Litigation Staff Attorney

White Plains, NY
Part Time
Practice Areas: Family, Litigation Job #: HL6909 Exp.: 2 - 3 Years
PWJC is seeking a part-time litigation staff attorney for its Family Law Unit who is committed to the Center’s mission and work. The Family Law Unit provides comprehensive, holistic, direct civil legal services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking in Putnam and Westchester counties. The attorney in this position will be part of the Center’s TRUST Project, which is a grant designed to establish a coordinated community response to DV, Sexual assault and stalking. The attorney will work collaboratively with the White Plains Department of Public Safety (WPDPS) and 2 other grant partners, Westchester Independent Living Center and El Centro Hispano to serve victims and survivors of dv from underserved populations including older adults, individuals with disabilities, and the Latino community. Duties will include direct representation in civil protective order and enforcement proceedings, as well as custody and support matters, advocacy and negotiation, screening of domestic incident reports, cross referrals among grant partners, safety planning, and training and community outreach.

Position Duties
  • Primary responsibilities include providing direct representation, advice and consultation in civil protective order proceeding, and custody and support matters in Westchester County Family Courts.
  • Working with partnering agencies WPDPS, WILC and the Hispanic Coalition
  • Screening of all Domestic Incident Reports from WPDPS.
  • Monthly meetings with WPDPS and partners.
  • Participation in community education, training and outreach programs.
  • Collaboration with Center staff attorneys on litigation matters and strategies.
  • Data collection.
  • Preparation of program reports.

Position Qualifications
  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar.
  • 2 -3 years’ experience, including litigation, or its equivalent in Family Law practice preferred.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of litigation issues associated with domestic violence cases preferred.
  • Travel is required throughout Westchester County, must have reliable transportation.
  • Bi–lingual (English/Spanish ) required
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law.
  • Excellent litigation, oral advocacy and writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Outstanding organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, specifically in Word and Excel.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and prioritize while working with various clients.

Closing Date: 10th March, 2019
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