Job Details

Civil Rights Attorney in San Antonio, TX

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Company name

MALDEF — Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Civil Rights

Salary

$47,900 – 85,000+ per year.

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

San Antonio, TX

Date Last Verified

Aug 03,2017

Posted on

May 15,2017

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Profile

Legislative Staff Attorney Responsibilities: Analyzes and drafts legislation, policy issues and proposals, governmental regulations, rules, and executive orders. Researches, analyzes, and prepares recommendations, position papers, testimony and other documents. Participates in developing short- and long-term plans and strategies. Meets regularly with state and local legislators and/or their staff, and attends hearings, press conferences, and relevant legislative meetings to submit written materials, to articulate position on issues and legislation, and to obtain information. Develops and maintains an appropriate network of ties to other organizations, experts, and interested and knowledgeable individuals with similar interests and goals; initiates and maintains coalitions; attends community events and presents policy positions. Prepares reports of substantive legislative trends and relevant actions initiated and taken to promote advocacy of positions, and any continuing efforts in coalition building, lobbying, or legislative strategies, and maintains time sheets reflecting areas and advocacy work performed. Ensures compliance with government reporting obligations regarding lobbying. Works closely with communications staff to develop media relationships to obtain press coverage for policy positions and may participate in litigation as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree or equivalent degree required. 3+ years progressively responsible experience in civil rights and public interest fields are preferred. Evidence of ability to apply legal or other training to legislative analysis is required. Excellent research, writing, and communication skills required. Legislative experience is a plus. Background in immigration issues a plus. Knowledge and awareness of local, regional, and national issues affecting the Latino community preferred. Knowledge of civil rights policy and law, immigration policy and law, and/or education policy and law is desirable. Undergraduate and graduate majors and courses directly relevant to civil rights and advocacy concerns are also desirable. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is preferred.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, and 3-5-page writing sample.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
MALDEF — Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
110 Broadway Suite 300
San Antonio, TX 78205