Senior Staff Attorney

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Job location
360 N. Pacific Coast Hwy
El Segundo, CA 90245
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
California Women's Law Center
Street address: 
360 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 2070
El Segundo
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

California Women’s Law Center
Position Announcement
The California Women’s Law Center is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Staff Attorney.

The mission of the California Women’s Law Center is to create a more just and equitable society by breaking down barriers and advancing the potential of women and girls through transformative litigation, policy advocacy, and education.
CWLC prioritizes four main areas of advocacy: gender discrimination, violence against women, pay equity and economic security, and women’s health. Our work is predominantly focused on assisting low-income women and girls and communities of color.

CWLC seeks an energetic self-starter who will help formulate and implement CWLC’s strategies to secure justice for women and girls. The Senior Staff Attorney is an exempt, full-time position who reports directly to the Executive Director. The Senior Staff Attorney will:
Assist in establishing the priorities and goals for CWLC, including the development of legal and programmatic strategies
Work with the Executive Director and members of the legal staff to determine when the mission and strategic priorities of CWLC would be advanced by instituting litigation
Litigate at the trial and appellate levels, draft amicus briefs, manage outside legal counsel
Serve as an expert resource by leading legal trainings and providing technical assistance to individuals, direct legal services providers, attorneys and community organizations
Engage in policy advocacy, coordinate and collaborate on policy initiatives with partner organizations, and lead advocacy at the state or federal level as needed
Collaborate with local, state and national coalitions and partnerships that support goals and initiatives consistent with the mission of CWLC, and participate in meetings and public speaking and press events
Assist in the development and outreach of CWLC by assisting in grant writing efforts, events and special projects or programs
Work with an intersectional lens on inclusion and diversity
Perform other duties as required to meet the standards of the organization

Salary and benefits:
$86,000-$98,000, commensurate with experience
Health, dental, and vision insurance, plus retirement
California State Bar dues and professional liability insurance


J.D., L.L.B or the equivalent. Admitted to the California Bar and in good standing.

Practiced law for at least 6 years
5+ years of experience in complex or impact litigation
Demonstrated 2+ years expertise in legal advocacy on women’s issues
Administrative skills, including supervision of employees/volunteers and budget management
Excellent speaking and writing skills
Fluency in other languages a plus

To apply: 

Application procedure:

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter outlining your qualifications, along with a resume, writing sample and list of references to [email protected], with the subject line “Application for Senior Staff Attorney Position”.

CWLC is an equal opportunity employer. CWLC prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, citizenship, national origin, disability status, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law
Salary range: 
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2022