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Civil Rights Coordinator / Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Nov 26, 2021

Posted on

Sep 24, 2021

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required


Anaheim, CA, United States

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Civil Rights >> Civil Rights
Litigation >> Litigation
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Title: Civil Rights Coordinator / Paralegal

Reports to: Civil Rights Managing Attorney

Schedule Type: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Location: Office located in Anaheim, CA. Requires some travel throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Pay Range: $25-$28/hr.

Practice Areas: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties (Religious Freedom), Employment, National Security & Law Enforcement Practices, Public Accommodations, Prisoners' Rights, School Issues, Hate Crimes/Incidents, etc.



  • Providing legal administrative support to senior and managing attorneys including case data analysis and input, legal filings, document filings, mailing, scanning, copying, and other related tasks
  • Coordinating and conducting legal intake requests, interviews, follow-ups, and responses; summarizing intake substance, and presenting recommendations for future action or referral
  • Assisting on assigned litigation efforts, including preparing pleadings, motions, and briefs
  • Performing legal research using computerized data base, online resources, and legal materials and drafting memoranda regarding the legal research
  • Drafting letters and memoranda for cases and assisting attorneys with other document preparation
  • Maintaining the organization of the case management system of the civil rights department
  • Maintaining calendar system for deadlines and timely filing of extensions, pleadings, petitions, and applications
  • Organizing and tracking legal files
  • Serving as a liaison to other groups and entities vital to the positive resolution of cases
  • Providing clients with referrals to other services
  • Generating department reports and statistics
  • Providing additional support to civil rights staff as needed
  • Organizing and engaging in special civil rights events, forums, and sensitivity trainings provided to the community
  • Traveling for outreach including participating in community events and coalition meetings
  • Preparing retainers, FOIAS, and DHS TRIP applications for clients, under attorney supervision


  • Assisting in general duties such as answering phones, weekly outreach, fundraising, team building activities, staff recruitment, and other office tasks as required


  • Paralegal Certification, with 1-3 years professional experience in the field.
  • The ideal candidate would demonstrate:
    • 1-2 years of experience in the area of civil rights / employment
    • 1-2 years of experience working with clients, customers, etc.
    • Ability to manage and prioritize caseload
    • Effective time management
    • Familiarity with Westlaw and other legal search engines, proficiency in internet research
    • Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and an ability to meet strict deadlines
    • Comfort working productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • High degree of self-motivation and creativity
    • Proficiency in Arabic and/or Urdu – preferred
    • Experience working with the American Muslim community
    • Access to a working vehicle and the ability to drive throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area
    • A strong commitment to civil rights and CAIR's mission



  • Full-time with occasional evenings and weekends required
  • Occasional travel locally for outreach including participating in community events
  • All CAIR staff are required to assist in general duties such as answering phones, weekly outreach, fundraising, and other office tasks as required


  • Kaiser Health Insurance and Blue Cross PPO Dental Plan for staff members, their spouse, and their children
  • Paid time off for incoming staff includes: 12 Paid vacation days, 10 holidays, and 10 sick days
  • IRA matching program
  • Professional development budget

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a nonprofit, grassroots civil rights and advocacy organization. CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization, with affiliate offices nationwide. Its national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

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