Non-Discrimination Practice Group
(Sacramento [strongly preferred], Oakland, or Los Angeles)
DEADLINE: Open until filled. Applications must be received by September 1, 2017 to be considered for the first round of interviews.
SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience):
WHO WE ARE
Disability Rights California (DRC) is a well-established, innovative non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities. DRC works to achieve justice for people with disabilities through legal quality representation, advocacy, investigation of abuse and neglect, peer/self-advocacy services, community partnerships, policy advocacy, and education and outreach. Our legal work includes individual and impact litigation, coordinated by five (5) statewide practice groups—Non-Discrimination, Mental Health, Youth, Community Integration-Health/Long-Term Services and Supports, and Community Integration-Lanterman.
The Non-Discrimination Practice Group (NDPG) is a statewide team of attorneys and advocates addressing discrimination against people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Amendments Act, and other federal and state statutes. The NDPG emphasizes impact litigation and systemic advocacy, in addition to targeted individual representation. Our current goals include increasing and maintaining affordable, accessible housing; improving disability access and reducing discrimination in private, public and governmental programs and services; and ensuring that people with disabilities have access to courts, administrative agencies, and legal services.
We are seeking an experienced litigator to lead NDPG’s systemic advocacy and litigation efforts. One of two positions are available, depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate: Litigation Counsel or Senior Attorney.
LITIGATION COUNSEL SUMMARY:
The Litigation Counsel works under the supervision of and in partnership with the NDPG Managing Attorney to develop and implement the NDPG advocacy plan. The Litigation Counsel ensures the excellence of the NDPG’s legal work and provides leadership and mentoring on all advocacy efforts, including litigation in Federal and State court; identifying complex legal and policy challenges and carrying out needed law reform activities; technical assistance to and collaboration with other legal services organizations and community based organizations; administrative hearings; and trainings. The Litigation Counsel also partners with the Litigation Counsel of other practice groups to ensure that DRC provides strategic, holistic and coordinated advocacy services.
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