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Community Organizer
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), a community-driven civil rights organization, seeks a Community Organizer in its Health Justice program.

The Community Organizer will be an integral part of the Health Justice team, working alongside attorneys and advocates to develop and implement campaigns and cases. The Health Justice program brings a racial justice and immigrant rights focus to health care advocacy in New York City and State. In partnership with individuals and community-based organizations, we use a wide range of advocacy tools to advance four broad goals: (1) challenge health disparities; (2) eliminate racial and ethnic discrimination and systemic and institutional barriers that limit universal access to health care; (3) promote immigrant and language access to health care; and (4) address the social determinants of health so that all New Yorkers can live a healthy life. The Organizer will lead NYLPI’s medical-legal-community partnership addressing the deplorable conditions in immigration detention.

The Organizer will run NYLPI’s Medical Provider Network, connecting volunteer medical providers to people in detention to perform reviews and consultations for individuals seeking better medical care while detained, requesting release, and pursuing underlying immigration cases. The Organizer will have a supportive role in community-based advocacy strategies to improve healthcare in immigration detention and ultimately end detention. The Organizer will also work on campaigns to expand health coverage for immigrant New Yorkers, and to promote community engagement, leadership development, and strategy to remove police from encounters with people experiencing mental health crises. The Organizer will also have the opportunity to develop new campaigns.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  • Demonstrated commitment to health justice, racial justice, and/or immigrant rights.
  • Strong writing, organizational, analytic, and public speaking skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently and to juggle multiple tasks under
  • time constraints
  • Excellent strategic judgment and the drive to originate and effectuate challenging
  • campaigns
  • Experience working with community-based organizations and individual clients
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills and ability to work and communicate
  • with a diverse audience: staff, organizational partners, and community members

Preferred:

  • At least two years of relevant organizing experience
  • Fluency in a language other than English, preferably Spanish
  • Experience with legislative/policy advocacy and lobbying
  • Experience working with medical providers

About NYLPI
For more than 40 years, NYLPI has been a leading civil rights advocate for New Yorkers marginalized by race, immigration status, poverty, disabilities, and neighborhood pollution. NYLPI pioneered the practice of community lawyering in the five boroughs of New York City. These communities shape our priorities, and their struggles for justice demand innovative solutions. Our interdisciplinary teams of advocates use every tool available – community organizing, impact litigation and individual representation, policy advocacy, media, pro bono partnerships, and public education – to solve seemingly intractable problems, develop leaders, and build collective power to achieve justice. We strive to achieve equality of opportunity and self-determination for people with disabilities, create equal access to health care, ensure immigrant opportunity, strengthen local nonprofits, and secure environmental justice for low income communities and communities of color. To learn more about NYLPI, visit www.nylpi.org.

NYLPI offers a competitive salary and comprehensive employer-paid benefits, including health insurance, short- and long-term disability and life insurance, an outstanding retirement savings plan, and fifteen (15) days of vacation during the first year of employment.


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and interviews may begin as early as April 1. Please send applications to jobs@nylpi.org with the subject line “Health Justice Community Organizer Position.”

Applications must include:
(1) detailed cover letter, including the applicant’s specific answer to the following required question: How have your background or experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural competency and diversity? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences. Please also reference in your cover letter where you saw this posting.
(2) resume
(3) writing sample


We strongly encourage candidates from historically marginalized groups to apply. We are committed to advancing social justice and civil rights in our advocacy, and we value the dynamism and perspective that staff diversity brings to the work and culture of the office. We strive to promote behaviors, attitudes and policies that enable us to work inclusively and effectively in cross-cultural situations with clients, co-workers, and community partners. We actively recruit and seek to grow and maintain a staff that is diverse along many axes, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, and national origin; disability; socioeconomic background; and sexual orientation and gender identity.


Senior Staff Attorney New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), a community-driven civil rights organization, seeks a Senior Staff Attorney in its Disability Justice Program to promote the rights of New Yorkers with disabilities.

The Senior Staff Attorney will take on existing systemic and individual disability justice advocacy and will be responsible for developing new cases and campaigns. The attorney will engage in legal, policy, and administrative advocacy, as well as community organizing and outreach, coalition-building, and media work. The attorney will identify, manage and advance new opportunities, and may participate in policy advocacy at the national, state and city level. The Senior Staff Attorney will work both independently and in collaboration with other attorneys, community organizers, and communications and lobbying experts across all NYLPI programs. For example, the attorney will contribute to NYLPI’s cutting-edge advocacy and litigation campaign addressing health threats, deplorable conditions, and lack of access to healthcare for people with disabilities in immigration detention.

