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Civil Rights Attorney / Immigration Attorney in Watsonville, CA

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Company name

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.(CRLA)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Civil Rights
Immigration
Labor & Employment
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Watsonville, CA

Date Last Verified

Mar 08,2018

Posted on

Jan 15,2018

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Staff 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).

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.(CRLA)
21 Carr Street
Watsonville, CA 95076