Lambda Legal seeks to hire an attorney based in our Western Regional Office to engage in cutting-edge impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education furthering Lambda Legal’s mission. Staff Attorneys may be called upon to support any of Lambda Legal’s priority areas. Therefore, this attorney’s portfolio will likely include: advocacy to secure new nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people, and to resist dilution of existing nondiscrimination protections; advocacy to address discrimination against people living with HIV; advocacy on behalf of transgender people in areas such as healthcare access, educational opportunity, and access to accurate identity documents; and advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ youth in out-of-home care settings, including youth in foster care and juvenile justice systems and youth experiencing homelessness.
WHO WE ARE
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Since 1973, Lambda Legal has used impact litigation and other advocacy tools to decriminalize same-sex relationships; challenge discrimination against LGBTQ people and people living with HIV in the workplace, in the home, in schools, in health care, and in the military; and protect LGBTQ families, including by winning and defending marriage equality. Clients are not charged for legal representation or advocacy and Lambda Legal receives no government funding. Headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Washington, D.C.
We believe that serving the full breadth of the LGBTQ and HIV communities requires cultural competency and enthusiasm for diversity of all kinds. To be successful, we must approach our work with an understanding that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is not the only obstacle to achieving full formal and lived equality for LGBTQ people and everyone living with HIV; rather, we recognize the intersectional nature of discrimination, specifically including biases based on race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, education, and class. In light of this reality, we prioritize awareness and proactive commitment to counteracting these biases and their compounding effects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
All Lambda Legal attorneys are responsible for four major areas of work:
Education, Engagement, and Outreach
Skills & Competencies:
Staff Attorneys will not have any initial supervisory responsibilities, but supervisory opportunities for paralegals and interns may be available.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, travel will be minimal. In the future, however, some amount of travel (<20%) may be required.
The health and well-being of our employees and their loved ones are of the utmost importance to us. During the Pandemic, we have chosen to close our offices. Our employees are all working from home, and only visit the office voluntarily, only if absolutely necessary. We follow CDC and Department of Health guidelines to ensure the safety of employees who occasionally need to work from the office. We have an employee task force that is continually evaluating and assessing when we can re-open. At this time, we do not foresee re-opening our office in the next several months.
Salary is based on the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The annual salary range for a Staff Attorney starts at $77,815. Competitive benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, employer contributions and match to 403(b)-retirement account, and substantial vacation.
Lambda Legal seeks to hire an attorney based in our Western Regional Office to engage in cutting-edge impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education furthering Lambda Legal’s mission. Staff Attorneys may be called upon…
Competitive benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, employer contributions and match to 403(b)-retirement account, and substantial vacation.
Competitive benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, employer contributions and match to 403(b…
External application review began December 20, 2020 . Interviews will begin approximately mid-January and continue on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Send resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how you learned of the job opening to email@example.com, attention Mildred Perez with the subject line of “Staff Attorney (WRO) Idealist”.
(Send via email only) Submissions without cover letters will not be considered.
No calls please. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal cannot return phone calls about the position and cannot notify all applicants of status.
Lambda Legal is committed to further building and maintaining a staff that reflects the full range of LGBTQ, HIV-affected and allied communities, and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender-diverse people, women, people with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, people living with disabilities, and individuals living with HIV are encouraged to apply.
External application review began December 20, 2020 . Interviews will begin approximately mid-January and continue on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until…