Juvenile Rights Practice Deputy Attorney-in-Charge

Job Type

Full Time



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Headquarters: 199 Water Street
New York
United States


The Juvenile Rights Practice's Bronx and Manhattan trial offices are seeking a Deputy Attorney-in-Charge (DAIC) with a deep commitment to public interest practice and policy to join a dedicated team of managers, staff attorneys, social workers, supervisors, and support personnel. The DAIC will work closely with the Borough Attorney-in-Charge in the overall administration for the office and oversight of approximately 60 staff members. The DAIC will be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations and will work closely with other legal, social work, paralegal, and office managers to train, supervise, and mentor staff. The DAIC will participate in Practice-wide and Society-wide management discussions and decision making, and will be responsible for maintaining relationships with other stakeholders in the legal, court, and service communities.


* Together with the Borough Attorney-in-Charge, provide legal and managerial leadership for the Juvenile Rights Practice borough office

* Monitor and maintain high standard of representation and client service

* Respond to client, community, and staff concerns

* Evaluate office needs and identify necessary resources to address the needs

* Analyze legal issues, develop legal strategy, and supervise its implementation

* Foster and encourage teamwork and communication

* Reinforce and maintain staff accountability

* Mentor and evaluate supervisory staff

* Train and mentor staff members

* Evaluate conflicting demands and prioritize workload

* Represent JRP and The Legal Aid Society in the community


* Other duties as assigned




* Minimum of five years of legal practice in child welfare and juvenile justice law 

* Demonstrated commitment to addressing fundamental issues of child welfare and juvenile justice within an interdisciplinary model of representation

* Substantial litigation experience required

* Supervisory and management experience required

* Interest in creative approaches to management and staff development

* Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

* Demonstrated commitment to exploring alternative structures for legal practice

* Ability to work in and value of a collaborative team model 

* Relevant pro bono, government, public service, and academic experience is desired but not required

* Demonstrated leadership ability

Only PDF documents will be accepted. If your document is not a PDF, your application will not be processed. Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.

The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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