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 bilingual (English/Spanish) Program Attorney who has knowledge of or experience working with Latin@ communities to join WomensLaw (a project of NNEDV). WomensLaw maintains a growing website, www.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 overseeing the Spanish-language portion of the WomensLaw.org website; responding to Spanish-language inquiries on the Email Hotline; and making presentations / performing outreach in Spanish to Latin@ communities in person and through social media about the ways in which WomensLaw can help them.
This is a full-time exempt position that reports to the WomensLaw Legal Director. The bilingual 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, work on specific legal cases, or give legal advice, solely legal information.
Interpreting statutes and translating them into "plain language" in English and Spanish.
Updating existing legal content and developing new content for the WomensLaw.org website.
Working with other experts in the field to share information and create materials appropriate for WomensLaw.org users.
Translating and revising Spanish website content and, if needed, recruiting/managing Spanish-speaking translators.
Maintaining and establishing new relationships with community-based organizations throughout the country, with a focus on organizations that help Spanish-speaking populations.
Updating and maintaining legal and non-legal resource listings in Spanish and English
Answering emails received on our Email Hotline, mostly in Spanish, 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.
Social Media, Outreach, Workshops, and Presentations
Leading workshops or creating presentations for community partners, primarily in Spanish; performing outreach in Spanish to Spanish-speaking population to publicize WomensLaw's services.
Maintaining a presence in Spanish 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.
Facilitating presentations at conferences throughout the United States.
Representing WomensLaw in the Spanish language media.
Please note that the Program Attorney will not provide representation or work on specific legal cases, or give legal advice, solely legal information.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Competitive salary. Benefits package includes medical, life and disability insurance, vacation, sick leave and 401(k) retirement program.
Must be bilingual (Spanish/English) and completely fluent in both languages - native speaker preferred
Must have knowledge of or experience working with the Latin@ community
J.D. and Bar admission required (may be admitted in any state)
Prior experience as a litigator, representing clients in family-law matters or domestic violence-related issues a plus
Must have prior experience working in, or a proven commitment to, domestic violence and/or sexual assault or related women's issues
Knowledge of immigration laws preferred
Excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills in both English and Spanish
High level attention to detail
Strong legal research or statutory analysis skills
Excellent interpersonal, networking and inter-cultural skills