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Staff Attorney

Full-time 48 views 1 applications
Company Advocates for Children of New York. Location New York City, NY, United States

Public Interest


Min 5 yrs required



Nov 08, 2022

Feb 21, 2023

Feb 20, 2022


Staff Attorney
Providing legal representation and advocacy on behalf of families experiencing school- related difficulties such as inappropriate special education placements and services, enrollment issues, or suspensions. This includes conducting client interviews, helping clients assess their options and goals, advocating for students at special education meetings or suspension hearings, requesting and interpreting evaluations, advocating with the New York City Department of Education to resolve problems, and representing clients at impartial administrative hearings related to special education under the IDEA. Providing trainings and workshops to parents and staff at partnering agencies on a variety of education-related topics, including, for example, the educational rights of students in temporary housing and special education rights. Providing on-going technical assistance to staff at partnering agencies with the aim of building the capacity of these organizations to better address educational issues their families may be facing. Serving as a liaison to partner organizations, helping to identify shared goals and fielding inquiries and concerns. Tracking and recording project statistics using Salesforce database and preparing data for grant reports.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD degree required. Fluency in Spanish is required. Experience in education advocacy or a related field is strongly preferred. Knowledge of relevant education, disability or civil rights laws or practices is strongly preferred. Commitment and ability to empower the families that are the focus of AFC’s mission. Strength in oral and written communication skills. Ability to identify, analyze and creatively resolve layered and complex problems. Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and work both independently and as a member of a team. Ability to negotiate effectively in both adversarial and collaborative contexts. Experience presenting to groups is preferred.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Advocates for Children of New York.
151 West 30th Street
5th Floor
New York City, NY 10001

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