Domestic Violence/Family Law Staff Attorney

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary is commensurate with experience, starting at $54,000.



Application Deadline:



470 27th Street
United States


Family Violence Law Center (FVLC) helps diverse communities in Alameda County heal from domestic violence and sexual assault, advocating for justice and healthy relationships. We provide survivor-centered legal and crisis intervention services, offer prevention education for youth and other community members, and engage in policy work to create systemic change. 



FVLC’s legal department provides the agency’s core service – assistance in obtaining restraining orders and providing family law support for people escaping domestic violence. Under the supervision of the Managing Attorney, the Staff Attorney will provide civil legal services and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.



Represent survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and child abuse in domestic violence restraining order, civil harassment order, and family law cases. Provide legal advice and counsel/unbundled services including paperwork preparation and case management, and/or limited or full scope representation for clients. Conduct in-depth legal screening for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault at various locations in Alameda County. Provide clients with legal advocacy in academic settings, including Title IX proceedings.  Maintain accurate client files and regularly update data on client contacts, case information, court hearings, and court orders obtained. Attend and actively participate in regularly scheduled team meetings. Assist with ongoing supervision, development, and training of legal intake workers, law students and other legal department volunteers. Represent FVLC in the Legal and Alameda County community, participating in collaborative team meetings, trainings, and outreach as required. Other duties as assigned.



Licensed to practice law in California and in good standing. 1-2 years experience in domestic violence and/or family law, including courtroom experience. 1-2 years experience working with domestic violence and/or sexual assault survivors. Ability to relate well with people from diverse socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills and ability to work in a fast-paced  environment. Ability to work independently and with a team.



Bilingual, Spanish preferred. Knowledge and awareness of local, regional, and national issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault. California domestic violence counselor certification (40-hour training) and/or rape crisis counselor training (60-hour training). Knowledge of Alameda County service providers.


Family Violence Law Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or intersex are particularly urged to apply. FVLC maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by statute.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; drive; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions except when such accommodation would cause Family Violence Law Center an undue hardship



The work environment includes settings of the court room, community places, and office environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions except when such accommodation would cause Family Violence Law Center an undue hardship.


Benefits include full medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending account, generous PTO plan.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to