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Staff Attorney

Posted by
The Bail Project
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 13 days ago

Responsibilities:

Legal Support For Bail Operations

  • In collaboration with other members of the Legal/Policy team, help to establish legal and operational strategies and identify key stakeholders in new and potential bail fund sites.
  • Analyze legal and non-legal risks associated with bail fund sites.
  • Present oral and verbal recommendations to The Bail Project’s leadership regarding where and how the organization should support local partners and begin posting bail in new jurisdictions.
  • Advise local teams and senior leadership concerning legal and practice issues affecting prospective site operations.
  • In collaboration with the Research Attorney, research state and local law, court rules, administrative regulations, practices, and licensing and insurance requirements related to bail in potential bail fund sites.
  • Travel to potential bail fund sites to observe bail practices, collaborate with local stakeholders and advocates, and advance systemic change.

Advocacy Support to End Cash Bail

  • Work closely with, and provide bail advocacy analysis and legal expertise to, teams at local sites and the support hube.
  • Engage in non-litigation advocacy, including working to promote local and state legislation and ballot measures, urging key decision makers and stakeholders to advance system change, and providing support and assistance to local advocates, organizers, and coalitions.  
  • Plan and contribute to advocacy campaigns, prepare advocacy materials, local and state advocacy letters as part of campaigns, public testimony, and public education resources.
  • Strengthen relationships with local and national allies, and develop relationships with potential allies and partners.
  • Other non-litigation advocacy responsibilities may include: public speaking, media interviews, and writing op-eds.

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • JD with three to five years of legal experience preferred. Responsibilities will be adjusted based on experience.
  • Significant experience working to dismantle mass incarceration, ideally related to decarceration, bail reform, and/or pretrial reform. 
  • Familiarity with the pre-trial process and criminal court case processes. 
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in identifying and building relationships with diverse audiences (e.g., community organizers, community members, local stakeholders, coalition partners, public officials). 
  • Ability to meet quick deadlines, work with efficiency, and execute multiple tasks while responding to different priorities.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, including the capacity to articulate legal concepts and complex issues to a variety of audiences.
  • Applicants must be willing to work in a collaborative, entrepreneurial, team-based environment and possess an innovative spirit, sense of humor, and willingness to adapt to the change inherent in a growing organization.
  • Commitment to approaching the work through a racial justice and equity lens.
  • Ability and willingness to travel (if and when it is safe to do so).  
  • Demonstrated commitment to mission, purpose, and values of The Bail Project.

Responsibilities:

Legal Support For Bail Operations

  • In collaboration with other members of the Legal/Policy team, help to establish legal and operational strategies and identify key stakeholders in new and potential bail fund sites…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Benefits

This is a full-time, in-unit position. The Bail Project offers competitive health benefits, dental and vision plans, flexible PTO, life and disability insurance and enrollment into 401(k) plan. 

This is a full-time, in-unit position. The Bail Project offers competitive health benefits, dental and vision plans, flexible PTO, life and disability insurance and enrollment…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA

How to Apply

Application Guidelines:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. In the cover letter, please address the following:

  • Why do you want to work for The Bail Project?
  • Please share 2-3 experiences that highlight why you would be a strong candidate for the Staff Attorney position.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  No faxes or phone calls please. Applicants will be notified regarding whether or not they have been selected for an interview. Applications without cover letters will not be processed.

The Bail Project is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of people of color, women, and formerly incarcerated individuals. We are committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.

Application Guidelines:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. In the cover letter, please address the following:

  • Why do you want to work for The Bail Project?
  • Please…

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