Senior Staff Attorney - Sanctuary for Families - New York, NY

17 Mar 2016 2:57 PM | Anonymous

The Sanctuary for Families Center for Battered Women's Legal Services currently has an opening for a Senior Staff Attorney who speaks Spanish. The Senior Staff Attorney represents victims of domestic violence in family court and matrimonial cases; supervises law students, pro bono attorneys, and junior Legal Center staff on order of protection, custody, visitation, child and spousal support and contested and uncontested divorces.  The Senior Staff Attorney empowers domestic violence victims by providing them with comprehensive, compassionate, holistic legal services through direct representation, community education and outreach and policy and systems-change advocacy. 


·          J.D. and Admission to the New York State Bar

·          At least six years of legal experience

·          Ability to handle all aspects of complex family law matters

·          Experience working in the domestic violence field

·          Ability to work independently

·          Knowledge of the dynamics of gender-based oppression and a strong motivation to combat gender-based violence

To apply click on the link below:,-bxfjc/job