WomensLaw.org is an Internet-based project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence
(NNEDV), providing easy-to-understand legal information and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. WomensLaw.org operates out of an NNEDV satellite office in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn, NY.
* Unpaid Pro Bono Attorney in Residence
Pro Bono Attorney in Residence
This is an UNPAID position -- neither health benefits nor salary will be provided. The position is intended for an attorney who is being paid by his/her firm to pursue pro bono work for a period of time or for for an attorney with an alternate source of funding.
WomensLaw.org is an Internet-based, national, nonprofit organization providing easy-to-understand legal information and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Over 50,000 people visit WomensLaw.org each month. The organization is based in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn, NY.
WomensLaw.org is looking for a Pro Bono Attorney in Residence who would work closely with the Legal Director in ensuring that we provide comprehensive and up-to-date legal information for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through our website and email hotline. The Program Attorney will answer legal hotline emails from victims all over the country and train and supervise volunteer hotline responders.
The Pro Bono Attorney, working with staff and volunteers, will also be responsible for developing new materials for the website, keeping existing materials up to date, and working with other experts in the field to share information, develop collaborations, and create materials appropriate for WomensLaw.org users. The Program Attorney will also assist in recruiting and supervising law student interns.
Please note that the Pro Bono Attorney will NOT provide representation or work on specific legal cases.
1. Prior experience working with survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault or a proven dedication to women’s issues.
2. Excellent writing (plain-language) and research skills.
3. Highly organized and self-motivated; with a great attention to detail.
4. Strong outreach skills.
5. Experience recruiting, managing and training volunteers.
6. Ability to multi-task and manage several projects at once, as well as assist with other organizational needs.
7. Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
8. Flexible, positive, and compassionate; able to handle sensitive situations.
9. Commitment to helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Application Instructions: Please send a resume and cover letter Stacey Sarver, Esq. via email or fax.
Stacey Sarver, Esq.
Stacey [at] WomensLaw [dot] org
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