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A place where your passion and abilities can positively impact the lives of people with disabilities, cancer and HIV.
Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC), which includes the Cancer Legal Resource Center and the HIV Law and Policy Project, celebrates its 40th year in 2015. We are an innovative non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to advancing the rights of persons with disabilities, cancer and HIV/AIDS. Our legal work includes individual and impact litigation; we bring cutting edge cases with the potential to broadly impact conditions for many similarly situated people.
Working at DRLC is more than just a job - it's that rare opportunity to do what you're good at while making a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities, cancer and HIV/AIDS.
DRLC seeks a dynamic and motivated attorney with outstanding academic and professional credentials to hold the positon of Kirkland & Ellis Justice Fellow. The Fellow will work with DRLC staff attorneys, law student interns and pro bono attorneys in providing representation to persons with disabilities in legal matters, including impact litigation.
The Fellow will also engage in outreach to legal organizations, service providers, and other attorneys in order to facilitate meaningful referrals for callers and educate the community about DRLC's services.
JD, admitted to practice in California. 1-5 years litigation experience, which should include undertaking factual investigation into potential cases, conducting legal research to develop legal claims, propounding and responding to written discovery, taking and defending depositions, writing briefs, preparing for and participating in settlement negotiations and implementing settlement agreements or consent decrees. Knowledge of Disability Rights Law strongly preferred. Demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to multitask, prioritize tasks, work independently and as part of a team. Bilingual English/Spanish capability is a plus.
To apply, please send the following to Luis Gomez, Executive Assistant, Luis.Gomez@drlc.lls.edu
- Cover letter
- Three references
- A list of the major cases you have worked on and a description of your role
This is a full time, exempt position. Compensation depending upon experience