Description

Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $73,000.00 DOE
Organization's Mission: To enforce and strengthen laws that protect the opportunities, choices and legal rights of people with disabilities in Utah.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Position Summary: The Disability Law Center (DLC), Utah’s Protection and Advocacy System for individuals with disabilities, has an opening for a staff attorney that will work on the Fair Housing and Access & Rights teams.

The DLC is a non-profit, civil rights-focused law office providing legal advocacy services statewide to Utahans with disabilities. Services include: legal advice and representation, including litigation services; intake and referral, outreach, training and public policy advocacy. The DLC has approximately 30 staff members including attorneys, advocates, intake specialists, administrators and support personnel. Core program funding comes from annualized federal grants.
Primary Responsibilities: The successful candidate will provide advocacy for individuals with legal issues related to their disability, specifically advocating for their rights under Titles I, II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the state and federal Fair Housing Acts. This position will involve working closely with other members of DLC’s Access and Rights Team and the Fair Housing Team. Duties may include preparing legal research, giving legal advice, reviewing and understanding administrative regulations, providing legal, policy, and analysis of issues, developing public educational programs, participating in preparation of grant proposals, and representing the DLC or its clients in administrative complaints or litigation in federal court. The position is located in Salt Lake City with some periodic travel to other areas of the state. However, during the Covid-19 pandemic, attorneys are permitted to work remotely from their homes.
Desired Qualifications: Minimum Requirements:
Utah State Bar active membership or immediate eligibility for membership
Litigation and administrative law experience, with 2-4 years of civil litigation experience preferred
Experience representing individuals in administrative complaints and/or state or federal court
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to relate effectively and respectfully to individuals with disabilities
Commitment to advancing civil rights & social justice
Commitment to the principles of community integration for individuals with disabilities
Benefits / Why Work With Us: COMPENSATION AND HOURS
This is a full-time position. The DLC’s salary range and benefits package for this position are competitive with other public interest law providers. Starting salary will fall within the range of $60,000-$73,000 depending on experience.
How to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest, and a copy of your resume with references to Jennifer Carver, Paralegal at jcarver@disabilitylawcenter.org. The position will remain open until filled, and applicants will be assessed on a rolling basis.
Closing Date: 9/30/2021
Location: Salt Lake

Information

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Contact: Jennifer Carver
Email: jcarver@disabilitylawcenter.org
Phone: 8013631347