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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfileDependency 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.
Send a resume, at least three professional references, and a cover letter.
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
152 North Third Street
San Jose, CA 95112