Managing Legal Advocate

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Nov 21, 2018
Dec 21, 2018
Focus Areas
Human Services
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level

Position Description:

This professional provides over-all coordination of PADV’s legal advocacy program of their respective location, including daily administrative and programmatic functions and supervision of interns/volunteers. The Managing Legal Advocate is also responsible for providing information and lay assistance regarding legal concerns to clients affected by domestic violence.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Represents PADV at Task Force, Fatality Review, collaborative meetings and among community partners.
  • Researches and builds relationships with services that are specific to the overall needs of DV victims.
  • Assesses and communicates trends and needs of the program, including training needs and professional development of respective team.
  • Responds to the administrative needs of the legal advocacy program.
  • Coordinates the schedule with staff, interns/volunteers to ensure the program is adequately staffed.
  • Develops and maintains familiarity of community resources in respective county.
  • Provides legal advocacy for clients and assesses their legal needs for service.
  • Accompanies clients to court to secure TPO’s, attend hearings, and assist survivors at regularly scheduled court sessions.
  • Coordinates services for client on legal issues and make necessary referrals.
  • Refers appropriately and works cooperatively with criminal justice, legal, medical and mental health professionals and other community agencies who also serve crime survivors.
  • Assists clients in developing a plan of action.
  • Responds to crisis calls requiring legal support.
  • Provides training to professionals in the community on domestic violence.
  • Trains and supervises interns/volunteers for supportive legal advocacy roles.
  • Provides task supervision for interns/volunteers assigned to the legal advocacy program.
  • Fosters and maintains excellent, professional working relations with staff and interns/volunteers and functions as part of a team. 
  • Collects and summarizes legal advocacy data.
  • Maintains client records and monthly statistics.
  • Maintains and generates monthly reporting requirements as established for the legal advocacy program.
  • Ensures the strategic plan and grant performance outcomes are met through the Apricot database system.
  • Participates in supervisory meetings and attends all staff and team meetings.
  • Provides professional documentation of services provided, including statistical information and safety planning and maintains case records utilizing CJCC Standards as a primary benchmark in Apricot.
  • Commits to the principle of confidentiality as it relates to client information.
  • Follows agency/contract/grant/licensing policies and procedures.
  • Responds to agency needs as established with the Vice President of Prevention & Outreach in line with program assignments, abilities, and community needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Core Values of Staff

  • Compassion:  We act with compassion toward others and work for the good of others, respecting people as the authors of their own lives.
  • Client-Centered Service:  We work to achieve client satisfaction, both internal and external.
  • Integrity:  We act with integrity that promotes the highest confidence, trust and accountability.
  • Leadership:  We demonstrate leadership in our organization and throughout the communities we serve.
  • Teamwork:  We work as a team, achieving mutual goals and objectives collaboratively and collectively.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Knowledge of domestic violence and its impact on victims.
  • Court and legal experience and knowledge of the legal system as it relates to domestic violence.  
  • Ability to complete TPO’s and assist client through the process.
  • Knowledge of community referral sources.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
  • Experience in a complex human service organization.
  • Communicate effectively orally and written.
  • Computer and software applications skills.

To apply please submit cover letter, resume and salary history to

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