ATTORNEY - DEPENDENCY COURT
Company: Childrens Law Center of California
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Children's Law Center of California (CLC) is an
employee-focused organization looking to add passionate, skilled,
and client-focused attorneys to join our Lancaster team. We are a
dynamic, non-profit organization that is consistently evolving and
improving to ensure the well-being and future success of our
clients through a multi-disciplinary, independent, and informed
approach to advocacy. CLC provides high-quality legal
representation and advocacy to children and youth impacted by abuse
and neglect. With over 450 employees and serving over 33,000
children and youth in the Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Placer
County foster care systems at any given time, CLC is the largest
children's legal service organization in the nation.
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications
Juris Doctor degree and a member in good standing of the State Bar
Prior experience in dependency law or trial experience helpful but
Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate with children,
teens, their families and caregivers.
Maintain professional and effective relationships with court
personnel and coworkers.
CLC attorneys work closely with supervisors, social work
investigators, various subject matter experts, peer advocates,
support staff, and other CLC attorneys. Attorneys provide client
directed advocacy and legal advice to children, age 0-21, alleged
to be victims of abuse and neglect. Individualized, independent
investigation and critical analysis of each case serves as the
foundation for advocacy. Our attorneys work effectively with CLC
social work investigators and peer advocates, are knowledgeable of
all relevant dependency case law, statues and court rules, use
effective trial and courtroom presentation skills, negotiate with
other counsel using sound case analysis and judgment, prepare
witnesses, and apply evidentiary rules and objections.
CLC attorneys have a thorough knowledge of dependency law and a
general knowledge of law in related areas as well as a variety of
subject matter areas such as child development, mental health,
special education, trauma, domestic violence, immigration,
substance abuse and more.
CLC attorneys engage available resources to represent and advocate
for our clients' legal interests, including educational resources,
medical providers, mental health professionals, Regional Center
resources, community based services providers, and other legal
experts or consultants.
The Attorney position starts at $72,000 depending on experience.
There is also an additional $5,000 annual stipend paid to our
Lancaster-based attorneys. CLC has an excellent benefits package
that includes 15 PTO days and 10 sick days in the first year. In
addition, we observe all California state holidays and have
generous Family and Medical Leave, retirement and health plans.
A detailed cover letter indicating why you are interested in and
qualified for this position is required. Resumes submitted without
a cover letter will not be considered.
A valid California driver's license, reliable automobile,
automobile insurance as required by California law, and an operable
mobile phone are required at all times while working for Children's
Children's Law Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability,
medical condition, age, or gender identity, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
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