Opening beginning May 22, 2017 – Litigation Assistant wanted by a non-profit law office that represents incarcerated people in lawsuits regarding conditions in prisons and jails.
The job will involve helping attorneys with a variety of responsibilities including screening and responding to correspondence from people in prison and their families, interviewing clients, and preparing for prison monitoring visits. The job will also involve individual advocacy on behalf of those in prison, under attorney supervision. Some travel will be required.
Ideal position for individual zero to two years of post-college work experience who wants to work in a challenging and interesting job before attending or applying to graduate school. The position requires a two year commitment.
Excellent analytical reading and writing skills are critical. Candidates must have the ability to organize and efficiently process large numbers of letters and other documents. The position requires a high degree of attention to detail, and experience with use of database programs is very helpful. Candidates must be willing to travel throughout California; driver’s license required. Bi-lingual skills preferred, but not essential. The position is well suited to candidates interested in pursuing a legal career or other public interest careers. People of color, LGBT people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.