Staff Attorney 1 | Voting Rights Practice Group
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Applications should be received by May 21, 2021, to be considered for the first round of interviews.
SALARY (Depending on Experience): $63,063 – $92,352 annually
LOCATION: Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, and San Diego
WHO WE ARE
Disability Rights California (DRC) is a statewide, non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities. DRC works to achieve fairness and justice for people with disabilities through individual and impact litigation, state and federal policy and regulatory advocacy, and community education and training.
Voting Rights Practice Group
DRC’s Voting Rights Practice Group advocates to ensure voting is fully accessible for people with disabilities by educating government agencies about best practices and educating voters about their rights, including options that allow them to vote privately and independently. The Voting Rights Practice Group provides voting rights and civic participation trainings, advocates with government agencies to improve the voter registration process for people with disabilities, collaborates with election officials to improve accessibility of the voting process, runs a hotline on election days and assists voters with election related complaints, tests accessible voting equipment, creates helpful publications for voters with disabilities and election officials, trains poll workers on making voting accessible, and participates on disability-focused committees in numerous counties. The Voting Rights Practice Group litigates a limited number of voting rights cases.
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The Voting Rights Staff Attorney shares responsibility with other legal and advocacy staff for providing information, technical assistance, outreach and training and representation in administrative and judicial proceedings to clients with disabilities. The Staff Attorney works under the direct supervision of the Supervising Attorney for Voting Rights and in collaboration with other Disability Rights California attorneys and advocates in their legal, advocacy, and outreach efforts.
– Juris Doctor degree (JD).
– Awareness of cultural competency and intersectional issues.
– Ability to research and analyze legal authority.
– Ability to analyze complex problems and develop creative solutions.
– The ability to work independently with appropriate supervision.
Licenses / Certificates
Must be a member of the California State Bar, or eligible to practice under the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program.
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 HERE.