Staff Attorney

Overview

FLSA Status: Exempt

Classification: Full-time

Purpose:

Provides representation to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking before the 8th and 19th Judicial Court Districts and remote, unbundled legal services to victims in the 14th Judicial Court District. Coordinates these services with civil and criminal justice systems, mental health, human services, children’s agencies and programs and other appropriate agencies.

Supervision Received and Exercised: Reports to Managing Attorney. This position works in collaboration with the managing attorney and support staff to represent indigent victims in civil cases. This position will have some oversight and supervision of support staff for case related matters.

Hours, Wages, and Benefits: $50,000 - $65,000 commensurate with experience. Includes Health insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Benefits, Paid Vacation and Sick Leave, Simple IRA plan.

Essential Functions

Client Services

  • Provides trauma-informed legal representation and unbundled legal services in civil legal matters primarily in family law and civil protection order cases.
  • Provides advice and unbundled legal services regarding other civil matters (housing, replevin, employment, education, immigration, privacy, etc.) implicated by domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Exercises initiative, sound judgment, and creativity in providing legal assistance.
  • Provides legal advice on ways in which criminal matters impact other civil legal remedies.
  • Collects and compiles statistics and information regarding BJH applicants and clients.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge in the field of trauma-informed legal services through seminars and workshops.
  • Other duties as assigned by the managing attorney.

Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Spanish/English Bilingual preferred, but not required.

Training

  • A 20-hour required domestic violence training will be provided by Crossroads Safehouse.

 

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