The work of the Disability Justice Program is founded on principles of equality of opportunity, self-determination, and independence for people with disabilities. In partnership with individuals and community organizations, we use a wide range of advocacy tools to assert the rights of New Yorkers with disabilities to equally access critical services, including education, housing and health care. We advocate for individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community with the support services they need, and we fight for the health care rights of people with disabilities in immigration detention. Our advocacy also encompasses communication access, including the rights of Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and limited English proficient individuals with disabilities to participate equally in New York City programs and services.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Attorney in good standing
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of New York or eligible for admission to the New York bar at the time of hiring and admitted within one year of hire
  • Minimum seven years relevant litigation experience
  • Commitment to disability rights advocacy
  • Excellent writing, analytic, public speaking, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be flexible and creative in approach
  • Excellent strategic judgment
  • Drive to originate and effectuate challenging campaigns

Preferred:

  • At least five years of experience with legal, policy and/or administrative advocacy
  • Experience working with coalitions of community members and community-based organizations
  • Fluency in a language in addition to English
  • Federal litigation experience

NYLPI offers a competitive salary and comprehensive employer-paid benefits, including health insurance, short- and long-term disability and life insurance, an outstanding retirement savings plan, and fifteen (15) days of vacation during the first year of employment.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and interviews may begin as early as March 1. Please send applications to jobs@nylpi.org with the subject line “Attention: DJ Senior Staff Attorney Position.” Applications must include:

  • detailed cover letter, including the applicant’s specific answer to the following required question: How have your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural competency and diversity? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences. Please also reference in your cover letter where you saw this posting.
  • resume
  • writing sample
  • three references (including daytime telephone numbers)

We strongly encourage candidates from historically oppressed groups to apply.  We are committed to advancing social justice and civil rights in our advocacy, and we value the dynamism and perspective that staff diversity brings to the work and culture of the office. We strive to promote behaviors, attitudes and policies that enable us to work inclusively and effectively in cross-cultural situations with clients, co-workers, and community partners. We actively recruit and seek to grow and maintain a staff that is diverse along many axes, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, and national origin; disability; socioeconomic background; and sexual orientation and gender identity.


Multiple Attorney Positions at Southern Poverty Law Center

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATES
The ideal candidates will be exceptionally effective litigators, strategists, and communicators with an unrelenting commitment to justice on behalf of immigrant communities. While no one candidate will possess all of the qualifications listed below, we expect that successful candidates will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Exceptional litigation skills and at least seven (7) years for the Senior Supervising Attorney, five (5) years for the Senior Staff Attorney, and two (2) years for the Staff Attorney of federal complex litigation or comparable legal experience;
  • Ideal candidates for Senior Supervising Attorney will also have at least two (2) years of experience managing a team and have demonstrated ability to develop, mentor, and retain high-performing and diverse teams of attorneys;
  • A sincere commitment to social justice and a keen awareness of the relationship between impact litigation, policy advocacy, and social change;
  • Initiative, vision, creativity, and a demonstrated willingness to take calculated risks in crafting and executing strategies with the absolute drive to succeed;
  • A deep personal commitment to diversity and inclusion; proven success in engaging with diverse communities; lived experience that informs an authentic understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable communities and a sophisticated understanding of the historical nature of structural power differences with a lens into how that impacts social justice efforts today;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of immigration law and current policies, trends, litigation strategies and tools being applied to combat unjust immigration policies across the country, or a personal demonstrated commitment to advancing the rights of immigrant communities;
  • Experience applying analytical skills to public policy issues, including an ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue;
  • Excellent communication skills, including research and writing, interpersonal and public communication skills, and an ability to translate vision and strategy into external messaging;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including maturity, keen judgment, the ability to facilitate challenging conversations and quickly read interpersonal dynamics, and the ability to work with people from a wide array of backgrounds and perspectives and across projects;
  • A positive attitude and successful experience working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment; excellent and consistent attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines;
  • A natural intellectual curiosity and personal drive for self-reflection, improvement, and learning;
  • Patience, a sense of humor, gravitas and a high tolerance for ambiguity; the ability to adapt quickly to change; an optimistic outlook, a natural orientation towards collaboration with the self- confidence to move forward in areas of uncertainty or where there is not necessarily agreement;
  • The ability and willingness to travel regionally;
  • Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred; other language skills relevant to the Southeast will be considered; and
  • Admission to the Florida Bar or willingness to sit for the next Bar Exam

TO APPLY
This search is being conducted with assistance from Katherine Jacobs, Callie Carroll, and Javier Garcia of NPAG. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please send nominations and/or applications including cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, and where you learned of the position to the following email addresses:

Georgia (Senior Staff Attorney and Staff Attorney positions): SPLC-IJPGA@nonprofitprofessionals.com
Please submit application materials separately for all positions you would like to be considered for. Southern Poverty Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

NPAG is a national executive search and consulting firm dedicated to serving the mission-driven community. We partner with global mission-driven clients to deliver highly-tailored, innovative, and strategic senior- and executive-level search services. www.nonprofitprofessionals.com.


Work at Probono.net

Pro Bono Net is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Open Full Time Positions:

Open Other Positions:


Columbia Legal Services

is hiring for several positions in multiple locations.  Please see the links below for more information. 

