Labor and Civil Rights Litigation Project Director
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Sacramento, CA
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) seeks a senior, committed, dynamic attorney
(minimum 5-7 years of experience) as a Project Director for its Litigation Unit. CRLAF’s Litigation Unit
litigates workforce wide class and representative actions and brings law reform and other impact
litigation to improve living and working conditions of farm workers and the rural poor.
The Director will be responsible for developing new cases and representing clients in existing cases
ranging from class action impact litigation to individual representation. CRLAF represents clients
throughout California, although most cases are based in rural agricultural communities. The Director will
also collaborate with other legal services organizations and the private bar on amicus briefing and policy
The Director must assist with grant development, writing, and reporting as needed, outreach to
potential sources of cy pres funding, and work collaboratively with CRLAF staff on joint projects.
The Director will recruit and supervise the Litigation Unit staff attorney(s), administrative staff,
volunteers, and law students; manage the Litigation Unit budget; prepare reports to the CRLAF Board
and funders; attend meetings and build relationships with government agencies, nonprofits, and other
advocates, including co-counsel. The Director will also collaborate with CRLAF’s Director of Community
Advocacy and Special Projects to assist in providing information to the client community and perform
other duties as assigned.
• JD and licensed to practice law in the State of California
• Minimum 5-7 years’ experience, including substantial class action and other litigation experience,
preferably in labor and employment and civil rights litigation
• Spanish fluency strongly preferred
• Demonstrated knowledge or interest in issues relating to immigrant workers
• Able to work collaboratively and maintain good working relationships
• Culturally sensitive and able to work well with diverse, low-income populations
• Able to manage a busy litigation practice, meet deadlines, and perform multiple tasks with attention
• Able to train, mentor, and supervise staff; including leadership development
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability and willingness to travel as needed for cases and other responsibilities
Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of at least three references to Amagda Pérez
at email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For questions, please call (916)
446-7904, ext. 101.
CRLAF’s goal is to help the rural poor improve their economic, social and political conditions and
become more civically engaged in their communities. Through strategic programs, CRLAF helps
increase the capacity of rural immigrants to advocate for themselves, to develop leadership,
and to become more engaged in their communities as stakeholders driving the agenda for
improved economic and social conditions.
CRLAF’s three-tiered approach to comprehensive legal services includes:
Legislative and administrative advocacy by nationally recognized legislative and
administrative advocates who draft legislation to protect or enforce laws that are being
Community outreach and education designed to increase the capacity of our clients to
understand the laws that affect them, their rights and responsibilities as residents in the
United States, and the remedies that are available to them when their rights have been
Legal representation CRLAF’s attorneys are experts on issues that affect rural immigrants
and are able to represent immigrants in various forums, from individual immigration
matters to class action and impact litigation.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We believe everyone has
something important to contribute. Respecting individual differences is an integral part of our culture
and we endeavor to make our differences work for us to achieve our mission.