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Staff Attorney

Company: Crossroads Safehouse, Inc.
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Colorado licensed attorney with family law experience or other victim services experience to work at Fort Collins, Colorado domestic violence shelterTitle:------------------------------------------------------Staff Attorney, Bringing Justice Home Project of Crossroads SafehouseFLSA Status:------------------------Exempt--Classification:------------------------Full-time, regular employeePurpose:------------------------------------------Provides representation to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking before the 8th and 19th Judicial Court Districts and remote, unbundled legal services to victims in the 14th Judicial Court District.--Coordinates these services with civil and criminal justice systems, mental health, human services, children's agencies and programs and other appropriate agencies.The Bringing Justice Home Project serves over 300 victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking per year with legal services in Larimer, Weld, Jackson, Grant, Routt, and Moffat counties Supervision Received and Exercised: This position seeks an experienced attorney to work in collaboration with the managing attorney and support staff to represent indigent victims in civil cases. This position will have some oversight and supervision of support staff for case related matters.--Salary Range: $45,000-$65,000, commensurate with experienceHours: Crossroads Safehouse operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide safe housing and services to its clients and the community. Bringing Justice Home operates out of Crossroads Safehouse (in Fort Collins, Colorado) Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.Essential Functions:Facilitates the following services:--Provides trauma-informed legal representation and unbundled legal services in family law and civil protection order casesProvides advice and unbundled legal services regarding civil matters (housing, employment, education, immigration, privacy, etc.) implicated by domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalkingExercises initiative, sound judgment, and creativity in providing legal assistanceProvides legal advice on ways in which criminal matters impact other civil legal remediesDevelops and maintains a good working relationship with partner and community agenciesCollects and compiles statistics regarding BJH applicants and clientsMaintains up to date knowledge in the field of trauma-informed legal services through seminars and workshopsOther duties as assigned by the managing attorneyMinimum QualificationsLicensed to practice in ColoradoOne to five years' experience in family law, Colorado family law experience preferredAbility to identify and respond to shifting priorities including management of high volume of represented and unbundled service clientsSensitivity to the legal needs of low-income victims of interpersonal violence and minoritiesFamiliarity with the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalkingExperience and skill in crisis intervention essentialAbility to collaborate well with othersCommitment to contribute to grant related responsibilities such as trainings and reportsSpanish/English Bilingual preferred, but not requiredDeadline:--Until FilledTo Apply:Send cover letter indicating your interest in serving domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking victims, resume, and three employment references to Hiring Committee NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASECandidates must submit to a background check and be available to attend a15-hour domestic violence training provided by the agency--No person in the United States shall, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of Title 18, United States Code, sexual orientation, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or employment of Crossroads Safehouse.

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