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Temp. DV/ Family Law Managing Attorney- Must be DC Barred

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The Safe Sisters Circle
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Washington, DC
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Published 29 days ago

About The Safe Sister’s Circle


The Safe Sisters Circle is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides free culturally specific, holistic, and trauma-based services to Black women survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault primarily living in Washington, DC's Wards 7 and 8.



Position Description


The Safe Sisters Circle is currently seeking survivor centered and culturally competent applicants for a Domestic Violence/Family Law Managing Attorney position with our organization. The Managing Attorney will work to support The Safe Sisters Circle’s mission and provide exceptional legal services to Black women survivors, while supervising and training the organization’s Staff Attorneys. We are looking for a highly motivated, passionate, and thoughtful individual who is committed to the work of advancing the legal interests of Black women survivors of intimate partner abuse and sexual assault.


Duties and Responsibilities


●     This position reports to the Executive Director of The Safe Sisters Circle;

●     Represents Black women survivors in Civil Protection Order, Custody, and Child Support matters;

●     Provides supervisory support/ mentorship for staff attorneys, advocates and interns in the above stated matters;

●     Carries a full caseload of domestic violence and family law matters;

●     Engages in crime witness advocacy, including accompanying clients to criminal court hearings involving abusers where appropriate, advocating with law enforcement and prosecutors for the clients’ desired outcomes, and keeping clients informed of their rights in the process and the status of their cases.

●     Provides compassionate, holistic and culturally competent legal, advocacy and wrap around services to Black women survivors of intimate partner abuse;

●     Conducts legal research and writing and maintains a working knowledge of the law;

●     Conducts case related investigations;

●     Conducts client intake and case management services;

●     Participates in the organization’s community outreach efforts in Washington, DC’s Wards 7 and 8;

●     Participates in the organization’s educational resource development;

●     Attends survivor-centered community working group, advocacy, and policy meetings; and

●     Other tasks as may be assigned.



Qualifications


We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:


●     Juris Doctor degree and DC Bar Membership required;

●     3-6 years of experience litigating/providing direct legal services, preferably on behalf of survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse.

●     Proven ability to handle family law matters, including custody and child support matters;

●     Experience supervising/mentoring/supporting attorneys, advocates and/or interns;

●     Demonstrated commitment to women’s issues, gender based violence, and intimate partner abuse;

●     Survivor-centered focus, with an interest in issues impacting Black women survivors;

●     Trauma informed and culturally competent advocacy skills;

●     Excellent legal research and writing skills;

●     Patience, enthusiasm, creativity and a positive attitude;

●     Creative, out the box thinker;

●     Self-starter with the ability to handle cases independently from inception to closing;

●     Ability to take direction and accept constructive feedback;

●     Ability to work well independently as well as in team environment;

●     Ability to work well in a virtual environment;

●     Past experience with a survivor-focused organization is a plus.


*This is a Temporary Position starting at 6 months, with the possibility of extending to full time contingent on next year’s funding.


Salary:        $76,000 at a pro rata rate for the 6 months (or yearly salary if extended to full time)


How to Apply:


Please submit a resume, cover letter (including a clear statement of why you are interested in this position), writing sample, and list of three professional references to Alana Brown, Executive

About The Safe Sister’s Circle


The Safe Sisters Circle is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides free culturally specific, holistic, and trauma-based services to Black women survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault primarily living…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    October 4, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Benefits

Will negotiate basic health benefits if extended to full time.

Will negotiate basic health benefits if extended to full time.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA
Room 108

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter (including a clear statement of why you are interested in this position), writing sample, and list of three professional references to Alana Brown, Executive Director of The Safe Sisters Circle, at info@safesisterscircle.org. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.


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