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STAFF ATTORNEY-FAMILY LAW

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The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks a Family Law Attorney to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of domestic violence to provide legal representation and advocacy on custody/visitation, orders of protection, child/spousal support and divorce.

The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of NYC’s most vulnerable citizens. DVP is seeking to hire a temporary family law attorney to work with and on behalf of survivors of intimate partner violence. DVP’s mission is to help survivors and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider intimate partner violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender, sexual identity, immigration or other status to be a human rights violation. Our work focuses on providing legal and advocacy services to promote justice and vigorously defend and protect survivors’ human rights. To accomplish this, our attorneys, social workers and advocates provide legal representation in NYC Family and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, mental health services, advocacy, case management, and on-going domestic violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Other responsibilities include conducting outreach and education throughout NYC; maintain and foster collaborative relationships with other CBOs; and, maintain statistics and funding requirements as needed.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

•0-5 years experience in family law

•Admission to NY State bar mandatory.

•Fluent in Spanish or another language preferred.

•Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and trauma.

•Proficiency working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.

•Comfortable with public speaking and highly motivated to cultivate new linkages.

•Strong organizational and administrative skills.

•Aptitude for intense and thorough negotiation and advocacy.

•Ability to work evenings if necessary

.•Ability to respond sensitively to clients’ urgent needs

.•Exceptional interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills and the ability to apply these skills in diverse situations.

•Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a team member.

•Demonstrated ability to work independently.

•Must be able to travel between boroughs.

•Interest and proclivity in working within a multi-disciplinary framework.

The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks a Family Law Attorney to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of domestic violence to provide legal representation and advocacy on custody…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required

Benefits

Generous vacation, medical and dental benefits are provided.

Generous vacation, medical and dental benefits are provided.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent or Proficient in Spanish preferred

Fluent or Proficient in Spanish preferred

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3)writing sample and (3) references via email to Heather Lothrop, Esq., Supervising Family Law Attorney at hlothrop@urbanjustice.org.

Please write “STAFF ATTORNEY-FAMILY LAW” in the subject heading.

We regret that due to high volume, we are unable to respond to inquiries and will only contact those candidates selected for consideration. Please do not contact us via telephone or fax. BIPOC, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Urban Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3)writing sample and (3) references via email to Heather Lothrop, Esq., Supervising Family Law Attorney at hlothrop@urbanjustice.org.

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