Current Job Openings
Applications for the fellowship starting September 2018 will be accepted starting Spring/Summer 2017.
The Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights fellowship for attorneys is a signature endeavor of the Lawyers’ Committee, which lasts for a two year term. 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. This 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. Read more here.
The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area seeks a Communications and Fund Development Assistant with strong technical skills including WordPress CMS, CRM Management (specifically Salesforce), exemplary written and oral communication skills, and keen dexterity with all social media platforms, with a finger on the pulse of emerging technologies, 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. Read more here.
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area seeks a candidate who is able to oversee screenings of immigrant clients in asylum cases, as well as some U Visa, removal defense, unaccompanied minor, and other immigration cases. The candidate should also be able to represent these clients or place them with pro bono attorneys. The immigrant justice attorney must be able to recruit, train, and provide technical assistance to intake specialists, interpreters and pro bono attorneys, in addition to identifying immigrant justice issues that need to be changed through policy advocacy and/or litigation. Additionally, the candidate will conduct community outreach, help supervise administrative and intake staff for the immigrant justice program area, and will work with immigrant communities and other organizations to further more just immigration policies. The immigrant justice attorney must be bi-lingual, fluent in speaking, reading, and writing English and Spanish. Read more here.
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area seeks a Racial Justice Attorney who can identify racial justice issues for impact litigation and policy advocacy. The racial justice attorney will also lead and assist with impact litigation on our civil rights docket, including legal research, drafting and reviewing filings and correspondence, discovery, motion practice, trial advocacy, appellate advocacy and/or other litigation tasks.
It is important that the racial justice attorney is able to engage in legislative and 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. The candidate will supervise and coordinate the Second Chance Legal Clinic, which provides re-entry related legal services, additionally the Racial Justice Attorney will assist, as assigned, with our other legal programs and clinics. The candidate should be able to proactively seek opportunities to engage in public education and media advocacy consistent with our identified program strategies and in consultation with Communications staff.
The Racial Justice Attorney is expected to maintain accurate case, program and other work files, including digital client files, timekeeping records, and other documentation of work performed using available office databases and systems. The candidate should also be able to work to further the short- and long-term goals of the Lawyers’ Committee as requested, including, without limitation, contributing to organizational development/fundraising efforts, strategic planning initiatives, communications strategies, and providing other support on internal matters as identified or assigned by the Legal Director or management. To read the full job description click here. Learn about our racial justice work here.