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ATTORNEY FOR CHILD WELFARE REFORM LITIGATION

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A Better Childhood


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Overview:

A Better Childhood, a national organization dedicated to improving child welfare through the use of class action litigation, is seeking an attorney with four to eight years of experience to help us develop and pursue new litigation 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. Our work involves the investigation of child welfare systems, developing relationships with local communities, enlisting private law firms, and bringing 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 are based in New York and work on sites across the country. They 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 intensive and fact-based, and involves the interplay with constitutional and statutory requirements. Work is challenging but very rewarding.

Required Qualifications:

  • Admission to the bar in any jurisdiction
  • Minimum of two to eight 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

Overview:

A Better Childhood, a national organization dedicated to improving child welfare through the use of class action litigation, is seeking an attorney with four to eight years of experience to help us develop and pursue new…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required
  • Professional

How to Apply

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.

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…

Location

355 Lexington Avenue, Floor 16, New York, NY 10017

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