The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights is seeking an experienced attorney to lead our campaign to end juvenile life without parole sentences in Louisiana.

The Special Counsel will develop a comprehensive advocacy strategy to protect and expand the rights of people facing juvenile life without parole sentences in Louisiana.  The Special Counsel will implement that strategy through targeted legal issue litigation; provision of case consultation, training, and practice resources for public defenders across Louisiana who are appointed in cases implicating juvenile life without parole; coordinating pro bono counsel for inmates seeking relief under the Miller v. Alabama decision; and coalition-building and stakeholder education for law change to eliminate the possibility of life without parole sentences for children.

This is an opportunity for a highly-skilled lawyer to play a leadership role in justice reform through both litigation and policy reform advocacy.  Strong candidates will have excellent strategic judgment; exceptional litigation, planning, and project-management skills; deep substantive knowledge of relevant jurisprudence and social science; a demonstrated commitment to justice reform and the defense of children; and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

A complete job posting is attached, and is also available here: http://www.laccr.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/LCCR-Special-Counsel-Job-Description.pdf

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