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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
ProfileChildren’s Rights Attorney The candidate will work as a Children’s Rights Attorney in a private non-profit agency. Will provide protection and advocacy services across the state of Mississippi. Will provide leadership on children’s rights issues and to litigate cases central to the mission. Work responsibilities include civil litigation, legal oversight of non-attorney advocate case work, individual legal cases, and other systemic advocacy. Will oversee the supervision and training of team members. Oversee all legal processes and services. Manage a caseload of active individual cases and assigned systems advocacy/litigation projects. Assist in the planning and evaluation of the legal work of the agency. Perform community outreach including public speeches and presentations as requested. Maintain involvement with the Mississippi public interest bar and protection and advocacy systems nationwide. Other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should be a graduate of an accredited law school. License to practice law in Mississippi or ability to attain MS license within nine months. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong training skills. Ability to work cooperatively with non-attorney advocates. Ability to travel throughout the state. Detail oriented and well organized. Ability to handle multiple projects.
Submit letter of interest and resume.
Disability Rights Mississippi
5 Old River Place,
Jackson, MS 39202