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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Senior Attorney RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervision of staff attorneys, work with Executive Director to develop appropriate cases, help develop legal theories, play a major role in the litigation; Work on legal research and the development of legal theories; Research specific areas of child welfare practice and law to identify the areas in which litigation-based reform is necessary; Work on developing and implementing intensive, fact-based litigation, and in monitoring court-ordered reforms; Analyze and compile child welfare data and initiate and remain in contact with stake holders in specific geographic regions throughout the country, in consultation with the Executive Director.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: JD Degree from ABA-accredited law school. Admission to the Bar in any jurisdiction. 10+ years of federal court litigation experience for senior attorney applicants. Excellent research, writing, and organizational skills. Demonstrated interest in public interest work. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, listen and learn from feedback, and make decisions in accordance with established policies. Attentiveness to detail and to overarching goals. Ability to thrive in a busy, multi-tasking, and time-pressured environment. Accuracy, integrity, and discretion. Good sense of humor.
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