The Gender Violence Clinic at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is seeking a Staff Attorney (payroll title - Research Assistant) to assist in the supervision and management of the Gender Violence Clinic caseload. The position offers a unique opportunity to work with law students and to help expand the reach of the Gender Violence Clinic. Background: The Gender Violence Clinic explores the ways in which gender and violence intersect within the legal system. Students examine various contexts in which issues of gender and violence overlap, including intimate partner abuse, trafficking, rape and sexual assault, and violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The course pays particular attention to the experiences of people of color and low income people experiencing violence and abuse. Students engage in individual representation of clients in a range of cases implicating gender and violence. Subjects for litigation include domestic violence protective or peace orders; divorce; custody; immigration relief, including Violence Against Women Act self-petitions or T or U visa applications; parole, commutation, and expungement of criminal records for victims of gender based violence; and sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. Students also engage in systemic advocacy work through legislative or community education projects. Clinic faculty supervise all work. Students will build professional and collaboration skills in a litigation setting; learn law in the context of practice; explore issues of professional responsibility in client representation and the role of the attorney in providing access to the justice system; and look at wider issues of gender violence law and policy. Professor Leigh Goodmark has led the clinic since 2013. The Staff Attorney will work in close collaboration with Professor Goodmark for the practice component of the course. The ideal candidate will have an interest in teaching and mentoring law students and in handling cases involving victims of gender violence. This is a full-time, 12-month academic appointment that is grant funded for two years at our downtown Baltimore law school. Essential Duties:
Assisting in the teaching of the Gender Violence Clinic, including both classroom seminar teaching and case supervision.
Handling cases involving gender violence referred by community partners.
J.D. Must be admitted to practice law in Maryland and be in good standing.
3 to 5 years practice experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Familiarity with basic concepts of gender violence law and interest in teaching and mentoring law students.
Experience with legislative and systemic advocacy.
Litigation experience, preferably in the context of gender violence.
Excellent coordination and organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and supervise and coordinate the work of others.
Excellent oral communication skills.
Excellent research and writing skills.
Salary: $65,000 plus benefits. This is a two year grant-funded position. To
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Organization: Francis King Carey School of Law - Instruction
Job Posting: Nov 20, 2018
Internal Number: 108721
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