as needed. Provide transportation to domestic violence victims, if necessary, to complete legal services. Provide Court accompaniment to domestic violence victims. Maintain required statistics, document activities and prepare reports as assigned in a timely, accurate, and complete manner. May provide domestic violence training presentations to criminal justice system professionals on domestic violence legal issues and legal procedures training to others. Coordinate with other domestic violence response services staff, Family Court Services, Victim Witness Assistance, rape crisis response services, the Courts and other relevant entities or service providers. Attend staff meetings and training as required. Communicate progress, problems, and needs to supervisor on a regular basis. Perform all tasks in a safe manner as to avoid injury to self and others. Other duties as assigned. Paralegal certification preferred, Associate of Arts in Social Science or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Additionally, must have completed or be able to complete the minimum training for counseling victims of domestic violence specified in the California Evidence Code Section 1037.1. Should have 1 year experience in paralegal, counseling, or domestic violence response services. Must be Bilingual English/Spanish. Must complete a 40-hour certified domestic violence counselor training program prior to employment.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Family Services of Tulare County
815 W Oak Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291-6033