Staff Attorney 1 and 2 - Disability Rights Center - Lanterman

  • 02 Jun 2017 9:19 AM
    Message # 4877015
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WHO WE ARE
    Disability Rights California (DRC) is a well-established and innovative non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities. DRC works to achieve fairness and justice for people with disabilities through quality representation, advocacy, investigations of abuse and neglect, peer/self-advocacy services, community partnerships, legislative and regulatory advocacy work, education and outreach. Our legal work includes individual and impact litigation, meaning litigation of cases that have the potential to broadly impact conditions for many similarly situated people or highlights a particular issue.
     
    Working at DRC is more than just a job - it's that rare opportunity to do what you're good at while making a difference in the lives of Californians with disabilities.  Learn more about us at www.disabilityrightsca.org.
     
    REWARDS AT DRC
    Working in an agency that so positively impacts the lives of others has its own rewards to be sure. Working with others who are committed to our mission creates a unique environment of passion and meaning. Our compensation is industry competitive, and we provide a generous benefit package that includes: medical, dental, flexible spending accounts (e.g., medical and dependent care); basic, life, short- and long-term disability insurances; voluntary vision; supplemental life and long-term care; paid holidays, paid sick and vacation time. We also provide a significant contribution to the retirement plan (401k) for those who choose to take advantage of it. 
     
    JOB DESCRIPTION:
    The Staff Attorney 1 shares responsibility with other legal and advocacy staff for providing information, technical assistance, outreach and training, and representation in administrative and judicial proceedings to clients with disabilities. The Staff Attorney 1 works under the direct supervision of a Managing Attorney and in collaboration with other Disability Rights California attorneys and advocates in their legal, advocacy, and outreach efforts.
     
    This Staff Attorney 1 will work in the Lanterman Practice Group.  Through a combination of legal representation and systemic advocacy, the Lanterman Practice Group works to enforce the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to: 1) avoid institutionalization; 2) live and work at a competitive wage in integrated, community settings; and 3) address disparities in access to services and supports for regional center consumers from language and ethnic-distinct communities. 

    Staff Attorney 1

    Staff Attorney 2


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