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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileDirecting Attorney The candidate oversees the Children’s Rights Project and coordinates multiple practice areas that are headed by senior or supervising attorneys. Lead a team of about 20 staff, including attorneys, social workers, paralegals and administrative support staff. Recruit, train and support pro bono attorneys and volunteers. Identify, develop and file impact litigation related to children’s rights. Engage in public policy and legislative work related to children’s rights. Provide outreach, training, and technical assistance to groups serving children or the caregivers; community-based organizations serving children, youth, and families; attorneys and bench officers. Prepare training materials, policy briefs, and articles for publication regarding children’s rights. Participate on working committees at the state and county level with courts, public agencies, and other advocacy groups on issues that impact children’s rights and well-being. Work with development staff to identify and pursue foundation grants and other funding sources for the Children’s Rights Project; oversee and manage fulfillment of grant deliverables; and oversee grant reporting. Commitment to economic and racial justice. Comfort working with low-income, racially diverse clients.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be a member in good standing of the California Bar. Should preferably have 7+ years’ experience as a practicing attorney. Practicing and substantive knowledge of children’s law and procedures, including dependency and other civil legal matters regarding children’s rights is required.
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