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Civil Rights Attorney / Education Attorney in Watsonville, CA

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Company name

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.(CRLA)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Labor & Employment
Immigration
Education
Civil Rights

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Watsonville, CA

Date Last Verified

Oct 14,2017

Posted on

Oct 12,2017

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Staff Attorney RESPONSIBILITIES: Will conduct general legal intakes for LGBT clients, provide brief counsel advice, and full representation for selected LGBT clients. Will assist other CRLA attorneys and community workers on LGBT-related cases. Will assist in systemic advocacy that may include, but is not limited to pre-litigation investigations, litigation, regulatory advocacy and amicus briefing, and community partnerships and collaborations. Will work with the LGBT Program Director to educate rural LGBT communities about their civil rights. developing and revising outreach and community education material and training curriculum, planning outreach and trainings, and conducting the outreach and trainings, including making community presentations and media appearances as required. Will support local groups engaged in advocacy on behalf of low-income LGBT communities. Will foster leadership that is able to effectively engage in intersectional advocacy. Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to the California Bar. Familiarity with LGBT related law, employment, education, and/or immigration law. Excellent legal research and writing skills. Data analysis and investigation skills or experience. Knowledge of and experience with LGBT, rural, and/or immigrant communities. Experience serving low income clients. Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact constructively with diverse populations. Ability to engage in intersectional advocacy and to bring the lens of intersectionality to CRLA’s work with clients and community partners. Media relations skills. Community education experience (developing and delivering workshops and presentations). Willingness to travel is required. Travel costs, including mileage, are reimbursed. Willingness to work some evenings and weekend days. Language skills: Oral and written fluency in Spanish and English preferred. Computer skills: Must know how to operate a computer and use the internet. Experience with the Microsoft Office suite of programs and Google applications preferred.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.(CRLA)
21 Carr Street
Watsonville, CA 95076