Capital University Law School is seeking candidates for a Paralegal/Domestic Violence Advocate in the Family Advocacy Clinic, Civil Protection Unit, at the Capital University Law School. The Paralegal/Domestic Violence Advocate position will provide support to the attorneys to assist victims of domestic violence by interviewing and counseling, client education, providing assistance with referrals and pertinent agency resources, assisting with document preparation, evidence procurement, court liaison and client follow up.
Perform in-depth interviews with the client beyond the scope of the legal case facts.
Perform crisis/trauma intervention by calming client to aid in completing legal process.
Distribute safety packets and educate the client about the cycle of domestic violence.
Counsel client according to specific client needs.
Make referrals to other agencies and contact on client’s behalf, if necessary.
Create individualized safety plan for client, including immediate future and near future.
Discuss housing issues, follow up counseling, and shelter availability.
Assist paralegal and attorneys with paperwork completion, interviewing, taking photos, collecting evidence as needed.
Direct legal questions to the staff attorneys or paralegal as needed.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
College graduate or candidate with experience working with victims of domestic violence and/or experience interviewing people in crisis.
This position is funded through a grant which runs through September 30, 2017 and is renewable one-year terms on an annual basis. Starting hourly rate is $13.22.
Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, retirement, family education benefits, long-term disability, life insurance and free parking.
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For more information on Capital University Law School, visit our website at www.law.capital.edu.
Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.
Founded in 1830, Capital University is a mid-sized, comprehensive, private university whose community values of diversity, free inquiry, ethical reflection and civic engagement are strongly promoted within the Lutheran tradition of higher education. The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in an atmosphere of personal attention to students. The academic units at Ca...pital University include the College and the Law School. Five schools comprise the College: School of Natural Sciences, Nursing, and Health; School of Management and Leadership; School of Social Sciences and Education; Conservatory of Music and School of Communication; and School of Humanities. The University enrolls approximately 3,600 students, including 2,200 traditional undergraduates. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Capital is committed to building a diverse community and encourages applications from women and minorities.
Capital University calls Columbus, Ohio, home. As the 15th largest city in the nation, Ohio's capital and most populated city, Columbus is rich in cultural diversity and the arts, the center of the state's political activity, and home to several Fortune 500 companies. Columbus ranks in Money magazine's picks of the ten best big cities.