Bilingual Legal Assistant, Seattle

Legal Fellow, Yakima

I.T. Help Desk Technician, Seattle

 


Health Justice Alliance

Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic

2-Year Clinical Teaching Fellowship, 2019-21

Clinic Description

The Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic is part of a new medical-legal partnership between Georgetown Law Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. Launched in August 2017, the Law Clinic integrates law students directly into Georgetown community-based health clinics serving children and families living in poverty in Washington, D.C. Law students provide civil legal services to address barriers that affect patient health and well-being in collaboration with medical students, physicians, and other healthcare providers.

Patients at these clinics face multi-generational, complex, civil legal needs, many of which negatively impact their health and well-being. Among the needs currently being served are those related to education, housing, family law, and public benefits, including access to health insurance. By partnering directly with healthcare providers, who help identify when patients have unmet legal needs, the Law Clinic is implementing an upstream legal services approach that fills an important access to justice gap in D.C. and works to treat legal issues before they escalate into more serious legal crises. By meeting patients’ medical and legal needs in places where they already have trusted relationships, the HJA Law Clinic offers a unique and especially effective method for reducing the barriers to justice that often confront people living in poverty.

Description of the Fellowship

The Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic is hiring an individual to serve as a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney for two years. The fellowship starts in the summer of 2019 and ends in the summer of 2020. The two-year fellowship is designed for a lawyer interested in developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitment—clinical education of law students and poverty lawyering in the context of a medical-legal partnership and in the areas of civil legal aid identified above.  The fellow will supervise law students providing civil legal services to families living in poverty and serve as a mentor and role model to law students in the clinic, which has a track record of attracting students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.  The fellow will join the clinical teaching team, which consists of a senior teaching fellow and clinic director. The teaching team is highly collaborative and uses a team-based approach to pedagogy planning and problem solving. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University.

Responsibilities:

Fellows have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role in the clinic and student supervision as the fellowship progresses.  Over the course of the two years, the fellow will:

  • Directly represent clients that are referred by our health care partners;
  • Supervise students in casework and clinic projects;
  • Share responsibility for designing and teaching seminar sessions;
  • Assist with administrative and case handling responsibilities of the clinic;
  • Participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities for the L.L.M., which is designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education;
  • Collaborate with law and medical students and faculty on research, policy, education, advocacy, and/or other projects designed to increase access to justice and health for underserved D.C. residents.
  • Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $57,000 in the first year and $60,000 in the second year, health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program. As full-time students, teaching fellows may qualify for deferment of their student loans and/or may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

Qualifications:

  • The Health Justice Alliance seeks a prospective fellow with:
  • Experience providing civil legal services to low-income clients (special education law and/or public benefits are areas of particular need);
  • Minimum of 3 years of post-J.D. legal experience;
  • Membership in the District of Columbia Bar (if not a member of the D.C. Bar must apply for admission by waiver upon accepting the fellowship offer);
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in clinical teaching; and
  • Prior medical, health-related, or mental health-related experience a plus.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a letter of interest, résumé/CV, complete law school transcript, a list of at least three references, and a writing sample (max. 10 pages) to HealthJusticeAlliance@georgetown.edu by Friday, February 8, 2019. If you have any questions please contact Yael Cannon, Director of the Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic, at yc708@georgetown.edu

Note: Georgetown Law Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and undertakes special efforts to employ a diverse workforce.

 


STAFF ATTORNEY

Juvenile Law Center advocates for rights, dignity, equity and opportunity for all youth in the child welfare and justice systems.

Founded in 1975, Juvenile Law Center is the first non-profit, public interest law firm for children in the country. Through litigation, appellate advocacy and submission of amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs, policy reform, public education, training, consulting, and strategic communications, we fight for children who come into contact with the child welfare and justice systems. Widely published and internationally recognized as leaders in the field, Juvenile Law Center has substantially shaped the development of law and policy on behalf of youth. We strive to ensure that laws, policies, and practices affecting youth advance racial and economic equity and are rooted in research, consistent with children’s unique developmental characteristics, and reflective of international human rights values. Current issues can be found here.

Position Purpose
The staff attorney will work on projects in many of our work areas, collaborating in a highly collegial atmosphere with attorneys, communications, development, and operations staff, and in partnership with colleagues around the state and country. The work will include litigation, policy advocacy, public education, media advocacy, legal and non-legal writing, training, technical assistance, coordinating state or national reform efforts including organizing and facilitating meetings, and other duties as assigned. We are committed to equity and inclusion internally and in our work. The ideal candidate will have some experience raising creative and effective civil rights arguments to challenge inequities in public systems. We value youth voice and the ideal candidate should also be able to work alongside youth advocates to further our mission. The job will require some travel in Pennsylvania and nationally.

