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Staff Attorney Or Senior Staff Attorney, Workers’ Rights

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

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Valid Through

Sep 21, 2021

Posted on

Jun 08, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Oakland, CA, United States

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Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Labor & Employment
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Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney, Workers’ Rights
Duties: Directly representing low-wage workers in wage and hour, retaliation, and discrimination claims before state administrative agencies; Working together with Centro Legal’s Litigation Director to advance affirmative litigation in state and federal court, including employment class actions, multi-plaintiff wage and hour cases, and discrimination lawsuits; Assisting workers at legal services clinics by providing advice and counsel and offering pro per support to help workers pursue remedies through state and federal agencies; Developing and strengthening relationships with worker centers and other community partners to provide legal education, outreach, and direct legal services; Supervising volunteer attorneys and law student interns in providing legal services; Supporting workers’ rights policy advocacy and collaborating with key stakeholders on changes in law, policy and practice.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree, admitted and in good standing with the California Bar, preferred; Candidates awaiting bar results, or planning to take the California Bar exam upon graduation will also be considered; Experience with employment law and labor laws, Berman hearings, plaintiff-side employment litigation (incl. discovery and depositions), mediation (incl. negotiating settlement agreements), or other similar relevant experience preferred; Fluency in Spanish required; Strong leadership, organizational, and self-management skills; Excellent writing, research, analytical, and verbal communication skills; Familiarity working with clients in crisis or who are trauma survivors; Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively on projects with lawyers, other staff members, and diverse community organizations; Knowledge and adherence to community and movement lawyering principles; Demonstrated commitment to civil liberties, workers’ rights, and public interest law; Demonstrated commitment to diversity within the office and a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences regarding race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, socio-economic circumstance, immigration status, and record of arrest or conviction.

Additional info

Send a brief cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Centro Legal de la Raza.
3022 International Blvd
4th Floor
Oakland, CA 94601

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