posted on October 05, 2017 11:19
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGAL WELLNESS PROGRAM STAFF ATTORNEY
Create and implement a legal wellness intake to provide holistic legal services to survivors of domestic violence. Provide legal support, representation, and advice to survivors of domestic violence. Provide direct services in a shelter twice a week. Work entails assisting survivors in obtaining protective orders, managing case placements with pro bono attorneys and outlining legal options for all current and future issues facing the survivor. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of the Maryland court system, statutes, and rules of civil procedure. Effective communication is a prerequisite for this position. The broad scope of assignments dictates that the attorney exhibit initiative, sound judgment and the ability to creatively and effectively advocate for survivors fleeing violence.
Requirements & Skills:
Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
Admitted to the Maryland bar or eligible for admission
Graduated from an accredited law school
Considerable experience in professional legal work or any equivalent combination of training and experience
Experience in domestic violence legal services preferred
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred
Creatively advocate on behalf of survivors
Ability to create a wellness program intake checklist
Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Annual vacation and paid sick leave, life and disability insurance, and health insurance.
To apply send your cover letter and resume to Jessica A. Quincosa, Esq. at firstname.lastname@example.org.