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Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program Seeks Survivor Support Attorney
October 22, 2020 | Alison Pagan

***TEMPORARY POSITION: In recognition of the increased need for family law and domestic violence protection orders among domestic violence survivors in Clark County (specifically as a result of COVID-19), this position has been made possible through limited grant funding. The term of employment will be 1 year (12 months) from date of hire. It is not expected to be renewed.***

The mission of Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program (CCVLP) is to facilitate access to civil legal aid for low income members of our community through the strength of our volunteers.

 The primary responsibility of the Survivor Support Attorney is to deliver pro bono legal services to low-income individuals in Clark County in accordance with CCVLP’s mission. Specifically, these services include advice, brief services and direct representation in domestic violence protection order cases. Additionally, the Survivor Support Attorney provides guidance, in conjunction with the Legal Director, to volunteer attorneys in domestic violence protection order matters and family law needs of domestic violence survivors. The Survivor Support Attorney works closely with other staff of CCVLP and reports to the Legal Director.

In practice, the Survivor Support Attorney will provide services in two primary capacities. The first will be at the Domestic Violence Protection Order docket held weekly through Clark County Superior Court (virtually or physically). The second will be in many one-on-one consults with clients either virtually or physically at CCVLP.

For more information, including how to apply, click here.