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ACLU SoCal – Staff Attorney – LGTBQ, Gender, and Reproductive Justice, Los Angeles

 

Position Description:

The Staff Attorney will work on the full range of LGBTQ rights, reproductive justice, and gender equity issues on which the ACLU of Southern California engages locally, statewide, and nationally. The Staff Attorney will be supervised by the Director of the LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice Project, and could be based in ACLU SoCal’s Los Angeles, San Bernardino, or Orange offices. We anticipate hiring an attorney with four to eight years of relevant experience for this position.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Law degree.
  • California bar membership or willingness/ability to take the next California bar exam.
  • Four to eight years of legal and/or advocacy experience.
  • Hands-on experience with litigation and with policy advocacy and analysis.
  • Demonstrated commitment to civil and human rights, including gender and racial justice.
  • Familiarity with reproductive justice, gender equity, and/or LGBTQ rights advocacy.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal English.
  • Excellent time-management and project management skills, including a high level of organization, attention to detail and follow-through, and ability to balance and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities.
  • Flexible team player and also comfortable working independently and taking initiative.
  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds, including those most impacted by the work of the ACLU and its allies. Ability to participate in, create, and sustain inclusive and engaging spaces for people of all races/ethnicities, genders, ages, classes, abilities, and geographies.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Willingness to engage in occasional travel throughout Southern California, to other regions of California, and beyond.

 

Compensation:

The salary range for this position is $71,500 – $87,500 Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance for staff members and their eligible dependents; life and long- term disability insurance; 401(k) plan with employer match; ample vacation and sick leave and fifteen paid holidays.


How to Apply: 

Please submit a resume and a cover letter (detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position) to our online recruitment portal.

(NO phone calls PLEASE.)

COVID vaccination and proof of being fully vaccinated (includes booster) is a condition of employment.

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Movement Advancement Project – LGBTQ Movement Building & Policy Researcher

 

Position Description:

The LGBTQ Movement Building & Policy Researcher would join the fully remote, U.S.-based staff. The Researcher would work within the LGBTQ program with the supervision of the LGBTQ program director. The Researcher will split their time between leading the movement assessment and capacity work and creating analyses, briefs, and authoring reports, briefs, and infographics about LGBTQ people and policy issues. Strong writing skills, the ability to take complex topics and make them digestible, and an entrepreneurial attitude are critical to the success in this position.

Compensation: 

This is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range of $80-100,000 per year. MAP offers competitive salary plus dental and vision benefits, 403(b) retirement matching, flexible spending program, workers compensation, long-term disability, paid parental leave, and other benefits.

How to Apply: 

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@mapresearch.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

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Inner City Law Center – Staff Attorney – Disability Benefits, Tech Assist Team

 

Position Description: This is an exciting opportunity for an attorney to join a groundbreaking project that positively impacts thousands of individuals in Los Angeles County each year. The attorney will focus on providing technical assistance to our primary partner (LA County Department of Health Services) and their staff on SSI, SSDI and CAPI (Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants) applications. The attorney will focus on legal reviews of applications for benefits, answering questions and providing guidance on initial eligibility rules, disability standards, and application preparation of SSI, SSDI, and CAPI benefits.

The Attorney will be responsible for the creation and production of educational materials and tools to assist in continued Project improvement. The attorney will work as part of a team and will share team responsibilities related to the Project, such as identifying systematic problems within the SSI/SSDI or CAPI application process and developing strategies to resolve them. This will likely include working directly with staff and leadership at the Social Security Administration and Department of Public Social Services in Los Angeles County. The attorney will also carry a caseload of clients to represent in administrative hearings, in balance with the Technical Assistance duties. The attorney will be responsible for all aspects of representation on these cases, including meeting regularly with clients, reviewing medical records, and researching and writing hearing briefs.

The attorney will be responsible for assigning work to and mentoring team paralegals on their cases. The attorney will collaborate with other team members in identifying systemic problems within the SSI/SSDI or CAPI administrative hearing systems. By gaining and developing skills in both training and capacity building activities and direct representation, this attorney will gain a wide range of experiences and expertise in one of the most fundamental and problematic pieces of the American social safety net.

Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Ability to interact with a wide range of clients in a kind, appropriate, trauma-informed, and client-centered manner. Commitment to improving access to public benefits programs. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Organized and detail oriented. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and independently manage varied responsibilities. Ability to use good judgment, multitask, and meet deadlines. Membership in the California Bar or another State Bar is required.

This position will serve a nine-month probationary period. ICLC has a hybrid work environment with remote and onsite work available

Compensation: Salary range is $75,000 – $106,000, depending on experience. Excellent benefits.

How to Apply: 
Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position directly at www.innercitylaw.org/join-our-team. Applications will not be considered if both resume and cover letter are not provided.

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Director – Senior Counsel

BNP Paribas (BNPP) is currently hiring a General Attorney. The Group Legal N.A., Derivatives & Structured Products team provides transactional, structural, and advisory and documentation support for BNPP’s Global Market businesses in North and Latin America and Canada, including with respect to ISDA master agreements and other derivatives trading documentation.

Minimum Required Qualifications: 

  • JD Degree, admission to New York bar.
  • At least 8 + years of law firm or in-house experience
  • Experience in negotiating repurchase agreements, ISDA Master Agreements, Credit Support Annexes, MSFTAs, Account Control Agreements, as well as, related ancillary documentation including confidentiality agreements, amendment agreements and guarantee forms)
  • Experience in: 
  • Negotiating with external clients and asset managers
  • Advising capital markets trading businesses
  • Client on-boarding
  • Excellent:
  • Negotiation, oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical, organizational and analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Experience handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to prioritize workload, manage time efficiently while retaining  attention to detail
  • Work well in a fast paced environment
  • Work across the organization as required and maintain high standards of professionalism in all dealings with team members and internal/external clients
  • Technical:
  • Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in Excel
 

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional experience in loan facilities, corporate banking agreements, electronic trading documentation, trade confirmations, structured derivatives transactions, and all related documentation preferred, but not required.

FINRA Registrations Required:

  • Not Applicable
CFTC Swap Dealer Associated Person (if yes, NFA Swaps Proficiency Program is required):    
  • Not Applicable

SEC Security-Based Swap Dealer Associated Person:

  • Yes

BNP Paribas is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.

Primary Location: US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard / Permanent

Job: MISCELLANEOUS

Education Level: Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years)

Experience Level: At least 7 years

Schedule: Full-time 

Entity: BNP Paribas CIB

To Apply:

Please visit BNPP for full job description and application requirements. 

 

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Vice President – Chief Negotiator (Derivatives & Clearing Americas)

BNP Paribas (BNPP) is currently hiring a Vice President – Chief Negotiator (Derivatives & Clearing Americas).  The business has indicated that the total Americas wallet (according to FY2020 coalition data) across futures (execution and clearing) & OTC clearing is €1.45B; with the bank’s ambition to capture 5% of this total clearing wallet by 2025.  This would result in € 72.5mm vs. 2021 FY revenues of € 17.2mm, and would place the bank as the top non-US Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) in the Americas (and ranked 6th overall). These are significant commercial ambitions as part of the 2025 GM Plan.

Minimum Required Qualifications: 

  • JD Degree or equivalent
  • 5 + years of law firm or in-house experience
 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills, both written and spoken
  • A global outlook, coupled with strong regional/local knowledge
  • Organization skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Collegial and collaborative attitude
  • Ability to handle a large and diverse workload
  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English

FINRA Registrations Required:

  • Not Applicable
CFTC Swap Dealer Associated Person (if yes, NFA Swaps Proficiency Program is required):    
  • Not Applicable

SEC Security-Based Swap Dealer Associated Person:

  • Not Applicable

BNP Paribas is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.

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To Apply:

Please visit BNPP for full job description and application requirements. 

 

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The Department of Education – General Attorney (Civil Rights), GS-0905-11/12, FPL 13

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is currently hiring a General Attorney. The incumbent serves as a General Attorney in the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR investigates and enforces federal civil rights laws with respect to race, sex, disability, and age. There are fantastic benefits, a pension, and it’s very family friendly. Amazing work with amazing people. There are 12 offices throughout the US, so lots of location flexibility.

