Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center — Supervising Attorney of Civil Legal Needs of Sexual Assault Survivors Clinic

08 Oct 2014 3:18 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

STAR (Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response) and the Law Clinic at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, are collaborating to provide legal representation to victims of sexual assault through a Civil Legal Needs of Sexual Assault Survivors Law Clinic and are seeking a Attorney Supervisor to teach a clinical course, supervise law students in their representation of clinic clients, mentor other staff attorneys in the Advocacy and Legal Services Program of STAR, as well as assist with other administrative tasks necessary in the operations of the Advocacy and Legal Services Program and the Law Clinic.


The Attorney Supervisor will be an employee of STAR and may receive a Clinical Adjunct Appointment from the LSU Law Center to teach the Civil Legal Needs of Sexual Assault Survivors Law Clinic and supervise students in their clinical activities. Current grant funding provides for a Civil Legal Needs of Sexual Assault Survivors Law Clinic for the academic calendar years of Fall 2015 through Spring 2017.


Classification: 25-32 hrs/wk, Part-Time/Non-Exempt


Duties and Responsibilities:

             Provide direct legal representation to survivors of sexual assault, including civil and criminal orders of protection, separation and divorce, child custody and support, spousal support, property, housing, employment issues, privacy and confidentiality issues, Title IX and education issues, campus safety issues, and immigration;

             Develop and deliver Civil Legal Needs of Sexual Assault Survivors Law Clinic curriculum for the academic calendar years of Fall 2015 through Spring 2017;

             Oversee student attorneys through the Civil Legal Needs of Sexual Assault Survivors Law Clinic;

             Mentoring and provide guidance to staff attorney at STAR;

             Respond to requests from clients during and/or after business hours;

             Monitor and follow up on grant objectives;

             Participate in advocacy team meetings, staff meetings and community meetings as requested;

             Assist in developing reports as required by funder(s); and

             Performing other duties as assigned by supervisor.



             Candidates must be licensed to practice in Louisiana with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the practice of law, as well as have demonstrated knowledge, expertise and commitment to social justice and/or victim services work.

             Teaching, mentoring, and supervisory experience is preferred, but not required.

             Candidates must be interested in teaching and supervising law students acting in a representative capacity pursuant to Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX. 

             Applicant must consent to and successfully complete a full background investigation, which includes a criminal history check and finger printing.

             Applicant must have completed, or will complete in the first year of employment, a mandatory 40 hours of sexual violence training; plus 20 hours of continuing education/training annually.

             Applicant must have the ability to set clear, professional boundaries and the ability to maintain client and agency confidentiality.

             Applicant must have the ability to be self-directed yet work effectively as a team member.

             Applicant must be able to identify and respond to shifting priorities.

             Applicant must have the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and have excellent organizational skills.

             Applicant must have a valid driver’s license, provide own transportation and provide proof of auto insurance.

             Applicant must have the ability to communicate effectively, problem solve, and work well with people from diverse backgrounds.

             Applicants who are bilingual in Spanish/English are highly desired.


Work Hours: Flexible/dependent upon schedule


Salary and Benefits: Salary range for this position is commensurate with experience.


How to Apply: To apply for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter detailing your experience and desired salary, and a minimum of three professional references no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, October 17, 2014 to Racheal Hebert, Executive Director at careers@brstar.org  .   


Questions can be directed to Racheal Hebert at STAR at (225) 615-7093 or Robert Lancaster, Director of Clinical Legal Education at the LSU Law Center at (225) 578-8262.


Funding for this position is provided by the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW)Legal Assistance to Victims (LAV) Grant. As with all grant funded programs, employment with this program is contingent upon on-going grant funding that is available to compensate the employee.



STAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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