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Civil Rights Attorney in San Francisco, CA

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Company name

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Civil Rights

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


USA San Francisco, CA

Date Last Verified

May 03,2018

Posted on

Jan 07,2018

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Senior Staff Attorney - Racial Justice Responsibilities: Identify racial justice issues for impact litigation and policy advocacy, including conducting intake and investigation of cases, strengthening the organization’s ties with grassroots, grasstops and legal groups, representing Lawyers’ Committee at key coalition, task force and community meetings, and obtaining feedback from community stakeholders. Lead and assist with impact litigation on our civil rights docket, including legal research, drafting and reviewing filings and correspondence, discovery, motion practice, trial advocacy, appellate advocacy and/or other litigation tasks. Engage in legislative and administrative advocacy, such as drafting of regulations and legislation, meetings with client organizations, representation of groups before administrative and legislative bodies, and technical assistance to policy makers. Help supervise staff, fellows, and students, including those responsible for the Second Chance Legal Clinic, which provides criminal records remedies and re-entry related legal services. Seek opportunities to engage in public education and media advocacy consistent with our identified program strategies and in consultation with Communications staff. Assist as necessary to meet program goals with development, program administration, and data management, including timekeeping records.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: California Bar membership. 7+ years'’ post-graduate legal experience, strong preference for litigation experience (this may include post-graduate judicial clerkship(s)). Knowledge of and demonstrated leadership in civil rights law advocacy, particularly racial justice. Prior experience working with/ties to low-income communities of color and immigrant communities in Northern California. Experience working in legal services or law school direct services clinics preferred. Proficiency in Spanish or another language common to California immigrants is beneficial. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional info

Send (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume, (3) a brief writing sample, and (4) a list of 3 references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
131 Steuart Street
Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105