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YAD Trial Attorney Duties: The candidate will provide leadership, training, support, and oversight to the indigent juvenile defense bar in Massachusetts. Each trial office integrates the work of attorneys, a social service advocate, and an administrative assistant to fully address the legal and developmental needs of our clients. Staff attorneys provide zealous legal representation on delinquency, and youthful offender, cases using the Positive Youth Development Approach, as well as using all the same criminal defense skills needed to practice in district and superior courts. As appropriate, provide post dispositional advocacy and support to DYS committed youth, as well as school based advocacy. Work on projects related to improving legal representation and outcomes for court involved children. In addition, staff attorneys play a leadership role in working towards reducing the racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be eligible to practice law in this jurisdiction as a member of the Massachusetts Bar in good standing, as a law school graduate under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03, or as an attorney in another jurisdiction who is eligible to engage in limited Massachusetts practice under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04. Experience with criminal, especially juvenile defense is essential. Experience with a community oriented defender practice is essential. Knowledge of adolescent development is essential. Knowledge of state and local resources of use to juvenile defendants is essential. Understanding of juvenile justice practice and policy issues is essential.Experience with the child welfare system or school system is essential. Experience working with children and youth is desired. Must have an interest in direct advocacy, community education and engagement, system reform, and be multilingual. 4+ years of experience are encouraged to apply
Deadline: 11 July 2018
ID 2018-1629 Submit a resume, statement of interest, and writing sample.
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