Transitional Housing and Technical Assistance Staff Attorney

Job Type: 
Career
Company: 
Victim Rights Law Center
Department: 
Transitional Housing
FLSA Status: 
Full-Time
Deadline: 
Monday, March 17, 2014
Salary Level: 
Commensurate with experience
Description: 

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), a nonprofit law center that provides free legal services to victims of sexual assault in Oregon and in Massachusetts, as well as legal technical assistance nationally, seeks a full-time, Oregon-licensed attorney to join our team and coordinate the VRLC’s transitional housing partnership. The attorney will provide training as well as legal assistance to sexual violence survivors who are homeless, with a special focus on survivors who are older, Latina or have disabilities. Services to be provided include legal screening and limited legal representation, sexual assault and legal trainings (for both homeless advocates as well as survivors experiencing homelessness) on how to use existing civil laws to meet sexual assault survivors’ needs. The attorney will also help the VRLC’s technical assistance team support lawyers, advocates and other victim service providers in their efforts to use existing civil laws to meet the needs of sexual assault survivors. This position is grant funded. Applicants should have a minimum of three (3) years legal experience, including some litigation practice, as well as experience working with sexual assault survivors and with vulnerable populations. Spanish language fluency is preferred, but not required.

To apply please email cover letter, resume with complete work history, salary requirements and a short writing sample with your last name and “Transitional Housing and TA Staff Attorney” as the subject of your email.  No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. VRLC is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals are encouraged to apply.

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