State of Connecticut - Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities

Full-Time

Mid Level

Hartford, CT, USA

$75.051 - $95.317

09 Nov → 09 Dec

Job Description

The mission of the State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) is to eliminate discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement and to establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons within the state through advocacy and education.

CHRO has a current opening for Human Rights Attorney 1 in our Legal Division located at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT. This position will assist with the Covid 19 cases that have been filed with the agency. These positions are durational with an end date of 06/30/2023. Benefits and leaves will be subject to the Connecticut General Statutes. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Job Responsibilities

  • Represents the Commission in administrative hearings before human rights referees on cases related to Covid-19 and other related issues.
  • Represents the Commission in court litigation, such as housing election cases, cases where the Commission intervenes as of right, and civil actions filed pursuant to P.A. 19-16 on Covid-19 related issues and other related issues.
  • Represents the Commission in court appeals and amicus briefs on Covid-19 related issues and other related issues.
  • Drafts pretrial motions, legal memoranda, discovery, witness and exhibit lists, and post-trial briefs on Covid-19 related issues and other related issues.
  • Takes or attends depositions and prepares evidence for hearings and trials on Covid-19 related issues and other related issues.
  • Examines and cross-examines witnesses at hearings and trials on Covid-19 related issues and other related issues.
  • Assists in advancing the Commission’s mission through preparing petitions for declaratory rulings, amicus briefs, and Commission-initiated complaints on novel or unresolved legal issues on Covid-19 related issues and other related issues.
  • Conducts investigations and mediations of discriminatory practice complaints on Covid-19 related issues and other related issues.
  • Makes recommendations on requests for reconsideration or reopening of closed case on Covid-19 related issues and other related issues s.
  • Assists in providing legal counsel to Commission constituent units on Covid-19 related issues and other related issues.
  • Provides training, education, and outreach on Covid-19 related issues and other related issues.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Considerable knowledge of basic legal principles and their application; knowledge of federal and state civil rights legislation; knowledge of administrative and constitutional law and rules of evidence; knowledge of pleadings and motion practice; knowledge of economic and social impact of discrimination on protected classes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; litigation and legal counseling skills or aptitude; ability to analyze legal problems.

  • Experience in civil rights litigation, interest or appellate clerkship.

  • Experience in hearings and administrative agency processes.

  • Experience in conducting investigations and mediations.

  • Experience in civil rights and /or social justice.

  • Experience drafting motions and legal documents.

  • Experience working collaboratively with other state agencies, outside stakeholders and the public.

  • Experience providing training, education and outreach.

  • Experience in the economic and social impact of discrimination.

How To Apply

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