The Senior Supervising Attorney leads the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Children’s Rights work throughout the state of Louisiana. This person will be responsible for working with the Deputy Legal Director to develop the vision and strategy, and for executing the plan, to deliver systemic reform. They will supervise a dedicated team of staff attorneys and support staff. To this end, the Senior Supervising Attorney will lead individual and class action cases in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels and will engage in other forms of related public advocacy on the topics above.
The attorney’s docket will include impact cases under federal civil rights statutes (such as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1990), consumer protection and fraud statutes (such as state and federal false claims statutes), health care laws (such as the Medicaid Act), and/or state and federal constitutions. The focus of the position may change as warranted by changes in the law, the circumstances in Louisiana, or the needs of the organization.
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This job is performed under general office conditions, and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
Due to COVID-19, our offices are currently closed and staff is working remotely. If this position is filled while our offices remain closed, the new employee will work remotely until the offices reopen. We are not asking newly hired employees to relocate while the offices are closed.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.
The Senior Supervising Attorney leads the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Children’s Rights work throughout the state of Louisiana. This person will be responsible for working with the Deputy Legal Director to develop the vision…