Job Details

Civil Rights Attorney in Oakland, CA

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Company name

Disability Rights California

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Civil Rights


$57,585 - $77,169

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


USA Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

Aug 21,2017

Posted on

Aug 09,2017

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Staff Attorney I The candidate will represent students with special needs in individual and systemic matters. Advocate for equal educational opportunities, access to services in the most integrated settings and access to special education and supports. Share responsibility with other legal and advocacy staff for providing information, technical assistance, outreach and training and representation in administrative and judicial proceedings to clients with disabilities. Work under the direct supervision of the Youth Practice Group Supervising Attorney or Associate Managing Attorney and in collaboration with other agency attorneys and advocates in their legal, advocacy, and outreach efforts. Provide direct special education advocacy in due process and state complaints. Have the opportunity to develop litigation skills by working on impact litigation with more experienced legal staff. Provide information and short-term assistance to the company clients. Represent clients in negotiations, mediations and judicial and administrative proceedings. Participate in impact litigation. Participate in public policy activities including, but not limited to, the reviewing and drafting of legislation and regulations. Engage in community-based advocacy, outreach, and training to disability communities and organizations, particularly to underserved communities. Prepare training materials, publications, reports and special projects. Assist with the organizational development and planning, including the planning and development of agency’s Advocacy Services Plan, and participate in statewide and regional teams, usually including two substantive Workgroups. Supervise and mentor law clerks and other staff as assigned. J.D. Degree and State Bar membership; or eligible to practice under the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program required. Paid or voluntary legal experience in any combination of the following: a) a social services, human services, community-based, public interest, civil rights or health care environment; b) as an attorney in the practice of public interest law; or c) directly representing clients in administrative hearings and/or litigation. Judicial clerkships or externships may be counted as up to one year of experience required. Ability: to conduct research and analyses of pertinent legal authority; to analyze complex problems and develop creative solutions; to work independently with appropriate supervision required. Effective communication skills sufficient to represent clients in legal hearings, meetings, negotiations or administrative proceedings, to actively promote legal, policy and legislative developments at state and local government levels, and to develop and conduct trainings required. Experience: working with or sensitivity to individuals with disabilities; working with or sensitivity to individuals from ethnic or language distinct communities required. Knowledge of laws, rights, and services as they pertain to people with disabilities, and/or direct representation of people with disabilities required. Experience: in client representation, particularly in public interest and civil rights law that would support the needs of the clients served by the specific practice group (Non-Discrimination, Youth, Mental Health, Lanterman, Health & Long-Term Support Services); in the disability rights movement and/or extensive contacts in the disability community; with and/or extensive contacts in ethnic or language distinct communities required. Ability to read, write and speak Spanish or an Asian language, or ability to communicate using American Sign Language, with sufficient fluency to do client intakes and conduct trainings required. Familiarity and/or extensive contacts with one or more of the following: homelessness, criminal justice, substance abuse or Gay/Lesbian/Bi-Sexual/Transgender/Intersex (LGBTI) communities required. Deadline: August 25, 2017

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Disability Rights California
1330 Broadway
Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94612-2509