Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Public Counsel

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Oct 06, 2020

Valid Through

Jan 19, 2021

Posted on

Sep 28, 2020

Location

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Education >> Education
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Staff Attorney, Education Practice Team
Duties: Drafting complaints, attending resolution sessions and/or mediations, and preparing and conducting the administrative hearings. Representing students who are facing expulsion in disciplinary proceedings and will engage in community trainings and developing Know Your Rights materials for families facing educational barriers. Participating in collaborative workgroups to advocate for systemic change and work with education staff attorneys who lead policy and legislative efforts.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Admitted to the California Bar; Excellent organizational, case management, oral and written communication, and analytical skills: ability to be detail-oriented, multi-task, set priorities, and work independently, but also in close coordination with other staff; Commitment to economic and racial justice and the mission of Public Counsel; Experience working with individuals of diverse cultural, racial, geographic, and economic backgrounds; Ability to communicate in an empathetic and professional manner with the community we serve; Understanding of California’s education, dependency and juvenile justice systems strongly preferred; Fluency in Spanish language is highly preferred; Entry level position requiring up to three years of experience in legal advocacy.

Additional info

Send cover letter and resume. No phone calls please.

Company info

Mayra Lira
Supervising Attorney
Public Counsel
601 South, Ardmore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005

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