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Staff Attorney

Staff Attorney

MALDEF
San Antonio, TX

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MALDEF is the nation’s leading non-profit Latino civil rights law firm. Founded in 1968, MALDEF works to safeguard the
civil rights of Latinos and to increase the community’s ability to participate fully in American society. We currently seek a
Staff Attorney to serve as lead counsel or co-counsel in state and federal court litigation in the areas of education,
employment, immigrants’ rights and/or voting rights.

Job Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Regional Counsel and in consultation with co-counsel inside and outside of MALDEF,
devises and executes strategic plans in complex litigation through the following activities: conducts depositions and
discovery, negotiates and monitors settlement agreements, and pursues attorney fee awards in civil rights litigation;
conducts legal research and drafts pleadings, briefs, and administrative complaints; devises investigation plans and
investigates potential legal claims; prepares memoranda on budget and legal theory for approval of litigation by MALDEF
management; responds to media inquiries, makes public presentations, and prepares community education materials
regarding Latino rights; participates in the development of long-term strategic goals and objectives for the assigned
program areas and also for the regional office; supervises volunteer and professional support staff assigned to assist
litigation programs.

Qualifications and Experience:

Juris Doctor or equivalent degree required; active bar membership in one or more states required. Eligibility for active
bar membership in Texas required. Undergraduate or graduate instruction in public policy and/or social sciences is
desirable. Federal and state court litigation experience, particularly in the area of civil rights, immigration, or employment
is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent research, writing, and communication skills required. The successful candidate will have knowledge and
awareness of local, regional, and national issues affecting Latino community. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is
preferred. A willingness and ability to engage in local and national travel as needed is required.

Compensation:

$50,900 to $87,000+ per year. Fixed salary scale commensurate with years of legal experience. MALDEF’s generous
benefits package includes: employer paid medical, dental, vision for employees and their eligible dependents; employer
paid short and long term disability insurance; life insurance; and employee assistance program; a 403(b) retirement plan
with direct employer contribution and match; 20 days of personal time (PTO); and eleven paid holidays each year.

How to Apply:

Send cover letter, résumé, and 3 to 5 page writing sample by email to: jobs@maldef.org. Please include the following in
the subject line of your email: Your Name – SA Staff Attorney. Attachments should be in .doc, .rtf, .txt or .pdf format.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Position Open Until Filled Equal Opportunity Employer

For more information, visit: www.maldef.org


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