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Staff Attorney

Location:YORK, PA
Salary Range:Unspecified
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Victim Services
Description:Come join our legal department and share your knowledge, compassion, and skills to support our clients.

This position will work for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence providing legal advice and representation in civil legal matters including but not limited to child custody, divorce and domestic relations. The Staff Attorney will have the assistance of and provide legal supervision to a Paralegal. The Staff Attorney will maintain statistics for reporting requirements as needed. Overnight and multiple day travel are necessary and access to reliable transportation is essential. Must be dedicated to the mission of YWCA York.
Duties:• Provide civil legal representation to clients of ACCESS-York, Victim Assistance Center (YWCA York) and partner agency Safe Home, including but not limited to matters of divorce, custody and domestic relations.
• Maintain confidential materials and information associated with all clients.
• Work in conjunction with the agency’s legal advocates to meet legal needs of clients and provide consultation to legal advocates and clients as needed.
• Work with Legal Advocacy Director to prioritize referrals to the program.
• Attend trainings as appropriate to fulfill grant requirements including PCADV/PCAR Advocate training and CLE trainings to maintain licensure.
• Attend CLR Grant meetings at PCADV.
• Remain current and maintain thorough knowledge of all legislation which may affect victims of crime and/or the department.
• Maintain cooperative working relationship with community agencies such as the county court system including but not limited to: York County Bar Association, Domestic Relations and the legal advocates at the Protection From Abuse Office.
• Attend YWCA York sponsored and community special events as requested.
• Adhere to YWCA York conduct and service standards per funding agencies such as PCADV, etc.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:Current Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Minimum of 3-5 years of litigation experience.

Substantive knowledge of family law.

Experience with and passion for the provision of services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing.


• Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences. - Treats people with respect; Works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
• Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
• Develops working knowledge of trauma informed care and the dynamics of domestic violence and trauma
• Observes safety and security procedures.
• Adapts to changes in the work environment.

Physical Requirements:
In addition to the duties listed above, this position also has physical components as listed below. The list is intended to give an overview of the position as performed by a person without disabilities. In conformance with the Americans With Act, YWCA York will make reasonable adjustments to enable an otherwise qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation where necessary.

• Ability to lift, push, and/or pull up to 15 pounds.
• May require driving in inclement weather.

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