The incumbent will be assigned to one of the regional offices as below. Please select the regional office you are most interested in the Assessment area of the announcement.

  • Dallas Region (services Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas)
  • San Francisco Region (services California)
  • Seattle Region (services Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and the Northern Mariana Islands)
 
Application Limit: 
 
This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 300 applications received and will close at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 300th application.
 

Position Duties:

As a General Attorney, GS-0905-11/12, you will:

  • Make civil rights compliance determinations and ensure that complaints and proactive enforcement activities are processed in accordance with the Assistant Secretary’s directives, regulations, policies, case law and conform to established case-processing procedures.
  • Participate in most aspects of complaint and proactive enforcement investigations including on-site investigations.
  • Conduct legal research and serve as a legal and policy advisor to team members on complex factual and legal issues related to the investigation, negotiation, resolution of complaints, and compliance reviews and directed investigations the acceptance and monitoring of resolution agreements.
  • Assist in the development of the agency’s legal position, prepare evidentiary materials and witnesses where compliance is sought through the referral to the Department of Justice for the initiation of court litigation or through the initiation of administrative enforcement proceedings.

*Duties described above is at the GS-11 level.  The GS-12 level will perform with more complexity and less supervision.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You may be subject to serve a one-year trial period.
  • Relocation will not be paid.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

To Apply:

Please visit usajobs.org for full job description and application requirements. 

Salary
$66,214 – $126,742 per year

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Open Society Foundation – Associate Strategic Litigation Officer x 4, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI)

Open Society Foundation – Do you want to help make the world a better place with your expertise in integrating litigation with out of court legal advocacy and community engagement?  Open Society Foundation is seeking an Associate Strategic Litigation Officer x 4 (internal title Associate Lawyer) based in  London, Berlin, Brussels, Nairobi,  Seoul, New York, Washington D.C, Mexico City, Bogota or Rio de Janeiro within the OSJI program to engage in strategic litigation through representation of clients, preparation of pleadings, legal and factual research, and the provision of legal advice to team members and foundation partners.

Position Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in Law (a degree required to practice law in a jurisdiction, i.e. the minimum degree required to become eligible to gain admission to a bar), license to practice in at least one OSF jurisdiction preferred.
  • 5 to 7 years of post-qualification experience in litigation.
  • Proficiency in English, with strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in legal writing including meticulous editing skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Familiarity conducting all-source research via websites, Lexis/Nexis, WestLaw, foreign source materials, academic studies and, oral interviews of experts.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and growth in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, antiracism, and social justice.

Desirable (but not required):

  • Experience in strategic litigation in more than one jurisdiction.
  • Practical experience of working with non-governmental organizations.
  • Reading and writing proficiency in either French or Spanish.
  • Experience with public international law and especially human rights law.

To Apply:

If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV below.   

Competitive rates of pay apply.



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The Center for HIV Law & Policy – Staff Attorney

The Center for HIV Law & Policy currently is hiring at least one staff attorney. They are looking for individuals who enjoy creative advocacy, researching and writing about complex legal and policy issues and working in partnership with members of diverse communities to achieve meaningful policy reform.

The Staff Attorney will support the primary areas of CHLP’s work with particular focus on the Positive Justice Project and our decriminalization work.

Position Requirements:

The applicant must be admitted to the New York State Bar or admitted to practice in another jurisdiction; have a strong, demonstrated interest in progressive public interest legal advocacy and working with diverse communities; have superior research and writing skills with a minimum of 2 years of experience; have a commitment to race equity, anti-racism, and economic justice in all aspects of our work; and have a commitment to the mission and goals of CHLP. The position is best suited for a leader with a solid sense of humor, courage, compassion, patience, grounded self-confidence and relative comfort with challenging hierarchies, systems and the status quo. The ideal candidate will have criminal law and litigation practice, lived experience in CHLP’s areas of work, and be fluent in Spanish. The ability and willingness to occasionally work and be accessible after regular business hours, to respond quickly to emerging issues is essential and to tolerate conflict is essential.

