Impact Litigation Staff Attorney

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Job location
3250 Wilshire Blvd, 13FL
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Bet Tzedek
Street address: 
3250 Wilshire Blvd, 13FL
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
ZIP: 
90010
Job type: 
Other
Position Description: 

CLASSIFICATION: Attorney II (Union)
SALARY: $60,911-$85,621 (DOQ)
DEPARTMENT: Legal
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Directing Attorney
APPLICATION DEADLINE: UNTIL FILLED

Description: Bet Tzedek’s Impact Litigation Unit represents low-income individuals in litigation in California state and federal courts. The Unit also engages in community education and advocacy. The staff attorney will engage in all aspects of impact litigation and policy advocacy in a diverse range of Bet Tzedek’s practice areas, including employment rights, housing, and public benefits. The staff attorney will work in close collaboration with Bet Tzedek staff, pro bono attorneys, law clerks, and community-based organizations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Develop, conduct, and/or co-counsel strategic impact litigation;
• Conduct legal research and analysis;
• Build relationships and work with Bet Tzedek staff and community partners to identify systemic problems impacting Bet Tzedek’s clients that could be addressed through affirmative litigation;
• In collaboration with community partners, conduct legislative and administrative advocacy on state, county, and city issues impacting Bet Tzedek’s clients;
• Work closely with Bet Tzedek’s Pro Bono Director to place matters with pro bono attorneys, and train and mentor pro bono attorneys and law students supporting the Unit’s work.

Note: This position is part of a special program created using designated funds; there is no assurance of ongoing funding or employment beyond the period for which the funds are obtained.

Requirements: 

General Qualifications:
• Active member of the California State Bar in good standing (required);
• Demonstrated patience, compassion, respect, and commitment to serving low-income communities (required);
• Excellent research, writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills (required);
• Ability to work on multiple cases and assignments at once (required)
• Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with other staff (required)
• Ability to train, work with, and supervise volunteer attorneys and students (required);
• Minimum 3-5 years of civil litigation experience (required) in California state courts (preferred)
• Bilingual in English/Spanish (highly preferred)

To apply: 

Email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]. Subject: “IMPACT”.

Note: This position is part of a special program created using designated funds; there is no assurance of ongoing funding or employment beyond the period for which the funds are obtained.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$60,911-$85,621 (DOQ)
Expiration date: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016