DEADLINE: Open until filled. Applications should be received by July 22, 2019, to be considered for the first round of interviews.
SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience): $73,010 - $93,182 per year
Location: Sacramento, Los Angeles, Oakland or San Diego
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 individual and impact litigation, state and federal policy and regulatory advocacy, and community education and training.
Civil Rights Practice Group
We are a diverse, statewide team of passionate attorneys developing impactful cases to stop discrimination against people with disabilities. While we use a variety of advocacy tools, we are a litigation-focused group. We work together on our lawsuits to ensure that everyone has opportunities to both lead and support cases. And we are adopting community lawyering and identity-conscious approaches to reach Californians we have previously missed.
Our current goals include: confronting the criminalization of people experiencing homelessness; protecting and increasing affordable, accessible housing; challenging discrimination in private and public programs; ensuring access to transportation and sidewalks; increasing access to courts; and addressing the intersectional needs of people with disabilities.
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The Staff Attorney 2 represents clients in legal matters that involve disability related issues. The Staff Attorney 2 has expertise in one or more substantive issue areas, handles complex legal matters, and provides leadership and mentoring to other Disability Rights California regional office advocacy staff.
Education and Experience
Juris Doctor degree (JD) plus 4 or more years related experience, including litigating civil cases in state or federal court, such as eviction defense, law and motion, discovery, trial, and appellate work.