Client Attorney II

Women's Center for Advancement (WCA)
Posted Jan 29
Full Time
Omaha, Nebraska

Job Title: Client Attorney II

Department: Legal

Reports To: Legal Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Classification: Full-Time

WCA Mission Statement: Assisting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and stalking and their children to achieve safety and empowering them to lead self-determined lives.

WCA Values

We will exemplify what it takes to be a premier organization as an employer of choice, service provider, partner and collaborator and financial steward, and demonstrate our steadfast commitment to: Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence.

Summary

Seeking attorney to provide legal services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking including assistance with divorce, custody, child support, protection orders, humanitarian-based immigration relief, and other legal issues.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Represent clients in Douglas County domestic relations and protection order cases
  • Provide competent, diligent and trauma-informed representation to clients on individual caseload
  • Conduct legal interviews and provide on-the-spot legal advice
  • Provide competent and trauma-informed representation to self-represented clients at Self-Help Workshops and Walk-in Legal Consultations
  • Maintain accurate and contemporaneous client documentation and timekeeping practices
  • Conduct legal research
  • Support development of WCA Legal Program and Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) grant implementation
  • Engage in effective collaboration with other WCA programs and community partners
  • Provide outreach regarding WCA clients and services
  • Complete internal continuing education and Nebraska CLE requirements
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Education/Experience

Juris Doctor (JD) degree and license to practice law in the state of Nebraska required.

Minimum three (3) years of legal practice as a licensed attorney required.

Preferred Experience (salary Commensurate With Experience)

  • Protection order, domestic relations and/or civil litigation experience;
  • Experience with T-visa, U-visa, VAWA relief and/or Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) cases;
  • Representing clients who have experienced abuse/trauma, clients with limited resources and/or clients who are Limited English Proficient (LEP);
  • WCA also strongly values the personal, lived experience of individuals from all backgrounds.

Qualifications

  • Understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking issues.
  • Ability to work with a diverse client population and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Good working knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet and database programs.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment.
  • Regular and predictable attendance required.
  • Responsible for providing own transportation to meet with clients and other community providers.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule.
  • Maintain confidentiality standards of the organization and in accordance with HIPPA standards.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Women’s Center for Advancement.
  • Strong preference will be given to applicants who are bi-lingual

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee will be in a normal office environment while performing the duties of this job and will be required to sit, stand, walk and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. In addition, employee will be required to drive to other locations and carry presentation materials to conduct company business.

WCA is an E-Verify employer, and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.