Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Nov 16, 2021

Valid Through

Mar 01, 2022

Posted on

Nov 01, 2021

Years of Experience

3-7 yrs required

Location

Orange, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney
Duties: Conduct legal advocacy and investigate, develop and litigate high-impact cases at the trial and appellate level in federal and state courts. Lead litigation teams, serve as co-counsel and work in conjunction with other legal, policy, and organizing staff within the SoCal, the other 2 affiliates, and partner organizations. Serve as a policy expert and advocate on immigrants’ rights, policing, and criminal justice issues in support of legislation and other campaigns, with responsibilities including public speaking, media interviews, and outreach, as well as writing op-eds, reports, blogs, social media content, advocacy sign-on letters, fact sheets, and toolkits. Provide technical support to community groups, advocates, and organizers in the region. Run trainings for activists and organizers and support the Department’s volunteer engagement programs, as needed. Establish and cultivate collaborative relationships with community partners, coalitions, stakeholders, and members. Conduct outreach, advocacy, and provide technical assistance to public officials and government bodies. Devise and present engaging “know your rights” presentations, trainings, and engage in public speaking. Organize, lead, and participate in community education events and meetings. Organize and attend lobbying visits with state and local officials, provide testimony to administrative agencies and governing bodies, and develop and cultivate relationships with lawmakers and decision-makers to advance organizing and policy advocacy objectives. Forge and maintain relationships with people impacted by the immigration system, community partners, decision-makers, government officials, allied organizations, and academics to implement collaborative projects and foster positive, effective working relationships. Collaborate with and provide support to people in other affiliates and the legislative office, as well as colleagues. Supervise interns. Other duties, as needed and assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: An attorney with 3-7 years of federal or state court litigation experience for this position but will consider all applicants with approximately that level of experience, strong advocacy, and litigation skills, and with a demonstrated commitment to civil and human rights, immigrants’ rights, and/or racial justice. Excellent research, writing, analytic, and speaking skills. Ability to develop and litigate impact cases. Ability to work in diverse coalitions and develop advocacy campaigns. Ability to participate in, create, and sustain inclusive and engaging spaces for all. Ability to lead projects, build strong relationships, and work well in collaboration with others. A deep commitment to the cause of civil liberties and civil rights. Willingness to work occasional weekend and evening hours, as needed. Extremely strong project and time management skills, including a high level of organization, attention to detail and follow-through, while balancing and prioritizing multiple activities and responsibilities. Willingness to travel within Southern California as well as occasionally to other parts of the state. Admitted to practice law in the state of California or willing to promptly take the California bar exam. Desired Experience in immigrants’ rights, policing, and/or criminal justice issues. People personally impacted by the immigration or criminal justice systems are encouraged to apply for this position. Familiarity with or experience working on social justice issues in Southern California and organizations working in those areas. Familiarity with Kern County or the Central Valley. A demonstrated commitment to and track record of doing intersectional advocacy, using multiple and creative strategies to achieve a particular goal. Spanish language fluency.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
ACLU Foundation of Southern California.
1313 West Eighth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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