Essential Functions (include, but not limited to):

  • Think strategically about opportunities to advocate for child welfare and justice systems that are developmentally appropriate, racially equitable, and supportive of youth, families and communities
  • Engage in impact litigation and appellate advocacy to shape the field of youth law, including drafting memoranda, motions, and briefs as well as oral advocacy and trial participation as needed
  • Engage in policy reform efforts, including analyzing statutes and regulations, drafting fact sheets and publications, and convening key stakeholders
  • Provide public education at conferences, convenings, and meetings
  • Provide technical assistance to lawyers, social workers, advocates, and other stakeholders on child welfare and juvenile justice issues

Responsibility Level:

The Staff Attorney reports to the managing attorneys overseeing each of Juvenile Law Center’s litigation and policy advocacy program areas.

Qualifications

  • J.D. required
  • At least three years of experience in juvenile and criminal justice, child welfare, or a closely related civil rights field
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing children’s rights, civil rights, and racial and economic justice through impact litigation, appellate advocacy and policy reform
  • Exceptional research, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with people from different backgrounds, life experiences and levels of legal training
  • Superb interpersonal, effective communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Curiosity and eagerness to continue learning new skills, grow professionally, and take on new challenges
  • Demonstrated meticulous attention to detail along with outstanding initiative, analytical and critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work independently with excellent judgment and professionalism
  • Able to prioritize requests, track and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines

Salary
Salary is commensurate with experience. Juvenile Law Center offers excellent health care benefits, disability insurance and life insurance.

To Apply
Send cover letter describing interests and experience, a resume, list of three references and a writing sample in a single PDF to:

Human Resources
hr@jlc.org
Subject Line: Staff Attorney Application

As an equal opportunity employer, Juvenile Law Center strives to be an inclusive space that affirms and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, learned and lived expertise, and individual perspectives of our staff. We are committed to building a diverse staff and are dedicated to uplifting the voices of under-represented communities as it pertains to race, color, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital or parental status, disability, religion, national origin, and/or child welfare or justice system involvement. We do not discriminate or exclude prospective employees based on criminal backgrounds or ex-offender status.

Applicants striving to advance equity for youth in the child welfare and justice systems, who fit into any under-represented group, are encouraged to apply and self-identify during the application process.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until January 11, 2019.

 


Director of Investigation

Advancing Real Change (ARC), Inc. is seeking a Director of Investigation for its office in
Baltimore, MD.
The Director of Investigation will lead and conduct mitigation investigations on behalf of ARC,
Inc. clients, provide direct supervision to frontline life history investigators and record
collection specialists, assume a leadership role in both external and internal training activities,
and participate as a member of the management team to help develop and advance a
broader strategy for change. Additional details on position requirements and responsibilities
are available at the end of this posting.


Who we are (and are not)
ARC, Inc. is a growing nonprofit organization dedicated to doing big things. Our team goes
above and beyond to ensure that our clients receive the quality defense to which they are
entitled. We believe strongly in human dignity and its potential as a force for change in the
criminal legal system. We seek to provide our staff members with the compensation, support,
and flexibility that will enable them sustain this effort over time. As teammates, we respect
each other’s diverse contributions to the work.
ARC, Inc. is neither a private firm nor a government agency. If you are looking for a 9-to-5 job,
if you take a checklist-style approach to mitigation, or if you are anything less than 100%
committed to the inherent dignity of our clients and the work involved in carrying that
message forward, we are not a fit for you.


What we offer
The salary for this position will be between $60,000 and $68,000. Benefits include an annual
contribution of $3,250 toward health and dental coverage (can be applied to our group plan
premium or received as a taxed stipend), an employer-matched retirement plan beginning in
early 2019, support of up to $1,000 per year to take advantage of professional development
opportunities, and a $50/month stipend to defray transit or parking costs. Our leave policy
includes no annual limit on, or pay deductions for, time off. It is our hope that staff members
will use this time to balance periods during which cases or other projects require extensive
and sustained work.
Most importantly, we offer the opportunity to work in an environment that acknowledges that
your ultimate responsibility is to our clients and that will provide every support we can to help
you meet that commitment. By accepting a position with us, you are accepting a role in
creating systemic change and all the challenges that come with that goal.

What you will offer

The ideal candidate for this position will bring:

  • -5 or more years of experience with mitigation, including at least 3 years in the context of capital defense,
  • commitment to upholding and promoting mitigation best practices, as outlined in the ABA Guidelines for Mitigation Function of Defense Team in Capital Cases and in the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth Guidelines for the representation of child clients,
  • the ability to provide expertise, mentorship and support to mitigation and records specialists at different stages of their professional development,
  • mindfulness of what is needed to work across cultural differences of all kinds,
  • resilience in the face of difficult work,
  • creativity in responding to challenges and developing strategies, and eagerness to work as part of a team of mission-driven individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Position Details
The Director of Investigation is a full-time position based in ARC, Inc.’s office in Baltimore, MD.
This position reports directly to the Executive Director and has supervisory responsibility for
both life history investigators and record collection specialists. The responsibilities of the
position include:
As lead investigator on a case

  • developing and maintaining strong client relationships,
  • identifying, locating, and interviewing witnesses who are knowledgeable about the client at every phase of their life, and developing ongoing relationships as needed,
  • obtaining and analyzing documentary evidence relevant to the client’s life history,
  • managing case budget, timeframe, and other resources,
  • assisting in identifying and working with experts,
  • drafting clear and concise memos covering a variety of topics,
  • fostering productive working relationships with members of the defense team,
  • consulting with attorneys to develop theories of the case and case strategy,
  • organizing and administering the case file, and completing other tasks needed for the success of the case.

