Job Type

Full Time

Published:

03/29/2018

Address

11 Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 400
Washington
DC
20036
United States

Description

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs works to create legal, economic, and social equity through litigation, client and public education, and public policy advocacy with a primary focus on racial justice. For the last 50 years, the Committee has been on the cutting edge of civil rights advocacy in the region bringing precedent setting litigation to address discrimination. Our work focuses on injustices in housing, employment, the criminal legal system, education, public accommodations, and immigration. We partner with individuals and communities facing discrimination and with the legal community to achieve justice.


General Job Description


The paralegal will be part of a team of four paralegals who support the Committee’s civil rights and racial justice advocacy. Under the supervision of Committee lawyers, the paralegal will conduct client intake, community outreach and client education, and will support litigation teams. 


Qualifications


·        Passion for civil rights and racial equity advocacy.

  • The desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, innovative, and collaborative environment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with clients and communities from a diverse set of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds strongly preferred.
  • Policy advocacy and/or organizing experience preferred but not required
  • Bilingual ability preferred but not required.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please email a letter detailing your interest and a resume to: wlcjobs@washlaw.org. In the subject line, please place the following: “[your name] – Paralegal.” 


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