San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc. (SDVLP) is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to provide legal services to victims of domestic violence. The staff attorney will spend half of the week in a legal clinic setting at the El Cajon courthouse, and will spend the remaining half of the week in SDVLP’s main downtown office. The legal clinic assists domestic violence victims in completing and filing temporary restraining orders. In the main office, the staff attorney will provide representation to domestic violence victims in their family court matters. Additional job duties include recruiting, training and mentoring volunteers, and performing community outreach and education.
Minimum qualifications include admission to practice law in California; a minimum of two years of experience, preferably in the areas of family law and domestic violence; the ability to relate to and advocate for SDVLP’s client community; and an understanding of the objectives and purposes of public interest law. Bilingual (Spanish) proficiency and prior public interest law experience strongly preferred. Resumes submitted that do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered. Qualified applicants are requested to email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.