To Apply:

Please send the following to employment@hivlawandpolicy.org with the subject heading “Staff Attorney Application”:

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in a staff attorney position with CHLP, and how your experience and long-term interests relate to CHLP’s mission, work and values;
  • Resume with a minimum of two references; and 
  • Writing sample demonstrating your research and analytical skills.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Family Equity – Director of LGBTQ+ Family Law & Policy, Senior Policy Counsel (remote position).

Family Equity is currently seeking a Director of LGBTQ+ Family Law & Policy.  Family Equality advances legal and lived equality for current and future LGBTQ+ families through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change. As an organization, we have prioritized anti-racism and integrating racial equity into every facet of our work. We acknowledge our history as a predominately white organization and are committed to ending white supremacy. Doing so is essential to our objective of full equality for all LGBTQ+ people. Family Equality is a distributed organization, with employees throughout the country. The Director of LGBTQ+ Family Law & Policy is a full-time position and may work remotely anywhere in the United States.

Position Summary:

The Director of LGBTQ+ Family Law & Policy will lead Family Equality’s work on LGBTQ+ family law and policy throughout the country. They will lead efforts to advance our legislative and public policy agenda at the state and federal level, focusing primarily on relationship and family recognition, family formation and expansion (adoption, assisted reproduction, and surrogacy), and parentage. This includes legislative and administrative advocacy, grassroots calls to actions, and creation of written resources and materials to inform our families of their rights related to the various paths to parenthood and family formation. The Director of LGBTQ+ Family Law & Policy also will lead our work on amicus curiae briefs in key LGBTQ+ family law and family recognition cases, including identifying opportunities to file or join briefs related to LGBTQ+ family law, family formation, adoption, and/or parentage. This work is done in collaboration with our pro bono law firm or other LGBTQ+ movement partners.

To Apply:

Please submit  a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements inside Idealist.  (Director of LGBTQ+ Family Law & Policy). Please include your COVER LETTER and RESUME together as one document when you apply.

Anticipated Search Timeline: 

Interviews will begin the week of June 13th, with the goal of making an offer by the end of June.

For questions only, please contact Brandon Gill, Director of HR + People Operations, at bgill@familyequality.org – PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATION MATERIALS VIA EMAIL AS THEY WILL BE DELETED.

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Whitman-Walker Institute – Senior Policy Analyst

Whitman-Walker Institute has a new opportunity for a Senior Policy Analyst at the Whitman-Walker Institute in Washington, DC. Please find the Senior Policy Analyst job posting here

What will the Senior Policy Analyst do? We’re looking for a collaborative and passionate individual to support policy-relevant research aligned with Whitman-Walker’s mission of promoting equity and social justice as well as advancing evidence-based, culturally affirming healthcare. Our goal is to bring on someone who will work at the intersection of our research and policy work. The Senior Policy Analyst will work on an NIH-funded grant on socio-structural determinants of HIV risk, intersectionality, and public health policy to determine the impact and identify approaches for addressing socio-structural risk for HIV inequities. In addition, the individual will work closely with members of the Policy and Research teams on a range of other projects, including review and analysis of literature on the health benefits of gender-affirming care; LGBTQI health disparities and their causes and solutions; gaps in culturally competent health care and ways to provide effective, culturally competent care to sexual and gender diverse populations; effective delivery of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to populations most affected by HIV; and privacy implications of information collection for public health purposes.

The Whitman-Walker Institute has strong ties to local communities and a well-established network of local and national partners, including other LGBTQI+ serving federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), academic institutions, and government agencies. The Institute was developed to operate alongside of our FQHC to advance Whitman-Walker’s longstanding history of research, policy, advocacy, education, and training.

The Institute’s Research Department has an expanding research portfolio, including several research grants directly funded by NIH in addition to a large portfolio of federally funded work with academic partners and industry sponsored trials. Our research department has nearly 50 staff, including a core administrative team and a core data team that provide strong support to our collaborative team of investigators. We have several research sites, including two in Northwest DC and one in Southeast DC, with an exciting new facility scheduled to open in Southeast DC in 2023. The Institute is a leading partner in the new DC Clinical Trials Unit and a member institution of the DC Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR: https://dccfar.gwu.edu), through which Institute investigators are eligible for an academic affiliation with one of DC CFAR’s university members.