As a member of the management team

  • ensuring quality of supervisees’ memos and other written materials,
  • helping supervisees to further develop client and witness interview skills,
  • provide ongoing guidance regarding prioritization, problem-solving, and case strategies on supervisee cases,
  • leading supervisee performance evaluation and development processes, helping to train ARC, Inc. staff and acting as a resource to the ARC, Inc. team as a whole,
  • participating in management decision-making and planning,
  • presenting at trainings and providing consultation on cases with external teams, and
  • performing other duties as dictated by the needs of the office.

Application process
Those wishing to apply for this position should first ensure that they meet the following
minimum requirements: 5+ years mitigation experience, a 4-year degree, clear written and
oral expression, driver’s license (or ability to obtain one), willingness to travel, and familiarity
with issues in mental health, mental disability, trauma, racial justice, poverty, and other
relevant topics.
Additional qualifications that are preferred but not required include a relevant post-graduate
degree, a second language (preferably Spanish, Arabic, or French), and proficiency with case
management programs, databases, or other software.
This position is required to qualify for a private investigator’s license; if you meet other
qualifications but are unsure of your eligibility for a license, you are encouraged to contact
our team for further discussion.
Those meeting the minimum requirements should submit a cover letter, resume, contact
information for three references, and a brief (3 – 5 page) writing sample to Executive Director
Elizabeth Vartkessian at esv@advancechange.org. Successful applications will convey the
applicant’s fit with the position as described, motivation in pursuing mitigation as a career,
and previous experience with direct supervision or related tasks.

 


Manager of Human Resources

The Legal Action Center (LAC) seeks a part-time Manager of Human Resources in its New York City office to develop and administer LAC’s employment-related policies and procedures and manage all human resource activities, such as employment, benefits, training, and employee services.  This is a new position to perform and expand upon duties previously conducted by the Chief Financial Officer.

About the Organization:  LAC is a private, not-for-profit law and policy organization with offices in New York City and Washington, D.C.  LAC is the only organization in the country whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with criminal records, substance use disorders, and/or HIV/AIDS.  LAC effectuates its mission, through policy advocacy, training and technical assistance, impact litigation, and legal services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage all aspects of the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, promotion, and on-boarding process. Includes maintaining data on recruitment activities, applicant flow, interviews, hires.
  • Develop and implement orientation and training programs for all new and current personnel, working closely with managers. Arrange for the provision of needed outside training on topics such as supervision, management, cultural competency, and racial justice and equity in the workplace.
  • Direct and implement the performance review process.
  • Address and resolve employee concerns, grievances and incidents in concert with management.
  • Collaborate with management and outside legal counsel in developing revising, and implementing personnel policies/practices and related documents.
  • Provide guidance to management about human resources matters.
  • Work with management to develop and implement strategies incorporating a racial justice and equity lens into LAC’s human resources practices.
  • Oversee personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, benefit plan changes, performance reviews, and terminations, and supervise staff who work on administration of those functions.
  • In conjunction with legal counsel, identify legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources and ensure policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.
  • Oversee the maintenance of records required by law, funders, or oversight organizations.
  • Keep records of benefit plan participation such as medical insurance and pension plan.
  • Plan and manage implementation and administration of agency benefit programs, such as health, dental, life, and disability insurances, pension plans, and leaves of absence.
  • Work closely with LAC’s outsourced human resources and benefits
  • Perform related duties, special assignments and projects as required and/or needed.
  • The position will report to the Director/President.

Educational Requirements: 
Bachelor’s degree (B.A) in management, human resources, psychology or related area from a four-year accredited college or university.

Experience and/or work Skills Required:

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in human resources, including in a non-profit organization.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
  • Proven experience helping to maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Windows environment, word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

Licenses/Certifications/Registrations Preferred:

Professional designation/accreditation, such as Professional in Human Resources awarded by the Society of Human Resources Management

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:
Please email a cover letter and resumé  (no calls) to lacemployment-hrmanager@lac.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but please apply as soon as possible.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Legal Action Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Members of LAC’s stakeholder populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

 


Staff Attorney, ADA/Medicaid 

DRM is looking for a passionate, civil rights-oriented, full-time attorney to develop and implement our Medicaid and ADA work, with a priority of ensuring equal access to services in the community. The attorney will represent clients in judicial and administrative proceedings, engage in systemic advocacy and policy work, conduct outreach and education, and provide legal advice and technical assistance. Priority given to applications received by 12/31/18.  Click here for full job description. 


