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My Sister's Place New York | White Plains, NY
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My Sisters' Place seeks an Associate Counsel who will provide legal advocacy and representation to victims of domestic violence in Westchester Family courts (mostly Yonkers Family Court, as well as New Rochelle, and White Plains) and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts (Yonkers and White Plains), conduct emergency and non-emergency legal consultations, and assist with outreach and education programs.

Job Description: Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

                  Provide holistic legal representation and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in family law matters, including: orders of protection, child support, paternity, custody and visitation.

          Conduct all aspects of a civil practice, including discovery, motion practice, negotiations, trial preparation and trials.

                  Conduct regular intake and assessment of potential clients, on matters including matrimonial, housing, benefits, family law, and criminal

 Track and collect statistical information for grant reports and compile and draft grant reports for funder(s)

 Participate in committees and working groups addressing the rights of survivors Advocate for legislative and government agency policy changes to assist domestic violence survivors

 Collaborate with all other staff members including, but not limited to shelter staff, counseling staff and development staff.

                  Maintain comprehensive and precise client files

                  Attend trainings, webinars and conferences to keep abreast of current issues

                  Represent MSP at various coalitions, councils, events and task forces

          Participate in agency activities such as trainings, conferences and fundraisers Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

                  Minimum of 1-5 years of experience practicing in family court

           J.D. Law Degree with admission to the NYS Bar

                  Excellent written and oral communication skills

                  Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and database programs

                  Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines

                  Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and to interact with clients, management and program staff

                  Non-profit domestic violence work experience important but not mandatory

MSP general requirements:

                  Support our philosophy and guiding principles

                  Participate in agency-wide and community events, initiatives and committees to help strengthen our organizational goals Work collaboratively across departments

                  Participate in on-going education and training opportunities

Ability to collaborate with people and synthesize diverse sets of institutional perspectives Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations and be able to withhold confidential information

Other:

                  Job may require lifting typical office materials from time to time and may include accepting and transporting in-kind donations

                  If using personal vehicle, must have valid driver's license and appropriate vehicle insurance

Salary: Commensurate with experience

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. To apply please email resumes, and cover letter to: Maria Cipollone-Lynch at mcipollone-lynch@mspny.org

MSP values you, your growth and your contributions. MSP believes that an effective, broadbased movement for social transformation must be rooted in anti-racist principles as we work towards a more just and equitable society.

My Sisters ' Place policy prohibits discrimination due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and national origin in employment and delivery ofservices.

My Sisters' Place seeks an Associate Counsel who will provide legal advocacy and representation to victims of domestic violence in Westchester Family courts (mostly Yonkers Family Court, as well as New Rochelle, and White Plains) and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required

How to Apply

No phone calls please!

No phone calls please!

Location

3 Barker Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601

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