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JOB OPENING: Pro Bono Supervising Attorney

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

  • By: Jennifer Friedman
  • Organization: Sanctuary for Families

Pro Bono Supervising Attorney

The Center for Battered Women's Legal Services at Sanctuary for Families is seeking an attorney to manage and coordinate our pro bono work, to develop and facilitate our relationships with law firms, and to serve as our primary liaison to pro bono attorneys and the private bar. The Pro Bono Supervising Attorney will maintain and cultivate the legal center's relationships with law firms, track and coordinate the cases taken on by pro bono attorneys, and supervise pro bono attorneys in a range of civil legal matters in Family and Supreme Courts. She or he will also make presentations at law firms, and recruit, train and mentor pro bono attorneys, and will collaborate with Sanctuary's development department.

Sanctuary for Families is a non-profit organization serving battered women and their children throughout New York City. The first domestic violence agency to combine legal and clinical services, Sanctuary is committed to empowering our clients to claim control of their lives. To that end, the agency provides a wide range of interconnected services to support battered women and children, as well as outreach and education to inform the public about the crime of domestic violence. Sanctuary's Center for Battered Women's Legal Services combines family, immigration, matrimonial, and federal class-action civil rights law to best meet the myriad needs of underserved domestic violence victims.

Qualified applicants will be enthusiastic about serving victims of domestic violence, have good public speaking skills, enjoy working independently and building projects, have strong organizational skills, and have the ability to collaborate well with diverse people and institutions. Admission to the New York State Bar and a minimum of four years of related legal experience required. Experience working in both the private and public sectors is preferred. Fluency in a foreign language is a plus. People of color are encouraged to apply. Salary DOE.

Sanctuary for Families is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Friedman, Esq., Director, Courtroom Advocates Project, jenniferf@sffny.org

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