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Senior Attorney

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Company Disability Rights California Location Oakland, CA, United States

Public Interest


85176 to 124722

Min 7 yrs required



Nov 21, 2022

Mar 06, 2023

Jan 28, 2022


Senior Attorney
Duties: Develop, lead, and/or participate in administrative hearings that is responsive to the urgent needs of children and youth with disabilities. Represent individual clients in negotiations, mediations, and judicial and administrative proceedings. Develop, lead, and/or participate in policy advocacy at the state level, including commenting on and drafting legislation and regulations, and participating in stakeholder workgroups or committees. Supervise and/or mentor the work of attorneys, fellows, and/or interns, as assigned. Prepare or coordinate training materials, publications, reports, or special projects, or make presentations about legal work as necessary. Provide technical assistance and substantive training to other staff in areas of expertise, and participate in the identification and development of substantive and skills-based training for staff, with a primary focus on staff in the regional office. Collaborate with other agencies and organizations to address new or recurring problems and issues in the provision of services to clients. Participate in other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree plus 7 years of experience practicing law or internal candidates who have worked for 3 continuous years and have six years of experience practicing law. Excellent advocacy skills (such as research, writing, analytic, oral). Demonstrated ability to lead multiple and complex advocacy projects, build strong relationships, and work well in collaboration with others. Demonstrated commitment – through lived experience and/or employment history – to working with people with disabilities, people of color and low-income clients, and incorporating race equity and community lawyering principles into their work. Expertise in one or more substantive areas of law of importance to children and youth disabilities (such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Due Process Clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, etc.). Experience in 2+ of systemic policy advocacy, administrative proceedings, community organizing, discovery, motion practice, class action litigation, trial advocacy, or appellate practice related to the position. 4 years of successful results in advocacy, such as intake/outreach projects, administrative proceedings, writs, eviction defense, or single client / single defendant lawsuits. The ability to work independently with appropriate supervision. Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of laws, rights, and services as they pertain to people with disabilities, and/or direct representation of people with disabilities. Able to communicate fluently and write effectively in Spanish or an Asian language; or able to communicate using American Sign Language. Experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons with disabilities and/or experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons from multi-ethnic communities. Experience with and/or extensive contacts with diverse communities of color. Life experience as a person with a disability OR direct experience as a caregiver of a family member with a disability.

Min Salary/Max Salary
USD 85176 to 124722 Annually

Additional info

Send online application form, resume, cover letter and sample of legal writing (i.e., a legal argument, letter or analysis) of up to 10 pages.

Company info

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

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