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WCA- Women's Center for Advancement Omaha, NE
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Job Description

Job Title:  Client Attorney

Department: Legal

Reports To: Legal Services Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

Classification:  Full-time

Effective Date: Immediately

 WCA Mission Statement: 

Assisting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children to achieve safety and empowering them to lead self- determined lives.

WCA Values: 

We will exemplify what it takes to be a premier organization as an employer of choice, service provider, partner and collaborator and financial steward, and demonstrate our steadfast commitment to:  Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, and Excellence.                                                         

Summary: 

Responsible for providing legal services to clients including assistance with divorce, custody, child support, protection orders, humanitarian immigration relief, and other legal issues. Looking for someone who is interested in a job that provides not only the opportunity to work, but also the opportunity to serve.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend court and represent clients.
  • Draft and file legal documents
  • Conduct legal interviews.
  • Provide legal advice regarding protection orders, restraining orders, and emergency custody matters.
  • Provide appropriate referrals to outside agencies.
  • Research legal issues as needed.
  • Record all case data and facts into a computerized case management system.
  • Consult with pro se clients at Self-Help Workshop and Walk-in Consultation Day Programs.
  • Assist with development of pro so legal education materials.
  • Review referrals for legal services to determine client eligibility for services.
  • Support development of Legal Department.
  • Provide outreach regarding WCA clients and services.
  • Attending continuing education classes/seminars.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Education/Experience:

Juris doctorate and license to practice law in the state of Nebraska.  At least 3-5 years of experience in immigration and/or family law cases.   Previous experience managing people and/or projects preferred.  Strong preference for bi-lingual applicants.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with a diverse client population and cultural backgrounds.
  • Understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking issues.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Good working knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet and database programs.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment.
  • Regular and predictable attendance required.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive for organization business.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule.
  • Maintain confidentiality standards of the organization and in accordance with HIPPA standards.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Women’s Center for Advancement
  • A strong preference will be given to applicants who are bi-lingual

    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The employee will be in a normal office environment while performing the duties of this job and will be required to sit, stand, walk and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  In addition, employee will be required to drive to other locations to conduct company business.

Job Details

Date Posted February 12, 2019
Date Closes March 13, 2019
Address 3801 Harney St.
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Legal
Function Attorney
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Start Date Immediately
SOC Category 23-1011.00 Lawyers
Zipcode 68131
Name Eileen Reilly
Address 3801 Harney Street
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68131
Phone 402-345-6555 x209
FAX 402-345-0635

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Domestic Partner Benefits (Same-Sex)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Professional Liability
  • Salary Continuation
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Workout Facilities

This job requires the following skills

  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Strong Time Management
  • Affidavits
  • Attorney
  • Civil Procedure
  • Correspondence Drafting
  • Document Drafting
  • Family Law
  • Interrogatories
  • Legal - Research
  • Legal - Writing
  • Pleadings
  • Trial Practice

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