Job Details

Staff Attorney-Family Advocacy Unit

Company name

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Philadelphia, PA

Date Last Verified

Nov 16,2017

Posted on

Oct 11,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Family Law >> Family Law
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Staff Attorney-Family Advocacy Unit The candidate will entail significant courtroom advocacy with a heavy focus on high-quality client representation. Represent parents involved with the Philadelphia child welfare system in their effort to maintain or regain custody of their children. Provide high quality representation to these parents who are often facing complex issues that include domestic violence, addiction, mental health problems, poverty, housing issues, and utility issues. Engage in non-litigation focused advocacy, including policy, administrative and legislative advocacy as well as organizing and teaching community and professional education sessions. May also be asked to provide supervision and support to paralegals, social workers, and interns who are providing advice, brief service, and some representation.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 2 years' litigation experience preferred; will consider clinic or moot court experience for outstanding candidates. Excellent oral advocacy skills. Experience and interest in policy and other forms of advocacy. Excellent legal research and writing skills. Experience and ability to work with low-income and vulnerable individuals. Excellent work ethic, organization, and communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to public interest work. Experience with child welfare or family law preferred, but not required . Illustrate a high level commitment to racial justice advocacy. Strong networking, relationship building and communication skills. Exhibit sound professional and legal judgment. Fluency in another language helpful, but not required.
DEADLINE: October 31, 2017

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Send cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and one brief writing sample (10 pages or less).

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