Job Details

Dependency Attorney

Company name

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 14,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018


USD 55239 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


San Jose, CA
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Dependency Attorney The candidate will accept court appointments to represent minors subject to petitions alleging abuse and neglect. Meet with clients in a variety of environments, including office, school, and home settings. Also provide advocacy for juvenile dependent clients in other legal areas, including education. Participation in firm's regular team meetings, staff meetings, and program development activities including assisting the firm's Directing Attorney and Supervising Attorney. Provide representation, advocacy, and information for minors in the juvenile dependency system. Courtroom advocacy to include trial calendar and law and motion appearances. Identify other legal issues for dependent minors and advocate as appropriate. Participate in regular meetings with firm's and Law Foundation staff. Participate in general office upkeep duties, including computer data entry of intake information, filing, copying, drafting and filing court documents, and serving notice. Maintain statistics on youth served and billing records.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should preferably have experience in courtroom advocacy. Member in good standing of the State Bar of California is desired. Must have demonstrated commitment to the rights of children & youth. Must have experience in practice of youth law. Must demonstrate past training in juvenile law or 6 months of experience in juvenile dependency practice within the last 12 months. Bilingual and/or bicultural background desired. Experience working with individuals from multiethnic communities desired.

Additional info

Send a resume, at least three professional references, and a cover letter.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
152 North Third Street
3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112

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