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Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services Seeks Senior Attorney – Domestic Violence Survivors
January 30, 2024 | Erin Stewart


TCVLS Staff Attorneys work under the general direction of TCVLS Executive Director. The Domestic Violence Senior Attorney position provides supervision of all legal work and coordinates caseload assignments for the DV staff attorney team. The position is funded through at least June 30, 2025, by an on-going grant from the Office of Civil Legal Aid (OCLA). All positions are overtime-exempt and serve at will.

The Domestic Violence Senior Attorney will provide civil legal assistance to low-income individuals or families who are survivors of domestic violence. Services will include advice and counsel, limited representation, brief services, and/or extended representation in protection order and family law matters. Priority for legal services will be given to immigrants with language barriers, American Indians and Native Alaskans, others with limited access to the courts because of race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation/gender identify or disability and those who are identified as high risk based on assessment tools used by DV/SA organizations (such as the Jackie Campbell Danger Assessment). Those living in rural communities and who are isolated will also be part of the priority community of clients. While there is no specific income qualifying criteria, we will prioritize those without the resources to hire an attorney. Emphasis will be on protection orders and family law representation necessary to secure safe and supportive parenting plans, including protection orders for children and child support. This position will serve residents of Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, Pacific and/or Lewis Counties. Some evening and weekend work may be required. Valid driver’s license, insurance and private vehicle required.

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