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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Program Attorney, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC

Program Attorney

Posted on: October 31, 2014
Posted by: National Network to End Domestic Violence

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,, 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 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 website.
  • Working with other experts in the field to share information and create materials appropriate for users.
  • Updating and maintaining legal and non-legal resource listings in Spanish and English.
  • Assist in recruiting and supervising law student interns.
Email Hotline
  • 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.
  1. 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
  2. J.D. and Bar admission required (may be admitted in any state)
  3. Must have prior experience working in, or a proven commitment to, domestic violence, sexual assault or related women's issues
  4. Excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills
  5. High level of attention to detail
  6. Strong legal research or statutory analysis skills
  7. Excellent interpersonal, networking and inter-cultural skills
  8. Experience providing workshops and/or trainings preferred
  9. Experience recruiting, managing and training volunteers preferred
  10. Proficient in MS Office and Internet-literate
  11. Ability to work collaboratively on a team as well as independently and
  12. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.


There are 4 required items to apply:
1. cover letter
2. resume
3. salary history and expectations
4. a 1-2 page writing sample showing your ability to succinctly and in plain-language summarize a complex legal issue or statute
Please email all 4 documents to Stacey Sarver, Esq., Legal Director of WomensLaw at (no mail or faxes please).

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