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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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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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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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