Attorney (Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault)

Attorney (Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault)

Heartland Family Service | Papillion, NE, 68133, US
Salary Range:$59,000 – $81,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Attorney (Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault)

At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team-oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you.


The program attorney will work in conjunction with the Domestic Violence Sexual Assault program to provide legal services with issues related to protection orders and civil legal matters for program clients.

Compensation: between $56,800 and $71,858 per year (based on years of experience)
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week)

  • *Manage a caseload to include scheduling initial and follow-up appointments, manage court appearance schedule, etc.
  • *Supervise and work in partnership with legal assistant to achieve prescribed program and client goals.
  • *Provide education and referral information to program advocates working with victims involved with the civil legal system.
  • Remain current on issues pertaining to domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking and other job-related topics.
  • *Work with the Program Director to develop and implement protocols for addressing referrals, conflicts of interest, and confidentiality.
  • *Provide direct representation to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking seeking civil legal advice and litigation including Protection Orders and other civil legal needs the address a victim’s need for safety, in addition to helping victims navigate the criminal justice system.
  • *Collect and report statistical and program outcome data using prescribed formats.
  • *Travel is required, included use of personal vehicle.
  • Is able to work both independently, with little supervision, and as a part of a team.
  • Able to establish regularity and dependability in scheduling all appointments and accuracy in reports and statistics.
  • Displays a courteous and caring attitude at all times to the clientele, volunteers, and visitors of the Agency.
  • Abides by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies, and requirements.
  • Cooperates and collaborates with program area staff, volunteers, and other Agency staff.
  • Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance
  • Able to evaluate program services and make recommendations.
  • Develops personal and program related skills through participation in internal and external training opportunities including printed material and audio and/or visual media.
  • *Creates, maintains, and shares as appropriate a dynamic self-care plan.
  • *Strives to make connections between the agency and the larger community whenever possible to contribute to the agency’s ongoing fundraising and friend-raising efforts
  • Performs other program related duties as assigned.


Estimated Distribution of Duties

  • 95% Direct Services to victims
  • 2% Administrative
  • 2% Support to program
  • 1% Other duties


  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in Nebraska
  • Demonstrate knowledge of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking issues.




Juris Doctorate Degree or better.



Licensed to practice law in Nebraska

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)