Center for Human Rights and 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, and provides technical support and training to qualified legal services providers, pro bono attorneys, and community-based organizations. The program also operates community-based and international human rights projects. Please visit our web site for more information about the Center and for links to several other web sites of its projects.

Jul 26, 2019
The Center seeks a full-time immigration and human rights attorney to work on complex immigration and human rights litigation, policy analysis and advocacy relating to imigration and human rights issues, and to assist in providing technical support, advocacy support, and training to immigration and human rights lawyers and paralegals employed by California legal services programs. The position also requires recruitment and coordination of law clerks and volunteers to assist in the Center’s immigration and human rights work. The 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. REQUIREMENTS: • 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. • Ability to assist in grant administration and reporting. 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. COMPENSATION : Salary range is $60,000-$70,000 per year depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, sick leave and annual vacation, free week’s stay at the Center’s retreat in Kauai after one year of employment (www.casakauai.org), and the opportunity to learn or hone high-level litigation skills.   HOW TO APPLY: Email a cover letter, resume, three legal writing samples and a list of three references to Peter Schey, Executive Director at  pschey@centerforhumanrights.org.  Please include to CC Ldiamond@centerforhumanrights.org, and admin@centerforhumanrights.org with your application. Please  only  apply via email and insert as the subject line “Staff Attorney Applicant [followed by Your Name].” Please indicate the following in your cover letter: (1) your desired salary; (2) when you would be available to begin work.
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law Los Angeles, CA, USA Legal
Jul 26, 2019
The Center is seeking a motivated self-starter to join our team as a legal assistant. The holder of this position will be expected to assist with day to day operations, provide litigation support to the legal team, and facilitate in-person and webinar trainings available to other State-funded non-profits providing legal support to the immigrant community. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: B.A./B.S. required. Excellent typing skills (minimum of 45 wpm); proficient computer use (Macintosh preferred), including word processing (Microsoft Word); must be highly motivated, dynamic, able to handle several tasks at once; desire to work in the public interest and provide direct services. Spanish fluency preferred. Legal experience preferred. START DATE: Position immediately available. SALARY: Salary ranges from $26,000-30,000/year DOE plus medical, dental and paid vacation. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Assist the legal staff in providing technical support and assistance to legal service providers throughout the State of California. 2. Assist in the planning and execution of webinars, classes and other training to legal services providers throughout the State of California. Update web-based resources for legal service providers. Maintain files for trainings. 3. Assist in the litigation of direct service and class action litigation for low-income clients seeking protection of their civil rights. Interface with clients and maintain case files. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and would complete projects as directed.   How To Apply Please email your resume, writing sample, and 2 references to Peter Schey at pschey@centerforhumanrights.org, and cc admin@centerforhumanrights.org. No phone calls please.
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law Los Angeles, CA, USA Legal