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Legal Fellow

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Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Location

Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

Aug 03,2017

Posted on

Sep 20,2015
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Legal Fellow Duties: Fellow will gain experience in providing compassionate and culturally competent legal services, legal writing (including internal memos and court documents), policy advocacy, non-litigation advocacy on behalf of clients, movement-centered strategic thinking, and working alongside pro bono co-counsel. In partnership with organization's other attorneys and legal fellows, can expect to work on a variety of projects including: Provide legal information and self-help materials to helpline callers; identify potential clients for impact litigation from the legal helpline; conduct legal research and draft memos; draft demand letters; and assist with all aspects of impact litigation. Organize and supervising legal name and gender change clinics; conduct know-your-rights trainings for community members; assist in maintaining accuracy of existing “Know Your Rights” materials and practice; guides, as well as identifying appropriate topics and creating new publications; and draft legislation and persuasive materials aimed at decision makers.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification Requirements: Legal fellowships provide recent law school graduates and new attorneys with a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience in practicing transgender-rights law. Interest in transgender issues and civil rights law. Commitment to racial and economic justice. Strong writing and research skills. The ability to speak additional languages, especially Spanish is required.

Note: Available to work for a minimum of 16 hours per week.

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Send a cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample of preferably 10 pages or less.

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