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Senior Staff Attorney, Family Law Project, Bronx Family Justice Center

Company: Sanctuary For Families Inc.
Location: Bronx
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

ABOUT USSanctuary for Families is New York's leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services. We provide a range of wrap-around services to help survivors rebuild their lives in the aftermath of abuse, and work to end gender violence through three key strategies: direct services, outreach and training, and systems-change advocacy. Our services are available in 11 locations throughout New York City.POSITION OVERVIEWSanctuary for Families seeks a seasoned attorney with gender based violence and/or family law experience to provide legal representation to victims of gender based violence who come to the Bronx Family Justice Center seeking assistance with family offense, custody/visitation, and child/spousal support proceedings, as well as matrimonial matters. The attorney will also conduct community outreaches and trainings, will screen clients at the Bronx Family Justice Center, and will collaborate with other agencies to advocate for systemic change. The Senior Staff Attorney will provide leadership and expertise within a team of family law staff attorneys, and will mentor and supervise junior staff attorneys, pro bono attorneys, interns, and volunteers. The attorney will work out of the Bronx Family Justice Center and will report to Sanctuary's Bronx and Manhattan Family Justice Center Legal Director and Deputy Director. RESPONSIBILITIES -- Represents victims of gender based violence in Bronx Family Court and Supreme Court in family offense, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and matrimonial matters.-- Screens, advises, and advocates for clients who enter the Bronx Family Justice Center seeking services.-- Develops and conducts outreaches to underserved communities.-- Trains law students, pro bono attorneys, social service providers, health care professionals, and community based organizations on domestic violence and the legal needs of victims. -- Represents Sanctuary for Families on task forces and other policy and advocacy committees outside the agency.-- Recruits and supervises pro bono attorneys on all aspects of litigation in family law matters.-- Supervises and mentors junior legal staff, volunteer attorneys and interns, and project assistants.-- Facilitates clients' access to intra-agency and outside resources, and administers provision of direct financial assistance and donations to clients.-- Builds relationships/partnerships with law firms, law schools, and other agencies to increase visibility of Sanctuary for Families in the legal and domestic violence communities.-- Participates in interagency conferences and legal/bar association committee meetings to keep abreast of developments in the areas of pro bono representation, family law, and domestic violence.-- Performs any other department or agency-related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor.-- J.D. and Admission to the New York State Bar-- At least five (5) years of relevant legal experience -- Ability to handle all aspects of complex family law matters-- Experience working in the domestic violence field-- Ability to work independently-- Knowledge of the dynamics of gender-based oppression and a strong motivation to combat gender-based violence-- Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferredBudgeted Salary: $80,000 - $83,000 annuallyWork position is currently Hybrid; must be able to meet job location schedule obligationVaccination Policy: Proof of vaccination or proof of first dose with scheduled 2nd dose within 30 days is required.Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Employer-paid life insurance Employer retirement contribution Paid time off (PTO) Flex spending account Student loan assistance Tuition reimbursement program Commuter Benefits Gym reimbursement program Employee Assistance Program and more....All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.D.E.I Commitment: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core values at Sanctuary for Families that represent our dedication to fostering a safe, respectful, responsive, and fair work environment. We recognize the value diversity holds in embracing all employees, clients, and volunteers regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or professional level.PI208298554

Keywords: Sanctuary For Families Inc., New Rochelle , Senior Staff Attorney, Family Law Project, Bronx Family Justice Center, Legal , Bronx, New York

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