NTBA Mentoring Guide Consultant

Consultant Wanted to Develop Written Resource for Our Mentoring Program

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NTBA seeks to engage a part-time consultant to help us develop a resource guide for our mentoring program. The guide will address common issues, barriers, and concerns for trans people in the legal profession. To that aim, the consultant will research and write in-depth articles on topics pertinent to trans law students, new trans attorneys, and people entering the legal profession, such as:

  • Transitioning during law school or on the job;
  • If, when, and how to disclose that one is trans when applying for jobs;
  • Handling a legal name change name with a state bar;
  • Working with legal employers to adopt trans-friendly work policies.

This is a compensated contract position, to begin in January 2019. The consultant will work remotely.

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Commitment to the mission and goals of NTBA;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Solid organizational abilities and detail-oriented;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Understanding of and ability to articulate the needs and concerns of trans law students, new trans attorneys, and legal workers;
  • Proven track record of writing articles and/or reference materials about legal topics for a general audience, as well as for practitioners;
  • A J.D. degree preferred;
  • Graphic design and layout skills are a plus;
  • Established relationships with practicing trans attorneys and/or law students is a plus.

Start Date

As soon as possible. This opportunity will remain open until we engage someone.

Application Instructions

Email a cover letter, resume, list of 3 references, and a sample of your written work to “NTBA Mentoring Program Committee” at info@transbar.org as soon as possible. Please include “Mentoring Program Consultant” in the subject heading in the subject line. Applications are strongly encouraged from candidates reflecting diverse educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds.

NTBA is an Equal Opportunity Organization. All qualified  people will receive consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or sexual orientation.