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Civil Rights Attorney at CAIR LA



Mid Level

Anaheim, CA, USA

$50.000 - $60.000

16 Sep → 16 Oct


Job Description

CAIR is looking for Civil Rights Attorney.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review and investigate an array of legal claims brought by an incredibly diverse community
  • Conduct intakes of legal claims as necessary through effective communication with members of the community
  • Manage a considerable caseload (our attorneys currently manage approximately 450+ intakes each per year)
  • Provide assistance on assigned litigation efforts, including preparing pleadings, motions and briefs
  • Depending on experience, identify, develop, lead and manage assigned litigation efforts, including, preparing pleadings, motions, and briefs
  • Perform in-depth legal research
  • Legal writing including, but not limited to, drafting complaints, discovery, briefs, letters, and memos; and non-legal writing including drafting community advisories, issuing briefings, and reports
  • Communicate with outside parties such as attorneys, employers, law enforcement agents, administrative agencies, media contacts, etc.
  • Work to educate and empower community members on their rights through community presentations and material distributions
  • Prepare and assist in CAIR-California reports
  • Travel for outreach including participating in community events and coalition meetings

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Law degree from an American Bar Association accredited school

  • California State Bar admission

  • One to two years of experience advocating for, representing and/or litigating on behalf of clients in areas such as employment law, religious discrimination, public accommodation, denial of benefits by governmental and private actors in courts and administrative agencies

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills with outstanding attention to detail

  • Strong time management skills with a demonstrated ability for meeting deadlines

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including public speaking experience

  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds

  • Access to a working vehicle and the ability to drive throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Conversational proficiency in Arabic, Farsi or Urdu (preferred but not required)

  • Basic computer proficiency including knowledge of Office 365, OneDrive, and WestLaw Next

Benefits/What We offer

  • All CAIR staff are required to assist in general duties such as answering phones, weekly outreach, fundraising, and other office tasks as required

  • Kaiser Health Insurance and Blue Cross PPO Dental Plan for staff members, their spouse, and their children

  • Paid time off for incoming staff includes: 12 Paid vacation days, 10 holidays, and 10 sick days

  • Paid time off for incoming staff includes: 12 Paid vacation days, 10 holidays, and 10 sick days

  • Budget for legal association membership fee, bar license renewal fee, CLE funding support, and malpractice insurance

  • Professional development budget

How To Apply

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