Hiring Bilingual Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Managing Attorney

October 19, 2011

For more than 35 years, Ayuda has been the DC area?s leading source of multilingual legal and social services for thousands of low-income immigrants in the areas of immigration, human trafficking, domestic violence, and family law. Ayuda seeks a full-time, bilingual Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Managing Attorney to oversee Ayuda?s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault legal team and provide direct legal services to and advocacy on behalf of low-income survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  This position will work closely with Ayuda?s Executive Director and Legal Director to strengthen and build upon Ayuda?s work in this area.

 

*Duties and Responsibilities:*

          Oversee the casework, caseloads, professional development, hiring,

etc. of 2 attorneys, 1 paralegal, and law student interns;

 

          Provide legal advice and counsel on domestic violence and sexual

assault legal matters, as well as related family law and immigration cases;

 

          Provide direct legal representation to a small caseload comprised

of domestic violence and family law cases in D.C. Superior Court and immigration cases (VAWA, U Visas,  I-751 waivers, etc.);

 

          Contribute to the overall development of Ayuda?s Domestic

Violence/Sexual Assault program;

 

          Represent Ayuda at local coalition meetings and participate in

advocacy initiatives;

 

          Follow local legislation and prepare written and/or oral testimony

for DC Council hearings on domestic violence and sexual assault matters, as well as relevant matters impacting the immigrant community;

 

          Conduct trainings to area service providers and outreach

presentations to potential client groups;

 

          Assist with the preparation and submission of grant applications

and reports;

 

          Other duties as assigned.

 

*Qualifications and Experience*:

          J.D. and membership in DC Bar;

 

          4-6 years of civil legal practice experience, preferably in

domestic violence and/or family law;

 

          Knowledge of Immigration Law and practice, highly desirable; and

 

          Fluent Spanish.

 

 

 

*Salary:* Commensurate with experience, plus a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance

 

 *To Apply:*

 

 Email the following to Christina Wilkes, Legal Director at

christina@ayuda.com:

 

           Cover letter

 

          Resume

 

          3 References

 

 

 

*Ayuda is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

 

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