ATTORNEY FOR CHILD WELFARE REFORM LITIGATION

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/29/2018

Address

355 Lexington Avenue
Floor 16
New York
New York
10017
United States

Description

Overview:

 

A Better Childhood, a national organization dedicated to improving child welfare through the use of class action litigation, is expanding. We seek to hire two additional attorneys to help us initiate new work throughout the country. The purpose of the litigation is to more firmly establish a concrete body of law to improve child welfare systems for both children in foster care and for those children under court supervision for abuse and neglect. We will expand on our current work, investigate failing child welfare systems, develop relationships with local communities, enlist private law firms, and bring suits that will establish the rights of children to receive necessary, appropriate and legally-required services.

 

The work will be major, multi-year litigation involving important legal and public policy issues. 

 

Responsibilities:

 

Attorneys will be based in New York and will investigate and work in sites across the country. They will conduct legal research, develop legal theories, learn the details of particular systems under scrutiny, and help shape the litigation to address the problems in those systems. The litigation will be intensive and fact-based, and will involve the interplay with constitutional and statutory requirements.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • Admission to the bar in any jurisdiction
  • Minimum of two years of litigation or other legal experience
  • Excellent research, writing and organizational skill
  • Demonstrated interest in public interest work
  • Passion for ABC’s mission
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, listen and learn
  • Ability to thrive in a busy, multi-tasking and time-pressured environment
  • Accuracy, integrity and discretion
  • Willingness to travel
  • Good sense of humor

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

info@abetterchildhood.org

ABC values diversity in our workforce and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. 


Please email a resume, writing sample, and cover letter to info@abetterchildhood.org. In the subject line, please write: “Atty Position – [Your Name]


We will review candidates on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.


ABC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.


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