The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a national organization dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. NNEDV seeks a Program Attorney to join WomensLaw (a project of NNEDV). WomensLaw maintains a growing website, WomensLaw.org, which is utilized by more than 1.4 million people annually. The Program Attorney will play an integral role in all WomensLaw activities, with a particular emphasis on creating legal information for the WomensLaw.org website; responding to inquiries on the Email Hotline; and maintaining a WomensLaw presence on social media outlets and through trainings and presentations.
This is a full-time exempt position that reports to the WomensLaw Legal Director. The Program Attorney will work in NNEDV's Washington, D.C. office. Some travel will be required.
Please note that the Program Attorney will not provide representation or work on specific legal cases, or give legal advice, solely legal information.**
Interpreting statutes and translating them into "plain language."
Updating existing legal content and developing new content for the WomensLaw.orgwebsite.
Working with other experts in the field to share information and create materials appropriate for WomensLaw.org users.
Updating and maintaining legal and non-legal resource listings in Spanish and English.
Assist in recruiting and supervising law student interns.
Answering emails received on our Email Hotline from victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and others.
Assisting with management of law school student volunteers who answer emails weekly.
Assisting in training/recruiting new law school volunteers to answer the Email Hotline.
Expanding the Email Hotline volunteer base through creating a volunteer project at one or more additional law schools.
Social Media, Outreach, Workshops, and Presentations
Leading workshops and/or creating presentations for community partners; performing outreach to publicize WomensLaw's services.
Maintaining a presence on social media, making presentations in person and through webinars, and developing creative ways to let victims know about the ways WomensLaw can help them understand the laws and their legal recourse.
Arranging and/or facilitating presentations at conferences throughout the United States.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Competitive salary. Benefits package includes medical, life and disability insurance, vacation, sick leave and 401(k) retirement program.
Ideal candidate will have between 1 to 3 years of litigation experience, representing domestic violence victims in civil protection order cases and other family law related matters
J.D. and Bar admission required (may be admitted in any state)
Must have prior experience working in, or a proven commitment to, domestic violence, sexual assault or related women's issues
Excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills
High level of attention to detail
Strong legal research or statutory analysis skills
Excellent interpersonal, networking and inter-cultural skills