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Civil Rights Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Jackson, MS

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Company name

Disability Rights Mississippi

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Civil Rights
Litigation - General/Commercial

Location

USA Jackson, MS

Date Last Verified

Mar 10,2018

Posted on

Mar 08,2018


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Children’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.

Additional info

Submit letter of interest and resume.

Company info

Beverly Sheriff
Disability Rights Mississippi
5 Old River Place,
Suite 101
Jackson, MS 39202
Fax: 601-968-0665