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Civil Rights Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Watsonville, CA

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Company name

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.(CRLA)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Civil Rights
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Watsonville, CA

Date Last Verified

Nov 16,2017

Posted on

Nov 15,2017

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LGBT Staff Attorney The candidate will help increase access to justice for low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in rural California, including LGBT farm workers. Conduct general legal intakes for LGBT clients, provide brief counsel advice, and full representation for selected LGBT clients. Assist other attorneys and community workers on LGBT-related cases. Assist in systemic advocacy that may include, but is not limited to pre-litigation investigations, litigation, regulatory advocacy and amicus briefing, and community partnerships and collaborations. Work with the LGBT Program Director to educate rural LGBT communities about their civil rights. This work includes developing and revising outreach and community education material and training curriculum, planning outreach and trainings, and conducting the outreach and trainings, including making community presentations and media appearances as required. Support local groups engaged in advocacy on behalf of low-income LGBT communities. Admission to the California Bar required. Familiarity with LGBT related law, employment, education, and/or immigration law required. Excellent legal research and writing skills required. Knowledge of and experience with LGBT, rural, and/or immigrant communities required. Experience serving low income clients required. Willingness to travel is required. Travel costs, including mileage, are reimbursed. Oral and written fluency in Spanish and English preferred. Data analysis and investigation skills or experience required. Computer knowledgeable (Microsoft Suite,Legal Server,Paycom & other cloud base systems) required.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.(CRLA)
21 Carr Street
Watsonville, CA 95076