Seeking Managing Attorney for Custody and Abuse Project

From The Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project:

 

DV LEAP is pleased to announce that we are seeking a Managing Attorney for our Custody and Abuse Project.  The position is anticipated to be ¾ time, with benefits. Through our Custody and Abuse Project, DV LEAP responds to the growing number of domestic violence victims around the country losing custody of their children or being required by courts to turn over their children for unsafe visitation with an abuser. Because these outcomes are widely fueled by the misuse of faulty psychological theories often proffered by neutral evaluators and other court appointees, the Project seeks to educate judges, evaluators and attorneys/advocates about the misuse of such theories and to improve accurate assessment of cases involving domestic violence. The Project will do this through (1) trainings for judges and court-appointed neutrals; (2) trainings for lawyers and advocates on how to combat these problems in litigation; (3) written resources materials for all four professions as well as for pro se litigants and organizations working with pro se litigants; and (4) expert technical assistance and mentoring for lawyers, advocates, and pro se litigants in individual cases.
 
The Managing Attorney will have lead responsibility for management of a two-year federal grant for this Project, working closely with DV LEAP’s Executive Director. To see the job description and additional information, including how to apply please click here or contact Oliver Black at oblack@law.gwu.edu. 

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