The Institute’s Policy Department is a small, dedicated team of lawyers and public policy professionals who work closely with our Research Department, Legal Services Department, and medical, behavioral health and community health providers, to advance evidence-based national, regional and local laws and public policies that advance LGBTQI health and wellness and HIV treatment and prevention.  We serve as organizers and facilitators of the National LGBTQI Health Policy Roundtable, a coalition of 22 national advocacy organizations and community health centers, and a number of individual health care experts; participate in a number of other national, regional and local coalitions; and actively participate in administrative and legislative proceedings and in litigation.  

We encourage anyone interested in working at the intersections of LGBTQI and HIV health research and policy advocacy to apply for this new cutting-edge Senior Policy Analyst position!

 

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Inner City Law Center (ICLC) – Director of Human Resources

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans.

The Director of Human Resources will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organization’s mission and talent strategy. 

Hiring Requirements

  • Commitment to ICLC’s mission.
  • At least eight years or more in a senior-level human resources position and Professional Human Resources certification (or equivalent).
  • Experience developing HR operations and procedures.
  • Experience administering salary and benefit programs.
  • Knowledge of payroll, timekeeping, and other human resources systems.
  • Knowledge of human resources laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, management and staff supervision.

Compensation

 Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary range: $120,000 – $140,000. Excellent benefits.

To Apply

Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing interest in the position directly at www.innercitylaw.org/join-our-team. Applications will not be considered if both resume and cover letter are not provided.

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Inner City Law Center (ICLC) – Director of Litigation

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, people who are disabled, and homeless veterans.

Position Description: ICLC seeks a dynamic and experienced litigator and trial lawyer to lead our housing litigation team, which sues slumlords who own substandard apartment buildings in Los Angeles. Through litigation as well as tenant organizing and education, ICLC seeks to improve unhealthy living conditions, preserve affordable housing, and secure compensation for tenants who have suffered from slum housing. In the past five years, the team has recovered over $28,000,000 for clients living in slum housing. Currently, ICLC represents 356 tenants living in 19 properties across Los Angeles. The Director of Litigation reports to the Chief Program Officer.

Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Track record of handling complex cases. At least ten years of litigation experience and jury trial experience. Demonstrated ability to creatively and aggressively develop and litigate cases, and mediate and settle high value matters. Demonstrated ability to work under multiple, competing deadlines. Excellent management and leadership skills with demonstrated ability to supervise, train, and lead a litigation team. Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Innovative, solution-oriented. Ability to quickly build trust and rapport with low-income tenants and to work with a wide range of clients in a kind, appropriate manner. Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting low-income communities and communities of color. Ability to work productively with pro bono co-counsel. Membership in the California Bar or another State Bar is required.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience (in the range of $115,000 – $130,000). Excellent benefits.

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position directly at www.innercitylaw.org/join-our-team

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Inner City Law Center (ICLC) – Staff Attorney – Slum Housing Litigation

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, people who are disabled, and homeless veterans.

Position Description: ICLC is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney with at least two years of litigation experience to join our team and work on habitability litigation on behalf of low-income tenants. This position is part of ICLC’s Slum Housing Litigation Team, which combines outreach, education, tenant organizing, and litigation to address housing-related health hazards that threaten vulnerable, low-income tenants. ICLC’s lawyers, paralegals, and organizers seek to improve unhealthy living conditions, preserve affordable housing, protect against retaliation, and recover financial damages.

The Staff Attorney will support litigation against landlords who rent unsafe and unhealthy apartments to vulnerable low-income tenants. The tasks include new client intakes, drafting pleadings and discovery, responding to discovery, motions and oppositions to motions, document summaries, witness files, depositions, mediations, trials, and all other tasks as needed to support ongoing litigation.

Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Litigation experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and ability to work closely with a team including the Director of Litigation, staff attorneys, paralegals, organizers and administrative personnel. Ability to use good judgment, multi-task, and meet deadlines. Demonstrated commitment to working with low-income communities. Membership in the California Bar or another State Bar is required. Must use and conform to in house systems and practices and compliance with deadlines. This position will serve a nine-month probationary period.

