Posted: May 3, 2018
The Prison Law Office, located in Berkeley, California, is seeking a staff attorney to investigate, litigate and monitor conditions in correctional facilities.
Staff attorneys play a leading role in the litigation of individual and class claims on behalf of incarcerated people, from fact-gathering and initial case research through discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiations, and trial and appellate work. Attorneys are expected to be proficient in legal research, writing, and oral advocacy. Much of our work involves post-trial remedial monitoring and remedial litigation practice on long-running state-wide class actions; attorneys frequently tour correctional facilities and interview incarcerated people to monitor compliance. >
Posted: March 21, 2018
Description: Litigation Assistants support attorneys working to improve conditions of confinement for people in prison, primarily by screening and responding to correspondence from people in prison and their families. This is an ideal position for an individual with zero to two years of post-college work experience who wants to gain experience in the areas of litigation or public interest law before attending graduate school. In addition to screening correspondence, the litigation assistant will help attorneys to interview clients and prepare for prison/jail monitoring visits. The job will also involve assisting attorneys with individual advocacy on behalf of people in prison regarding conditions issues. This is a full-time position with an expected duration of at least one year.