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Senior Staff Attorney

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Sarah's Voice
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Ocean County, NJ
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Published 28 days ago

Shalom Task Force (“STF”) works to combat and prevent domestic violence and foster healthy and safe relationships and families.  STF operates a confidential hotline, provides community education, professional training, and comprehensive civil legal services for low-income women from the Jewish community.  STF seeks a Senior Staff Attorney for its newly expanded legal services program, “Sarah’s Voice New Jersey.”

Sarah’s Voice provides high-quality, innovative representation to address the pressing family and immigration legal needs of low-income survivors of domestic abuse within the Jewish community throughout New York City, and is expanding its services to Ocean County, NJ. 

Sarah’s Voice has been providing legal services to DV victims throughout New York City for over a decade.  The project has pioneered DV advocacy and litigation tailored to the specific needs of the Jewish population and has been an innovative leader in addressing both cultural competency and legal services in the community. We provide advice, counsel, and representation to victims of domestic violence in restraining orders, custody and visitation, child and spousal support, divorce, and immigration proceedings. 

Responsibilities:

  • Leadership role in establishing the new program including creating new protocols, managing intake, and conducting outreach.  The Senior Attorney will have the benefit of working interactively and participating in meetings with the Sarah’s Voice NY program.
  • Recruitment and supervision of victim-advocate /paralegal, and interns.
  • Maintaining a caseload for representation on family and domestic violence related immigration matters.
  • Providing brief services, including, but not limited to, drafting and filing pro se Court papers, and conducting legal research.
  • Communication with personnel from a variety of institutions, including the courts, and government agencies.
  • Spearheading outreach efforts, including attending task force meetings, organizing, and presenting CLE trainings, and forming partnerships with other legal and social service organizations.
  • Grant management and reporting
  • Overseeing various project administrative functions as needed.

 The Senior Attorney will report to the Managing Director of Sarah’s Voice.  Position will be full time and commence remotely.

Experience and Qualifications

Sarah’s Voice seeks an attorney admitted to the New Jersey Bar with:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience practicing matrimonial and family law in New Jersey.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and trauma
  • Commitment to Shalom Task Force’s mission.
  • Fluency in Hebrew a plus
  • Interest in or background in immigration is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Jewish communal work and Jewish culture preferred.

Interested individuals should forward their cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Kim Susser at ksusser@shalomtaskforce.org.  Please write “Senior Staff Attorney Applicant" in the subject line.

No telephone calls please.


Salary range is between $65 and $85k, commensurate with experience.


Shalom Task Force is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color, women, people with

disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, and people over

the age of 40 are encouraged to apply.

Shalom Task Force (“STF”) works to combat and prevent domestic violence and foster healthy and safe relationships and families.  STF operates a confidential hotline, provides community education, professional training, and comprehensive…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    J.D. Required

Salary

Salary range is between $65 and $85k, commensurate with experience.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Hebrew a plus 

Fluency in Hebrew a plus 

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Ocean County, NJ
Associated Location
Ocean County, NJ, USA

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Interested individuals should forward their cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Kim Susser at ksusser@shalomtaskforce.org.  Please write “Senior Staff Attorney Applicant" in the subject line.

No telephone calls please.

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