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Education Litigation Attorney

Description: 

Education Litigation Attorney (Charlottesville, Richmond, Falls Church)
LAJC seeks a full-time, experienced litigator for its education equity campaign, which seeks full and fair funding for Virginia’s public schools and high-quality educational opportunities for every child in the Commonwealth. Working as part of a team of attorneys, community organizers, and policy experts, the attorney will: lead impact litigation aimed at improving education equity across the Commonwealth; advocate for education legislation, regulations, and policies that support young people, especially youth of color, those from low-wealth communities, and students with disabilities; and partner with community organizers and grassroots leaders to develop and implement systems change initiatives.​ Required qualifications include at least two years of relevant litigation experience, Virginia Bar licensure or ability to waive into Virginia bar, and experience working with low-wealth communities. Salary range is $52,000 to $84,000, depending on relevant experience. 

 

About the Position

LAJC seeks a full-time, experienced litigator for its education equity campaign, which seeks full and fair funding for Virginia’s public schools and high-quality educational opportunities for every child in the Commonwealth. Working as part of a team of attorneys, community organizers, and policy experts, the attorney will:

  • Lead impact litigation aimed at improving education equity across the Commonwealth
  • Advocate for education legislation, regulations, and policies that support young people, especially youth of color, those from low-wealth communities, and students with disabilities
  • Partner with community organizers and grassroots leaders to develop and implement systems change initiatives
  • Participate in various work groups, advisory groups, coalitions, etc., and attend community events
  • Produce publications, including reports, issue briefs, fact sheets, op-eds, and blog posts
  • Draft press releases, organize press conferences, and respond to media inquiries
  • Utilize LAJC’s social media and action alert software

 

Requirements: 

Requirements:

          Preferred Qualifications

  • At least five years of relevant litigation experience
  • Familiarity with Virginia court practice
  • Experience with impact litigation
  • Expertise in education law and policy
  • Experience with coalition building
  • Comfort with technology and social media
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Diverse economic, social, and/or cultural experiences

    Required Qualifications
     
  • Virginia Bar licensure or ability to waive into the Virginia Bar
  • Two years of relevant litigation experience
  • Strong commitment to public interest law
  • Experience working in low-wealth communities
  • Outstanding oral advocacy, research, writing, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
  • Reliable personal transportation and willingness to travel statewide occasionally
  • Sense of humor

 

To Apply: 

Email a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample to Rachael Deane, Legal Director of LAJC’s JustChildren Program, at hiring@justice4all.org. The cover letter should highlight experience in building impact campaigns, including relevant litigation experience. The cover letter should also highlight any specialized skills, such as language fluency, data analysis, or technology skills.

The positions will be open until filled, but application review will begin on November 15, 2019. Questions? Contact Rachael Deane, JustChildren Legal Director, at rachael@justice4all.org or 804-521-7304.

 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
April 12, 2020
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid Justice Center
626 East Broad Street Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23219
United States
Phone: 804-521-7304