Details: The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and competitive in the field of public defense.
1100-B Milton St.
The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights seeks three experienced staff attorneys to serve as critical team members of LCCR’s Miller defense team. The Miller Staff Attorneys will directly represent children and adults convicted as children who face life without parole (LWOP) in pretrial, sentencing and re-sentencing litigation. The position is located in New Orleans.
This is an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to play an integral role in the development of best practices for defense attorneys representing children who face LWOP parole sentences in Louisiana. Strong candidates will have significant litigation and in-court experience; familiarity with capital and/or Miller litigation and mitigation investigation; substantive knowledge of adolescent development and the jurisprudence surrounding children in the adult justice system, including those who face LWOP sentences; strong oral and written advocacy skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of people.
LCCR places a high value on diversity in our workplace. Formerly incarcerated individuals, people of color, women, LGBT persons, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For a full job description, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/miller-attorney
Vacation, parental leave, and health benefits are provided.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) a resume or C.V.; (3) a sample redacted legal brief, pleading or motion; and (4) a list of three professional references, including the name, phone number, and e-mail address of each.
All submissions must be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please place “Miller Staff Attorney” in the subject line of emailed submissions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please do not call with inquiries. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.