Compensation: Salary starts at $79,500 for a third-year attorney and increases depending on experience. Excellent benefits.

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position directly at https://innercitylaw.org/join-our-team/.

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Inner City Law Center (ICLC) – Chief Program Officer

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, people who are disabled, and homeless veterans.

ICLC’s Chief Program Officer oversees the Project Directors for the five ICLC teams that provide direct legal services to clients:

  • ICLC’s Tenant Defense Team keeps families in their homes by defending low-income tenants facing eviction. This work involves fast-paced litigation in state court, including pleadings, discovery, motions, settlement negotiations, trials, and appeals.
  • ICLC’s Benefits Advocacy Team connects people living with disabilities with public benefits. This work involves assisting individuals who are experiencing homelessness gain access to critical social security and other disability benefits by either providing technical assistance, training, and other support, or by representing clients in disability establishment hearings and appeals.
  • ICLC’s Homeless Veterans Team connects homeless veterans with VA benefits. This work involves helping homeless veterans with disabilities upgrade their military discharge status and navigate a complex VA benefits system.
  • ICLC’s Housing Litigation Team sues slumlords to force them to fix up their buildings and pay damages to tenants. This work involves tenant organizing as well as complex civil litigation in state court, including pleadings, discovery, motions, settlement negotiations, trials, and appeals.
  • ICLC’s Preventing and Ending Homelessness Team removes other legal barriers to housing for people who are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. This work involves addressing whatever other legal barriers might exist to housing stability for our clients, including clearing citations and tickets, expunging criminal records, addressing reasonable accommodation issues, tackling credit/debt issues, and helping clients obtain identification documents or public benefits.

The Chief Program Officer reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and has primary responsibility for ensuring high-quality, ethical, culturally-conscious, and client-centered legal representation consistent with ICLC’s values, vision and strategic goals. This includes:

  • Supporting Project Directors with managing caseloads, developing and managing budgets, defining expectations, ensuring effective case management, accurate record-keeping and reporting of results and client outcomes, as well as developing and retaining high-performing staff.
  • Ensuring a healthy, work environment that promotes professional development, open communication, and accountability.
  • Partnering with other senior staff to identify and pursue funding and partnership opportunities.
  • Partnering with ICLC’s Pro Bono Director to develop relationships with pro bono counsel at some of the highest-profile law firms in the city and with Project Directors to effectively leverage pro bono resources.
  • Helping Project Directors, the General Counsel, and other staff to navigate legal ethics questions as they arise.
  • Serving as ICLC’s ambassador to community organizations and government agencies.
  • Supporting ICLC’s Policy Advocacy Team’s efforts to promote policy changes that reduce systemic barriers to safe and affordable housing.
  • Performing other duties as needed.

Required Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Strong management and leadership skills. At least ten years’ experience as a practicing attorney. Membership in the California Bar is required, unless you are currently awaiting bar results or are eligible to practice as a Registered Legal Aid Attorney under Rule 9.45 of the California Rules of Court. Demonstrated ability to supervise, motivate, and lead teams. Innovative and solution-oriented. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact with a wide range of people in a kind and professional manner. Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting low-income communities and communities of color.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience (in the range of $130,000 to $170,000). Excellent benefits.

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position directly at https://innercitylaw.org/join-our-team/.

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Rights Behind Bars – Legal Internship Summer 2023

 

Description:

If you’re interested in bringing trial and appellate civil rights litigation on behalf of people in prison, jails, and immigration detention centers, this internship at Rights Behind Bars (RBB) is for you!

NTBA Board Member, D Dangaran, is focusing on the rights of trans people in prison during their fellowship at RBB. Join them and the rest of the Rights Behind Bars (RBB) team this upcoming summer and you’ll be able to participate in all aspects of our litigation and advocacy. This could include tracking the flood of prison and immigration detention conditions litigation through court decisions, drafting complaints or briefs, conducting legal research, preparing legal memoranda, drafting letters and Freedom of Information Act requests, and interviewing clients.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Legal interns at RBB will participate in all aspects of our litigation and advocacy. This cold include tracking the flood of prison and immigration detention conditions litigations through court decisions, drafting complaints or briefs, conducting legal research, preparing legal memoranda, drafting letters and Freedom of Information Act requests, and interviewing clients.  

