The Bronx Defenders – an innovative, progressive, holistic indigent defense office in the South Bronx – seeks an experienced attorney dedicated to the representation of parents in child welfare proceedings.
Family Defense attorneys at The Bronx Defenders are at the forefront of a movement to provide holistic, institutional representation to parents in Bronx County Family Court, who are fighting allegations of child abuse and/or neglect. They are dedicated to fighting on behalf of parents whose parental rights are in peril while creating long-term solutions for the reunification and stability of families. Family Defense Attorneys will primarily litigate abuse and neglect cases, but will occasionally appear in concurrent matters including custody, visitation and termination of parental rights cases. Family Defense Attorneys are part of the larger interdisciplinary teams at The Bronx Defenders, but work especially closely with Parent Advocates and Social Workers.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE and upload a cover letter and resume in one document when prompted. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Applications will be accepted through October 26, 2017, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis and decisions will be made as soon as appropriate candidates are identified.
Please contact Emma Ketteringham, Managing Director, Family Defense Practice, via email at email@example.com with any questions regarding the position.
The Bronx Defenders is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations, and communities to apply.