Part-Time Staff Attorney/Lecturer - Juvenile/Family Law/Criminal Justice Advocacy - School of Law
Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH, USA
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a part-time staff attorney/lecturer position.
The Human Trafficking Law Project is the only University-based program in Ohio providing direct legal services and social service referrals to human trafficking survivors and individuals at high risk of trafficking victimization. Our Project places a special emphasis on serving high-risk, marginalized, and underserved populations, who are often overlooked by victim service providers and law enforcement. These populations include juveniles, the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with substance use disorders, people with mental health issues, immigrants and foreign nationals, and incarcerated people. Our community outreach efforts target these populations, and we have established relationships with community partners who also serve these populations and refer victims to the Project for legal assistance.
We benefit from the support and expertise of the Milton A Kramer Law Clinic Center--our home base--which has provided high-quality, no-cost legal representation to vulnerable populations in Northeast Ohio for over 50 years. Since its inception, the Project has created a service delivery model that values interdisciplinary collaboration between law and social work. This has allowed us to work across ecosystems and to navigate the structural barriers that our clients inevitably confront as they try to stabilize. The education and experience held by our staff make them uniquely qualified to provide trauma-informed legal aid to victims, and to teach legal interns to do the same. We have established ourselves and a trustworthy community partner and continue to develop meaningful relationships with community stakeholders in the fight against human trafficking.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law has a dynamic and nationally recognized Experiential Education curriculum. The highly regarded Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center forms part of this curriculum. The Human Trafficking Law Project is under the umbrella of the Law Clinic and offers a variety of law and social work courses and fieldwork experiences as components of its work. The successful candidate can expect to teach in these courses as well as handle casework individually and as a supervising attorney in our Clinical Program. The successful candidate can expect to handle cases in a variety of legal settings including state court and administrative agencies and may participate in policy advocacy.
The Staff Attorney/Lecturer will join the Kramer Law Clinic faculty and will work with the Director of the Kramer Law Clinic Center and the Director of the Human Trafficking Project. We seek candidates with distinguished academic records, extensive practice experience and experience teaching or supervising students in a legal setting. Key responsibilities of the Staff Attorney/Lecturer include: community outreach and education, provision of legal and/or guardian ad litem services to juvenile human-trafficking victims, representation of adult trafficking victims and at-risk individuals with family law issues, advocacy, and representation of victims involved in the criminal justice system, and supervise law students who are providing services to victims.
A J.D. degree from an approved, ABA-accredited school, with a record of high academic achievement;
Admission to the bar in Ohio or ability to waive into the jurisdiction;
Five years of practice experience in the relevant legal areas;
Law school teaching experience;
Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Experience working in a Trauma-Informed Legal Practice
Experience in a clinical teaching setting.
Applications should be sent to the attention of Laura McNally-Levine, Associate Dean of Experiential Education and Director of the Kramer Law Clinic, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, Cliniclawschooljobs@case.edu.
*Hiring contingent on Receipt of Grant Funding. This is a one-year appointment, potentially renewable for two additional years depending on need, performance and funding. The start date will be the later of October 1, 2020, or upon confirmation of funding.
Further information about the law school is available at http://law.case.edu.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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