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Domestic Violence/Family Law Staff Attorney

Posted by
Partners
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Bloomfield, NJ
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Published 7 days ago

Partners seeks an enthusiastic and caring Staff Attorney to help victims of domestic violence in Northern New Jersey escape abuse by assisting them in obtaining sexual assault protective orders, domestic violence restraining orders, financial support, and safe custody and visitation arrangements for their children. We serve clients in Essex, Union, Middlesex, Hudson and Passaic Counties.

 

Staff Attorney Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct legal representation to clients in domestic violence and related proceedings, including final restraining orders, custody, visitation and child support, in Middlesex County Family Court.
  • Provide advice and counsel to victims of domestic violence who represent themselves
  • Review cases to determine the level of services to be provided
  • Stay abreast of developments in the law of domestic violence and family law
  • Participate in court committees, professional organizations, and other activities, including DV Working Group meetings, to address systemic issues affecting the client population
  • Build and maintain relationships with our case referral sources, community organizations and the judiciary
  • Conduct presentations and participate in trainings to promote the mission of the organization; be available as needed to talk to funders and donors; some evening meetings necessary
  • Assist with grant development and reporting and with data collection
  • Keep client information current in database

 Qualifications:

  • Admission to practice law, and in good standing, in New Jersey
  • 3+ years of relevant experience, preferably in family law
  • Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Willingness to commute regularly to both the courthouses in our 5 county catchment area as well as our office in Bloomfield
  • Proficient in use of computer and software applications (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Ability to speak Spanish is strongly preferred. 

 

Partners seeks an enthusiastic and caring Staff Attorney to help victims of domestic violence in Northern New Jersey escape abuse by assisting them in obtaining sexual assault protective orders, domestic violence restraining orders…

Details at a Glance

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

Level of Language Proficiency

Ability to speak Spanish is strongly preferred.

Ability to speak Spanish is strongly preferred.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Bloomfield, NJ
Associated Location
650 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ 07003, United States
Suite 209

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to careers@partnersnj.org using the subject line format: “Staff Attorney – [Your last name].” Finalists will be contacted to schedule an interview. No phone calls, please.           

We regret that only applicants considered for the position will be contacted.

Please send your cover letter and resume to careers@partnersnj.org using the subject line format: “Staff Attorney – [Your last name].” Finalists will be contacted to schedule an…

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