Jobs & Opportunities
THURGOOD MARSHALL CIVIL RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP: available for a two year term (January 2014 January 2016).
The Lawyers' Committee views the causes we champion as broadly related to positions and
ethical stances taken by Justice Thurgood Marshall during his distinguished legal career . The
Thurgood Marshall Fellowship is designed for an attorney who has practiced for a minimum of
two years and has a demonstrated commitment to civil rights law. It is our hope that the
fellowship will enhance the Fellow's understanding of civil rights law and prepare the Fellow
for a career of promoting social justice. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Identify issues for impact litigation or policy advocacy, including conducting intake and
investigation of cases, strengthening the organization’s ties with grassroots, grasstops and legal
groups, representing Lawyers’ Committee at key coalition, task force and community meetings,
and obtaining feedback from community stakeholders.
- Coordinate our Education Clinic, which helps students and families advocate for their legal
rights in the educational arena. Clinic coordination includes recruiting and training pro bono
attorneys, conducting client intake and placement, and working with community groups and
other legal organizations to ensure appropriate outreach and services.
- Assist with impact litigation. This may include legal research, drafting and reviewing filings
and correspondence, discovery, motion practice, trial advocacy, appellate advocacy and/or other
- Engage in legislative & administrative advocacy, such as drafting of regulations and
legislation, meetings with client organizations, representation of groups before administrative
and legislative bodies, and technical assistance to policy makers.
- Proactively seek opportunities to engage in public education & media advocacy.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Click here to learn more.
The Finance Director works closely with the Executive Direct to manage LCCR’s finance and administrative needs in support the organization’s mission and strategies. The Finance Director is responsible for:
- Preparing monthly financial reports and various budgets;
- Managing accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger and audit preparation;
- Administering payroll;
- Managing the facilities for the organization;
- Participating in funding raising initiatives;
- Supporting the management of LCCR’s personnel;
- Managing relationships with vendors, consultants and others; and
- Providing guidance and support for staff. The Finance Director is expected to be a senior, experienced manager who brings strong financial and administrative skills from the nonprofit sector.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Click here to learn more.
The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area seeks a part-time Communications Assistant with strong technical skills, exemplary written and oral communication skills, and the ability to maintain a keen awareness of social media and other forms of communication technology, to join our fast-paced, dynamic public interest legal organization. This opportunity is open to all applicants with the desired skills/qualifications to meet the demands of the position. Work-study students, and those seeking communications or social media internships are encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR BRIDGE FELLOWS, DEFERRED ASSOCIATES, AND LAW GRADUATES WITH INDEPEDENT FUNDING
We are seeking help in one or more of the areas below. Click here to learn more.
- Racial Justice Impact Work
- Second Chance Reentry Legal Services Clinic
- Legal Services for Entrepreneurs
- Immigrant Justice Impact Work
- Asylum Program
FELLOWSHIP SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR
2014-2016 FELLOWSHIP CYCLE
LCCR is interested in sponsoring applicants for fellowships, including the Skadden and Equal
Justice Works Fellowship Programs, for the 2014-2016 cycle. LCCR is particularly interested in
potentially sponsoring projects in the following area. Click here to learn more.
Click here to learn more about internships, clerkships and pro bono volunteer opportunities.