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Family Law Attorney (posted 3/10/06)

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation is seeking an attorney to work in NMIC’s interdisciplinary Domestic Violence Project (DVP). The DVP currently offers non-residential counseling and advocacy services, in addition to a unique economic empowerment program, to a predominantly immigrant population of battered women.

Some of the DVP attorney’s duties include:

  • Provide legal representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence in family law matters in Manhattan Family Court on a number of legal matters, including orders of protection, child support, custody, visitation and omplete VAWA immigration work.
  • Work in collaboration with NMIC’s Domestic Violence Project (Social Services and Project RICA, the economic empowerment program).
  • Assist in the development of grant proposals and other funding opportunities
  • Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for reports.

Among some additional qualifications:

  • J.D. with admission to the New York State Bar
  • At least 1-3 years relevant family and matrimonial law and court experience.
  • Nonprofit domestic violence work experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Spanish oral and written communication. You must be comfortable interviewing clients in Spanish without a translator.

To apply send cover letter, resume and writing sample by mail or email to: Kenneth Rosenfeld, Director of Legal Services, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, 76 Wadsworth Avenue, New York, NY 100333. Email: Fax: 212-740-9645.



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For help please call:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

The New York State Spanish Domestic Violence Hotline:




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