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Family Law Attorney in New York City, NY

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Company name

Children’s Rights

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Family Law

Years of Experience

4-8 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Apr 11,2018

Posted on

Sep 24,2016

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Mid-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.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Children’s Rights
404 Park Avenue South
11th Floor
New York City, NY 10016