Attorneys for Domestic Violence Prevention Advocacy
Legal Aid of North Carolina seeks both new and experienced attorneys to join our firm as staff attorneys protecting individual and family victims of domestic violence. Although the primary area of practice pertains to domestic violence prevention, all of our attorneys are expected to practice, when required, in our wide-ranging efforts to reduce poverty and stabilize families. Legal Aid of North Carolina is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm that provides free legal help in civil cases to protect the basic needs and the safety of economically marginalized households and vulnerable individuals in all 100 North Carolina counties. LANC comprises over twenty offices locations and has positions available throughout the state. Preferences in hiring will be given to those applicants willing and available to practice in our rural locations.
Responsibilities & Duties
We seek smart, dedicated, and creative attorneys who can fearlessly provide zealous legal representation—advice, counsel, and litigation—to our clients. Our domestic violence prevention advocacy helps clients escape abusive situations and works to surmount the legal obstacles that prevent victims and their children from obtaining safe and stable situations. Attorney applicants are expected to possess the intellectual and emotional intelligence, and the empathy and judgment to work directly with clients who find themselves in difficult and stressful circumstances; to possess the aptitude to skillfully provide legal representation in court; and to possess the desire to work collaboratively with colleagues and outside groups such as shelters and local nonprofits. In addition to individual client advocacy, our staff attorneys provide outreach and education in the communities they serve.
Applicants must have a North Carolina State Bar license. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and working in a collaborative and team-oriented environment. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus. Applicants must be willing to readily work beyond a minimum 7.5 hour workday and beyond a 37.5 hour work week, including evenings and weekends, when casework, outreach, special events or other obligations so require.
$42,500 plus, depending on experience. Excellent leave and a generous benefits package.
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references via email to Personnel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Use "DV Advocate" in the subject line. All positions are open until filled.
LANC is an equal-opportunity employer. Selection will be based on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, mental disability, marital status, familial status, or any other legally-protected status.