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Legal Intake Coordinator

Ohio Domestic Violence Network
Columbus, Ohio 43229
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

ODVN Legal Assistance Program 

Legal Intake Coordinator

Full time Position

Job Description

It is the responsibility of every ODVN employee to uphold the mission and purpose of this agency.  The Ohio Domestic Violence Network advances the principle that all people have the right to an oppression and violence-free life; fosters change in our economic, social and political systems and brings leadership expertise and best practices to community programs.  

In addition, all staff will communicate ethically and engage in providing excellent customer service.  It is also an expectation that on the individual level all staff members will work to further their personal capacity to foster an environment of cultural inclusivity and sensitivity that is the foundation for all our work. 

This job description defines areas for which an individual has primary responsibility and is not intended to limit the scope of the job.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Legal Intake Coordinator is responsible to work closely with a panel of contract attorneys and referring advocacy organizations to ensure the timely provision of critically needed civil legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking who are otherwise unable to secure an attorney.

  • Screen and assess new legal referrals, complete approval and attorney assignment process.

  • Provide technical assistance to Ohio domestic violence/sexual assault advocates throughout the application process of ODVN’s Legal Assistance Program.

  • Provide limited phone-based advocacy, safety planning and support to survivors who do not have access to a local advocate.

  • Track open cases to ensure survivors are linked to attorneys and utilizing services.  Trouble shoot problems with case assignment.

  • Assist contract attorneys with client management and other issues.

  • Assist with developing and/or disseminating best practice guides, tip sheets and other materials.

  • Manage the advocacy list serve and assist with managing the attorney list serve in coordination with ODVN Staff Attorney/Public Policy Director.

  • Maintain an organized bank of reference materials for advocates and attorneys on topics related to survivors involved in litigation (i.e. custody, immigration, housing, divorce, employment, etc.).

  • Assist with the development of e-learning modules on legal advocacy issues.

  • Assist with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) events for panel attorneys, legal orientations, and other trainings for non-attorney advocates.

  • Participate in relationship building with contract attorneys and referring advocacy organizations.

  • Assist Staff Attorney/Public Policy Director to maintain a specialized document bank for contract attorneys with appellate decisions, model briefs and motions, and other support materials, to support efficient and non-duplicative work on cases.

  • Manage data and data entry, prepare regular reports on program activities for program management, and grant reports. 

  • Attend monthly staff meetings, trainings, meetings of organizational teams and external committees as requested.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Reports to: ODVN Legal Assistance Program Director


  • At least two years relevant experience in the field of domestic violence, organizational capacity building, community collaboration, anti-oppression or social justice work, or any combination thereof. 

  • Knowledge of domestic violence dynamics and services.

  • Knowledge of trauma, vicarious trauma, and trauma-informed services.

  • Working knowledge of criminal and civil legal remedies available to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

  • Demonstrated strong writing and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are required.

  • Valid driver’s license, access to own transportation, and a willingness and ability to travel statewide as needed.


ODVN offers highly competitive salaries based on experience, a generous benefits package including partially paid health insurance for employees and their children; other health insurance policies at low costs to employees such as dental, vision, and short term disability; Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, retirement plan after one year of employment; and a generous and flexible accrued paid time off benefit.


Columbus, Ohio (some remote work permitted)

Application Process:

We encourage applicants from diverse groups to apply including, but not limited to African-American, Latina/o, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and LGBTQ+ persons.  We also welcome applicants from different national origins, religions, ages, & ability status.

To apply:  Please submit a resume with a cover letter by 5 pm on Friday, July 10, 2020, to Nancy Grigsby, Legal Assistance Program Director, ODVN at nancyg@odvn.org.  Please do not submit anything by mail.

No telephone inquiries please.

ODVN is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Posted: 2020-06-24 Expires: 2020-07-24

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Legal Intake Coordinator

Ohio Domestic Violence Network
Columbus, Ohio 43229

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