Center on Children and Law
Hiring Range $68,900-$76,940
Does substantive legal work and work on a grant funded project or provide substantive support to an ABA entity. May be supervised by another attorney and frequently supervises more junior attorneys and/or other staff. Includes legal research, writing, speaking, provision of technical assistance, and may include grant development and/or fundraising
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct research and write memoranda, articles, frequently for publication.
Provide substantive advice, information and make policy recommendations. Serve as a substantive area of law or public policy. Includes contacts with government entities and with the media.
Give presentations and/or teach on legal and public policy issues. Act as a consultant designing substantive content of events, developing model documents, and conducting trainings.
Manage substantive/legal project aspects. Oversee research, report-writing, and publication. Coordinate or support member sub-groups and coordinate with external constituencies. Manage consultants, interns/externs.
Analyze laws, regulations, court rules and policies/policy proposals; prepare memoranda of law or on public policy; provide legal counsel
Research, draft, write, review and critique legislative/rule/policy or regulatory text. Manage policy adoption process.
Secure outside funding; write grants; deal with grant makers.
Other duties as assigned
Doctoral Degree (JD, PhD)
JD and admission to the bar in at least one jurisdiction. At least 4 years working in relevant specialized area of law. High level of skills at legal writing and research, oral and written communications, and organizational skill. Substantial experience in policy analysis.
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