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Family Law Attorney

Admin/Operations Public Policy/Government Relations

Job Summary 

Utah Legal Services prioritizes helping clients with cases that affect their basic needs, including safety. We are seeking a motivated and passionate individual to join our Domestic Task Force where you will work with like-minded professionals to empower clients and assist survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with legal matters that will help them escape abusive relationships where their and/or their children's safety is at risk. This position is hybrid or remote but will require in-person appearances in court and meetings when necessary. 


Key Responsibilities 

  • Represent clients in protective orders, stalking injunctions, divorce and custody cases.  
  • Clearly communicate with clients to determine their goals, then assess factual situations and present relevant legal strategies. 
  • Prepare pleadings, exhibits, motions, memorandum, discovery documents, motions, responses, administrative letters, briefs, petitions and counter petitions as needed for case progression and resolution.
  • Negotiate settlements when appropriate, mitigating negative consequences to clients whenever possible.
  • Manage, organize and strategically review case action. 
  • Review paralegal prepared documents, declarations and findings of facts; ensure document compliance with grantees and regulatory governing bodies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities 

  • Excellent interpersonal abilities, verbal and written communication skills. 
  • High level of adaptability, attention to detail, strong analytic and critical thinking abilities. 
  • Demonstration of a strong commitment to assisting individuals from disadvantaged communities. 
  • Professional experience related to working with survivors of domestic violence preferred. 
  • Spanish speaking preferred but not required. 

Education 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. 
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school. 
  • Admission and good standing within the Utah State Bar Association. 

Job Compensation and Location 

  • Starting hourly rate of $35-42. 
  • This is a full-time exempt position. 
  • The position is eligible for remote or hybrid work but will require in-person appearances in court and meetings when necessary. 

 

Benefits 

Our employees' matter and work life balance is important to us. ULS strive to offer a competitive benefits package. Excellent medical insurance, dental insurance, paid vision insurance, employer matching retirement contributions,  generous paid leave starting at 21 days per year and increasing at your second year, health savings account, 25,000 automatic life insurance, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, continuing education opportunities with Coursera, paid parental leave, and remote/hybrid work opportunities, professional development opportunities.

 

Click the link to apply- https://utahlegalservices.bamboohr.com/careers/28?source=aWQ9MjU%3D

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-time

Education Level : Doctoral

Experience Level : Mid Level

Organization Mission : To protect the rights of the disadvantaged and persons of limited means through legal representation, advocacy, and education.

DEI/Nondiscrimination Statement : Utah Legal Services believes that equal opportunity of all employees is important for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state and federal law, this nonprofit will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment because of race, disability, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status in hiring, promoting, demoting, trainings, benefits, transfers, layoffs, terminations, recommendations, rates of pay, or other forms of compensation.

Job Location : Provo

Work Model : Hybrid

Closing Date : 7/31/2024

Compensation Type : Salary

Job Status : Exempt

Benefits Offered : Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off

Pay Range : Hourly Rate $35-$42

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