Staff Attorney University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: 35282 Salary: 3933-9067
Position Description: The UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI) seeks an emerging legal advocate to serve as a staff attorney for the UCLA Voting Rights Project. The UCLA Voting Rights Project is the flagship project of LPPI and works to ensure an accessible and equitable system of voting for all Americans through impact litigation, research, and clinical education to expand access to the ballot box.
Reporting to the Legal Director, the staff attorney will play a critical role in the Voting Rights Project, developing and litigating high-impact cases, managing an ongoing docket of cases and matters, and working with other departments to accomplish organizational goals.
The Staff Attorney will be responsible for:
Develop and engaging in impact litigation in the federal and state courts, including conducting pre-litigation legal research and legal analysis, conducting factual investigations and witness interviews, preparing litigation strategy memoranda, preparing pleadings, and being involved in other stages of litigation.
Supervise paralegals, legal fellows, interns, and volunteers.
Collaborate with LPPI colleagues to implement integrated advocacy efforts drawing on a mix of legal, research, communications, and legislative advocacy functions, and serve as a resource on legal matters to colleagues.
Draft and/or coordinate amicus briefs in cases of constitutional significance, both in federal and state courts.
Assist in developing communication materials, including press releases, op-eds, articles, blog posts, and social media assets.
Assist with fundraising and development pitches, drafting and submission of grant proposals and reports, and other tasks needed to promote the organization and its mission.
Develop equitable and reciprocal relationships with scholars, external community-based organizations, other lawyers and law firms, and elected officials.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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