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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfileStaff Attorney Responsibilities: Reporting to the Managing Attorney, investigates and litigates impact civil rights cases on behalf of individuals with disabilities, including special education advocacy. Non-litigation advocacy is also required, including assisting with the management of clinical program at University College of Law, community outreach and training, coalition building, writing and publishing reports, planning and participating in public meetings, legislative research and lobbying, media interviews, and assisting the Director of Litigation and/or IE Senior Staff Attorney with strategic planning for expansion of work in the Inland Empire.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Admission to California Bar; 2+ years of experience as a practicing attorney, including litigation experience that prepares the applicant to handle disability rights impact litigation. Should have excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent project management skills, and a keen interest in mission. Superb legal research, writing and analytical skills; Strong interpersonal and communication skills; Demonstrated commitment to disability rights, strongly preferred; Knowledge of federal and state disability litigation, including special education, strongly preferred; Experience working directly with clients; A high level of independence, initiative, creativity, and good judgment; Excellent management and organizational skills; and Fluency in spoken and written Spanish, strongly preferred.
Send (1) a cover letter that addresses goals and interest; (2) resume; (3) writing sample; (4) names of 3 references; and (5) a list of major cases have worked on and a description.
The Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC)
919 S. Albany street
Los Angeles, CA 90015