Managing Attorney, Community Inclusion/Housing 

DRM seeks a passionate, civil rights-oriented, full-time attorney to manage our Community Inclusion/Housing Team. The Managing Attorney serves as part of DRM’s management and directly supervises the legal work of the Community Inclusion/Housing Team.  Responsibilities include mentoring, supervising and supporting the professional development of staff attorneys, paralegals and advocates. This individual also supports reporting and compliance requirements for DRM’s programs, including preparation and submission of grant reports with other members of the leadership team. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. Click here for full job description. 


Staff Attorney: Juvenile Law Center

 

Juvenile Law Center advocates for rights, dignity, equity and opportunity for all youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Founded in 1975, Juvenile Law Center is the first non-profit, public interest law firm for children in the country. Through litigation, appellate advocacy and submission of amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs, policy reform, public education, training, consulting, and strategic communications, we fight for children who come into contact with the child welfare and justice systems. Widely published and internationally recognized as leaders in the field, Juvenile Law Center has substantially shaped the development of law and policy on behalf of youth. We strive to ensure that laws, policies, and practices affecting youth advance racial and economic equity and are rooted in research, consistent with children’s unique developmental characteristics, and reflective of international human rights values. Current issues can be found here.

Position Purpose

The staff attorney will work on projects in many of our work areas, collaborating in a highly collegial atmosphere with attorneys, communications, development, and operations staff, and in partnership with colleagues around the state and country. The work will include litigation, policy advocacy, public education, media advocacy, legal and non-legal writing, training, technical assistance, coordinating state or national reform efforts including organizing and facilitating meetings, and other duties as assigned. We are committed to equity and inclusion internally and in our work. The ideal candidate will have some experience raising creative and effective civil rights arguments to challenge inequities in public systems. We value youth voice and the ideal candidate should also be able to work alongside youth advocates to further our mission. The job will require some travel in Pennsylvania and nationally.

Essential Functions (include, but not limited to):

  • Think strategically about opportunities to advocate for child welfare and justice systems that are developmentally appropriate, racially equitable, and supportive of youth, families and communities
  • Engage in impact litigation and appellate advocacy to shape the field of youth law, including drafting memoranda, motions, and briefs as well as oral advocacy and trial participation as needed
  • Engage in policy reform efforts, including analyzing statutes and regulations, drafting fact sheets and publications, and convening key stakeholders
  • Provide public education at conferences, convenings, and meetings
  • Provide technical assistance to lawyers, social workers, advocates, and other stakeholders on child welfare and juvenile justice issues

Responsibility Level:

The Staff Attorney reports to the managing attorneys overseeing each of Juvenile Law Center’s litigation and policy advocacy program areas.

Qualifications

  • J.D. required
  • At least three years of experience in juvenile and criminal justice, child welfare, or a closely related civil rights field
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing children’s rights, civil rights, and racial and economic justice through impact litigation, appellate advocacy and policy reform
  • Exceptional research, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with people from different backgrounds, life experiences and levels of legal training
  • Superb interpersonal, effective communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Curiosity and eagerness to continue learning new skills, grow professionally, and take on new challenges
  • Demonstrated meticulous attention to detail along with outstanding initiative, analytical and critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work independently with excellent judgment and professionalism
  • Able to prioritize requests, track and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience. Juvenile Law Center offers excellent health care benefits, disability insurance and life insurance.

To Apply

Send cover letter describing interests and experience, a resume, list of three references and a writing sample in a single PDF to:

Human Resources

hr@jlc.org

Subject Line: Staff Attorney Application

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until January 11, 2019.

As an equal opportunity employer, Juvenile Law Center strives to be an inclusive space that affirms and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, learned and lived expertise, and individual perspectives of our staff. We are committed to building a diverse staff and are dedicated to uplifting the voices of under-represented communities as it pertains to race, color, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital or parental status, disability, religion, national origin, and/or child welfare or justice system involvement. We do not discriminate or exclude prospective employees based on criminal backgrounds or ex-offender status.

Applicants striving to advance equity for youth in the child welfare and justice systems, who fit into any under-represented group, are encouraged to apply and self-identify during the application process.

 


Communications and Outreach Manager

About Civil Rights Corps
Civil Rights Corps, an innovative non-profit civil rights organization, immediately seeks a skilled and creative mid-level communications professional for a position with our Washington, DC-based team. Civil Rights Corps (CRC) is dedicated to challenging systemic injustice in the American legal system. We work with individuals accused and convicted of crimes, their families and communities, people currently or formerly incarcerated, activists, organizers, judges, and government officials to challenge mass human caging and to create a legal system that promotes equality and human freedom. Our ongoing litigation includes challenges to money bail, abusive private probation practices, debtors’ prisons, and driver’s license revocation.

About the Role
The Communications Department is new and growing with this dynamic organization. The Communications and Outreach Manager will support various initiatives that promote Civil Rights Corps’ innovative work and the impact of our advocacy and litigation to local and national audiences. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer who demonstrates sound news judgement and is passionate about reforming the American legal system through a grassroots approach. They will be an ambitious self-starter with a proven ability to execute media and special events, collaborate with others, and balance multiple deliverables. This position reports directly to the Director of Communications.

