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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileMid-Level Staff Attorney Duties: Working with local advocates, thoroughly investigate specific problems in failing systems, develop lawsuits where appropriate, conduct extensive discovery, work with substantive experts and prepare cases for trial or negotiated settlement if possible. Work involves regular assessment of performance and extensive negotiations with state agency officials, experts and court-appointed monitors. Engaged in legal research and analysis of claims and issues, as well as complex motion practice, stakeholder contact and supporting active investigation and/or litigations teams. Perform at the highest level of practice, and to take advantage of opportunities to further develop professionally.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: An active member of one or more of Children’s Rights’ campaign teams, often working in conjunction with local co-counsel, local advocates and experts. 4-8 years of applicable litigation experience, interested in further developing their litigation skills under high-quality supervision, and in developing professionally to take on an increasing leadership roles in complex impact litigation at the organization. Must have applicable litigation experience, which may include judicial clerkship, law firm or public interest experience. Outstanding research, writing and analytical skills, sound strategic judgment and interpersonal skills, a healthy sense of humor and a passion for social justice and the broader aspects of systemic reform and its policy implications. Preference will be given to applicants with complex class action litigation and federal court experience. Knowledge of children’s issues or social service systems is a plus.
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