The System Change Attorneyis committed to centering marginalized communities and creating the conditions where every person can thrive by providing family law legal representation, immigration law consultation, and remedies, and program, advocate, and staff support.
ICADV is committed to building a diverse team that reflects the communities we serve and presents various experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We encourage applications from those with diverse backgrounds. ICADV provides equal opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, political affiliation, economic position, relationship status, residence, or criminal history.
Your passion for the law and social/racial justice will serve as a foundation for all of your responsibilities as the System Change Attorney. You will
Provide in-depth family law (85% cases) and in-depth immigration(15% cases) consultation and representation to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
Provide limited legal consultation, including legal advice, referrals, and support to victims of domestic violence who contact the coalition office through brief service phone sessions.
Collaborate with ICADV staff, community organizers, and key stakeholders on policy engagement and advocacy work concerning issues raised by clients and constituents.
Ensure compliance with Iowa law and ethics code and any other relevant state or federal laws; ensure best practices and legal oversight of the clinic.
Build community and be in relationship with advocates and member programs to assist victims with accessing legal information and assistance.
Assist with developing written resource materials useful to domestic violence advocates and victims, including manuals, training curricula, and attorney referral lists.
Observe, identify, and develop "real solutions" and responses for victims of violence.
Confidently facilitate training & technical assistance through an intersectional lens.
Initiate and engage in national & state networking with policy-makers, advocates, and activists
HOW DOES ICADV SUPPORT YOUR THRIVING?
As a non-profit organization, salaries are not as high as in the public sector. However, as an attorney with ICADV, you are valued and receive other benefits that support your health as a staff person and individual. We provide the opportunity to maintain a better life/work balance. Your work with ICADV may qualify you for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. For more information: https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
ICADV is a state-level non-profit organization working to address the needs of survivors of domestic violence for more than 35 years by challenging systems of inequity and developing resources through movement building, training, education, legislative action, and direct services. ICADV's primary activities include engaging in systems change, developing leadership skills, and strengthening state-funded member domestic violence and shelter programs. We facilitate training, education, and technical assistance to organizations and leaders seeking to end interpersonal and system-based violence. ICADV survivor-focused programs include housing & economic justice education and legal assistance to victims. As an organization engaged at the state and national levels, we coordinate legislative action at the state level.