Job Details

Litigation - General Attorney / Public Interest Law Attorney in Sacramento, CA

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Company name

MALDEF — Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial
Public Interest Law


$50,500 - 80,500


Sacramento, CA

Date Last Verified

Sep 21,2017

Posted on

Apr 26,2016

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Staff Attorney The candidate, under supervision of regional counsel and national senior litigation staff, and in consultation with co-counsel inside and outside of organization, devises and executes strategic plans in complex litigation through the following activities: conducts depositions and discovery, negotiates and monitors settlement agreements, and pursues attorney fee awards in civil rights litigation. Conducts legal research and draft pleadings, briefs, and administrative complaints. Devises investigation plans and investigates potential legal claims. Prepares memoranda on budget and legal theory for approval of litigation by management. Responds to media inquiries, makes public presentations, and prepares community education materials regarding Latino rights. Participates in the development of long-term strategic goals and objectives for the assigned program area(s) and also for the regional office. Supervises volunteer and professional support staff assigned to assist litigation programs.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. or equivalent degree. Active Bar membership in one or more states required. Eligibility for active bar membership in California is needed. Bar membership in another Western or Southwestern state is desirable. Undergraduate or graduate instruction in public policy and/or social sciences is desirable. Federal and state court litigation experience, particularly in area of civil rights, immigration, or employment is desirable. Must have knowledge and awareness of local, regional, and national issues affecting Latino community. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is preferred. A willingness and ability to engage in local and national travel as needed is required.

Additional info

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

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
MALDEF — Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
926 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814