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Impact litigation Attorneys (Multiple)

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Legal Advocacy Team: NCYL’s Legal Advocacy team engages in impact litigation across all the issues on which NCYL works. The team brings systemic cases to improve systems that serve children and youth, often in collaboration with other public interest law firms and with support from pro bono partners. A description of our current cases can be found here: https://youthlaw.org/strategies/litigationstrategies/?_sft_situation=active.

Position: NCYL seeks to hire experienced impact litigators to lead and staff existing cases and develop new impact litigation on behalf of children and youth. These positions offer the opportunity to contribute to and develop litigation in the areas of education, child welfare, health, mental health, reproductive equity, juvenile justice, and immigration. Impact litigators at NCYL may litigate in one area or multiple areas. This is a great opportunity for people who want to use litigation to address government systems that often fail to provide youth equitable treatment and services to youth.

There is one position with a projected start date of September 1, 2021. In addition, we anticipate needing to fill multiple other attorney positions over the next several months.

Qualifications for All 5 Positions

Required

• J.D. Degree

• Admitted to practice law in the United States.

Other Qualifications for All 5 positions

• Commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Ability to use a racial justice lens.

• Strong litigation skills.

• Excellent analytical and writing skills.

• Strong leadership skills including the ability to manage complex projects, delegate effectively and take responsibility for decisions.

• Possess subject matter expertise in at least one of NCYL’s issue areas.

• Collaborate with non-litigating NCYL staff to ensure our litigation is informed by and advancing the goals of our campaigns.

• Clear and persuasive oral and written communication skills, including the ability to develop rapport and influence others.

• Experience in civil rights litigation and in issues involving public systems affecting children and youth.

• Fluency in oral and written Spanish preferred.

Position Title: Senior Attorney 1 ($113,910)

• Supervise and mentor junior attorneys.

• Manage complex aspects of cases with support.

• Typically have between 7 and 8 years of directly relevant experience.

• Ability to maintain relationship with litigators at other public interest law firms and subject matter experts.


Position Title: Senior Attorney 2 ($125,349)

• Supervise and mentor junior attorneys.

• Manage complex aspects of cases independently.

• Work closely as a primary point of contact with a diverse range of partner organizations.

• Typically have between 9 and 10 years of directly relevant experience.

• Ability to develop new legal theories not previously applied.


Position Title: Directing Attorney 1 ($137,883)

• All the essential functions listed above.

• Serve as internal-lead attorney on cases.

• Supervise and mentor junior attorneys.

• Work closely as a primary point of contact with a diverse range of partner organizations.

• Develop and execute litigation strategies and strategies to accompany litigation.

• Establish and maintain strong networks of contacts at organizations around the country to support litigation development.

• Ensure litigation generates attorney’s fees.

• Typically have between 11 and 13 years of directly relevant experience.

• Possess deep subject matter expertise in at least one of NCYL’s issue areas.

• Have generated at least 1 complex case with significant impact and complexity.

• Actively generating new litigation.


Position Title: Directing Attorney 2 ($151,636)

• All the essential functions listed above.

• Serve as internal-lead attorney on multiple cases or more complex cases

• Help establish a strong and healthy culture within NCYL’s litigation team.

• Supervise and mentor junior attorneys.

• Develop and execute litigations strategies and strategies to accompany litigation.

• Serve as internal-lead attorney on multiple cases or more complex cases

• Work closely as a primary point of contact with a diverse range of partner organizations.

• Establish and maintain strong network of contacts at organizations around the country to support litigation development.

• Ensure the litigation pipeline is strong.

• Ensure litigation generates attorney’s fees.

• Typically have between 14 and 16 years of directly relevant experience.

• Possess deep subject matter expertise in at least one of NCYL’s issue areas.

• Ability to generate more than one complex cases with significant impact.

• Demonstrated experience litigating in at least three jurisdictions/forums


Position Title: Senior Director ($166,848)

• All the essential functions listed above.

• Supervise and mentor other litigators.

• Work closely as a primary point of contact with a diverse range of partner organizations.

• Develop and execute litigations strategies and strategies to accompany litigation.

• Establish and maintain a strong network of contacts at organizations around the country to support litigation development.

• Ensure litigation generates attorney’s fees.

• Serve as internal-lead attorney on multiple cases or more complex cases

• Help establish a strong and healthy culture within NCYL’s litigation team.

• Ensure NCYL’s litigation pipeline is strong.

• Help establish overall litigation direction and establish new areas of work.

• Typically have over 17 years of directly relevant experience.

• Ability to generate multiple, new, complex cases with significant impact.

• Demonstrated experience litigating in at least five jurisdictions/forums.

• Possess deep subject matter expertise in at least one of NCYL’s issue areas.

• Ability to create a positive and collaborative work environment.



Legal Advocacy Team: NCYL’s Legal Advocacy team engages in impact litigation across all the issues on which NCYL works. The team brings systemic cases to improve systems that serve children and youth, often in collaboration with other…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 31, 2021

Salary

$113,910 - $166,848This is a full-time, exempt, position. A geographic salary differential may be applied if candidate resides somewhere other than Oakland, CA, Los Angeles, CA, or Washington DC.

Benefits

NCYL provides robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, generous vacation and sick benefits, flexible spending account, commuter benefits, employer contribution to a retirement plan and short-term and long-term disability insurance.

NCYL provides robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, generous vacation and sick benefits, flexible spending account, commuter benefits, employer…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish preferred

Spanish preferred

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1212 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, United States
Suite 600

How to Apply

How to Apply Submit a cover letter and resume to apply. No phone calls or emails please.

How to Apply Submit a cover letter and resume to apply. No phone calls or emails please.

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