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Staff Attorney, Family Law Project

Sanctuary For Families Inc.
New York, NY 10268
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Sanctuary for Families is New Yorks leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services. We provide a range of wrap-around services to help survivors rebuild their lives in the aftermath of abuse, and work to end gender violence through three key strategies: direct services, outreach and training, and systems-change advocacy. Our services are available in 11 locations throughout New York City.


The Staff Attorney's primary duty will be to provide direct representation in family law matters including custody, visitation and order of protection cases in addition to working on the Centers legal helpline and conducting community outreach and training.

Providing direct representation to clients in Family and Supreme Courts in all 5 boroughs;

Conducting legal clinics at community based organizations;

Staffing the Legal Helpline;

Advocating directly for clients with key stakeholders including but not limited to NYPD, prosecutors, Administration for Childrens Services (ACS), Human Resources Administration (HRA), and Division for Homeless Services (DHS);

Conducting community based outreach and training;

Directing cases to the appropriate resources within the agency and the Legal Center;

Tracking the status of cases referred internally and externally;

Fostering and maintaining relationships with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs);

Partnering with the Pro Bono Supervising Attorney in identifying cases that are suitable for representation by pro bono attorneys;

Overseeing referrals between Sanctuarys Legal, Clinical and Economic Empowerment Departments;

Performing any other department or agency-related duties or special projects as directed by the Director and Deputy Director.


J.D. and admitted to NY Bar

At least 2 years of relevant legal experience preferred

Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin or Korean is required

Ability to work with diverse populations

Sensitivity to sexual exploitation, domestic violence and other gender-related issues

Ability to multitask and prioritize

Ability to work well under pressure

Strong ability to work independently

Excellent problem-solving skills

Excellent organizational skills

Strong communication skills

Computer literacy including Microsoft Office


Works closely with the Director and Deputy Director of the Center and all members of the Family Law Project, and other projects within the Legal Department.

Collaborates with Sanctuarys Clinical Department;

Collaborates with Sanctuarys Economic Empowerment Project;

Collaborates with the various district attorneys offices, other government agencies and community based organizations working to assist victims of gender based violence.



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Posted: 2020-07-17 Expires: 2020-08-17

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