Sexual Assault Staff Attorney – WEAVE

July 20, 2010

WEAVE works closely with adult and teen survivors of relationship violence and abuse, providing an innovative range of legal, counseling, economic, and educational services that leads survivors to utilize their inner and community resources, achieve safety for themselves and their children, and live empowered lives.

The Sexual Assault Staff Attorney will represent sexual assault survivors in civil protection order and immigration cases and will provide advocacy in privacy, employment, housing, education and other related cases.  The Sexual Assault Staff Attorney will also advocate for clients’ interest with police and prosecutors in criminal matters resulting from sexual assault.

The Sexual Assault Staff Attorney will also develop materials and trainings to educate crisis counselors, medical professionals, police and prosecutors, school personnel, and other legal and social services providers about the legal rights of sexual assault survivors.  The Sexual Assault Staff Attorney will network with other agencies providing services to sexual assault survivors at the Lighthouse Center for Healing and will conduct outreach to additional organizations and pro bono attorneys in the District to create a referral network.

This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Salary is commensurate with experience and background.  Excellent benefits package.

Deadline to apply is July 30, 2010, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

For more details, please consult the flyer.

To Apply:
Fax or e-mail cover letter and resume to:

Women Empowered Against Violence, Inc. (WEAVE)
Attn: Legal Director Recruitment Team
Ref: Legal Director

Fax: (202) 452-8255

Email: HRDept@weaveincorp.org with the subject line “Sexual Assault Attorney.”

No phone calls please.  WEAVE is an equal opportunity employer.

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