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Temporary Staff Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Aug 23, 2021

Valid Through

Dec 06, 2021

Posted on

Apr 09, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 50000 to 65000 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Brooklyn, NY, United States

Employment Type

Contract, Full-time


Practice Area
Civil Rights >> Civil Rights
Immigration >> Immigration
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Temporary Staff Attorney
Duties: Investigate and develop potential new cases, including corresponding with and meeting with potential clients, conducting research, finding and reviewing records, and drafting demand letters. Develop litigation strategy, manage relationships with co-counsel, perform legal research, and draft or edit briefs. Support legal services project, including reviewing inquiries, researching local and state laws, policies, and procedures, and crafting responses with personalized legal information. Engage in direct advocacy on behalf of criminalized people by, for instance, calling or sending advocacy letters to public defenders or prison officials, and identifying other creative solutions. Develop and draft written resources including know-your-rights material and sample legal documents. Engage in education efforts for community members and attorneys, including speaking at conferences, trainings, and webinars. Support the work of the legal team and the organization generally.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Membership in the bar of one or more states. 1+ year of experience practicing law in the areas of civil rights litigation, criminal defense, immigration, or legal aid. Experience with legal or policy advocacy relating to incarceration or law enforcement. Familiarity with transgender and gender nonconforming communities. Experience working with communities of color and transgender communities. Deep understanding of intersecting oppressions including anti-Blackness, white supremacy, transphobia, ableism, misogyny, colonialism, and capitalism. Strong writing, editing, and legal research skills and experience with public speaking. Skill at working collaboratively both within the organization and with other groups. Strong personal organization and time management skills. Creativity and good judgment. Enthusiasm for the work of the organization and its potential. Willingness to travel and to work long hours when necessary.
Preferred qualifications: Significant litigation experience. Experience working with pro-bono attorneys. Spanish language skills.
Term: 2 years

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Transgender Law Center
1629 Telegraph Aevnue
Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612


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