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JOB OPENING: Family Law/Domestic Violence Supervising Attorney

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

  • Organization: South Brooklyn Legal Services

South Brooklyn Legal Services (SBLS) seeks a supervisor to run its Family Law/Domestic Violence Advocacy Unit. The supervisor will be responsible for directly supervising the work of domestic violence staff attorneys and paralegals, coordinating pro bono efforts, maintaining linkages with community-based agencies, overseeing training activities, and collaborating with the Family Justice Center, Kings County Family Court, and the Integrated Domestic Violence Court. SBLS represents domestic violence victims in orders of protection, custody and visitation, child support, and matrimonial cases. Our practice includes litigation in Family, Integrated Domestic Violence, and Matrimonial Courts. The Unit conducts intake at the Family Justice Center, the Integrated Domestic Violence Court, and shelters run by the Center against Domestic Violence. The Unit has many immigrant clients and works closely with community agencies to provide comprehensive services. The Unit produces training materials and conducts regular training sessions in the community. SBLS has linkages with several law firms that provide assistance with uncontested divorces and VAWA self petitions.

Applicants should have a minimum of five years experience as a domestic violence, family law or matrimonial law attorney. Supervisory experience is preferable, but not required if the applicant has a demonstrated ability to supervise attorneys in the field of domestic violence law.

If interested, please send a resume to:

John C. Gray, Project Director
South Brooklyn Legal Services
105 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Bar Associations: We seek and welcome your recommendations for candidates who meet the foregoing qualifications and, in addition, request that you or your organization encourage such candidates to apply.

South Brooklyn Legal Services is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Job #6-2007 posted 1-23-2007

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