POSITION: Staff Attorney
ACCOUNTABILITY: Executive Director
HOURS: 35 hours per week full time
All MCCA employees are expected to work as a team to accomplish whichever tasks are necessary to meet the needs of the survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking that we serve. MCCA uses a Trauma Informed Care Empowerment Model of advocacy and counseling and expects all employees to serve as role models for the survivors and their children. This means treating all members of the program/shelter (survivors, volunteers, other employees, and supervisors) with respect and compassion.
We are a multi-racial, multi-ethnic program and shelter, which means that we have clients from a variety of backgrounds (i.e., diverse cultures, classes, races, and sexual orientation) living closely together. It is important to be respectful of those differences. Racist, homophobic, and culturally insensitive comments will not be tolerated at this shelter/ program. By agreeing to employment at MCCA, you agree to this policy.
- Conduct interviews as to eligibility and advise survivors as to solutions of their problems either by consultation, negotiation, or litigation.
- Execution of all pleadings and will ensure the timely filings of all pleadings in the appropriate courts.
- Fully represent the best interest of the survivor in all court proceedings.
- Accomplish specific research as to the cases that he/she is litigating. The Staff Attorney is responsible for coordinating legal research with the other legal personnel.
- Provides direct professional assistance and training to the legal advocate and other staff where appropriate on problems affecting survivors and in techniques of legal advocacy before courts and administrative agencies.
- Establishing and maintaining relationships with government agencies, social service organizations, community groups and judiciary and law enforcement agencies.
- Submits statistical reports regarding caseload and services provided as required by the LBF and other grantors.
- Offers legal services to residential and nonresidential clients of Metro.
- All survivors’ files are property of Metro.
- Attending training and collaborative meetings as required.
- Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
- A member of the Louisiana Bar in good standing
- Empathy with and dedication to the goals and concepts of legal services to survivors and their children
- Two years’ experience with family law preferred
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Team player
- Transportation with current liability insurance
- Notary preferred
- Agreement to abide by the standards and ethical practices required by your profession and by our funding sources
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $55,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- 8-hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate: Jefferson, LA 70181. Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work on July 1, 2023.
License/Certification: Louisiana Law License
Work Location: In person
Anyone interested in the position may submit their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org