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Teamchild seeks a regional managing attorney
March 28, 2023 | Chinami Arai

TeamChild is a unique, values‐driven organization that is boldly committed to creating and maintaining a work environment that supports collaboration, inclusion, shared‐accountability, distributed power, and non‐hierarchical operations. At its core, TeamChild fights for effective solutions and community‐driven strategies that nurture
and develop the health and wellbeing of youth, instead of exclusion and incarceration. Individuals who work for TeamChild are naturally aligned with the following:
● A commitment to anti-‐racism, anti‐oppression, intersectional equity analysis.
● A focus on relationship building.
● An ability to listen with an open mind and a deep commitment to including and respecting diverse viewpoints.
● Values collaboration and inclusive decision‐making.
● A proactive, passionate, and collaborative attiude.
● A foundation of self‐awareness that provides space for learning and growth.


The Role:

TeamChild is seeking a full‐time Regional Managing Attorney (RMA) to support our Spokane and Yakima County offices. 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. The RMA’s primary job duties are providing holistic civil legal representation and advocacy to youth, who are at risk of or already involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems; 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.
Attorneys at TeamChild also engage in other advocacy activities, including community training, outreach, and policy
work on behalf of our client base. Managing Attorneys provide leadership within their local office and communities with high quality service, a cohesive work environment including linkages to other offices, and strong partnerships that advance local and statewide goals.
There is flexibility in this position for some remote work and work from our Spokane or Yakima Offices. This position
involves travel to meet with clients and community and to provide supervision and support to staff in both offices.
Currently, the Regional Managing Attorney would supervise three staff attorneys and two legal assistants.

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