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Senior Staff Attorney

Company name
Sanctuary for Families

5 yrs required

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Nov 28, 2022

Valid Through
Mar 13, 2023

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Senior Staff Attorney, Family Law Project

The candidate's duties include: Represents victims of domestic violence in all 5 boroughs in family offense, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and matrimonial matters. Staff the Legal Helpline with the Project’s other attorneys and project assistants.Develops and conducts outreaches to underserved communities. Trains law students, pro bono attorneys, social service providers, health care professionals, and community based organizations on domestic violence and the legal needs of survivors. Co-counsels cases with project, Legal Center and probono attorneys; Advocates directly for clients with key stakeholders including but not limited to NYPD, District Attorney’s Office, Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), Human Resources Administration (HRA), and Division for Homeless Services (DHS); Represents Sanctuary for Families on task forces and other policy and advocacy committees outside the agency. Supervises pro bono attorneys on all aspects of litigation in family law matters. Supervises and mentors junior legal staff, volunteer attorneys and interns, and project assistants. Facilitates clients’ access to intra-agency and external resources, and administers provision of direct financial assistance and donations to clients. Partners with the Director of Pro Bono Program in identifying cases that are suitable for representation by pro bono attorneys; Builds relationships/partnerships with law firms, law schools, and other agencies to increase visibility of Sanctuary for Families in the legal and domestic violence communities. Requirements: J.D. and Admission to the New York State Bar; Should have five years of relevant legal experience Ability to handle all aspects of complex family law matters; Ability to work independently; Knowledge of the dynamics of gender-based oppression and a strong motivation to combat gender-based violence; Fluency in a second language preferred.

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