Staff Attorney (Family Law Unit)
New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc. (NHLAA) seeks a staff attorney to represent low-income individuals in family law matters, including proceedings involving Restraining Orders, Divorce, Custody, and Child Support. NHLAA is a nonprofit organization that was incorporated in 1964. Our mission is to provide high-quality free legal services to individuals, families, and groups living in the greater New Haven area, including the lower Naugatuck Valley, who are unable to obtain legal services because of limited income, age, disability, discrimination and other barriers. We specialize in family, workers’ rights, education, public benefits, housing, immigration, health, and child law.
The attorney will be expected to: • Represent NHLAA clients throughout our service area; • Maintain an active caseload of representation and advice cases which will require regular court appearances; • Conduct community outreach in the form of Know Your Rights presentations and staffing office hours at social service agencies; • Coordinate with other social service agencies working with our clients; • Help identify larger trends and issues for our clients, and work to develop strategies to respond to those trends and issues; and • Have a valid driver’s license; access to a car; and current insurance Qualifications: Applicants must be admitted to the Connecticut Bar. Family law experience is preferred. Spanish speaking ability is preferred, but not required.
Start Date: Immediately Compensation: Salary depends on experience; excellent benefits package Application: Please send applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, resume, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about our organization, please see www.nhlegal.org. It is the policy of New Haven Legal Assistance to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.