LAV Project Attorney - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: LAV Project Attorney
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS

Posted: 2-23-2017

Responsible To: Director of Legal and Policy

Primary Responsibilities:
Increase the availability of quality legal representation for victims of sexual assault and for victims with complex family law matters, including: divorce and legal separation, child support and custody, child in need of care, and child abduction prevention proceedings. Increase capacity and quality representation on legal issues facing sexual assault victims.

Specific Duties:

  • Collaborate with attorneys and other system professionals to increase capacity on legal issues facing sexual assault victims.
  • Provide direct legal services to victims of sexual assault and to victims with complex family law matters. Provide assistance to Kansas attorneys representing victims, as needed.
  • Coordinate the Legal Assistance to Victims project including grant reports, statistics and other items, as needed or assigned.
  • Collaborate with family law and immigration attorneys in Kansas to improve the capacity for legal representation of victims.
  • Provide technical assistance to member program advocates, private and legal services attorneys, judges, court personnel, child advocacy personnel, and social service workers on issues impacting victims and their children.
  • Collaborate to provide webinars and trainings to court personnel, judges, guardians ad litem, and child welfare professionals on custody considerations for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • Serve as faculty on all relevant KCSDV trainings.
  • Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.

Benefits:
Health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and retirement fund contribution.

Employment Status:
Full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Juris doctorate and admission to Kansas Bar. Knowledge of and experience practicing family law. Knowledge of legal and systems issues involved in domestic violence and sexual assault, especially as this knowledge relates to family law. Previous background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy. Proven writing and speaking ability. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Ability to travel and have means of own transportation. Must be able to carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and writing sample to KCSDV, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ATTN: Director of Legal and Policy


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Case Coordinator - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Case Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS

Posted: 2-23-2017

Responsible To: Director of Legal and Policy

Primary Responsibilities:
To provide legal and administrative support to a grant funded legal project.

Specific Duties:

  • Work closely with attorneys and advocates, ensuring legal cases are handled effectively.
  • Provide administrative and legal support, including conflicts checks, file and records management, and keeping the project organized.
  • Assist with managing requests for representation, case selection meetings, and contacting attorneys to take case referrals.
  • Assist with implementation and tracking of an evaluation procedure for the project.
  • Assist with drafting, editing, and reviewing project materials and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Benefits:
Retirement fund contribution.

Employment Status:
Half-time position, hourly.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Knowledge of legal systems. Previous background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Ability to interact positively with staff, multi-task and prioritize. Good written and oral communication skills. Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and writing sample to KCSDV, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ATTN: Director of Legal and Policy


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