New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Staff Attorney to work for its Domestic Violence Advocacy Project in the Coös County region of New Hampshire. This staff position will be based in Coös County at a location to be determined.
Position Responsibilities: Provide holistic and trauma-informed representation to low-income victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in civil cases including, but not limited to, protective orders, divorce and parenting matters, and related housing and public benefits cases; community engagement and education, including building partnerships with 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 in 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 also 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, and other traditionally underserved populations a plus. Bilingual (Spanish/English) and bicultural a plus.
Salary/Benefits: Salary DOE. Excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, and law school loan assistance.
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. 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:
Donna Giddings, Administrative Assistant
New Hampshire Legal Assistance
117 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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 appl