Supervising Child Advocacy Attorney

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Job location
299 S. Arlington AVe.
Reno, NV 89501
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Washoe Legal Services
Street address: 
299 S. Arlington Ave.
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Washoe Legal Services, a non-profit, public interest law firm is seeking a Supervising Child Advocacy Attorney. WLS provides northern Nevada’s most vulnerable populations access to justice, regardless of their ability to pay, to protect their rights, safety and family stability.

Candidate may maintain a limited caseload and will supervise a team of child advocacy attorneys who provide direct legal representation to abused and neglected children who are currently in foster care throughout Northern Nevada. Child Advocacy Attorneys assure protection of the child’s legal rights and provide a voice for the child in court and other settings allowing the child to take an active role in their own destiny. Attorneys work with a multidisciplinary team including the child, caseworkers, therapists, teachers, foster parents, attorneys, parents, and relatives, to help the child achieve permanency. Candidate will also be the primary point of contact for other stakeholders in the child welfare system and the courts and will assist with community outreach.


A minimum of two years litigation experience in public interest law, with an emphasis in family law preferred. Excellent legal writing and communication skills a must. Must be comfortable in a courtroom environment and in a professional environment in which teamwork is essential. Experience working with children preferred. Qualified candidates must possess an active and good standing Bar License from any United States jurisdiction.
Additional qualities desired:
1. Supervisory experience.
2. Able to understand the lives and struggles confronting low-income and vulnerable people in our community.
3. An empathetic communicator with a positive attitude.
4. Enjoys being a part of a great team of caring individuals
5. Loves challenges, dislikes being bored, and believes drama and gossip belong at the movies or at brunch, not at work.

To apply: 

If you wish to apply for the position of Supervising Child Advocacy Attorney, please email cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to: Stephanie Cook at [email protected]. All applications must be received on or before July 10, 2020.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Full-time employees receive a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, a 401k with 3% employer match, medical, dental and vision coverage (employer covers 100% of employee premiums and 75% of dependent premiums).
Salary range: 
Depends on experience
Submission deadline: 
Friday, July 10, 2020