Staff Attorney - Bangor
Partners for Peace, the domestic violence resource center serving Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties, currently has an opening for a Staff Attorney.
Candidates should enjoy working independently in a friendly, fast-paced setting, and have a strong commitment to ending domestic abuse. The Staff Attorney is responsible for coordinating and providing assistance, consultation and representation to victims of domestic abuse based on their needs with a focus on protection from abuse, divorce, and child custody actions.
Working as part of the Legal Team, this position ensures the provision of consistent, high-quality legal assistance and appropriate referrals to the organizations current and future clients. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively with a diverse group of staff and a changing client population, have an appreciation for advocacy work, and demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills.
Prior experience working with people affected by abuse, and with consensus decision-making, is a plus.
All staff participate in crisis intervention, advocacy, and community response work.
Candidate must be licensed to practice law in the State of Maine, and have a working knowledge of the role of civil and criminal law in safety planning for people affected by domestic violence and abuse. To view this job description, including a list of minimum and preferred qualifications, for this position please click on the following link: This is a full-time, exempt position with a starting salary range of $40,000 to $50,000 depending on experience, plus a generous benefits package. Please send your resume, cover letter and an essay of views on domestic abuse to the following address: Hiring Committee Partners for Peace P.O.
Box 653 Bangor, ME 04402-0653 or Via Email: ...@partnersforpeaceme.org Position is open until filled, with preference given to applications received by June 14, 2018.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
No telephone calls, please. Partners for Peace is a United Way agency, an equal opportunity employer, and is funded in part by the State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services and Maine Housing.
All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.
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