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Team Child Seeks Pierce County Managing Attorney
December 21, 2023 | Erin Stewart

TeamChild is a nationally recognized nonprofit legal aid organization serving youth across Washington State, with office locations in Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima and Spokane. TeamChild’s mission is to uphold the rights of youth involved, or at risk of involvement, in the juvenile legal system to help them secure the education, healthcare, housing and other support they need to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.

TeamChild is seeking a full-time managing attorney in our Pierce County office. This is an opportunity to be part of a collaborative team that is dedicated to client-centered legal advocacy and working to continually reflect and improve our client services and office and program practices. Primary job duties include providing holistic civil legal representation to youth who are at risk of or already involved in the juvenile court and child welfare systems. Advocacy involves breaking down legal barriers to a wide array of community-based services and supports, including but not limited to, education, safe and stable living situations, mental health care and medical services, and other civil rights issues. Activities include legal advice and/or representation in administrative or judicial proceedings, negotiations or other dispute resolution processes, advocacy in juvenile court in partnership with public defenders to promote alternatives to secure detention, and collaboration with and referrals to community providers. The managing attorney supervises a staff attorney, legal assistant, and case support and outreach specialist. TeamChild’s current Director of Legal Services is based in our Pierce County office, as well as a statewide attorney representing youth impacted by incarceration in Juvenile Rehabilitation, so there is a full team for collaboration. In addition to direct representation, there are opportunities for other advocacy activities, including community training, outreach, and policy work on behalf of our client base. There is flexibility in this position for hybrid-remote work from our Pierce Office. This position involves travel to meet with clients and community.

For full job description, visit https://teamchild.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Pierce-MA-2023-External-1.pdf.