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Injunction for Protection(IFP) Project Attorney

Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11283710
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2
Required Education : Jurisprudence Doctorate
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
The IFP Project Attorney is a full-time attorney employed by a certified domestic violence center.
Attorney will be stationed at our Levy County Outreach Office to assist with Levy/Dixie/Gilchrist County IFP's.

Principal Job Duties/Responsibilities:
1. Provide direct legal representation to survivors of domes, dating and sexual violence and stalking in temporary and final injunction for protection proceedings and related matters, and prosecutions of violations of injunctions.
2. Assess the other needs of survivors and make appropriate referrals for services.

3. Conduct outreach in the service area with entities such as the clerk's office, the circuit court, law enforcement agencies, state attorneys, agencies working with immigrant, elder communities and persons with disabilities, health care providers, and faith-based organizations to develop MOUs or other referral protocols and to arrange for additional venues for the attorneys to meet with survivors who are seeking injunctions for protection.
4. Complete monthly and other reports for submission to the OAG and the Managing Attorneys to monitor completion of project deliverables.
5. Attend IFP Project quarterly conference calls and training events.

Specialized or technical educational requirements:
The IFP Project Attorney must have a strong understanding of the dynamics of intimate partner violence and heightened safety risks faced by survivors seeking to leave or end the abusive relationship by filing for an injection for protection. The IFP Project Attorney will possess highly developed interpersonal skills, as well as critical thinking and problem solving skills, and must be able to make appropriate decisions relating to providing effective legal representations with minimal supervision.

Work Environment:
The IFP Project Attorney requires limited in-state travel. Representation of survivors seeking injunctions for protection is dateline driven and often stressful.

*Salary will be discussed upon interview process and/or job offer as well as benefits package.
Required Qualifications :
Certification or licensing requirements:
Florida licensed attorney in good standing with no prior Florida Bar disciplinary proceedings that resulted in the imposition of any penalty.

Educational and/or equivalence in experience requirements:
The IFP Project Attorney will possess a Jurisprudence Doctorate (JD) from an accredited law school, and two years of litigation experience, preferably representing survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence and stalking in injunction for protection proceedings and other civil legal matters, or prosecuting batterers in criminal proceedings. Providing direct legal representations while a law student in a supervised law school legal clinic or internship may be included as litigation experience.
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