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Staff Attorney - Racial Justice

Presencial
El trabajo se debe realizar en o cerca de Amherst, MA
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Publicado hace 19 días

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Tipo de contrato
A Tiempo Completo
Fecha de inicio
17 de junio de 2024
Fecha límite de postulación
14 de junio de 2024
Educación
Judicatura
Nivel de Experiencia
Principiante
Salario
USD $124.000 - $125.000 / año

Descripción

80 Acres is seeking a passionate and dedicated Racial Justice Staff Attorney to join our team and advance our mission of creating a thriving environment for Black communities. In this role, you will provide legal representation and advocacy on issues related to racial justice, helping clients navigate complex legal challenges. You will also contribute to educational programs and policy initiatives to promote systemic change.DescriptionLegal Advocacy and Representation:

  • Provide direct legal representation to clients in cases related to racial justice, such as discrimination, housing, education, and criminal justice, protestors rights.
  • Draft legal documents, including complaints, motions, and briefs.
  • Represent clients in negotiations, hearings, and court proceedings.

Legal Advice and Counseling:

  • Offer legal advice and counseling to individuals and community groups facing issues related to racial justice.
  • Conduct legal clinics and workshops to provide information on Know Your Rights topics.

Community Engagement and Outreach:

  • Foster relationships with local community organizations and advocacy groups to identify legal needs and collaborate on shared goals.
  • Participate in public speaking engagements, panels, and community events to raise awareness of racial justice issues.

Policy Initiatives and Advocacy:

  • Monitor and analyze legislative and policy developments related to racial justice.
  • Advocate for policies that promote equity and justice by drafting position statements and providing testimony.
  • Collaborate with the policy team to develop and implement advocacy campaigns.

Educational Programs:

  • Design and deliver educational programs, workshops, and training sessions on racial justice issues.
  • Develop educational materials and resources to empower individuals and communities.

Research and Reporting:

  • Conduct legal research and draft reports, white papers, and publications on emerging racial justice issues.
  • Prepare and present regular progress reports to senior management.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admitted to the bar and in good standing to practice law in MA.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in civil rights or racial justice advocacy.
  • Strong understanding of racial justice issues and relevant legal frameworks.
  • Excellent legal research, writing, and advocacy skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse communities and navigate sensitive issues.
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to 80 Acres' mission of promoting equity and justice.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual skills (e.g., Spanish) are a plus.
  • Experience in policy advocacy or community organizing.

Why Join 80 Acres:

  • Join a dedicated team committed to making a positive impact on racial justice and equity.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.


Salary: $125,000 - $125,000 per year

80 Acres is seeking a passionate and dedicated Racial Justice Staff Attorney to join our team and advance our mission of creating a thriving environment for Black communities. In this role, you will provide legal representation and…

Compensación

9 weeks paid office closure

Additional PTO

100% Employer Paid Health Insurance

Employer paid therapy

9 weeks paid office closure

Additional PTO

100% Employer Paid Health Insurance

Employer paid therapy

Ubicación

Presencial
Amherst, MA, USA

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