Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law
The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law is a Los Angeles non-profit organization that focuses its work on the civil and human rights of insular minorities including immigrants, refugees, children, and indigenous peoples. The Center initiates and conducts major class action litigation, often involving constitutional law issues. The program also operates community-based and international human rights projects.
We have expertise in complex and class action litigation and in constitutional law. A partial list of the Center’s major litigation includes Plyler v. Doe , 457 U.S. 202 (1982) (challenge to state statute excluding undocumented children from public elementary schools); League of United Latin American Citizens v. Wilson , 131 F.3d 1297 (9th Cir. 1997) (state-wide class action challenging constitutionality of state proposition denying health care, social services and education to suspected undocumented immigrants); and Perez-Olano v. Gonzalez , 248 F.R.D. 248 (C.D. Cal. 2008) (nationwide class action enjoining policies and practices blocking abused, abandoned, and neglected immigrant children’s access to protective services and lawful permanent residence).
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Center seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to work on complex litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, and to assist in providing technical support, advocacy support, and training to lawyers and paralegals employed by California legal services programs.
The Staff Attorney position requires a pro-active and rigorously intellectual approach to the practice of law, ability to handle multiple projects at the same time, a positive attitude as well as a strong desire to work in the public interest.
- J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
- Active membership in any state Bar, admission to California Bar preferred.
- Exceptional legal research, writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and the practice of law in the public interest.
- Expertise in constitutional law, immigration law, and/or federal litigation preferred.
Admission to a bar in any state is mandatory. Please do not apply if you are not already admitted to practice law in some jurisdiction.
(Please provide 2-3 writing samples in addition to your resume. These writing samples should be completely your own work. Pleadings with your sole signature, published law review articles, or other published works are encouraged.)
LANGUAGES: Spanish preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Litigation experience preferred.
COMPENSATION : Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance, sick leave and annual vacation, and the opportunity to learn or hone high-level litigation skills. Salary ranges from $65,000-$80,000 annually.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $65,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year
During the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is possible for this position.
- legal: 3 years (Required)
- Los Angeles, CA 90057 (Required)
- Spanish (Required)
- One location
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Monday to Friday
- 8 hour shift
- Temporarily due to COVID-19