Description:
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, a non-profit provider of civil legal assistance to low-income persons in Charlotte and Western NC, seeks Staff Attorney to focus on Domestic Violence prevention and protection matters and to participate in other Immigrant Justice Program advocacy activities. See attached program description for case types and other information.

The Advocacy Center is committed to aggressive advocacy on behalf of low-income people in many areas of law and in all forums in which their rights and interests are determined. Center attorneys give legal advice, represent individual low-income clients in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, provide community legal education, participate in community events, assist other agencies serving low-income people and engage in class action litigation and in legislative, administrative and other systemic advocacy projects and activities. The Center is funded by grants from federal, state and local government agencies, United Way of Central Carolinas, private foundations, individual contributions and client fees but receives no Legal Services Corporation funds. More information about the Advocacy Center is at: www.charlottelegaladvocacy.org.

Qualifications: Graduation from law school; NC Bar license, eligible for comity or to take the NC Bar exam; demonstrated commitment to the poor; strong communication and analytical ability; strong interest in both individual and systemic advocacy, self-motivated, creative and dependable. Spanish proficiency is required.

Salary: $45,000+ depending on experience; generous leave and benefits.

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