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Youth Defender Clinic Director Responsibilities: Direct and manage the Clinic, providing vision, planning and implementation of the work within the context of larger mission. Represent young people in juvenile delinquency and school discipline proceedings in Alameda County, California. Supervise, support and mentor staff attorneys, students and other staff. Work closely with the Director of the Education Advocacy Clinic as well as the Executive Management Team to support organization vision, values and mission. Provide advice, counsel, and limited scope representation to youth and families facing challenges related to the collateral consequences of court-involvement, including juvenile record sealing, court-imposed debt, probation conditions, school discipline and enrollment problems, and electronic monitoring, to name a few. Collaborate with community partners to engage in limited policy advocacy in the areas of court-imposed debt, as well as the overuse of electronic monitoring and other forms of intensive juvenile probation supervision. Teach, train, and supervise clinical law students, legal fellows, and volunteer attorneys, including substantive law and skills training, weekly individual and group supervision meetings, and day-to-day monitoring of individual work. Participate in ongoing professional development to improve client services and student supervision. Work with executive director, deputy director and development team to attract financial support for clinic, oversee grants management, and provide administrative oversight. Serve as the primary contact with the community and media, including responding to press and service provider inquiries, making presentations to the public, community and other professional groups, and overseeing staff to whom these tasks have been delegated.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Licensed to practice law in California. 3+ years of experience representing clients in criminal or juvenile delinquency proceedings; 5+ years' experience preferred. Knowledge of juvenile delinquency law and school discipline processes. Experience with, or strong interest in, law student supervision and clinical teaching. Leadership skills and ability to manage a team as well as a demanding case load; excellent time management, priority-setting and organizational skills. Excellent written and oral advocacy skills. Ability to partner and work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including people of color, homeless people, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with disabilities, people experiencing domestic violence, law students, service providers, government employees, community partners, elected officials, and law school faculty. Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Ability to provide supervision and guidance within a highly collaborative working environment. Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred
Preferred start date is May, 2018
Deadline: March 26, 2018
Send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and names/contact information for two professional references.
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