The Director leads the DRC Legal Advocacy Unit (LAU). The LAU consists of eight statewide Practice Groups that represent clients in individual and systemic impact litigation including administrative hearings, short-term legal advice, investigation of abuse and neglect, and legal reform efforts. The LAU’s work is funded by federal protection and advocacy system grants. The Director is responsible for the strategic direction and effectiveness of the LAU and ensures that the LAU has the staff and tools to provide high quality legal services including innovative systemic advocacy and litigation to advocate for equal opportunity and access in all aspects of life for people with disabilities. The LAU Director represents the LAU in statewide and national advocacy circles, and promotes a positive work environment and teambuilding within the LAU and between other DRC programs.
The LAU Director is a member of the DRC Leadership Team, which is responsible for the strategic direction and overall effectiveness of the entire agency. The LAU Director reports to the Executive Director. This position has regular interaction with the Board of Directors, including staffing a Board Committee. Travel to meet with LAU staff in other offices, collaborations with partners and stakeholders, and at Board meetings is required.
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