Job Details

Civil Rights Attorney

Company name

CAIR California

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Sep 04, 2020

Posted on

May 22, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Anaheim, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Civil Rights >> Civil Rights
Litigation >> Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation >> Litigation - Securities Litigation
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Civil Rights Attorney
The candidate will perform duties include : review and investigate an array of legal claims brought by a diverse community; Conduct intakes of legal claims as necessary through effective communication with members of the community; Manage a considerable caseload (our attorneys currently manage approximately 450+ intakes each per year); Identify, develop, lead and manage assigned litigation efforts, including, preparing pleadings, motions, and briefs; Perform in-depth legal research; Legal writing including: drafting complaints, discovery, briefs, letters, and memos; and non-legal writing including drafting community advisories, issuing briefings, and reports; Communicate with outside parties such as attorneys, employers, law enforcement agents, administrative agencies, media contacts, etc. Work to educate and empower community members on their rights through community presentations and material distributions; Prepare and assist in CAIR-California reports; assist in general duties such as answering phones, weekly outreach, fundraising and other office tasks as required.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Law degree from an American Bar Association accredited school; California State Bar admission. Must have 2 years of experience advocating for, representing and/or litigating on behalf of clients in areas such as employment law, religious discrimination, public accommodation, denial of benefits by governmental and private actors in courts and administrative agencies. Should have should trong time management skills with a demonstrated ability for meeting deadlines. Should have demonstrated problem-solving skills with outstanding attention to detail. Should have excellent oral and written communication skills including public speaking experience. Must have experience working with people from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Should have a strong commitment to civil rights and firm's mission. Must have basic computer proficiency including knowledge of Office 365, OneDrive, and WestLaw Next, and knowledge of cloud applications such as SharePoint, Office365, and social media applications (preferred). Conversational proficiency in Arabic, Farsi or Urdu (preferred).

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
CAIR California
2180 W. Crescent Ave.
Suite F
Anaheim, CA 92801

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