Attorney

Media, PA
Part Time
05-14-2019
Practice Areas: NA
Description:
Purpose:
The Attorney supports the mission of the DAP by providing legal options and representing victims of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) court. The Attorney position is a part-time (20 hours per week) position.

Essential Duties:
  • Provide PFA legal options counseling and advocacy to victims of domestic violence
  • Provide direct representation of clients seeking Final Protection from Abuse Orders
  • Participate in community outreach on domestic violence issues
  • Network with appropriate county and social service agencies to link victims of domestic violence with other services
  • Maintain accurate statistical data on the Legal Services Program
  • Provide clear responses and necessary documentation to requests for information for grant proposals, grant reports, or other organizational needs
  • Work cooperatively with other DAP staff
  • Participate in organizational staff meetings
  • Complete and submit time sheets on time

Qualifications and Competencies:
  • Juris Doctor and license to practice law in Pennsylvania
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including active listening
  • Strong ability to manage and follow processes
  • Ability to work well independently, setting high standards of performance for self and assuming responsibility and accountability for successful completion of assignments or tasks
  • Ability to work well with others and uphold a psychologically safe environment
  • Maintain confidentiality and earn respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence preferred

Other Requirements:
  • Successful completion of required organizational training
  • Satisfactory Criminal Background Check and other organizationally required clearances

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