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Special Education Attorney

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Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Director of Litigation, the attorney’s responsibilities will include:

• Representing clients in mediations, due process hearings, and appeals; includes but is not limited to legal research, drafting correspondence and pleadings, witness interviews and preparation, and preparation and conduct of administrative hearings;

• Supervise and work well with co-counsel, law clerks, and volunteers in remote/virtual work environment;

• Active participation in special education and related local, state and national taskforces and workgroups to advance the educational rights of children with disabilities;

• Conduct training and outreach on special education to parents, student groups, attorneys, and others;

• Some travel required; and

• Other duties as assigned.


Requirements:

·      Applicant must have at least two years of experience as a special education attorney, able to manage and supervise multiple cases effectively;

·      Active member in good standing of the California Bar or eligible to practice as a registered legal aid attorney pursuant to Cal. Rule of Court 964 with the intention of taking the California Bar within one year of employment;

·      Superior academic credentials; and

·      Team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Additional Desirable Criteria:

·      Personal and/or family experience with disability;

·      Fluency in Spanish, American Sign Language, or other languages;

·      Experience in education and/or foster care system; and

·      High emotional intelligence and problem-solving abilities.

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Director of Litigation, the attorney’s responsibilities will include:

• Representing clients in mediations, due process hearings, and appeals; includes but is not limited to legal research…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Compensation

See below
Salary DOE and will be competitive with similar non-profits.

Benefits

Benefits include: health, dental, vision, life, and long term disability, professional dues and memberships, vacation and sick leave. 

Benefits include: health, dental, vision, life, and long term disability, professional dues and memberships, vacation and sick leave. 

Level of Language Proficiency

English. Fluency in Spanish, American Sign Language, or other languages a plus.

English. Fluency in Spanish, American Sign Language, or other languages a plus.

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
Associated Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA

How to Apply

Application Process:

·      Email cover letter and resume to AP@drlcenter.org

·      Academic transcript optional

·      Writing sample optional

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please. Only those applicants who are selected for an interview will receive a response.

DRLC strives for a diverse workplace. Persons with disabilities or from other historically underrepresented or disadvantaged communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

·      Email cover letter and resume to AP@drlcenter.org

·      Academic transcript optional

·      Writing sample optional

Applications will be accepted until the position…

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