Staff Attorney, Matrimonial/Economic Justice Project
Company: Sanctuary For Families Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Sanctuary for Families is New York's leading service provider and
advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and
related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers
thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to
safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive
range of services. We provide a range of wrap-around services to
help survivors rebuild their lives in the aftermath of abuse, and
work to end gender violence through three key strategies: direct
services, outreach and training, and systems-change advocacy. Our
services are available in 11 locations throughout New York
Sanctuary for Families, Center for Battered Women's Legal Services,
the largest provider in the U.S. of legal services exclusively for
victims of domestic violence and related forms of gender-based
violence, seeks a dynamic individual with a commitment to working
with victims and survivors. The Staff Attorney will primarily
handle housing matters such as eviction and HP actions in the
housing courts of the five boroughs of New York City, lease
termination matters, and legal advocacy on public housing and
--- Represents victims of gender violence in housing court
proceedings, including non-payments, holdovers, and HP actions.
--- Represents victims of gender violence in other forums,
including Article 78 proceedings in Supreme Court.
--- Represents victims of gender violence in lease termination
--- Provides legal advocacy with respect to early lease
terminations, public housing, housing-related benefits, and rental
--- Provides legal assistance and consultations to pro se litigants
in housing law matters.
--- Screens, advises, and advocates for clients in legal and
--- Represents Sanctuary for Families on task forces and other
political and advocacy committees outside the agency and at
--- Trains law students, pro bono attorneys, and Sanctuary
--- Attends and participates in inter-agency conferences and legal/
bar association committee meetings to keep abreast of developments
in the areas of pro bono, domestic violence, and housing law.
--- Facilitates clients' access to intra-agency and outside
resources, and administers the provision of direct financial
assistance and donations to clients.
--- Develops and conducts outreaches to under-served
--- Maintains statistics relating to client services for grant
--- Performs any other department or agency-related duties or
special projects as directed by supervisor.
--- Collaborates with all other projects within the legal center on
housing, public benefits, and family law issues.
--- Collaborates with Clinical staff on housing issues for
--- JD and Admission to the NY Bar.
--- Prior housing law knowledge and experience
--- Prior family law knowledge and experience preferred.
--- Fluency in a second language preferred.
--- Strong computer skills.
--- Good public speaking skills.
--- Ability to work independently.
--- Ability to multi-task and balance complicated cases.
--- Strong research and writing skills.
--- Ability to cooperate well with diverse people and
--- Sensitivity to issues of cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity
with strong lawyering, advocacy, and leadership skills to provide
zealous, knowledgeable legal advocacy to domestic violence victims
and other victims of gender based violence.
--- Knowledge of the dynamics of gender-based oppression and a
strong motivation to combat gender-based violence.
Budgeted Salary: $71,436 - $73,986
Work position is hybrid
Vaccination Policy: Proof of vaccination or proof of first dose
with scheduled 2nd dose within 30 days is required.
- Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Employer-paid life insurance
- Employer retirement contribution
- Paid time off
- Flex spending account
- Student loan assistance
- Tuition reimbursement program
- Gym reimbursement program
All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment
opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed
(religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation,
military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic
characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status,
and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with
regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal
conviction and prior arrest.
D.E.I Commitment: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core values
at Sanctuary for Families that represent our dedication to
fostering a safe, respectful, responsive, and fair work
environment. We recognize the value diversity holds in embracing
all employees, clients, and volunteers regardless of gender, race,
ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or
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