Current Job Openings
The Senior Attorney will serve as a critical member of LCCR’s legal team. The Attorney will perform high level legal work to implement the organization’s mission driven legal strategies through policy advocacy, impact litigation, and direct services. Specifically, within the Attorney’s assigned program area, the Attorney is responsible for: (1) identifying, initiating and leading policy initiatives and impact litigation, as appropriate to build wealth and protect assets in low-income communities and communities of color; (2) providing strategic oversight and technical supervision for the Legal Services for Entrepreneurs attorney(s); and (3) engaging with coalition partners, pro bono counsel, lawmakers, and client groups to leverage resources and ensure maximum impact. Key issue areas for work in the immediate future are expected to concentrate on a range of economic justice issues including small business assistance and development of banking opportunities in communities of color, strategies for fighting displacement in the Bay Area, and housing justice.
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights seeks an Economic Justice Attorney who will work on our Legal Services for Entrepreneurs (LSE) project. Lawyers’ Committee has run LSE, an economic justice and community empowerment project that provides legal assistance to small businesses and other entrepreneurs. The Staff Attorney is primarily responsible for the LSE program and provides transactional legal advice on matters fundamental to small business development and survival, such as entity formation, business contracts, commercial lease terms, employment, business liability issues, intellectual property protection, and other business concerns. The Staff Attorney also conducts workshops/training for small business owners, and works with LSE staff to connect small businesses with legal assistance from a large and committed network of pro bono attorneys. LSE’s goal is to create wealth and employment opportunities in communities of color and low-income communities, through small business legal support.
LCCR is expanding its Immigrant Justice team and seeks an experienced attorney to serve as a critical member of the legal team. The attorney will perform high level legal work to implement the organization’s mission driven legal strategies through impact litigation, policy advocacy, and direct services. Specifically, within the Immigrant Justice program area, the attorney is responsible for: (1) identifying, initiating and leading impact litigation; (2) developing and directing policy advocacy work; (3) overseeing the direct services legal clinic(s), including intake, screening, placement, and tracking of pro bono cases by staff; (4) providing legal training and support for pro bono counsel; and (5) supervising program staff attorney(s) and administrative personnel. The attorney will maintain close ties with community organizations serving our client population, and will work cooperatively with the private bar to bring pro bono resources to bear on issues of racial, immigrant, and economic justice. Key issue areas for work in the immediate future are expected to concentrate on Immigrant Justice issues, including asylum, detention, education, post-conviction relief, employment, and other forms of discrimination on the basis of race and status.
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area seeks a Racial Justice Attorney who can identify racial justice issues for impact litigation and policy advocacy. The racial justice attorney will also lead and assist with impact litigation on our civil rights docket, including legal research, drafting and reviewing filings and correspondence, discovery, motion practice, trial advocacy, appellate advocacy and/or other litigation tasks.
It is important that the racial justice attorney is able to engage in legislative and administrative advocacy, such as drafting of regulations and legislation, meetings with client organizations, representation of groups before administrative and legislative bodies, and technical assistance to policy makers. The candidate will supervise and coordinate the Second Chance Legal Clinic, which provides re-entry related legal services, additionally the Racial Justice Attorney will assist, as assigned, with our other legal programs and clinics. The candidate should be able to proactively seek opportunities to engage in public education and media advocacy consistent with our identified program strategies and in consultation with Communications staff.
The Racial Justice Attorney is expected to maintain accurate case, program and other work files, including digital client files, timekeeping records, and other documentation of work performed using available office databases and systems. The candidate should also be able to work to further the short- and long-term goals of the Lawyers’ Committee as requested, including, without limitation, contributing to organizational development/fundraising efforts, strategic planning initiatives, communications strategies, and providing other support on internal matters as identified or assigned by the Legal Director or management. To read the full job description click here. Learn about our racial justice work here.