Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Center for Family Representation

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

1-2 yrs required


New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Mar 08,2018

Posted on

Nov 20,2017
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to represent parents in Family Court who are respondents in Article 10 and Termination of Parental Rights proceedings, as part of Center ’s interdisciplinary legal teams. Will pursue interim appeals on behalf of Center ’s clients. Providing clients with high quality legal defense, objectives of the teams include keeping children out of foster care, shortening lengths of stay for children in foster care, promoting quality visiting arrangements and insuring that families receive services that are well-tailored to expediting safe and lasting reunification. Receive supervision from Litigation Supervisors and are expected to keep case data and client legal notes and files up to date. May also participate in policy initiatives, supervise law school interns, present to community-based agencies about our model and write final appeals. expect intensive, interdisciplinary training on Cornerstone Advocacy model, child welfare, family court, client interviewing, and other critical skills.

Qualification and Experience

Candidate must be admitted to practice law in the State of New York. 1-2 years' prior experience in Article 10 and/or Termination of Parental Rights proceedings is preferred. Bilingual in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience with public benefits, housing, criminal defense and immigration is desirable. Should be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills, an ability to work as part of a team and a desire to share in both the exhilaration and challenges of a growing endeavor.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 references.

Company info

Payal Dalal
Human Resources Manager
Center for Family Representation
40 Worth Street
Suite 605
New York City, NY 10013

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