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  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Volume 9 | Winter 2008

job openings

Legal Program Staff Attorney

CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse)

San Mateo, CA

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Provide legal assistance to victims/survivors of domestic violence with family law and related criminal law issues. Prepare legal documents; represent clients in court. Assist with volunteer training and management; advocate for clients with law enforcement and other agencies; provide training to other staff and the community; participate in community and agency committees. This is an exempt position that reports to the Manager of the Legal Program. Must be bilingual in Spanish and English.


Senior Program Attorney

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence

Washington, DC

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The ABA Commission on Domestic Violence seeks a bright, energetic, self-directed attorney with 2+ years of experience representing adult survivors of domestic violence in contested civil protection order, family law, and related matters. This job will involve direct application of those experiences to develop national training programs for attorneys representing survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.


Bi-lingual Matrimonial Staff Attorney

Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Hempstead, NY

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The Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence is seeking a Bilingual Staff Attorney [Spanish-speaking preferred] who will be responsible for providing high-quality, comprehensive legal representation to low–income and indigent domestic violence victims in matrimonial, immigration, family offense, child custody/visitation, PINS, and paternity proceedings.


Director of Legal Services

Our Place, DC

Washington, DC

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Our Place, DC is a multi-service support and resource center for District of Columbia women who are or have been incarcerated and their families. The Director of Legal Services reports to the Deputy Director and is responsible for the coordination of the legal education, referral, and representation for incarcerated and newly-released women.


Bilingual (Spanish) Staff Attorney

VRLC (Victim Rights Law Center)

Boston, MA

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The bilingual staff attorney is responsible for providing legal assistance to sexual assault victims seeking consultation/representation from the VRLC and assisting in trainings for and collaboration efforts with community partners. The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) provides free legal representation to victims of sexual assault in Massachusetts, and legal technical assistance nationally to lawyers, advocates, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, state sexual assault and domestic violence coalitions, tribes, medical providers, educational institutions, and other grantees of the Office on Violence Against Women.


Full Time Attorney

WEAVE (Women Empowered Against Violence)

Washington, DC

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Provide legal representation to survivors of domestic violence in civil protection order, custody, child support, divorce and immigration matters. Additional responsibilities include community education; training and mentoring pro bono attorneys and interns; and systemic advocacy. The position may also include supervisory or program management duties depending on the interest and experience of the successful applicant.


Public Policy and Advocacy Director

YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association)

Washington, DC

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The Public Policy and Advocacy Director is responsible for providing overall leadership, management and supervision of public policy work, including legislative initiatives, research and policy analysis, and grassroots advocacy efforts at the YWCA USA, the national headquarters of the organization. This individual will provide an active presence for the organization in the Nation’s Capital, articulating the organization’s goals, priorities, public policy positions, and programs. In addition, the Advocacy Director works to strengthen the YWCA USA’s resources and respond to regional and local affiliates by providing up-to-date information on national trends and public policy issues and recommending strategies related to the development of national legislation and regulations.