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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileStaff Attorney - LGBT Program Responsibilities: Conduct general legal intakes for LGBT clients, provide brief counsel advice, and full representation for selected LGBT clients. Assist other attorneys and community workers on LGBT-related cases. Assist in systemic advocacy that may include, pre-litigation investigations, litigation, regulatory advocacy and amicus briefing, and community partnerships and collaborations. Work with the LGBT Program Director to educate rural LGBT communities about their civil rights. Work includes developing and revising outreach and community education material and training curriculum, planning outreach and trainings, and conducting the outreach and trainings, including making community presentations and media appearances as required. Support local groups engaged in advocacy on behalf of low-income LGBT communities. Foster leadership that is able to effectively engage in intersectional advocacy.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Admission to the California Bar. Familiarity with LGBT related law, employment, education, and/or immigration law. Excellent legal research and writing skills. Knowledge of and experience with LGBT, rural, and/or immigrant communities. Experience serving low income clients. Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact constructively with diverse populations. Ability to engage in intersectional advocacy and to bring the lens of intersectionality to work with clients and community partners. Media relations skills. Community education experience (developing and delivering workshops and presentations). Willingness to travel is required. Travel costs, including mileage, are reimbursed. Willingness to work some evenings and weekend days. Oral and written fluency in Spanish and English preferred. Data analysis and investigation skills or experience. Computer knowledgeable (Microsoft Suite,Legal Server,Paycom & other cloud base systems).
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.(CRLA)
21 Carr Street
Watsonville, CA 95076