Fellowship Attorney (2018)

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Job location
2001 Center Street, 4th Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Disability Rights Advocates
Street address: 
2001 Center Street, 4th Floor
City: 
Berkeley
State: 
California
ZIP: 
94704
Job type: 
Fellowship/Internship
Position Description: 

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a non-profit law firm advancing equal rights and opportunities for people with a wide range of disabilities, is setting precedents and challenging norms. Attorneys at DRA gain valuable experience in undertaking high-impact litigation while doing work that is meaningful and advances civil rights. With offices in California and New York, we provide legal representation in complex, system changing, class-action cases, achieving dramatic improvements for people with all types of disabilities in all areas of life: technology, health care, employment, transportation, education, disaster preparedness planning, voting, juvenile justice, and housing.

For more information on DRA’s mission and impact visit www.dralegal.org

This position is in our Berkeley, CA, or New York, NY Office.

Position Overview

DRA seeks passionate, talented, hard-working candidates to apply for a two-year DRA Fellowship. DRA has an established commitment to mentoring and training the best young lawyers to practice public interest law. Fellows at DRA get unparalleled experience and are provided immediate opportunity to participate in all aspects of public interest litigation. All past DRA fellows have gone on to successful careers, most in public interest law. Fellowship Attorney positions are full-time and report to our Directors of Litigation.

Compensation

DRA offers a competitive base salary with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance with 100% paid employee premiums, 401(k) with company contribution, generous holiday and paid time off benefits, and additional health and commuter benefits.

Requirements: 

• Commitment to DRA’s mission to advance equal rights and opportunity for people with all types of disabilities nationwide
• Superior legal research and writing skills
• Strong communication skills to, among other things, maintain and establish professional relationships with clients, co-counsel, and opposing counsel
• Excellent time management skills, including the ability to track and meet deadlines and work well under pressure
• Strong work ethic paired with the ability to adapt quickly to changing situations and circumstances
• Excellent academic credentials

Candidates should be either, law students who will graduate in the spring of 2018, judicial law clerks, or recent top law school graduates who are passionate about civil rights and disability law. Fellowships will begin September of 2018.

To apply: 

Please send the following to [email protected] with “Fellowship 2018” as the subject:

1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Law school transcript
4. Three references (at least two direct supervisors)
5. A writing sample (no more than 3-5 pages)

You must submit your completed application by July 28, 2017 to be considered for this exciting opportunity.

Notes: 
DRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and values diversity. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected under the law.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, July 28, 2017
Expiration date: 
Friday, August 11, 2017