TULANE LAW SCHOOL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLINIC
VOCA PROJECT ATTORNEY/CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The Tulane University School of Law and the Tulane Domestic Violence Law Clinic are seeking applications for a Domestic Violence Attorney/Clinical Instructor to begin in January 2016. This attorney position is funded by a VOCA grant to provide civil legal advocacy to domestic violence survivors. Responsibilities will include direct client representation on civil legal matters such as protective orders, custody, other family and poverty law related issues. The Project Attorney will work closely with third-year law students licensed to practice under Louisiana’s student practice rule, and will directly supervise and oversee student work on the Project Attorney’s cases. Project Attorney is also responsible for coordinating and managing outreach projects, partnerships, and on-site Clinics at other community programs. This position requires frequent public speaking.
Applicants should have a Juris Doctorate, a sound academic record, practice experience representing clients in domestic violence cases, and an ability to mentor student-attorneys.
Juris Doctorate. Although there is a strong preference for a candidate already admitted to the Louisiana bar, applicants who are eligible to sit for the February 2016 bar exam will be considered.
Ideal candidates will possess demonstrable experience and/or expertise in working with domestic violence survivors, three years or more of courtroom litigation experience, excellent research and writing skills, experience with public speaking or professional training, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to effectively engage the public along all demographics, and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Fluency in Spanish preferred but not required.
How To Apply
All applicants should apply electronically via the following link:
Materials submitted through this Tulane Jobs portal will not be considered.
Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.