Experience and Qualifications: 
We strongly encourage students to apply who are people of color, identify as LGBTQ, have disabilities, are from low-income backgrounds, are first-generation students, and/or do not attend elite law schools.

Compensation: 

We ask all applicants to try to obtain funding themselves, either through law school programs or other third parties. If applicable, RBB will provide a stipend for interns to ensure all interns are compensated at a total amount of $7000 for the 10-week internship. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study or course credit. RBB will work with international students to satisfy law school externship requirements or discuss other accommodations necessary to obtain employment authorization.

Application Procedure:  

Students interested in this opportunity should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two references to applications@rightsbehindbars.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

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ACLU Arizona – Legal Internship 

Roles and Responsibilities:
Interns will gain valuable experience by working with the team on a wide variety of issues. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Conduct legal research and analysis
• Draft legal memoranda, briefs, or other legal documents as assigned
• Participate in discovery and trial practice as opportunities arise
• Conduct factual research and analysis in preparation for advocacy or litigation
• Attend department, staff, and cross-departmental campaign meetings
• Other projects as assigned

Experience and Qualifications: 
The internship is open law students who have completed at least one year of law school. Interns should possess the following:
• Excellent research skills, including internet and legal database research
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and writing
• The ability to analyze complex legal issues
• Initiative to see projects through to completion
• Attention to detail, excellent organization and time-management skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, and social justice
• Commitment to the mission of the ACLU of Arizona

Application Procedure: 
Please submit a cover letter that describes your interest, a current resume, a writing sample (no more than 10 pages) and contact information for three references to Gloria Torres at gtorres@acluaz.org. Please note “Summer Internship” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction. The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: drobinson@acluaz.org. Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.

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Center for Constitutional Rights – Legal Internship 

 

Roles and Responsibilities:
Interns will have the opportunity to work with attorneys on a range of projects. Our work includes issues related to policing; prisoners’ rights; immigration; racial justice; Indigenous rights; environmental justice; LGBTQIA+ rights; national security; corporate accountability; torture; detention; suppression of dissent; anti-militarism; international solidarity; violations under the Alien Tort Statute, the Torture Victim Protection Act, and universal jurisdiction; and related work local to the Southern United States. For background on our work, see our issue areas: Abusive Immigration Practices; Corporate Human Rights Abuses; Criminalizing Dissent; Discriminatory Policing; Drone Killings; Government Surveillance; Guantanamo; LGBTQI Persecution; Mass Incarceration; Muslim Profiling; Palestinian Solidarity; Racial Injustice; Sexual and Gender-Based Violence; and Torture, War Crimes, & Militarism.

Responsibilities may include: assisting in legal research and writing; performing factual research; reviewing and indexing document productions; assisting in writing reports and engaging in advocacy; preparing correspondence with clients, community members, partners, and government and international agencies; and assisting with hearing and discovery preparation.

Experience and Qualifications: 
The internship is open law students who have completed at least one year of law school. Interns should possess the following:
• Excellent research skills, including internet and legal database research
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and writing
• The ability to analyze complex legal issues
• Initiative to see projects through to completion
• Attention to detail, excellent organization and time-management skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, and social justice
• Commitment to the mission of the ACLU of Arizona

Compensation:
Selected student interns are encouraged to seek external funding. If interns are unable to secure funding, they are eligible to receive pro-rated funding based on hours worked and degree pursued at a range of $2,200 to $7,500. The Center for Constitutional Rights also works with student interns to secure academic credit for internships/externships from their schools when available.

Application Procedure: 
Qualified candidates should prepare a resume, cover letter, brief legal writing sample, and list of three references as one PDF document, with your name in the document title, prior to applying via our application web formPlease do not submit reference letters. Your cover letter should include your availability over the term and the particular project areas you are interested in. Please note any program deadlines clearly in your application. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and strong consideration will be given to early applicants. The Center for Constitutional Rights is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively recruits people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming people. No phone calls please.

