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.


  • 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.

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