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Disability Rights Mississippi has an immediate opening for a full-time attorney located in our Jackson office.

Position Title:  Children’s Rights Attorney

Reports to:  Legal Director

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Mission:  To protect and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, specifically children under the age of 21.

Essential Functions

  1. Supervise the work of the Children’s Rights Team and its members.
  2. Represent clients in Due Process hearings, OCR Mediation, Title IX Proceedings, etc.
  3. Prepare documents for legal remedies. 
  4. Do legal research on topics concerning rights of children with disabilities.
  5. Handle individual cases according to agency priorities.
  6. Develop systemic projects for the Children’s Rights Team.
  7. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  1. Law degree from an accredited law school and a member of Mississippi State Bar who is admitted to practice before Mississippi State and Federal Courts
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  3. Ability to work cooperatively with all staff
  4. Detail oriented and well organized
  5. Ability to handle multiple projects

DISCLAIMER

This position description serves as a general summary and overview of the major duties and responsibilities of the job. It is not intended to represent the entirety of the job nor is it intended to be all-inclusive. Security background investigation and approval is required for this position.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications must include:

  1. Cover letter indicating your professional and personal motivation for the job, how you meet the minimum qualifications and why you would be a good candidate.
  2. Current resume
  3. Names and contact information of three references.

Materials should be submitted to Disability Rights Mississippi by emailing Polly Tribble, Executive Director, at resume@drms.ms or faxing to 601-968-0665.  Applications received that do not follow the requirements will not be considered.  Please, no calls!  Position will be opened until filled.

Salary: $60,000 and excellent benefits.

DRMS is a fair employment practices/equal opportunity/disability accessible employer committed to maintaining a diverse workplace. We value diversity of culture, disability and other life experiences and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. Qualified candidates from diverse personal, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. DRMS complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.

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