Domestic Violence Project
Under the direction of the Domestic Violence Project Managing Attorney and Project staff attorneys, the incumbent in this job provides a variety of services to VLAS clients whose legal problems include domestic violence. The services include interviews, investigation, document management, legal advice, representation before governmental agencies.
Duties: the Paralegal will, under the supervision of the DV Project Managing Attorney and staff attorneys:
- Interview clients to establish facts, concerns and requests for services (may be performed in person or by telephone contact);
- Conduct investigations to establish facts of the case;
- Locate and interview witnesses;
- Locate, obtain, catalog, and manage documents and physical evidence;
- Interact with partner agencies to obtain information, services and referrals;
- Discuss with clients solutions and/or course of action to solve problems;
- Respond to client requests for information;
- Provide information where applicable on other agency services and benefits;
- Draft written documents;
- Research governmental and agency regulations applicable to the case;
- Represent clients with claims before administrative agencies;
- Provide assistance to staff attorneys on case preparation;
- Complete time and activity reports for funding sources;
- Follow VLAS case-handling procedures, including VLAS Standards for Legal Work, file maintenance procedures, and maintenance of client confidentiality;
- Attend and actively participate in training events and domestic violence task force meetings;
- Make referrals to other appropriate service providers; and
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Managing Attorney or attorneys in the local office where she or he works.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.