Part-Time Staff Attorney — Our Place DC

June 4, 2013

Immediate Supervisor: Director of Legal Services              Job Classification: Exempt

Position Summary: The Staff Attorney will be primarily responsible for providing legal assistance, education and representation in the area of domestic violence law. The Staff Attorney will work primarily in our main office and will provide direct representation to petitioners and respondents in Domestic Violence Branch of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Responsibilities:

  1. Handle caseload, counsel and advise clients regarding their legal issues, prepare court forms and other documents;
  2. Conduct legal research and writing;
  3. Represent clients in Superior Court of the District of Columbia in Domestic Violence Branch;
  4. Develop informational materials for community members and volunteers;
  5. Coordinate and conduct legal education and outreach at community forums, legal clinics, jail and federal prisons.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate degree and active membership in District of Columbia Bar;
  • Familiarity with, and interest in, working with presently and formerly incarcerated women;
  • Commitment to public interest work and strong desire to assist indigent clients;
  • Prior experience assisting clients with domestic violence law or family law matters preferred, but not required;
  • Strong writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
  • Prior experience handling independent projects or assignments;
  • No impediments to entering the jail, halfway house or prison facilities.

Hours: Twenty (20) hours per week.

Salary: $25 (twenty-five dollars) per hour.

To apply:  Please send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to the Director of Legal Services, Michelle R. Bonner, via email at mbonner@ourplacedc.org by Friday, June 14, 2013. 

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