Protection Order Project Attorney - KCSDV, Topeka

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

Posted: 1-17-2018

Responsible To: Director of Legal and Policy

Primary Responsibilities:

Legal research and writing. Training of attorneys, law enforcement, advocates, and others. Collaboration with attorneys, law enforcement, prosecutors, court personnel and advocates to improve the quality of representation of victims and use of protection order proceedings.

Specific Duties:

  • In collaboration with other staff and allies, assess ongoing safety and accountability issues and training needs for those involved in the protection order system.
  • Provide legal technical assistance to courts, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, private and legal services attorneys, and others who are involved in administration, issuance, and enforcement of protection orders.
  • Provide legal technical assistance to advocates who are assisting victims with protection orders.
  • Conduct professional discipline-specific trainings on Kansas protection orders.
  • Research and write legal memoranda addressing specific legal issues identified by the project as critical to the improvement of the Kansas protection order process.
  • Represent victims in Kansas protection order cases where the representation will likely have a positive impact for victims across Kansas.
  • Participate in educating advocacy programs about the Project.
  • Participate in case review process with staff.
  • Complete special legal projects and perform other 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:
100% full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Juris doctorate and admission to Kansas Bar. Knowledge of protection orders. Knowledge of legal and systems issues involved in domestic violence and sexual assault, especially as related to protection orders. 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 own means of transportation. Must be able to lift and 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. Subject: Protection Order Project Attorney


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Staff Attorney - KCSDV, Topeka

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

Posted: 1-3-2018

Responsible to:

Director of Legal and Policy Division

Primary Responsibilities:

To develop materials, distribute information, provide training and respond to requests on legal issues regarding sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence.

Specific Duties:

  • Provide technical assistance in written or verbal form to member program advocates and others on legal issues regarding sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence.
  • Answer telephone inquiries from individuals regarding sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence issues of a legal nature.
  • Write, prepare, and distribute materials as directed on legal issues regarding sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence.
  • Serve, as directed, as KCSDV staff representative to agencies or organizations working on sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence issues.
  • Provide training on sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence laws and related issues to advocates, law enforcement officers, criminal justice personnel and related professionals as requested.
  • Track and monitor new case law and legislation impacting victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.
  • Complete special legal projects and perform other duties as directed.

Benefits:
Health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and 401k Plan contribution.

Employment Status:
Full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Needed:
Admission to Kansas Bar or eligible for admission to the Kansas Bar; knowledge of legal and systems issues involved in domestic violence and sexual assault; strong research and writing skills, with previous civil or family law litigation experience a plus; proven ability at public speaking and training; ability to interpret the law to non-law trained advocates and others in oral and written form; demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality; ability to complete projects in a timely manner; ability to travel, have own means of transportation. Must be able to lift and 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. Subject: Staff Attorney

 

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Immigration Advocate - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Immigration Advocate
KCSDV
Topeka, KS
Posted: 10-11-17

Responsible to: Immigration Project Attorney

Primary Responsibilities:
Enhance availability of legal representation for immigrant survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and the historically underserved.

Specific Duties:

  • Assist KCSDV’s Immigration Project Attorney in providing direct legal services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence, sex trafficking and stalking on VAWA self-petitions, U visas, T visas, battered spouse waivers, adjustments of status, petitions for work authorization, and other immigration remedies related to domestic and sexual violence.
  • Assist with the Immigration Network, comprised of representatives from groups working with immigrant populations, to determine gaps in services for immigrant survivors and their children.
  • Assist with monthly conference calls and trainings on relevant topics.
  • Collaborate with KCSDV’s Immigration Project Attorney and other KCSDV staff on projects related to cultural competency, language access, legal services, and the provision of technical assistance.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to attorneys, advocates, law enforcement and allied professionals on issues impacting immigrant survivors and their children.
  • Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.

Employment Status: Full Time

Benefits:
Health, dental, life, and long- and short-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and 401K plan contribution.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Preference for prior experience working in a sexual assault and domestic violence services organization and knowledge of immigration issues. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Knowledge of legal and systems issues involved in domestic violence and sexual assault, especially as relates to immigration law. Ability to develop materials and train on topics relevant to the position. Proficiency or fluency in Spanish required. Ability to travel and have own means of transportation. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

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


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Staff Assistant/Receptionist - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Staff Assistant/Receptionist
KCSDV
Topeka, KS
Posted: 9-2017

Responsible to: Director of Finance and Administration

Primary Responsibility:
To assist KCSDV staff and member programs by performing general office duties, making travel and meeting arrangements, maintaining inventory of office and janitorial supplies, and maintaining resource and membership data.

Specific Duties:

  • Direct incoming calls, mail, emails, and faxes
  • Perform routine clerical work and maintain electronic office calendars and lists
  • Monitor and maintain office and janitorial supplies inventory
  • Maintain resource library and respond to resource/materials requests
  • Provide logistics support to state training project
  • Provide support on trainer travel, trainer contracts, and training schedules for the state training project
  • Provide support on tracking training attendance and project reports
  • Make staff travel arrangements
  • Coordinate recognition of staff birthdays, service anniversaries, and other events
  • Assist with board and committee meeting preparation
  • Maintain membership and mailing list information
  • Maintain personnel list and placement
  • Keep incoming revenue log
  • Track purchase orders and credit card purchases
  • Staff contact for janitorial and mechanical issues
  • Maintain order in common areas
  • Other duties as assigned

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

Employment Status:
Full time, non-exempt

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed:
Office procedures and Microsoft Office software training courses or minimum 2 years equivalent experience; ability to interact positively with staff and public; ability to multi-task and prioritize; effective written and oral communication skills. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, KCSDV, Attn: Jackie Teaford, Director of Finance and Administration, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Subject: Staff Assistant/Receptionist


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