Position Title: Civil Legal Specialist
Salary Range: $22-24/hour
Classification: Full Time Non-Exempt
Supervised by: Legal Services Director
Applications due: October 11, 2019 or until filled.
CAWS North Dakota is a non-profit domestic violence and sexual assault coalition. Our mission is to provide leadership and support in the identification, intervention and prevention of domestic and sexual violence.
Overview: Provide administrative and legal support to attorney, case preparation and client advocacy through the Civil Legal Remedies Project in order to carry out the following:
- Assist in establishing a state-wide Civil Legal Remedies Collaborative that will consist of professionals from the legal community and victim services.
- Increase the capacity of attorneys and victim service providers to be well-versed in trauma-informed practices and trained about the civil legal remedies that can be helpful to crime victims.
- Implement and staff a virtual legal advisement call line for crime victims in order to provide free legal advice and follow up to civil legal issues that do not require court representation. The call line will be designed to complement other legal services that are provided by others in the state.
- Administrative and legal support to the Legal Services Director in developing and implementing the legal call line; schedule coordination and legal research.
- Answer calls on the legal services advisement call line, under the supervision of the Legal Services Director.
- Client assistance including collection of case documents, translation, advocacy and referrals.
- Clerical responsibilities including client record maintenance, mailing, copies, and phone reception.
- Organize and assemble cases staffed through the call line under the supervision of legal staff.
- Written and verbal translation.
- Participate in the organization and supervision of meetings, webinars and trainings.
- Provide technical assistance and training to member programs and community.
- Commitment to social justice, social change work, and ending violence.
- Understand issues of cultural and socio-economic diversity.
- Possess a demonstrated interest in domestic violence work and trauma-informed services, or willingness to learn.
- Formal education as Paralegal with two years of experience, or significant prior work experience in immigration legal services, advocacy, or work in culturally-specific/marginalized communities.
- Prefer knowledge in civil and criminal law related to immigration and domestic violence including VAWA petitions, U-Visa, T-Visa, etc.
- Organized, detail oriented and ability to meet strict deadlines.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Send cover letter and resume by October 11, 2019 or until filled to:
Bismarck, ND 58501
521 E. Main Ave. Suite 250
701 or 888-255-6240