DVP Fall Legal Intern
Job Short Description:
DVP seeks a legal intern to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of intimate partner abuse to provide assistance to Family Law attorneys in matters concerning orders of protection, custody, visitation, child/spousal support, and uncontested divorces. DVP is currently working remotely due to COVID-19, the intern must be able to work remotely and assist the attorneys virtually.
Job Summary & Qualifications:
- Currently enrolled in law school or recent graduate.
- Fluent in Spanish is preferred.
- Knowledge and understanding of intimate partner violence and trauma.
- Proficiency working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.
- Strong organizational and administrative skills.
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a team member.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and remotely.
- Interest and proclivity in working within a multi-disciplinary framework.
- Assisting UJC DVP attorneys remotely with direct representation and advocacy to survivors of intimate partner abuse seeking legal relief in family court. Some matrimonial and immigration work may be required.
- Conduct client intakes over the phone, perform legal research/writing, and to assist the attorney in all aspects of casework virtually.
- Assist attorney with virtual outreaches and trainings.
- Maintain accurate and timely case files and documentation thereof of all contact and services.
- Collect and maintain data collection required for monthly, quarterly and yearly statistics.
How to Apply:
Please submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume and (3) references via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Fall 2020 Legal Fellowship” in the subject heading. We regret that due to high volume, we are unable to respond to inquiries and will only contact those candidates selected for consideration. Please do not contact us via telephone or fax. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
DVP’s mission is to help survivors of intimate partner abuse and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider intimate partner violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation. Our work focuses on providing legal and social work services to promote justice and vigorously defend and protect survivors’ human rights. To accomplish this, our attorneys, social workers and advocates provide legal representation in NYC Family and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, mental health services, advocacy, case management, and on-going intimate partner abuse education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
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We proudly serve all survivors of domestic violence, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or immigration status.