Jobs and Internships

Litigation Counsel, Democracy Program and Bernard and Anne Spitzer Fellow

The Brennan Center seeks a talented and experienced attorney with trial litigation and appellate experience to join the Democracy Program for a Fellowship generously supported by the Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust. We are deeply involved in the effort to thwart ongoing attacks on voting rights and fair elections and to redress race discrimination in the political process. The attorney will work on a range of democracy-related issues, potentially including voting rights and elections, redistricting and representation, money in politics, and abuse of power. This is a full-time, regular position, and not a term-limited.

The position will focus on trial litigation and appellate advocacy, including managing litigation, developing innovative legal theories, drafting legal briefs and other court filings, and coordinating amicus campaigns. Other work may include legislative and policy advocacy, legal and empirical research, media communications, and public education, based on interest and the Democracy Program’s needs.

Note: this is a hybrid position. Staff are currently working from home 2 days a week. This position is based in New York City or Washington, D.C. It will require occasional travel as well.

Qualifications:

The Fellowship is designed to create opportunities for experienced attorneys – mid-level or senior – seeking to shift from governmental, legislative, law firm, or corporate practice to a public interest career. The Fellowship is also open to public interest attorneys in other fields who wish to change focus to the Brennan Center’s issue areas. Those with an interest in pursuing an academic teaching career after the fellowship are also encouraged to apply. 
Required. The position requires a J.D. and admission to the New York State Bar (or admission within one year of being hired).
Ideal. The ideal candidate will have some combination of the following experiences and qualifications. We recognize that many excellent candidates may not have all these experiences and qualifications and we will provide support for the successful candidate to acquire additional skills.

 

  • Substantial legal work experience, including clerkships and experience managing attorneys and non-attorney legal staff.
  • Experience with appellate and trial litigation.
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytic skills.
  • A creative, problem-solving mindset with demonstrated ability to turn ideas into products or actions.
  • Strong ability to execute complex research projects and manage projects with significant independence.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to take the lead and delegate tasks as needed in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and sound judgment, including the ability to work with diverse constituencies both inside and outside the organization.

To Apply:

 

To apply, please visit the Brennan Center and upload  a cover letter, resume, references and writing sample. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and decisions will be made as soon as an appropriate candidate is identified. We prefer applications to be submitted through our website.  If you have difficulty uploading these items as one document, e-mail them to brennancenterjobs@nyu.edu with “Litigation Counsel, Democracy Program and Bernard and Anne Spitzer Fellow” in the subject line.

Salary


The salary is highly competitive in the field and commensurate with experience, set according to a published scale for Counsel and Senior Counsel. Senior Counsel appointments will be determined based on level of experience.  A generous benefits package is provided as well.

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Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) – 2023 Legal Fellowship

Transgender Legal Defense & Educational Fund (TLDEF) seeks applicants for sponsorship for a legal fellow for the fall of 2023. TLDEF seeks applications for sponsorship of an organized, adaptive, and motivated Legal Fellow to join its growing Legal Program. The fellowship is a one- or two-year position that combines furthering TLDEF’s legal work and mission with learning the skills necessary for successful impact litigation and legal advocacy. The Legal Fellow should be: passionate about transgender legal advocacy; committed to centering the needs of TLDEF’s transgender clients and stakeholders; intellectually curious; collegial, and familiar with and respectful of gender diversity.

Compensation

The Legal Fellow position is externally funded.

To Apply

All fellowship submissions should be submitted here. Please include a resume, transcript (unofficial is acceptable), cover letter outlining the proposal that candidates seek to develop and the funders to whom they intend to present it, and a writing sample of no more than ten pages. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and TLDEF will contact those applicants whose proposals it seeks to proceed on.  Applicants should be sure to leave enough time to develop their proposal before it needs to be presented to their potential funders. This typically takes several weeks

Note

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Legal Fellow will be expected to work remotely until conditions allow for a safe and expedient reopening of our office.  We will provide the Legal Fellow with a computer and software necessary for remote work.  We operate on Eastern time.   

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