Karamah is hiring a Virginia barred attorney in our Washington D.C. office

December 10, 2014

Karamah is hiring a Virginia barred attorney in our Washington D.C. office
to represent domestic violence survivors in family law matters. Karamah also
maintains an additional office in Rockville, MD. Karamah is a nonprofit
organization committed to promoting human rights globally, especially
gender equity, religious freedom and civil rights in the United States. It
pursues its mission through education, legal outreach and advocacy. Karamah’s
family law division provides case management to victims of domestic
violence and sexual assault, as well as direct representation for victims
for cases in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Karamah’ Staff Attorney will represent survivors in family law cases,
including civil protective order hearings and other matters – such as child
custody, support, or divorce – arising out of an abusive situation. The
attorney’s duties will also involve coordinating and overseeing Karamah’s case
manager, networking with the domestic violence services community,
including local agencies and shelters, and representing Karamah at speaking
engagement and events.

Qualifications
· Virginia Bar membership in good standing required;
· D.C. bar membership is preferred, but not required;
· Strong communication, and organizational skills;
· Strong legal research and legal document drafting skills;
· Family law, legal aid, firm, or other non-profit experience
preferred;
· Experience working with domestic violence survivors also strongly
preferred;
· Familiarity with courts in Northern Virginia is preferred, but
not required;
· 1-2 years prior of litigation experience preferred.

Competitive nonprofit salary depends upon experience. To apply, please
submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and references to
mdurrani@karamah.org. All application materials should be sent under the
subject line: Application Staff Attorney Position, and all documents should
be sent as a single attachment.

Karamah is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and candidates of diverse
backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. For hire immediately.
Applications received before December 22, 2014 will be given priority. Open
until filled.

Marium Durrani
Staff Attorney
Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
202.234.7302

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