TULANE LAW SCHOOL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLINIC
VOCA PROJECT ATTORNEY/CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The Tulane University School of Law and the Tulane Domestic Violence Law Clinic are seeking applications for a Domestic Violence Attorney/Clinical Instructor to begin in January 2016. This attorney position is funded by a VOCA grant to provide civil legal advocacy to domestic violence survivors. Responsibilities will include direct client representation on civil legal matters such as protective orders, custody, other family and poverty law related issues. The Project Attorney will work closely with third-year law students licensed to practice under Louisiana’s student practice rule, and will directly supervise and oversee student work on the Project Attorney’s cases. Project Attorney is also responsible for coordinating and managing outreach projects, partnerships, and on-site Clinics at other community programs. This position requires frequent public speaking.
Applicants should have a Juris Doctorate, a sound academic record, practice experience representing clients in domestic violence cases, and an ability to mentor student-attorneys. Ideal candidates will possess demonstrable experience and/or expertise in working with domestic violence survivors, three years or more of courtroom litigation experience, excellent research and writing skills, experience with public speaking or professional training, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to effectively engage the public along all demographics, and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Fluency in Spanish preferred but not required. Although there is a strong preference for a candidate already admitted to the Louisiana bar, applicants who are eligible to sit for the February 2016 bar exam will be considered.
The Domestic Violence Clinic provides free civil legal services to indigent clients in state courts in the metropolitan New Orleans area. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, list of three references (include telephone numbers) and a brief explanation of the applicant’s interest in domestic violence advocacy and clinical supervision. Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the appointment is made, but will be reviewed immediately and considered on a rolling basis. Applications should be received by February 22, 2016 for consideration.
Tulane Law School is committed to diversity and equality in employment. Contact: Becki Kondkar, Director, Tulane Law School Domestic Violence Clinic, 6329 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115.
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