Job Details

Staff Attorney - Education Justice Program

Company name

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Feb 19, 2020

Valid Through

Jun 03, 2020

Posted on

Jan 08, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Saint Louis, MO, United States

Employment Type

Contract, Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney - Education Justice Program
Responsibilities: Utilize litigation and other impact advocacy tools to address policies and practices that create barriers to equal opportunities in education for individuals marginalized by lack of resources, race, disability, or other circumstances. Engage with a wide range of community partners in cases and initiatives to help carry out systemic advocacy. Work closely with and report directly to the Managing Attorney of the Education Justice Program to identify and develop systemic advocacy issues concerning education equity. Work with the EJP Managing Attorney to put together and participate in litigation teams for various education equity cases and bring in outside resources as needed to partner with Legal Services attorneys Participate in individual advocacy and community education for the purposes of investigating systemic issues and forming relationships with members of the community.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree and admitted to practice in Missouri (or eligible to be admitted). 6+ years of litigation experience. Experience with federal and state court litigation is required. Strong litigation skills. Racial justice advocacy experience preferred.
The position is funded by a 2 year grant which begins in January 2020

Company info

Beth Roper
Human Resources Director
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc.
4232 Forest Park Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108

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