The IFP Project Attorney is a full-time attorney employed by a certified domestic violence center.
Attorney will be stationed at our Columbia County Administration and Outreach Office to assist with Columbia County IFP's. However, attorney will need to assist with Hamilton/Lafayette IFP's and Sexual Violence Suwannee County IFP's at times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another Way, Inc. is a drug free work place.
Individual must be able to pass level II background check.
Must have a valid drivers license, insurance, and reliable transportation.
Domestic and Sexual Violence training will be provided to enhance the understanding of intimate partner violence and assault.
Another Way, Inc. is an EOE.