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Posted by: The Legal Aid Society - 1/10/2018
Job Expires: 1/18/2018
Juvenile Rights Practice Staff Attorney-Lateral (Staten Island)

The Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice is seeking a Staff Attorney with a deep commitment to public interest practice and policy to join a dedicated, interdisciplinary team in the Staten Island office. The Staff Attorney provides legal representation to children, ages 0 to 21 years, who are before NYC family courts on child protective, PINS (Persons-In-Need-of-Supervision), juvenile delinquency, and termination of parental rights petitions.

* Assist in maintaining a high standard of representation and client service
* Respond to client, community and management concerns
* Collaborate in an interdisciplinary environment and communication
* Maintain and prioritize workload including case management reports
* Participating in fact-finding, dispositional, and post-dispositional hearings 
* Handling institutional assignments including intake and case coverage 
* Conducting out-of-court case preparation including interviewing, investigation, document review, witness preparation 
* Drafting motions, orders, bills/demands and other documents
* Counseling clients
* Consulting and advocating with service providers
* Identifying issues and resources 
* Seeking compliance with court orders, regulatory requirements and agency policies
* Ensuring that the child's position is represented in all decisions made about their life

* Other duties as assigned

Staten Island - Juvenile Rights Practice Office

* NYS Bar Admission
* 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in a trial office
* Commitment to children's issues and juvenile justice 
* Ability to deal effectively with children, adolescents and family members
* Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and advocacy skills
* Ability to work in and value collaborative team model in a high volume practice
* Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to addressing fundamental issues of child welfare and juvenile justice within an interdisciplinary model of representation and 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in a trial office setting.

Only PDF documents will be accepted. If your document is not a PDF, your application will not be processed. Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.

The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- Women, People of Color, Gays and Lesbians, Transgender People, Veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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