Reports directly to the Senior Staff Attorney
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
- Act as in-house counsel for CASA of NH staff and volunteers, to be available to address legal questions and concerns as they arise.
- Provide initial and on-going in-service training for staff and volunteers in all CASA offices on the legal process in Abuse/Neglect (RSA 169-C), Termination of Parental Rights (RSA 170-C) and Mediated Adoption (RSA 170-B: 14) proceedings.
- Represent CASA of NH in court as needed, including filing motions and memos of law and addressing legal issues that arise in individual cases.
- Accompany CASA-GALs to court if there are legal questions to be addressed.
- 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.
- Review all organizational contracts.
- Assist in preparing bi-annual proposal to Judicial Council’s Request for Proposal (RFP) for guardian ad litem services.
- Cultivate new and maintain current relationships with law firms for pro-bono support.
- On occasion and when requested by the CEO, attend various committee/task-force meetings.
- Provide the Board of Directors with a yearly overview on the Duties and Rights of Members who serve on a Board of a charitable, non-profit organization.
- Assist the President/CEO with personnel and other management issues.
- Member of the New Hampshire Bar.
- Minimum 5+ years’ experience and knowledge regarding child protection cases.
- Experience in training/facilitating/presenting.
- Desire and ability to work with adult volunteers.
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.
How to Apply
Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email to Melissa Desrosiers.