Center for Children's Advocacy
The Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA), the largest children’s rights organization in New England, seeks a dynamic attorney for its Immigrant Children’s Justice Project (ICJP). CCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to enforcing the legal rights of low-income children. More information about the Center can be found on CCA’s website: www.cca-ct.org.
The ICJP is the primary source of life-saving legal services for immigrant children and youth in Connecticut. The Project provides legal representation, training and system reform advocacy to help immigrant children and youth gain immigration status and access systems that provide them with critical health, education and support services. Click here for more information about the ICJP.
This opening is for a full time attorney who will have the opportunity to advocate for immigrant children and youth through a wide variety of strategies. The attorney will:
- Provide legal consultation and representation to immigrant children and youth regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, other immigration options, access to education as English Language Learners (ELLs) and special education students.
- Provide legal rights training to immigrant youth, families, advocates and community providers.
- Collaborate with CCA’s Communications Director to produce legal information materials for youth and community providers.
- Collaborate with other immigrant advocacy organizations to bring information and legal services to immigrant youth.
- Collaborate with other CCA attorneys, outside immigrant advocacy organizations and community providers to identify systemic problems that impact immigrant youth and engage in system reform advocacy, including litigation, administrative advocacy and legislative advocacy as necessary, to address the identified problems.
Candidates should have:
- Cultural competence, experience with children and youth of color and a demonstrated deep commitment to social justice and racial justice is required.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Two or more years of related experience. Immigration experience is preferred.
- Fluency in Spanish is preferred
- Must be admitted to CT Bar or have ability to waive in.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and are within the general range of salaries for public interest organizations.
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut has openings for Assistant United States Attorney. For full job descriptions, click here.
Murtha Cullina LLP
Murtha Cullina LLP is a regional law firm with offices in CT, MA and NY currently seeking a full-time Associate in its Trust & Estates department. Although the Firm’s preference would be for the position to be based in the Firm’s Hartford office, the Firm is willing to consider having the position based in Boston or any of its CT offices.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative, team-oriented department and firm.
- Experience in estate and trust administration, and with estate, gift, and fiduciary income tax returns
- Experience with drafting estate planning documents, Connecticut probate court filings, estate and fiduciary accountings is preferred
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to interact effectively with clients
- Candidate must have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the bar
- Admission to the Connecticut bar will be required
- Accounting background and/or LLM in Taxation not required, but preferred
At Murtha Cullina, you will find a quality of life-based collegial work environment and a competitive benefits package. We are always looking for candidates with diverse backgrounds to add strength to our team and become part of our exciting future.
Please send cover letter and resume in confidence to Amy McDuff, Director of Human Resources, email@example.com.
Greater Hartford Legal Aid
Staff attorneys provide comprehensive legal services for civil issues in pursuit of GHLA’s mission and priorities. GHLA attorneys practice in areas including Housing, Family, Benefits, Employment, Education, Senior and Immigration. They appear in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate level, and before administrative agencies. Staff attorneys also work on systemic advocacy efforts, including impact litigation and policy advocacy.
- Juris Doctor degree
- Member of Connecticut Bar preferred, or eligibility to waive in or sit for the February or July 2022 CT Bar Exam
- Superior oral and written communication skills
- Excellent administrative and organizational skills, including ability to self-direct
- Personal attributes including:
- dedication to social justice and to advocating for people living in poverty,
- self-motivation, strong work ethic and commitment to working as a team,
- ability to work effectively with diverse groups and individuals.
Interested candidates should submit:
- a letter expressing in detail your interest in the position of Staff Attorney, and what you believe you can contribute to GHLA’s pursuit of its mission
- a current resume
- law school transcript
- three references
Materials should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until hiring is completed. GHLA is an equal opportunity employer, and is a signatory to the Connecticut Legal Community’s Diversity and Inclusion Pledge. This is a full-time position, with excellent salary and benefits including a Loan Repayment Assistance Program. Our salary scale is $65,450 to $113,450, depending on experience.
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Connecticut Bar Foundation
The Connecticut Bar Foundation (CBF) is seeking to hire its next Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO). The CFAO position will lead all aspects of the CBF's financial management, accounting and administration. The CFAO will engage with grantees around grant payment and reporting; with the CBF Board around tracking funds and reporting on its investments; and with banks and lawyers involved in the IOLTA program.
The CBF is the largest financial supporter of non-profit organizations providing civil legal assistance to low-income Connecticut residents.
For more information and to apply, applicants should submit a resume and cover letter describing their interest, relevant qualifications and experience, and where they heard about the position to CBFHiring@CTBarFdn.org. Applicants should include "CFAO" in the subject line of the email. Interviews will begin by mid-January.
Division of Public Defender Services
The Division of Public Defender Services is currently seeking candidates for several lawyer and non-lawyer positions across the state. For more information about these opportunities and to apply, click here.