Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Children’s Rights

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Feb 06,2019

Valid Through

May 22,2019

Posted on

Jul 23,2018

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


Atlanta, GA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Staff Attorney
Duties: Working with local advocates, thoroughly investigate specific problems in failing systems, develop lawsuits where appropriate, conduct extensive discovery, work with substantive experts and prepare cases for trial or negotiated settlement if possible. Post-judgment work involves regular assessment of performance and extensive negotiations with state agency officials, experts and court-appointed monitors. Expect to be deeply engaged in legal research and analysis of claims and issues, as well as complex motion practice, stakeholder contact and supporting active investigation and/or litigation teams. Will become an active member of one or more of campaign teams, often working in conjunction with local co-counsel, local advocates and experts. Will be an integral part of expansion in the South with its opening of an branch. will also help develop, maintain, and oversee the provision of pro bono services by our law firm partner in Atlanta.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree is required. If not currently admitted to the Georgia Bar, must be admitted to the Bar of another state and agree to become admitted to the Georgia Bar within one year of hire. 3-5 years of applicable litigation experience, interested in further developing their litigation skills under high-quality supervision, and in developing professionally to take on an increasing leadership role in complex impact litigation at the organization. Must have applicable litigation experience, which may include judicial clerkship, law firm or public interest experience. Applicants must possess outstanding research, writing and analytical skills, sound strategic judgment and interpersonal skills, a healthy sense of humor and a passion for social justice and the broader aspects of systemic reform and its policy implications. Will be expected to perform at the highest level of practice, and to take advantage of opportunities to further develop professionally. Preference will be given to applicants with complex class action litigation and federal court experience or 1-3 years of experience practicing immigration law, preferably including representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas and T visas. Fluency in Spanish is preferred and experience with the representation of unaccompanied minors is a plus.

Additional info

Send cover letter of interest, resume, and one recent writing sample (preferably including discussion of a constitutional, federal court, or complex issue). No telephone calls, please.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Children’s Rights
404 Park Avenue South
11th Floor
New York City, NY 10016

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