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Current Openings

IFP Attorney

Position reports directly to: Lead IFP Attorney
Positions reporting directly to this position: Volunteers
Overtime eligibility status: Not overtime-eligible
Location: Outreach Office, Tri-County Courthouses
Beginning Salary range: $55,000 – $65,000

Qualifications and Skills:

The IFP Project Attorney will possess a JD from an accredited law school, and at least 3 years of litigation experience, preferably representing survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence and stalking in injunction for protection proceedings and other civil legal matters, or prosecuting batterers in criminal proceedings.  Providing direct legal representations while a law student in a supervised law school legal clinic or internship may be included as litigation experience.

Specialized or technical educational requirements:

The IFP Project Attorney must have a strong understanding of the dynamics of intimate partner violence and the heightened safety risks faced by survivors seeking to leave or end the abusive relationship by filing for an injunction for protection. The IFP Project Attorney will possess highly developed interpersonal skills, as well as critical thinking and problem solving skills, and must be able to make appropriate decisions relating to providing effective legal representations with minimal supervision.

Certification or licensing requirements: Florida licensed attorney in good standing with no prior Florida Bar disciplinary proceedings that resulted in the imposition of any penalty.

Physical Requirements

This position requires movement about the agency property, sitting at a desk, using a computer, and presenting information to individual clients and community partners throughout work hours.  Physical requirements include ability to sit at a desk for up to 6 hours, overseeing the physical plant of the shelter property, some lifting and light maintenance, driving the agency vans for client and employee transportation, and ability to move around the agency property.

Principal Job Duties

The IFP Project Attorney is employed to provide direct representation to survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence and stalking in temporary and final injunction for protection proceedings and prosecutions of violations of injunctions.  The IFP Attorney will represent 1) survivors seeking temporary injunctions, and after determining that seeking an injunction is a safe and appropriate legal remedy, will complete and file the ex parte petition for injunction; represent the survivor at the final injunction hearing, and prosecute violations of the injunction; 2) survivors who have obtained a temporary injunction on their own and need representation at the hearing on the final injunction; and 3) survivors who have a final injunction for protection and the respondent has violated the injunction.

  1. Provide direct legal representation to survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence and stalking in temporary and final injunction for protection proceedings and violations of injunctions.
  2. Assess the other needs of survivors and make appropriate referrals for services.
  3. Conduct outreach in the service area
  4. Complete monthly, quarterly and other reports as required by FCADV to monitor completion of project deliverables.
  5. Attend FCADV quarterly conference calls and IFP Project training events.

Secondary Job Duties

  1. Engage with Advocacy staff and act as a legal resources for staff referrals.
  2. Act as an agency representative within the legal community to obtain pro bono support.
  3. Attend task force, interagency meetings, and workgroup meetings related to DV and legal system.
  4. Complete other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Instructions for Applying

To apply for this position please send with cover letter and resume as attachments to Dr. Theresa Beachy, Executive Director at theresab@peacefulpaths.org. Submissions are due by the close of business on July 31, 2018.