Supervising Attorney

Supervising Attorney – Pathways to Work

San Diego, Ontario, Los Angeles, Oakland or Sacramento


Application Deadline: Open until filled. Applications should be received by February 28, 2020, to be considered for the first round of interviews.


SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience): $85,176 – $114,134 annually



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.

Pathways to Work Practice Group

The Pathways to Work Practice Group provides advocacy services to people experiencing disability-related barriers to employment.  Through the Client Assistance Program (CAP), we assist people experiencing difficulties seeking or receiving vocational rehabilitation services from the Department of Rehabilitation, independent living centers or other Rehabilitation Act funded programs.  We also assist people with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in addressing barriers in work, such as reasonable accommodations and transportation.  In partnership with other DRC Practice Groups, our staff also assists individuals with disabilities to obtain meaningful work at a competitive wage.


The Supervising Attorney works under the direct supervision of the Managing Attorney and in collaboration with other staff in their legal, advocacy, and outreach efforts.  The Supervising Attorney will handle their own caseload and also supervise and mentor up to 3 advocates and/or attorneys in their cases.



Education and Experience

Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) or equivalent and membership in the California State Bar, or eligible to practice under the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program [admitted to practice in another state and eligible to practice in California for five (5) years; requires admittance to the California Bar within five (5) years.] Plus:

  • 7 years of experience practicing law or internal candidates who have worked at DRC for three continuous years and have 6 years of experience practicing law.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and commitment to identifying and addressing intersectional issues
  • 2 years of experience successfully leading, developing, mentoring, or supervising law clerks, attorneys or advocates
  • Expertise in one or more substantive areas of law related to the position
  • 2 years of successfully leading multiple advocacy projects such as intake/outreach projects, administrative proceedings, writs, eviction defense, or single client / single defendant lawsuits.
  • Must supervise at least 2 attorneys or advocates.

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 here.

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