Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

The Children's Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Oct 11,2019

Valid Through

Jan 24,2020

Posted on

Jun 21,2019

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Bronx, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Staff Attorney
The candidate will work to effectuate the mission of Center to provide children with a strong and effective voice in legal proceedings. Will handle a high volume of cases from intake through trial. Under the supervision of the borough director, ensure that Center maintains high standards of representation and client services. Conduct interviews with clients and other individuals. Handle court appearances and part coverage. Subpoena or otherwise obtain all necessary documentation in order to prepare cases. Maintain comprehensive and well organized case files. Regularly handle intake, comprehensively prepare cases for conference, negotiation or trial. Analyze legal issues, develop legal strategy and facilitate its implementation. Properly evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a case. Explore alternatives to litigation and negotiate the best possible resolution for clients. Collaborate with the Writing, Social Work, Paralegal and Client Services teams to best represent Center clients. Communicate with other disciplines in a timely manner, as necessary. Ensure all required administrative case management tasks are completed and submitted by established deadlines. Incorporate the use of technology both in substantive practice and in management of daily calendar. With supervisory support, evaluate conflicting demands and prioritize workload. Regularly respond to client, community and staff concerns. Attend training sessions pertinent to practice. Should be admitted to practice law in New York State. Demonstrated skills in advocacy, cultural competence, mediation and interviewing required. Demonstrated commitment to public interest and policy is needed. Knowledge of family court, custody, domestic violence and child welfare is a must. Experience or demonstrated interest in working on cases involving domestic violence is needed.

Additional info

Req. Number: LEG-19-00008

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Children's Law Center
820 Concourse Village W
Bronx, NY 10451

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