Citizens Concerned for Children, Inc.
Ithaca, New York, United States
(hybrid)
Spotlight Preferred
16 days ago
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
$80,000.00 - $92,000.00
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Other

Description

CITIZENS CONCERNED for CHILDREN, Inc.
Attorneys for Children
200 East Buffalo St., Suite 102A Ithaca, New York 14850
 (607) 277-3198     Fax: (607) 277-0246



JOB VACANCY POSTING: STAFF ATTORNEY


Citizens Concerned for Children, Inc. is a not-for-profit law office that has provided legal representation to the children of Tompkins County for over thirty years, expanding to Cortland County in 2018. Since its opening in 1986, Citizens Concerned for Children, Inc. has been recognized for its exemplary standard of practice, including its commitment to treating clients with compassion and respect; zealously advocating for them; using the law and legal remedies creatively; and seeking to improve the representation of children within the community by modeling excellence. Our clients are typically involved in the following types of legal proceedings: abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, custody and matrimonial, juvenile delinquency, paternity, adoption, family offense, and persons in need of supervision. The agency has offices in Tompkins County and Cortland County.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effectively represent children as subjects or parties in assigned cases and serve as a strong advocate for them in a manner consistent with the law and rules governing the conduct of attorneys in general and attorneys for children in particular.
  • Work both independently and cooperatively with other staff as a team.
  • Maintain calendar and files in compliance with the office’s best practices expectations.
  • Provide case coverage for the other attorney(s) as assigned by the Managing Attorney.
  • Mentor and supervise student interns if attorney has 5 years or more of experience. 
  • Perform such other appropriate responsibilities as assigned by the Managing Attorney.



QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered attorney in good standing, admitted to practice in New York State, satisfying all requirements needed to ensure continuation of license.
  • Preference for experience as an attorney for children and experience in the practice of family law. 
  • Knowledge of civil and criminal laws and regulations related to New York State family law. 
  • Strong legal practice and communication skills, commitment to ethical and professional rules of conduct, and familiarity with dispute resolution techniques.
  • Experience in operating a personal computer and computer applications utilized by the office.
  • Time management skills to ensure quality while serving a diverse and demanding caseload by working efficiently and meeting deadlines.
  • A current NYS driver’s license and a registered, insured vehicle available for use during working hours.
  • Respect for, and an ability to work with, diverse populations.



BENEFITS:

  • SIMPLE IRA Retirement Benefit with 3% matching by agency of employee contribution to begin on first day. 
  • Fully Paid Health Insurance -employee may opt for cash in lieu of benefit.
  • Generous Paid Time Off. Prorated by the number of months left in the fiscal year. Fiscal year starts in April. 
  • Attractive office location walkable to Tompkins and Cortland County Courthouses.
  • Flexible, family friendly work environment and work schedule to include remote office hours. You will be provided an office laptop.
  • Full reimbursement for approved non-commute travel mileage, CLE credits and conferences, professional associations dues, etc. 
  • Full payment of malpractice insurance.
  • Eligible office for forgiveness of student loans under Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. 



Citizens Concerned for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  Salary Range $80,000 - $92,000.


Please send a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references via email to: aparadoabaya@attorneysforchildren.org


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS: until filled.



Job ID: 72575727

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