Fall Legal Intern (Family Law)

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Fall Legal Intern (Family Law)

Job Type:

Part-Time

Job Short Description:

The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of NYC’s most vulnerable citizens. The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking to hire a Fall Legal Intern to work with and on behalf of victims of domestic violence. DVP’s mission is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic 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 victims’ 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 domestic violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City. DVP seeks a Fall Legal Intern to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of domestic violence to provide assistance to Family Law attorneys in matters concerning orders of protection, custody, visitation and child/spousal support. This internship placement may be for any of the 5 boroughs.

Job Summary & Qualifications:

  • Currently attending Law School
  • Fluent in Spanish or another language is preferred
  • Interest and/or experience in working with survivors of domestic 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
  • Must be able to travel between boroughs
  • Interest and proclivity in working within a multi-disciplinary framework.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting UJC DVP attorneys with direct representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence seeking legal relief in family court, matrimonial and/or immigration proceedings
  • Conduct client intakes, perform legal research/writing, assist attorneys in all aspects of their cases
  • Accompany attorneys in conducting Outreach and Community Education events
  • 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.

Benefits/Compensation:

Unpaid

How to Apply:

Please submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume and (3) references via email to: Noora Barakat, Esq., Staff Attorney: nbarakat@urbanjustice.org
Please write “FALL LEGAL INTERN (FAMILY LAW)” 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.

Project Description:

Our mission at the Domestic Violence Project (DVP) is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation.

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We proudly serve all survivors of domestic violence, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or immigration status.

Legal Clinic Schedule

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We welcome your questions and comments

Main Office

40 Rector St., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10006

Intake line: 833.321.4DVP (833.321.4387)

Email: dvp@urbanjustice.org

Hours

M-F: 9:00AM-5:00PM

By appointment only.

Message

2020-02-06T09:43:35+00:00
The health and wellbeing of our staff and clients is of the utmost importance. While we deal with the effects of the coronavirus, our office will be closed. Our staff continues to work to serve our clients and communities, and can be contacted by email. Find out more information here. Ok