Staff Attorney 1

Sensory Disabilities

Civil Rights Practice Group

(Oakland or San Diego office)

 

SALARY RANGE: $57,585 – $77,169 DOE

 

Apply by February 8, 2019 to be considered for the first round of interviews.

 

The Sensory Disabilities Attorney will support and expand our existing litigation efforts on communication access for individuals with sensory disabilities. Current work includes challenging the Social Security Administration’s failure to provide accessible kiosk’s for individuals who are blind or have visual impairments; challenging California’s failure to provide accessible Medicaid notices and materials for individuals who are blind or have visual impairments; and ensuring that people with developmental disabilities who are also Deaf or have hearing impairments and live in group homes have access to effective communication.

 

The Civil Right Practice Group is a statewide team of attorneys focused on litigating complex and impactful cases to stop discrimination against people with disabilities. Our current goals include increasing and maintaining affordable, accessible housing; advocating against the criminalization of people with disabilities including those that are homeless; enforcing disability access rights and reducing discrimination in private and public programs and services; and ensuring that people with disabilities have access to courts, administrative agencies, and legal services.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Juris Doctor degree (JD) plus admission to the California State Bar, plus 1-2 years’ experience.

 

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 description and complete the application process visit http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/Jobs/index.htm

Staff Attorney 1 (Sensory Disabilities- Civil Rights Practice Group)