Staff Attorney – 30-40 Hours/Week
Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire (CASA-NH)
Join CASA of NH, a dynamic, high-energy, mission-based organization that is oriented toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. CASA of NH provides volunteer advocacy for children in New Hampshire who experienced abuse or neglect. Make a meaningful difference in the lives of those children while working alongside caring professionals led by a senior leadership team that values a supportive, diverse, talented, and friendly work environment. Be your best and work with the best at CASA of NH.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provide thoughtful legal advice to CASA-NH staff and volunteers.
- Train CASA staff and volunteers on Abuse and Neglect and Termination of Parental Rights legal proceedings.
- Represent CASA-NH and advocates in court as needed, including filing motions and memoranda of law and attending evidentiary hearings.
- Prepare CASA-GALs to testify as witnesses in Termination of Parental Rights proceedings and any other proceeding in which they are called as a witness.
- Assist the President/CEO with personnel and other management issues.
- Member of the New Hampshire Bar.
- Minimum 2+ years’ litigation experience
- Passion to advocate for New Hampshire’s most vulnerable citizens.
- Willingness to learn all facets of RSA 169-C and RSA 170-C cases
- Experience with training/facilitating/presenting.
- Desire and ability to work with diverse group of adult volunteers.
Legal experience with the child protection system a plus!
Salary range $75,000-$90,000 with benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Submit cover letter and resume by e-mail to Melissa Desrosiers (email@example.com).
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire provides a voice for children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect by empowering a statewide network of trained volunteers to advocate on their behalf so they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.
CASA of NH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prioritizes hiring diverse, talented people who can expand our perspectives. We encourage applications from historically underrepresented and racially minoritized groups and people with experience in the foster care system. We seek to offer a safe, inclusive, and supportive work environment where all employees and volunteers, whatever their race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, education or disability feel valued and respected. As an organization, we stand against racism and all forms of oppression including transphobia, classism, sexism, and xenophobia. Read our full diversity statement here.