Staff Attorney

New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
New York
Mission Statement: 

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. AVP’s mission is to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.

Position Description: 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS AVP has developed a legal program addressing the legal needs of LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of intimate partner, sexual violence, hate violence and institutional violence. AVP is hiring an attorney to provide legal advocacy and representation to LGBTQ and HIV-affected community members who are survivors of primarily hate violence. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Legal Services and Advocacy  Conduct client intake.  Provide advice and referrals, and representation.  Provide Know Your Rights trainings to community members.  Maintain records in office database.  Reach out to, build relationships with and work in coalition with service and advocacy groups.  Participate in internal and external coalitions and committees as appropriate.  Refer clients to AVP’s Client Services and Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) services and programs as appropriate.  Work with COPA staff and organizational partners to identify ways to address the needs of LGBTQ immigrant survivors of violence through education, advocacy and organizing. Program-Related Attend weekly supervision with the Director of Legal Services. Attend departmental and full-staff meetings. Attend in-service trainings and external trainings/seminars as appropriate. Assist with and attend AVP signature events. Participate in AVP committees and workgroups, as needed. Administrative Document program activity in a timely and appropriate manner. Maintain complete and organized case files. Enter all data accurately and in a timely manner into the Legal Department database. Adhere to all grant reporting requirements. Maintain confidentiality and professionalism when handling sensitive information and situations. Other Duties as Directed by Supervisors.


 Minimum Juris Doctor and admission to practice in New York State.  Demonstrated interest in public interest law.  Experience with immigration law.  Excellent research and writing skills. Demonstrated commitment to working to end violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities. Bilingual preferred.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Application Instructions: 

Send Resume, cover letter and a writing sample by: Email (preferred): Jessie Pimentel at jpimentel [at] (put “Staff Attorney” in subject line of email); or Mail: New York City Anti-Violence Project, Attn: Jessie Pimentel, 116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10038 or by fax to: 212.714.2627. No phone calls please. Candidates will be notified if we are seeking an interview; because of high volume of responses it may not possible to respond to all inquiries. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIALS FOR CONSIDERATION: candidates will be considered on a rolling basis.

Jessie Pimentel
Country/US Territory: 
United States