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 enhance options available to victims of domestic violence to resolve family disputes quickly and peacefully, and to provide representation in a variety of civil matters. The project will prioritize 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 will also partner with AWARE (Aiding Women in Abuse & Rape Emergencies) on a project to develop and provide safe, out-of-court alternative dispute resolution services for domestic violence victims in family law cases, when appropriate. The attorney will be based at AWARE, and will work closely with ALSC’s supervising attorney and staff attorney, an AWARE legal advocate, and a part-time family 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. Generous 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