Kids First Law Center: Full-time staff attorney

Kids First Law Center seeks to hire a full-time staff attorney.   Kids First is a nonprofit children‘s law center that provides free, quality representation to children in high-conflict custody and divorce cases.  

 Qualifications:   Applicants must be admitted to practice in Iowa.   Litigation and family law experience are preferred.   Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills, be comfortable meeting with children, and be willing to work collaboratively.   Applicants must be able to work constructively in high-conflict situations.   Ideal qualifications include a demonstrated interest in public interest work and experience working with low-income populations and children.  
Job Responsibilities: The attorney will provide legal representation to children in family law cases.   As part of the representation, the attorney will meet with child clients, investigate case facts, draft pleadings and participate in court proceedings, and develop and implement creative problem-solving and non-litigation strategies to lessen conflict in families.   Applicants must be able to work beyond the confines of a normal business day in order to accommodate child clients.
Salary Information: $36,400 yearly plus benefits.  

Application Process and Deadline Date: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references, law school transcript (if in practice less than 5 years), and writing sample to:
Jenny Schulz, Executive Director, Kids First Law Center, 621 4th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA   52401, Or email:

Applications must be received by November 26, 2007.   More information about Kids First Law Center can be found at: