JOB OPENING: Family Law Attorney

  • 4/20/2006
  • Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
  • Source: New York > Family Justice/DV

Family Law Attorney

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation is seeking an attorney to work in NMIC's interdisciplinary Domestic Violence Project (DVP). The DVP currently offers non-residential counseling and advocacy services, in addition to a unique economic empowerment program, to a predominantly immigrant population of battered women. The DVP attorney will provide legal representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence in Manhattan Family Court on a number of legal matters, including orders of protection, child support, custody, and visitation.


* Provide legal representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence in family law matters and complete VAWA immigration work

* Work in collaboration with NMIC's Domestic Violence Project (Social Services and Project RICA, the economic empowerment program)

* Assist in the development of grant proposals and other funding opportunities

* Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for reports

* Participate in community-based initiatives such as the Washington Heights and Inwood Coalition Against Domestic Violence

* Contribute to and steer outreach and education programs

* Complete additional tasks as assigned by supervisor

Additional Qualifications:

* J.D. with admission to the New York State Bar

* At least 1-3 years relevant family & matrimonial law and court experience

* Nonprofit domestic violence work experience preferred

* Proficiency in Spanish oral and written communication. You must be comfortable interviewing clients in Spanish without a translator.

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

* Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs

* Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines

* Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and to interact with management and program staff

How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample by mail or email to:

Kenneth Rosenfeld, Director of Legal Services
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
76 Wadsworth Avenue
New York, New York 10033
Fax: (212) 740-9645