Litigation Counsel – Healthcare Practice Group

Litigation Counsel

Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno, Ontario, Los Angeles or San Diego


DEADLINE: Open until filled.


SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience)$107,757 – $144,417 annually


LOCATION: Sacramento, Oakland, Los Angeles, OR San Diego



Disability Rights California (DRC) is a statewide, non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities and their right to live with autonomy, dignity, and respect in a barrier-free, inclusive, and diverse world that values each individual and their voice.


Healthcare/ HCBS Practice Group

Driving our work in the Healthcare/HCBS Practice Group is the right of children and adults under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision to receive the public benefits they need to live at home and avoid institutionalization.


Our current Healthcare/HCBS Practice Group priorities include a variety of advocacy projects to fulfill the promise of Olmstead:

  • Enforcing rights of children and adults to receive community-based supports that enable them to live at home, such as In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), Medi-Cal Waiver services, California Children’s Services.
  • Systemic litigation to challenge illegal regulations and policies that pose barriers to community living
  • State legislative and budget advocacy to maximize the ability of people in institutions to return home, by keeping their housing and receiving necessary transition support
  • Policy advocacy to oppose harmful federal proposals, and to influence state HCBS program changes



DRC is seeking a creative, bold, and experienced litigator to co-lead our Healthcare/Home and Community Based Services (Healthcare/HCBS) Practice Group.


In our Practice Groups, the Managing Attorneys bring a wealth of substantive expertise and handle supervisory and administrative tasks for the team with a shared responsibility for advocacy.  Along with the Managing Attorney and team members, the Litigation Counsel shape our team-wide litigation vision, support experienced litigators in their cases, mentor junior attorneys, and—most importantly—provide a leadership role in litigation and other systems’ change advocacy. Structurally, the Litigation Counsel report to the Managing Attorneys. But in practice, they lead our team together. Litigation Counsel also partner with staff in other practice groups to maximize our impact in cross-program cases and projects.


The Litigation Counsel ensures the excellence of the Practice Group’s legal work and provides leadership and mentorship to Practice Group attorneys on all advocacy efforts, including litigation in Federal and State court. The Litigation Counsel works with the team to identify complex legal and policy challenges to create and drive forward our systemic and impact work. The Litigation Counsel also provides technical assistance to, and collaborates with, other legal services organizations and community based organizations.


Working at DRC is more than just a job – it is a rare opportunity to do what you are good at while making a difference! DRC offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package. To view the detailed job descriptions and complete the application process visit the below site here.



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