Work at NHLA! We're hiring a staff attorney for our domestic violence project.Posted Feb 26, 2018
New Hampshire Legal Assistance seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Staff Attorney to work on its Domestic Violence Advocacy Project in Concord.
Position Responsibilities: Represent low-income victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in divorce and parenting (custody) cases, administrative hearings and other civil legal cases; community engagement and education, including building partnerships with community health centers, local police departments, courts, crisis centers, and culturally specific community groups. Travel within the state and to national conferences will be necessary.
NHLA’s Background: Recognized nationally for our achievements, NHLA has a proud history of aggressive, creative advocacy for low-income and elderly clients in federal and state courts, as well as legislative and administrative forums. Because NHLA does not receive federal Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funding, we are not subject to LSC’s restrictions on lobbying, class action litigation or welfare reform work. NHLA’s resources are primarily focused on housing, health, income benefits, elder law, domestic violence, and public utilities. NHLA operates five branch law offices and a number of statewide projects. NHLA’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Project represents victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in family court and other related proceedings.
Position Qualifications: New Hampshire license or willingness to take the next scheduled bar examination, or eligibility for admission on motion. Strong oral and written communication skills and attention to detail; community engagement skills including commitment and ability to work with diverse groups of people, organizations, systems and multiple stakeholders; a team player who can work independently and demonstrate initiative. Preference is given to those demonstrating a commitment to civil rights, economic justice, and working with low-income people. Experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence, Latina/o survivors, survivors of gender based violence, immigrant and refugee populations and other traditionally underserved people a plus. Bilingual and bicultural also a plus.
Salary/Benefits: Salary DOE. Excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, and law school loan assistance.
NHLA has offices in Berlin, Claremont, Manchester, Concord, and Portsmouth. This particular staff position will be based in Concord with travel throughout the southern tier of the state.
About New Hampshire: New Hampshire is centrally located in the heart of New England where residents enjoy wide-ranging outdoor and cultural activities in our mountains, lakes, rivers and seacoast. Boston is easily accessed from most southern locations and is within about an hour drive. Every four years, NH hosts the First in the Nation Presidential Primary.
Applications: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to email@example.com or:
Lynne M. Parker, Executive Director
New Hampshire Legal Assistance
117 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
Deadline: March 23, 2018
New Hampshire Legal Assistance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff. Bicultural/Bilingual, Minority, LGBTQ, individuals with disabilities, women and veterans are encouraged to apply.