Managing Attorney for Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Project
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV), Topeka, KS
Responsible to: Director of Legal and Policy
Primary Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will have significant courtroom experience and is ready to leave day-to-day litigation to focus on mentoring other lawyers, improving the systemic response to sexual assault survivors, and supporting professionals who work in the field. The Managing Attorney will work to increase the availability of quality legal representation for victims in complex litigation in sexual assault civil proceedings, including, but not limited to: fair housing cases, Title IX cases and education-focused litigation, employment-based claims, including sexual harassment, immigration and human trafficking cases.
- Manage the statewide legal project providing direct legal services to survivors of sexual assault across the lifespan.
- Supervise and manage litigating Project Attorneys and the provision of high-quality legal services.
- Coordinate the Legal Assistance to Victims grant project including reviewing and evaluating requests for representation.
- Collaborate with attorneys and other system professionals to increase capacity on legal issues facing sexual assault victims.
- Collaborate with 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 domestic and sexual violence.
- Promote professional development and serve as faculty on all relevant KCSDV trainings.
- Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.
Additional Benefits: Health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, mini-flex plan, employee assistance plan, and 401k plan retirement contribution.
Employment Classification: 100% full-time, exempt
Knowledge Skills & Abilities Needed: This position requires admission to the Kansas Bar and litigation experience. Previous background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy and supervision of staff. 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.