Description:

Summary of Responsibilities:
The Attorney provides comprehensive legal assistance to all victims of crime, with a focus on matters that arise as a direct result of the client's victimization. Services include obtaining protective/restraining orders and other relief to ensure our clients' safety and security. Clients may receive legal assistance in a wide range of other legal issues as necessary to address consequences of victimization and obtain long-term safety and stability; this may include housing, employment, consumer, and family law matters.

Requirements:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Interview victims of crime in a manner sensitive to the trauma they may have experienced and attuned to honoring their choices.
  • Assess the needs of victims in terms of their immediate legal needs for protection and other legal issues that are an outgrowth of victimization.
  • Engage with other services providers to coordinate service delivery and identify/address issues that have an impact on victims.
  • Engage with police and prosecutors to advocate for victims.
  • Provide legal services including legal research and factual investigation, counsel and advice, brief services and document preparation, dispute resolution and representation of clients in administrative and judicial proceedings.
  • Provide accurate and complete information for grant reporting to grant funders including documenting services in the case record.
  • Attend training required by the grant.
  • Actively participate in staff committees or task forces focused on services for victims.
  • Develop and maintain networking relationships with local bar associations and with local, state, and federal governments and community agencies that serve our client population, including those serving persons with disabilities, older adults, and other special needs.
  • Prepare and file briefs, motions, and other necessary judicial pleadings.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in a field of study that meets grant criteria.
  • Juris doctor or equivalent from an accredited law school required.
  • Active license to practice law and/or membership in Oklahoma state Bar.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Thorough understanding of technology and scientific developments.
  • Thorough understanding of **** law.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong research, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.