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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
ProfileAttorney, Special Education/Early Intervention Responsibilities: Represent clients in regional centers and school district meetings including IFSPs/IEPs, informal dispute resolution, mediations, due process administrative hearings. Train and supervise pro bono attorneys, interns, and law clerks. Develop and update special education and/or early intervention materials for clients and the community; conduct community outreach and trainings. Coordinate services with social workers, childrenâ€™s attorneys, and the juvenile court to ensure appropriate special education and/or early intervention services for youth in foster care, who may range in age from birth through 21. Represent the Alliance at education related policy meetings; identify trends and advocate to implement policies to improve special education and/or early intervention services. Perform additional administrative duties, including client record keeping.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: California bar admission (or anticipated admission) Experience in regional center or school district special education advocacy, and/or administrative due process/litigation highly preferable. Experience with children in foster care, Dependency Court and/or child welfare system Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills - ability to communicate effectively with clients, attorneys, child welfare agencies, the judiciary and the public. Excellent organizational skills. Bilingual Spanish language skills preferable. Must have the ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
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The Alliance For Children's Rights
3333 Wilshire Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90010