Legal Aid of North Carolina seeks a staff attorney who will work in Boone and whose primary responsibility will be serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and dating violence. This is a full-time, temporary position that is dependent on the availability of grant funds. Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income North Carolinians.
Responsibilities & Duties
The attorney's primary responsibility will be representing victims seeking protective orders and other ancillary matters that will lead towards a cessation of violence. The attorney's duties will include, but will not be limited to, providing legal representation, advice and education to clients; liaising with collaborative partners; screening and interviewing clients; assisting with training and recruiting pro bono attorneys; and conducting community outreach. The attorney will work closely with another domestic violence attorney to provide services in seven counties in the 23rd and 24th Judicial Districts.
North Carolina Bar license. The ability to communicate effectively with clients from different backgrounds, government officials, community partners and adversaries. A commitment to assisting low-income people. The ability to work independently. Other skills sufficient to perform the responsibilities of the job. Spanish-speaking ability is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience working with low-income people or practicing family law.
$42,100+, depending on experience. Excellent benefits package.
Open until filled.
Send résumé and names/contact information of three references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Barbara J. DegenRegional Manager, West RegionLegal Aid of North Carolina211 East Union StreetMorganton, NC 28655-3449