Juvenile Rights Practice Deputy Attorney-in-Charge
- Job posted by The Legal Aid Society - New York City
Headquarters: 199 Water Street
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
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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.
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