Impact litigation Attorneys (Multiple)

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1212 Broadway, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
National Center for Youth Law
Street address: 
1212 Broadway, Suite 600
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Position Description: 

National Center for Youth Law
The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) advances justice by defending the rights of children and improving the systems impacting their lives. We focus on complex challenges that disproportionately impact children and communities of color and on solutions that require multiple public systems to change their policies, practices, and culture. 

Legal Advocacy Team
NCYL’s Legal Advocacy team engages in impact litigation across all the issues on which NCYL works. The team brings systemic cases to improve systems that serve children and youth, often in collaboration with other public interest law firms and with support from pro bono partners. A description of our current cases can be found here: strategies/?_sft_situation=active.

NCYL seeks to hire experienced impact litigators to lead and staff existing cases and develop new impact litigation on behalf of children and youth. These positions offer the opportunity to contribute to and develop litigation in the areas of education, child welfare, health, mental health, reproductive equity, juvenile justice, and immigration. Impact litigators at NCYL may litigate in one area or multiple areas. This is a great opportunity for people who want to use litigation to address government systems that often fail to provide youth equitable treatment and services to youth.

There is one position with a projected start date of September 1, 2021. In addition, we anticipate needing to fill multiple other attorney positions over the next several months.


Qualifications for All 5 Positions Required
• J.D. Degree
• Admitted to practice law in the United States.
Other Qualifications for All 5 positions
• Commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Ability to use a racial justice lens.
• Strong litigation skills.
• Excellent analytical and writing skills.
• Strong leadership skills including the ability to manage complex projects, delegate effectively and take responsibility for decisions.
• Possess subject matter expertise in at least one of NCYL’s issue areas.
• Collaborate with non-litigating NCYL staff to ensure our litigation is informed by and advancing the goals of our campaigns.
• Clear and persuasive oral and written communication skills, including the ability to develop rapport and influence others.
• Experience in civil rights litigation and in issues involving public systems affecting children and youth.
• Fluency in oral and written Spanish preferred.

To apply: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021