Nonprofit

Litigation and Training Supervisor, Family Defense Practice - Req: 2024-1231

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
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Published 27 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Salary
USD $109,184.86 - $139,506.07 / year

Description

NEIGHBORHOOD DEFENDER SERVICE OF HARLEM

Litigation and Training Supervisor, Family Defense Practice

The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (NDS) is a community-based, client-centered, holistic public defense office located in Harlem, providing the highest quality representation in criminal, civil, immigration and family courts to residents of Northern Manhattan and the Bronx who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. NDS clients are represented by multidisciplinary teams including attorneys, advocates, team administrators and social workers. NDS is seeking candidates for a cross-borough Litigation and Training Supervisor role in our Family Defense Practice in Manhattan and the Bronx.

The Family Defense Practice at NDS represents parents in family policing cases (sometimes called “child welfare” cases) filed by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) as well as related family court cases, including custody, visitation, and termination of parental rights proceedings. Through our holistic approach to representation, the Family Defense Practice provides parents with the help they need—both inside and outside of court—to keep their families safe and stable. Parents are represented not only by a high-quality attorney, but also social workers, team administrators, and parent advocates. NDS is committed to advancing due process rights for parents by fighting unwarranted state intervention in their lives and advocating for related systemic change.

Responsibilities

● Embrace NDS’ philosophy of client-centered, community-based, holistic representation and commitment to excellence;

● Plan, organize, and execute a comprehensive in-person training program for new staff, including staff attorneys, social workers, investigators, and administrative staff in collaboration with Managing Attorney;

● Plan, organize, and execute ongoing in-person and virtual trainings for staff in collaboration with Managing Attorney;

● Provide direct supervision on discrete hearings in complex cases in court;

● Supervise 1-2 staff attorneys;

● Provide representation to a limited number of clients with energy, enthusiasm and a commitment to trauma-informed, anti-racist, intersectional, non-judgmental, and truly holistic advocacy throughout the case;

● Travel regularly to satellite offices and Family Court in the South Bronx and Lower Manhattan, and to the Central Office in Harlem;

● Develop and maintain motion bank and practice manuals and guides.

Qualifications

 ● At least seven years of experience as a family defense attorney;

● Experience with complex civil litigation in Family Court such as res ipsa loquitor abuse and/or medically complex Article 10 cases and/or Termination of Parental Rights proceedings;

● Experience supervising, training, or mentoring attorneys;

● Demonstrated commitment to parents’ rights, indigent defense, social justice issues and/or the Harlem or Bronx communities;

● Must be very flexible and possess a high level of organizational and administrative skills in order to handle a limited caseload while supervising others;

● Must possess excellent and effective written and oral communication skills;

● Must be able to work cooperatively with attorneys, advocates, social workers and administrative staff and to problem-solve independently;

● Lived experience with the Family Policing System and other systems impacting NDS’s clients strongly preferred;

● Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION

Compensation is commensurate with experience and is in adherence to the NDS compensation scale. For this position, the salary range for attorneys with 7-15 years of directly relevant experience is $109,184.86 to $139,506.07. Full medical and dental benefits, as well as other benefits, are provided. The salary, benefits, and employment policies relevant to this position are governed by the CBA between NDS and the NDS Union, part of ALAA UAW 2325.

 How to Apply

Please copy and paste the link to apply: https://careers-neighborhooddefender.icims.com/jobs/1231/litigation-and-training-supervisor%2c-family-defense-practice/job?mode=view

 Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample, preferably in one PDF document, through the NDS career portal, www.neighborhooddefender.org/careers. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Interviews are held on a rolling basis, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about NDS, please visit our website at www.neighborhooddefender.org.

 

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At NDS we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

 

The Neighborhood Defender Service is committed to creating a diverse environment that reflects the community we serve. NDS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. NDS encourages people with incarcerated loved ones, formerly incarcerated people, people of color, women, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid people to apply.

Min

USD $109,184.86/Yr.

Max

USD $139,506.07/Yr.

The Neighborhood Defender Service is committed to creating a diverse environment that reflects the community we serve. NDS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. NDS encourages people with incarcerated loved ones, formerly incarcerated people, people of color, women, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid people to apply. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At NDS we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

NEIGHBORHOOD DEFENDER SERVICE OF HARLEM

Litigation and Training Supervisor, Family Defense Practice

The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (NDS) is a community-based, client-centered, holistic public defense office located in…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
317 Lenox Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10027, United States

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