 

Responsibilities

  • Write/proof/edit press releases, media advisories, talking points, blog posts and other content
  • Field media requests from national, trade, specialty and new media outlets, and develop media relationships
  • Monitor local, state, and national media for trends in CRC’s practice areas and identify opportunities for pitching
  • Assist with conceptualizing and executing small to large-scale events, including briefings, days-of-action, press conferences, and special fundraisers with occasional travel
  • Draft op-eds from CRC attorneys and partners for placement in local, state, and national outlets
  • Assist with booking CRC experts on TV, radio, and podcasts
  • Assist with managing relationships with contractors and community partners
  • Perform other duties as assigned and needed by the Director of Communications

Qualifications

  • Cultural competency and a clear understanding of – and commitment to – advocacy and CRC’s mission;
  • Resourcefulness and proven ability to think critically and strategically in a fluid environment;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with demonstrated concern for detail and accuracy;
  • Demonstrated ability to keep many projects and products organized and moving forward simultaneously;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, AP Style, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Canva;
  • 3-5 years of full-time experience in a communications or media relations role with progressive organizations and/or campaigns;
  • A bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, English, Public Affairs or Political Science required;
  • Experience with graphic design and audio and video editing are a plus, but not required.
  • Familiarity with Spanish language and constituency media are a plus, but not required.

Compensation
Salary is very competitive for non-profits and commensurate with prior experience. Civil Rights Corps offers an outstanding and generous benefits package, including employer-paid health, vision, and dental benefits, transit benefits, retirement matching, and paid sick, family, and vacation leave.

To Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to kiara@civilrightscorps.org. Please include Communications and Outreach Manager in the subject line. A writing test and references will be required before an offer is made. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.

 


Director of Information and Technology

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Information and Technology. LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education.

The Organization: LAFLA (www.LAFLA.org) is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people in civil legal matters by providing direct legal representation and other legal assistance for low-income people across the Greater Los Angeles region. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA has over 100 employees with over 70 attorneys. LAFLA operates five neighborhood offices and several off-site locations. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org

Position Summary: This position is responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of LAFLA’s information technology systems and telecommunication systems. Additionally, the Director of IT administers and serves as the primary point person for the support of LAFLA’s client case management application system. The Director of IT is also responsible for working closely with management and legal staff to determine and assess their needs.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Business Administration or Computer Science;
  • Previous experience working in a law firm;
  • At least seven years of progressively increasing responsibilities including project management, managing technical support providers/outside support vendors and organizational planning for technology solutions;
  • Microsoft systems administration certifications;
  • Demonstrated expertise with Windows Server, Exchange and MSSQL, including demonstrated knowledge of Windows security;
  • Knowledge of high availability, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery for database and application servers;
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of working on legal case management application (e.g. ProLaw);
  • Ability to work in partnership with the legal team and the administrative team to find creative technical solutions to problems, as well as for the overall advancement of the program and the delivery of services;
  • Hands-on, results-oriented problem solver with excellent time management skills;
  • Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures;
  • Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all interested parties;
  • Ability to comprehend complex technical and specialized information and communicate information to end users;
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations;
  • Hands-on, team-oriented attitude with sound judgment and analytical skills; and
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

Examples of Duties

  • Meet the compliance requirements of LAFLA’s funding sources;
  • Coordinate with management and legal staff in the maintenance and provisions of statistics required by LAFLA’s funding sources;
  • Ensure the proper functioning of all technology systems and manage troubleshooting as needed;
  • Develop, recommend, and implement policies and procedures for the use of technology in the delivery of legal services through collaboration with other members of the leadership team;
  • Develop, recommend and implement standards for equipment and software acquisition, installation and use;
  • Assess and implement network and system design solutions in order to eliminate downtime for the organization;
  • Oversee maintenance of telecommunication network, IT infrastructure, and internet connectivity;
  • Develop, recommend and administer the annual budget for technology;
  • Develop and implement solutions for program-wide technology training;
  • Negotiate and administer contracts for equipment, software, training and other technology related matters;
  • Supervises IT staff and manage IT consultants;
  • Communicate the technology vision of LAFLA to staff and others;
  • Collaborate with other legal services providers;
  • Keep up-to-date on the trends and advances in the utilization of technology in the provision of legal services;
  • Supervise the provision of local office desktop support and network administration in local offices;
  • Chair LAFLA’s Technology Committee; and
  • Perform other related duties and projects as required.

How to Apply

  • Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Director of IT” in the subject line.
  • Probationary Period: A one-year probationary period will be required.

An Equal Opportunity Employer: Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.

 


Managing Attorney – Client Intake Workgroup

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Managing Attorney. LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education.

