Domestic Violence Attorney - Job Posting

Domestic Violence Attorney – Job Posting

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Pisgah Legal Services is a community-based, non-profit law firm which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania Counties of western North Carolina. These counties are in the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are more than 80,000 client-eligible people in these six counties (at or below 125% of the federal poverty level). PLS directly serves almost 15,000 people annually and provides community education and outreach to many other low-income clients.

PLS is seeking a full-time DV Mountain Violence Prevention Project (MVPP) N.C. licensed attorney to work out of our Asheville office. The MVPP helps victims of domestic violence escape domestic violence and live independent of their abusers. MVPP strives to provide holistic services to clients including and beyond the initial protective order.

Responsibilities:

• Representation and advice to clients in prevention of domestic violence and other
poverty law cases.
• Preventive legal education and outreach.
• Some travel within sixty miles of our offices.
• This attorney will also be responsible for keeping abreast of developments in the law
and disseminating information to staff, volunteer attorneys and the public.

Qualifications:

N.C. licensed attorney. Spanish language skills would be an asset, as would experience in addressing problems associated with domestic violence, family law, foreclosure prevention, and other areas of poverty law.

Salary/Benefits: Depending on experience. Excellent fringe benefits, including 401(k) retirement plan, as well as life, health, and disability insurance. PLS is an equal opportunity employer. Racial minorities, women, elderly, and the disabled are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Submit resume, cover letter to: employment@pisgahlegal.org. Please specify this position on the cover letter and resume.

Pisgah Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Racial minorities, women, the elderly, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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