LAV Project Attorney

Location: Topeka, Kansas
Date Posted: 10-04-2018
Company: Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
Position: LAV Project Attorney
Job Classification: Full-Time; Exempt
Responsible to: Director of Legal and Policy
Primary Responsibilities:   
Increase the availability of quality legal representation for victims in complicated divorce and legal separation, child support and custody, child in need of care, and child abduction prevention proceedings. Increase capacity and quality representation on legal issues facing sexual assault victims.
Specific Duties:
  • Provide direct legal services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Provide assistance to Kansas attorneys representing victims, as needed.
  • Coordinate the Legal Assistance to Victims grant project including grant reports, statistics and other items as needed or assigned.
  • Collaborate with attorneys and other system professionals to increase capacity on legal issues facing sexual assault victims.
  • Collaborate with family law and immigration attorneys in Kansas to improve the capacity for legal representation of victims.
  • Provide technical assistance to member program advocates, private and legal services attorneys, judges, court personnel, child advocacy personnel, and social service workers on issues impacting victims and their children.
  • Collaborate to provide webinars and trainings to court personnel, judges, guardians ad litem, and child welfare professionals on custody considerations for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Serve as faculty on all relevant KCSDV trainings. 
  • Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.
 Additional Benefits: 
Health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and 401k plan retirement contribution
 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Needed: 
Juris doctorate and admission to Kansas Bar.  Knowledge of and experience practicing family law. Knowledge of legal and systems issues involved in domestic violence and sexual assault, especially as this knowledge relates to family law. Previous background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy  Proven writing and speaking ability. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Ability to travel and have means of own transportation. Must be able to carry 20-30 lbs.

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three professional references to  Attn: Legal and Policy Director or mail to KCSDV, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, Kansas, 66603. 

You can also visit the KCSDV website to apply:

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