Job Openings

Staff Attorney

20 total weekly hours (VOCA: 15 hours; TLC: 5 hours)

Pay: Based on experience and starting at $25.00 an hour

Hotline

  • Provide advice, screening, & sending resources to clients who call in on the Hotline.
  • Cover one set day per week from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Hotline (and follow up on messages received after 2:00 p.m. the day before) and back up the Hotline another day a week for two hours.
  • Cover for other attorneys as needed.
  • Update Hotline database.
  • Collect data and information for reports.

Document Clinic

  • Draft family law documents for clients.
  • Provide document coaching when a client needs to complete a document and there is not time to go through the Doc Clinic.
  • Understand the needs, issues, and deadlines for the client.
  • Always inform clients about CVR funding and offer to assist with the forms.
  • Recruit a volunteer attorney or law student to work with some clients.
  • Forward templates and information to the volunteer.
  • Connect the volunteer and client on Zoom.
  • Mentor the volunteer throughout the case.
  • Staff cases with TLC attorneys.
  • Follow through in ensuring the client receives the documents.
  • Follow through with the client to ensure paperwork is filed.
  • Send feedback survey to client and volunteer.
  • Track case and client data.

Case Assignment Meetings

  • Attend weekly case assigning/review meetings for Doc Clinic with TLC staff attorneys.
  • Ensure Document Clinic cases are assigned to a TLC attorney.
  • Ensure that attorneys follow through and close out the cases.

Handouts

  • Lead the coordination efforts and updates of resource handouts used by TLC Staff

Clinics

  • Work with shelters to meet their needs.
  • Determine the place for the clinic, set the dates and times, and advertise as appropriate.
  • Provide intake forms and handouts (ensure expandable file has all handouts).
  • Work with local bar associations to recruit and train volunteers.
  • Track volunteer time and clients served; update Excel Doc.
  • Forward intake paperwork to Executive Assistant and enter the cases onto database.
  • Support and mentor the volunteers at the clinic.
  • Provide advice and education to the clients.
  • Inform clients about CVR funding and offer to assist with the forms.  

Judicial District Liaison

  • Build and foster relationships with agencies, service providers, committees, and the Bar within the District you are assigned
  • Attend the District's Pro Bono Committee Meetings.
  • Work with and maintain contact with the shelters within the District and follows up on their needs.
  • Be aware of and attend events in the District (foster working relationships).

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Recruit and mentor volunteer attorneys and law students.
  • Send applications and follow up emails to new volunteers.
  • Connect new volunteers with training.
  • Coordinate paperwork for out of state licensed and inactive status attorney volunteers.

Miscellaneous

  • Assist other staff as needed with clinics, pro se calendars, CLE’s, etc.
  • Attend Family Justice Center Clinic on alternating Tuesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. until we are finished, or when needed.
  • Attend Staff Meetings.
  • Work on Pro Bono Celebration event and clinic in October.

Administrative

  • Ensure that time reports and requests for reimbursement are complete and timely.
  • Ensure compliance with VOCA Assurances and other grant conditions.
  • Attend training and CLE events to maintain highest professional standards including two one-week intensive trainings on domestic violence and sexual assault.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Please describe what you will bring to the Timpanogos Legal Center team in your cover letter and three reasons why you are the right person for this job. The deadline to submit is January 14, 2022.

Send your cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to:

Lani Harris

Administrative Director and Staff Attorney

Timpanogos Legal Center

Lani@Timplegal.org

Important:  In the subject line please type “Staff Attorney Application for _full name___”

Note: We serve clients across Utah.  The applicant may live anywhere in Utah.

All applicants, employees, and program participants shall be treated equally regardless of race, color, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, or disability.

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This project was supported in part by the Utah Office for Victims of Crime, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice. The  opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of Timpanogos Legal Center and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice or the Utah Office for Victims of Crime.