Job Details

Family Law Attorney in Oakland, CA

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Company name

National Center For Youth Law

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Family Law

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

USA Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

Aug 02,2018

Posted on

Aug 01,2018

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Profile

Senior Attorney Duties: Developing and implementing youth justice law and policy; Building the capacity of community organizations serving vulnerable youth; and Supporting and developing youth justice impact litigation efforts. Identify effective and creative strategies for promoting youth justice; Conduct legal research, policy analysis, and draft policy proposals; Analyze, interpret, and present data from multiple systems; Represent youths’ interests in the systems stakeholder meetings; Facilitate meetings between diverse community and system stakeholders; Track implementation and progress of youth justice laws and policies; Participate in statewide coalition and stakeholder convenings; Develop and provide law and policy presentations and trainings to system-involved youth, and impacted families and community members; and Develop, support, and lead youth justice impact litigation.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Active member of the California State Bar; 5+ years of experience working in the juvenile and criminal justice fields; Experience representing children and youth in delinquency court proceedings; Excellent research, writing, analytical, and problem-solving skills; Organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment; Experience managing complex projects with a multitude of partners; Ability to consider differing perspectives and respond professionally to conflict or disagreement. Desired Qualifications: Direct experience with, or have been impacted by, the justice system; Experience working with diverse coalitions including public and community leaders; Excellent interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence; Experience working directly with vulnerable children and communities; Ability to distill and present complex information in a concise, understandable way; Experience in justice system reform; Experience with California’s child-serving systems, including education and child welfare; Experience with federal, state, and local budgets and youth justice funding opportunities; Experience with data systems, analysis, and research methods; and Experience with statistical software and/or Microsoft Excel.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
National Center For Youth Law
405 - 14th Street
15th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-2701