Staff Attorney UCLA Voting Rights Project

  • 24 Aug 2021 3:32 PM
    Message # 10954359
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI) seeks an emerging legal advocate to serve as a staff attorney for the UCLA Voting Rights Project. The UCLA Voting Rights Project is the flagship project of LPPI and works to ensure an accessible and equitable system of voting for all Americans through impact litigation, research, and clinical education to expand access to the ballot box.

    Reporting to the Legal Director, the staff attorney will play a critical role in the Voting Rights Project, developing and litigating high-impact cases, managing an ongoing docket of cases and matters, and working with other departments to accomplish organizational goals. Learn more, and apply, at their job page.

    • Develop and engaging in impact litigation in the federal and state courts, including conducting pre-litigation legal research and legal analysis, conducting factual investigations and witness interviews, preparing litigation strategy memoranda, preparing pleadings, and being involved in other stages of litigation.
    • Supervise paralegals, legal fellows, interns, and volunteers.
    • Collaborate with LPPI colleagues to implement integrated advocacy efforts drawing on a mix of legal, research, communications, and legislative advocacy functions, and serve as a resource on legal matters to colleagues.
    • Draft and/or coordinate amicus briefs in cases of constitutional significance, both in federal and state courts.
    • Maintain legal and litigation files, intake database, and other legal program administrative files.
    • Prepare and present testimony before legislative bodies and administrative agencies.
    • Assist in developing communication materials, including press releases, op-eds, articles, blog posts, and social media assets.
    • Assist with fundraising and development pitches, drafting and submission of grant proposals and reports, and other tasks needed to promote the organization and its mission.
    • Develop equitable and reciprocal relationships with scholars, external community-based organizations, other lawyers and law firms, and elected officials.  

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