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Staff Attorney 1 (Bilingual)

THIS IS A BILINGUAL SPANISH/ENGLISH POSITION.   Individuals who are Deaf or Disabled are encouraged to apply.   Office Location: Sacramento, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, or Remote within California   Salary Range (Depending on Experience):  $63,063 - $92,352 annually   Employment Status: Regular, Full Time, Exempt   Positions Opening: 2   WHO WE ARE Disability Rights California (DRC) is a statewide, non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities.  DRC works to achieve fairness and justice for people with disabilities through administrative hearings, individual and impact litigation, state and federal policy and regulatory advocacy, and community education and training.   PURPOSE OF THE JOB The Staff Attorney will work in DRC’s Fair Hearing Project (FHP).  Project staff will provide representation at administrative hearings for monolingual Spanish-speaking regional center consumers. The Fair Hearing Project will be limited to service denials that will result in serious harm to the client.   The Project will be staffed by a total of 3 attorneys including the Supervising Attorney.  Project staff will collaborate with the Legal Advocacy Unit and the Office of Clients Rights Advocates to ensure that DRC offers a comprehensive advocacy strategy to address the needs of the Latinx IDD community.    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Essential functions are the job responsibilities an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. ·       Conduct intake to identify cases that are appropriate for hearing. ·       Draft a high volume of administrative complaints and carry an active caseload of clients requiring representation at hearing. ·       Partner with Latinx organizations to provide advocacy assistance.   WORKING CONDITIONS  The following describes general working conditions and requirements of the job, which can be performed with or without disability-related reasonable accommodations: ·       Duties are performed between an office or home environment and the field in a wide range of settings, including courthouses, facilities, or other institutional settings, or in community-based settings. ·       Duties frequently require sitting and communicating with others. ·       Must be able to transport oneself to work-related meetings, training, and community events.  
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ·       Juris Doctor degree (JD) plus 1-2 years’ experience. ·       Fluency in Spanish. ·       Awareness of cultural competency and intersectional issues. ·       Ability to research and analyze legal authority. ·       Ability to analyze complex problems and develop creative solutions. ·       Demonstrated commitment – through lived experience and/or employment history – to working with people with disabilities, people of color and low-income clients, and incorporating race equity and community lawyering principles into their work.   LICENSES / CERTIFICATES Must be a member of the California State Bar, or eligible to practice under the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program   TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS Ability to travel routinely for activities such as supervisory visits, team meetings, board meetings, workshops, education, training, or outreach activities up to 25% of the time.   


Submission Deadline: 
November 30, 2021
Organization Information: 
Disability Rights California
1831 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States
Phone: 916-504-5910