Public Policy Attorney

01 Nov, 2021


Public Policy Attorney

Caminar Latino-Latinos United for Peace and Equity
Atlanta, GA

Under supervision of the Director of Programs and Systems Change, the Public Policy Attorney will evaluate current legal and social aspects of issues in relation to domestic violence, custody, child abuse, and other aspects of juvenile and family law. There is a heavy emphasis on legal research, writing, critical analysis of statutes, policy, data and other information, and the delivery of tools and resources and training and technical assistance (TA) to advance the violence against women field. Applicants with direct lived experience with domestic violence, or the child welfare, custody, immigration, and other systems, are encouraged to apply. Applicants interested in limiting their interest to part-time will be considered.

Functions and Responsibilities include using legal and public policy expertise to assist in the completion of goals and objectives on assigned projects; collecting and analyzing data from various legal sources to produce timely and accurate legal briefs, statute lists, resources, reports and related materials; assistance to develop and implement a national public policy agenda to prevent and eliminate domestic violence; delivery of training and TA on legal and public policy issues related to child protection or child custody in the context of domestic violence; communication of the impact of relevant laws and public policies to staff, partners, and external stakeholders; production of timely and accurate responses to requests for information from staff, professionals in the field, and the public; production of effective, clear, and informative writing and reporting of relevant activities. The position is remote so can reside anywhere in the United States, however it will require ability to travel regularly to various locations for meetings, trainings and other events as needed that may include evenings and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications include a law degree from an accredited university and a minimum of 5 years of experience in gender-based violence, child welfare, or juvenile/family law-related field and a demonstrated and significant background in and knowledge of domestic violence, child protection, social services, law, and racial, ethnic, and gender equity is essential.

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Instructions:Please submit application materials in PDF format to . Ensure resume includes month and year details for previous employment and professional references. Writing sample does not have to be professionally published. Preferred sources can include a legal brief, draft bill, policy recommendations or regulations written for non-profit organizations or government agencies or general policy commentaries.

Job posted: 2021-11-01