Schedule Type: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Office located in Anaheim, CA. It requires some travel throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Practice Areas: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties (Religious Freedom), Employment, National Security & Law Enforcement Practices, Public Accommodations, Prisoners’ Rights, School Issues, Hate Crimes/Incidents, etc.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Review and investigate an array of legal claims brought by a diverse community
- Conduct intakes of legal claims as necessary through effective communication with members of the community
- Manage a considerable caseload (our attorneys currently manage approximately 450+ intakes each per year)
- Identify, develop, lead and manage assigned litigation efforts, including, preparing pleadings, motions, and briefs
- Perform in-depth legal research
- Legal writing including, but not limited to, drafting complaints, discovery, briefs, letters, and memos; and non-legal writing including drafting community advisories, issuing briefings, and reports
- Communicate with outside parties such as attorneys, employers, law enforcement agents, administrative agencies, media contacts, etc.
- Work to educate and empower community members on their rights through community presentations and material distributions
- Prepare and assist in CAIR-California reports
- Travel for outreach including participating in community events and coalition meetings
- All CAIR staff are required to assist in general duties such as answering phones, weekly outreach, fundraising and other office tasks as required
- Law degree from an American Bar Association accredited school
- California State Bar admission
- At minimum two years of experience advocating for, representing and/or litigating on behalf of clients in areas such as employment law, religious discrimination, public accommodation, denial of benefits by governmental and private actors in courts and administrative agencies
- Strong time management skills with a demonstrated ability for meeting deadlines
- Demonstrated problem-solving skills with outstanding attention to detail
- Comfort working productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
- Excellent oral and written communication skills including public speaking experience
- Experience working with people from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
- Access to a working vehicle and the ability to drive throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area
- High degree of self-motivation and creativity
- A strong commitment to civil rights and CAIR’s mission
- Basic computer proficiency including knowledge of Office 365, OneDrive, and WestLaw Next
- Knowledge of cloud applications such as SharePoint, Office365, and social media applications (preferred)
- Conversational proficiency in Arabic, Farsi or Urdu (preferred but not required)
TIME COMMITMENT Full-time with occasional evenings and weekends required.
- Compensation commensurate with skills and experience
- Generous benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, IRA matching program, holidays, and generous vacation and personal time off policies
- Bar membership, CLE funding support and malpractice insurance
CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.