Staff Attorney

Staff Attorney

 

Lawyers For Children attorneys work alongside our social workers, as a team. Duties include client interviews, investigation, trial preparation/strategy, preparation of legal memos and motions, general courtroom advocacy in trials/colloquy, and oral advocacy as necessary for case conferences and case follow-up. LFC's attorneys are leaders in the provision of legal services to children and young adults in child protective, foster care, custody, visitation, termination of parental rights guardianship, adoption, and related proceedings.

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to NYS Bar
  • Minimum of 2 years litigation experience in NYS Family Courts
  • Demonstrated commitment to the rights of children and youth
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary practice of law using an attorney-social worker team model
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure and in crisis situations
  • Well-organized, motivated, creative and independent
  • Skilled at working in a team-oriented environment
  • Commitment to providing culturally sensitive services
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, writing, and interviewing skills

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