The Matrimonial & Family Law Unit at NYLAG has an immediate opening for an experienced staff attorney to provide comprehensive legal advocacy to Orthodox Jewish domestic violence victims. NYLAG's Project Eden works with clients from the Orthodox Jewish community to raise awareness of domestic violence, provide information and representation on orders of protection, divorce, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and immigration matters, including VAWA self-petitions, battered spouse waivers, and U-visas. The staff attorney will represent clients in multiple venues, including the Supreme, Family, and the Integrated Domestic Violence courts throughout New York City. Representation will also include advising clients on religious divorces, crime victim rights, the criminal justice system, and child neglect and abuse matters, as well as advocacy in the Beit Din. The Staff Attorney will also carry a smaller case load of similar matters for survivors of intimate partner violence throughout New York City.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide direct representation and/or advice and consultation on family, matrimonial and immigration matters;
- Maintain and develop relationships with Project Eden partners;
- Lead and develop educational trainings for lawyers, social workers, and advocates on domestic violence and related issues, particularly within the Orthodox Jewish community;
- Conduct on and off-site intake;
- Participate in internal staff meetings as well as external committees concerning relevant issues; and
- Work with legal interns, volunteers and pro bono attorneys.
- Admission to NYS Bar required.
- 2-3 years of experience in matrimonial and/or family law is preferred.
- Fluency in Hebrew or Yiddish is preferred.
- Knowledge, interest and experience working with the Orthodox Jewish community is required.
- Experience working with survivors of trauma, immigrant communities and/or underserved communities is required.
- Comfortable with working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
- Strong organizational and administrative skills.
- Excellent oral advocacy and writing skills.
NYLAG's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
NYLAG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply.