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Years of Experience
Education Staff Attorney The candidate will lead a new education advocacy initiative assisting low-income children in Lawrence, MA. The position is for 1-2 years beginning in September, 2017. Will provide individual legal representation for Lawrence area students before local schools and school boards, administrative agencies, and the courts. Legal advocacy will include representation of clients in regular and special education matters, including helping disabled students access appropriate services; representing students in school exclusion and other discipline matters; engaging in homelessness advocacy; and, assisting ELL students as needed. The attorney also will engage in various non-case related activities including community outreach, training parents and service providers on education related issues, and systems reform work designed to enhance the effect of our agency’s direct service efforts. The advocacy will require collaborations with staff of numerous youth-serving programs in the northeast region. Spanish language proficiency or fluency is required. Also should possess a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and/or a passion for advocating on behalf of low-income children and/or students with disabilities. Knowledge of special education and school discipline law is preferred. Only recent law school graduates or attorneys with 0-2 years experience will be considered.
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