Family Law Staff Attorney
DOE, Full time
Health (partial payment), dental, and vision
Generous Vacation and Holiday Allowances
Pasadena Site (West San Gabriel Valley)
The Legal Advocacy Project at Peace Over Violence is seeking a family law staff attorney that has a demonstrated interest in working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The ideal candidate will work well in a team environment with other attorney, paralegal and advocate staff, who employ a holistic approach to legal services: one which values client empowerment, trauma-informed care, and a coordinated response to client needs. The ideal candidate must have a sincere interest in public interest law. The staff attorney will primarily focus on family law issues, but the practice will extend to public benefits, advocacy with law enforcement, training, and community engagement.
The Staff Attorney will provide direct assistance to clients through one-on-one consultations, filing and management of clients' legal cases, legal clinics, litigation, and administrative hearings. Attorney is also be responsible in maintaining a Probono Panel. The Staff Attorney is also expected to provide outreach and education to community groups; and assist with the supervision, training and mentorship of legal staff.
Devise and implement policy to ensure efficient and successful management of legal services
Conduct initial screening, legal intakes, and assessment of clients’ legal needs
Oversee clients’ legal cases and the day-to-day delivery of legal services and ensure quality civil representation.
Maintain individual caseload
Represent clients in civil legal matters
Provide legal clinics to clients on selected topics
Provide assistance to clients in understanding the legal system and preparation for court
Assist clients, volunteer attorneys, and other legal services staff in drafting and filing court forms
Provide advocacy and follow up with law enforcement, housing, Cal works, schools, etc.
Help clients with safety planning, resources and referrals when appropriate
Comply with all confidentiality requirements
Legal Intern Supervision:
Recruit and train law students and interns
Provide for one-on-one mentoring and supervision to legal interns
Provide practicum training experience to legal interns
Provide training for attorneys and law students regarding violence against women issues
Provide speaking engagements, trainings, and information tables as requested on sexual assault, domestic violence, legal issues and/or POV services
Assist in conducting training for volunteers on various legal issues related to sexual assault and domestic violence
Represent Peace Over Violence to the public and media, when necessary.
Maintain accurate time sheets and agency paperwork
Provide statistical analysis and narrative regarding Legal Services activities for agency reports
Assist in grant reporting
Writing curriculum, educational brochures, and other documents required by project grants
Member of the California State Bar, with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in practice
Maintain California Attorney License and comply with MCLE requirements
Familiarity with legal issues affecting sexual and domestic violence survivors
Familiarity with domestic and sexual violence related to family law issues
Demonstrated knowledge of crisis intervention, domestic violence, child abuse/neglect, stalking, elder abuse intervention; experience in crisis counseling
Completed or intend to complete Peace Over Violence’s 65-hour counselor/advocate training or its equivalent
Ability to establish effective working relationships with court personnel, members of the legal community and social service agencies
Ability to work with clients, volunteers and staff in a non-judgmental manner
Demonstrate initiative and professionalism; ability to work independently & maintain work load
Strong & effective oral & written communication skills; public speaking, facilitating group discussions
Ability to work well with a diverse group of people; comfortable with West San Gabriel Valley & LA communities
Capacity to balance and provide self-care while meeting the demands of a crisis center
Flexible Schedule to fit varying shifts; capacity to work some weekends and/or evenings
Some travel may be required
Automobile needed with a valid driver’s license and insurance
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
Peace Over Violence encourages applicants from a diverse pool of candidates including candidates of color, candidates with disabilities, candidates who identify with the LGBTQ community and others.
Applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to Payal Sinha, Legal Advocacy Program Manager:
Peace Over Violence
Attn: Payal Sinha
Peace Over Violence, 892 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Suite D Pasadena, CA 91103
No phone calls, please
Peace Over Violence is a equal employment opportunity employer.