The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) seeks three Temporary Staff Attorneys to join our Womens Law Team. The Temporary Staff Attorneys are primarily responsible for: 1) Providing legal information on the WomensLaw Email Hotline, either in English or Spanish; and 2) Creating, editing, or updating content on the WomensLaw.org website, either in English or Spanish. For each position, we will consider applicants who want to work between 20 to 40 hours per week. These roles are needed through September, 30, 2021, but depending on grant funding, there is a possibility that one of the positions will become a permanent staff position. The Temporary Staff Attorneys will be supervised by the WomensLaw Legal Director. In addition, the WomensLaw Senitor Staff Attorneys will perform some supervision of tasks and assist with training.
Position 1: Hiring an English-speaking Temporary Staff Attorney
Position 2: Hiring a fluent, bilingual Spanish-speaking Temporary Staff Attorney
Position 3: Hiring an English-speaking Temporary Staff Attorney or a fluent, bilingual Spanish-speaking Temporary Staff Attorney
This is a great opportunity to assist domestic violence victims in the legal context without representing clients or appearing in court.
NNEDV is a social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which domestic violence no longer exists. NNEDV advocates for law, policies, and funding to address domestic violence, and provides training, technical assistance, education, and support to state/territory domestic violence coalitions, as well as local domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking programs, transitional housing programs, and the general public. WomensLaw was originally its own 501(c)(3) founded in 2000 and joined NNEDV as one of its signature projects in 2010.
REQUIRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, AND QUALIFICATIONS
A successful candidate will meet the following requirements:
DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
This position offers a flexible and collegial working environment in our offices on Thomas Circle in downtown Washington, DC, near McPherson Square Metro. At the time of this posting, NNEDV is in remote status. NNEDV is telework ready and the position may initially start based at home as needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NNEDV will also consider non-D.C. based, remote applicants for this position.
To apply for this position, all of the following are required:
1) cover letter – please indicate the hours per week that you want to work (minimum of 20, maximum of 40) & whether you are D.C.-based or non-D.C.-based, remote only;
3) compose a response of less than one page to a hypothetical D.C. resident who writes into the Email Hotline to say:
“I am being abused and I want a restraining order to keep myself and my children safe.”
In your response, please provide the D.C. resident with legal information, not legal advice, about restraining orders and any other topics you think are appropriate.
If you are applying for the Spanish-speaking Temporary Staff Attorney position, please write your Email Hotline reply in Spanish, but include your resume and cover letter in English.
Applications received by April 28, 2021 will be given priority; however, the positions will remain open until filled.
No U.S. mail or faxes please.
SALARY & BENEFITS
We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. NNEDV encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability or veteran status.