Racial & Economic Justice Attorney

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Job location
1017 W. Hackberry Ave
Alamo, TX 78516
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Texas Civil Rights Project
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Texas Civil Rights Project (“TCRP”) seeks an attorney for its Racial & Economic Justice Program. This position is based in our Alamo, Texas office in the Rio Grande Valley and will focus on impact litigation and other advocacy on behalf of immigrants and their communities. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to Megan Garcia at [email protected]. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but are strongly encouraged to apply no later than April 1, 2017.

About TCRP

TCRP uses legal advocacy to empower Texas communities and create policy change. In our twenty-five year history, TCRP has brought thousands of strategic lawsuits, defending voting rights, reforming systems of criminal justice, and fighting institutional discrimination in pursuit of racial and economic justice. Our efforts have helped countless low-income and otherwise marginalized Texans and have widely advanced equality and justice. Today — with dozens of high-caliber attorneys and professionals in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley and an extensive network of pro bono counsel and community allies —TCRP is among the most influential civil rights organizations in the Lone Star State. Learn more at www.texascivilrightsproject.org.

Position Overview

Our new Racial & Economic Justice attorney will work closely with Program Director Efrén C. Olivares to develop and implement TCRP’s litigation strategy to challenge unjust immigration laws and policies and protect the constitutional rights of immigrants and their communities in the face of new threats. The attorney will have an active caseload and will spend most of his/her time developing and/or litigating impact cases in state and federal court. In addition, the attorney will contribute to TCRP’s public education and advocacy efforts in this area, by providing a leading voice on racial and economic justice issues in Texas, particularly the systemic discrimination faced by immigrant families.

Compensation

TCRP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including employer-paid health insurance, four weeks paid vacation, six weeks paid family leave (with avenues to extend leave to 12 weeks in total) and extensive holidays.

Non-Discrimination

TCRP is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, physical ability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, previous incarceration, veteran status, union membership or activism, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. TCRP offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, professional development opportunities and a deep commitment to a meaningful work-life balance.

Requirements: 

Qualifications
• Minimum of one year post-J.D. experience, preferably with significant civil litigation experience
• Meaningful experience with immigrant rights issues
• Ability to build and successfully manage coalitions
• Track record of working collaboratively with diverse groups of individuals
• Excellent writing and oral communication skills
• Licensed to practice in Texas
• Fluency in Spanish is required

To apply: 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to Megan Garcia at [email protected]. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but are strongly encouraged to apply no later than April 1, 2017.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Expiration date: 
Monday, April 10, 2017