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Prisoners Rights Litigation Attorney

Company name

Disability Rights Washington

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Posted on

Dec 05,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Olympia, WA
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Prisoners’ Rights Litigation Attorney
The candidate will require a licensed attorney with the ability to conduct systemic investigations, develop complex advocacy strategies, and represent both classes and individuals. The AVID Program enjoys DRW’s unique access authority, which will allow the attorney the ability to see firsthand the conditions in Washington prisons and jails, even in the most secluded and segregated parts of those facilities. Would have lived and/or professional experience relating to the AVID Program’s practice areas, which include, but are not limited to: addressing discrimination, improving conditions of confinement for people experiencing incarceration, supporting community reentry from institutionalization or incarceration, and ending abuse and neglect. The attorney for this position must have a commitment and capacity to produce high quality legal analysis and to provide effective advocacy through complex civil litigation as well as informal and alternative dispute resolution. Provide an array of advocacy services to individuals with disabilities experiencing incarceration to enforce their rights under the Washington State and federal constitutions and laws such as the Washington Law Against Discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Advocacy services by AVID Program attorneys may include: Conducting systemic and individual investigations, Monitoring facilities for rights violations, Providing trainings and technical assistance, Engaging in informal advocacy and negotiations, Conducting impact litigation in state and federal courts, and Educating state and local policy makers.

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Hiring Coordinator
Disability Rights Washington
315 - 5th Avenue South
Suite 850
Seattle, WA 98104

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