Staff Attorney – Investigations Practice Group

Staff Attorney I


Investigations Practice Group

Sacramento or Oakland


Apply by March 20, 2020 to be considered for the first round of interviews.

SENIOR ATTORNEY SALARY RANGE: $63,063 – $84,513 annually



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


Investigation Practice Unit

The Investigations Unit conducts individual investigations and monitoring in schools, nursing homes, jails, state psychiatric hospitals, state developmental centers, and community settings.  The Investigations Unit pursues systemic reform through public policy measures and does not typically engage in litigation. The Investigations Unit’s projects include enforcing stricter standards for restraint and seclusion in schools, advocating for greater oversight of nursing homes, monitoring the detention of adults and immigrant children with disabilities, and developing better training standards for law enforcement interactions with people with disabilities.



The Investigations Unit Staff Attorney is responsible for conducting abuse and neglect investigations of people with disabilities and pursuing policy reform stemming from the outcome of those investigations.  This includes interviewing, analyzing records, writing detailed case reports and publications, reviewing and drafting legislation and regulations, and participating in stakeholder meetings on issues related to abuse and neglect of individuals with disabilities.

The Staff Attorney works under the direct supervision of the Managing Attorney of the Investigations Unit and in collaboration with other Disability Rights California attorneys, investigators, and advocates in their legal, advocacy, and outreach efforts. This position will require traveling throughout the state, and occasional travel out of state.

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 for STAFF ATTORNEY 1 and complete the application process visit here.

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