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Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor Responsibilities: Represent system-involved young people in school discipline proceedings and in related special education administrative hearings. Provide education advocacy for clients in juvenile court. Provide advice, counsel, and limited scope representation to youth and families on a range of education-related issues, including but not limited to school enrollment, truancy, bullying, school staff misconduct, and access to services for English learners. Collaborate with community partners to engage in policy advocacy addressing school push out and the school-to-prison pipeline. Policy work will account for no more than 20% of the attorneyâ€™s time, with client cases always taking priority. 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 tasks. Complete administrative tasks, such as those related to grant management and reporting. Participate in ongoing professional development to improve client services and student supervision. Additional tasks as assigned by the Education Advocacy Clinic Director.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree required, admission to the California Bar highly preferred. 2+ years of legal experience preferred. Knowledge of, and ideally experience in, special education and school discipline law. Strong interest in law student supervision and clinical teaching. Ability to manage 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 mental 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.
Deadline: August 19, 2018
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