The Staff Attorney – Divorce and Custody provides consultation, advice and representation to clients in divorce, custody, child support, or other ancillary civil cases arising out of and related to intimate partner violence. The Staff Attorney represents clients from the point of referral through ultimate resolution of the case, including, but not limited to, drafting and filing complaints, discovery, preparation for litigation, negotiation, and final litigation. The Staff Attorney delivers client-focused legal services by working with clients to determine their objectives and develop realistic strategies for achieving those objectives, through assessment and awareness of clients’ particular social and cultural needs, by developing safety plans specific to clients’ particular circumstances, and by seeking and processing clients’ feedback. This position carries a full caseload of family law cases, supports the Clinic’s fundraising efforts, and participates in the Clinic’s advocacy efforts (appellate work, legislation, training, etc.). The Staff Attorney participates in the identification of systemic obstacles for victims of intimate partner violence, and assists in formulating a plan and strategies for the removal of these obstacles, including innovative legal strategies, community education, and appellate or legislative advocacy.
Minimum Education Required