The Organization: LAFLA (www.LAFLA.org) is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people in civil legal matters by providing direct legal representation and other legal assistance for low-income people across the Greater Los Angeles region. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change.  LAFLA has over 100 employees with over 70 attorneys.  LAFLA operates five neighborhood offices and several off-site locations.  For more information, please visit www.lafla.org

Qualifications

  • Active membership in the California State Bar;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of poverty law (across substantive areas) and community legal needs;
  • Experience supervising staff and interacting with clients;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of principles of administration and supervision;
  • Previous experience in a legal services program preferred;
  • Knowledge of, and comfort with, intake systems and technology;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff effectively at all levels;
  • Ability to travel to LAFLA’s five offices; and
  • Willingness to work beyond a minimum 0 hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and work weeks in excess of 35 hours when caseload or other obligations so necessitate.

Examples of Duties

  • Supervise and provide regular training for intake staff in LAFLA’s five offices;
  • Oversee all aspects of screening applications for legal assistance;
  • Supervise the delivery of all advice and counsel and limited services provided by intake paralegals and screeners in all substantive areas;
  • Oversee online intake program implementation;
  • Maintain call flow charts, call routing, intake and screening scripts for each area of law, sample advice letters, call center protocols, and staff training manuals;
  • Work closely with Managing Attorneys team;
  • Hold regular team meetings and facilitate intake meetings with other workgroups;
  • Ensure timely and appropriate responses to incoming requests for legal assistance;
  • Explore new models for service delivery utilizing technology;
  • Work closely with the Director of Litigation & Policy and other Managing Attorneys to ensure the Foundation’s mission is being met; and
  • Ensure that legal services provided are consistent with LAFLA’s priorities, policies and procedures, and that they maximize office resources to provide the highest quality clients

How to Apply

  • Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Managing Attorney – Client Intake” in the subject line.
  • Probationary Period: A one-year probationary period will be required.

An Equal Opportunity Employer: Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.

 


Health Attorney / M-7
CHAMP - Health Initiatives Department

 

The Community Service Society (CSS) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that has been at the forefront of public policy innovations that support low-income New Yorkers for more than 170 years.  CSS’s Health Initiatives Department runs a number of statewide programs that help New Yorkers find and use their health insurance or otherwise access health care, including: the CSS Navigator Network; Community Health Advocates (CHA); the Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN); and the Facilitated Enrollment for the Aged Blind and Disabled program.  These services are free for New York health care consumers and small businesses.  It also coordinates the Health Care for All New York Campaign, a coalition of 170 groups dedicated to securing quality, affordable coverage for all New Yorkers. 

In October 2018, CSS expects to launch New York State’s first behavioral health ombudsprogram,  called Community  Health Access to Addiction and Mental Healthcare Project (CHAMP), which will help people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders navigate and secure benefits through their insurance plans.  CSS seeks to hire a Health Attorney who will provide consumer assistance to people (or the family members of) with mental illnesses or substance use disorder and/or to health care providers serving New Yorkers with behavioral health needs, including:

Job Description:

  • Provide information, education, advice, navigational services and appeal representation to beneficiaries on how to successfully utilize health insurance and/or care.
  • Write appeals and complaints and provide hearing representation to clients appealing denials of health insurance coverage.
  • Develop cutting edge legal strategies for addressing the health coverage needs of the population.
  • Respond to live calls from consumers, family members or providers on the CHAMP Helpline.
  • Provide trainings and presentations to beneficiaries, family members, advocates, providers and others, as needed.
  • Prepare training materials and fact sheets as needed.
  • Maintain thorough case records of services provided, advice, appeals and/or referrals.
  • Help identify systemic trends or practices that adversely affect clients and work closely with senior CSS staff and other appropriate stake holders.
  • Other responsibilities identified by Supervisor.

Job Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in law required.
  • A minimum of one year’s experience providing assistance to consumers and/or advocates on health insurance, health care access issues, or providing assistance to people with behavioral health needs.
  • Ability to speak, type and write clearly, concisely, persuasively and keep detailed notes of all communications.
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting legal research and analysis.
  • Written and spoken fluency in Spanish or a language other than English strongly preferred.

To Apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to:
Community Service Society of New York
Human Resources Department – CHA -12
633 Third Ave Fl 10, New York, NY 10017
E-mail: cssemployment@cssny.org or Fax: (212) 614-5336 AA/EOE

 


Technology and Liberty Project Advocate
ACLU of Washington

 

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking a multi-disciplinary and innovative Technology and Liberty Project Advocate who thrives in a collaborative organization and can skillfully handle diverse approaches to issues at the intersection of technology and the full spectrum of civil liberties.  This position joins our Technology and Liberty Project (one of three at ACLU affiliates), which leads cutting-edge advocacy, organizing, and litigation strategies to protect constitutional rights in the face of game-changing advancements in technology.  Our innovative approach centers race equity, fairness, accountability, and transparency, with a particular focus on disproportionately impacted communities.

This is a two-year position based at the ACLU of Washington office in Seattle and reports to the Technology and Liberty Project Director.

 

For more information click here.