Alaska Legal Services Corporation is hiring a full-time attorney in Juneau, funded by a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant’s purpose is to provide legal assistance to victims of domestic violence to resolve family disputes and other civil matters. The project prioritizes services to two traditionally underserved and vulnerable groups of domestic violence victims: Alaska Native/American Indian victims and victims experiencing disabilities.
The attorney will appear in state and tribal court civil proceedings involving family law, housing, consumer protection, public benefits, and health care. The attorney may also help develop new alternative dispute resolution options that are appropriate for trauma survivors. The position will be based between two locations: the AWARE (Aiding Women in Abuse & Rape Emergencies) shelter and the ALSC office. The project envisions the attorney worked as part of a three person team that also includes an AWARE-based legal advocate and AWARE-based counselor.
Ability to work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds is essential, as is working with individuals experiencing trauma, and physical and mental disabilities. Candidates should possess knowledge, appreciation, experience, and commitment to working with and for Alaska Native peoples and statewide Native organizations. ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply.
Computer proficiency required. Bilingual applicants encouraged. Admission to Alaska Bar or Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver required. Information on Bar Rule 43 can be found at http://www.alaskabar.org
Salary: $46,224 to $65,376 per year DOE. Personal leave and benefits package provided, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses.
Position will be open until filled. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and list of three professional references to:
Holly Handler, Juneau Supervising Attorney