Litigation Director
Job Details
Management
LA Office - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$90,490.00 - $128,949.00 Salary/year
Negligible
Day

SALARY IS NEGOTIABLE  

ELIGIBLE FOR SIGNING BONUS ! ! 

We are looking for an experienced Litigation Director to join our Impact Litigation team in Los Angeles.

WHO WE ARE

We are the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services, and education and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. We serve more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year, focusing on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. With our Advancing Justice affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., we enrich, enhance, and serve our communities all across the country.

WHAT WE BRING

  • The special opportunity to join a mission driven team
  • Flexible, hybrid work schedules
  • Rich medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Retirement options through 403B and match
  • Referral and Signing bonuses

WHO YOU ARE

You share our mission of advocacy for Asian Pacific Americans. You enjoy the thrill of serving the public interest while championing civil rights and social justice. You take pride in your work enriching lives and communities in Los Angeles and across the country. You are looking for your next role in an organization that supports your career as much as you support the organization and its goals. You are looking for a job where you make a difference, and your impact is directly proportional to your contribution. You are a game changer. You are a leader. You are an advocate.

WHAT YOU BRING

  • J.D. and must be an active member of the California State Bar 
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of impact litigation experience in both state and federal courts, including as lead litigator with co-counsel, and ideally with background in addressing social justice issues
  • Bilingual or biliterate in at least one Asian language strongly preferred (Chinese, Korean, Thai, Tagalog, or Vietnamese)
  • Dedication to serving immigrant communities and a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low-income immigrants
  • Valid driver's license and/or access to alternative means of transportation

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Litigation Director leads the development, execution, and evaluation of Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (AJ-LA) impact litigation practice, overseeing AJ-LA’s Impact Litigation program staff. The Litigation Director collaborates and coordinates across the organization to determine litigation priorities. This position requires a thorough knowledge of the AJ-LA’s services and available resources, both within and outside of the organization. The Litigation Director acts as AJ-LA’s spokesperson for all litigation matters. The pay range is $90,490 – $128,949 per year.  This position is NOT covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Your day-to-day typically includes:

65% Client Support

  • Lead all active and potential litigation cases, guiding litigation strategy and ensuring high quality of litigation-related work-product, and oversee case-related expenses and awards
  • Active participation in the decision-making body that approves acceptance of impact litigation cases
  • Oversee co-counsel relationships, including identifying, communicating, and resolving issues discovered during engagements
  • Act as organization spokesperson for all litigation, including with media, community stakeholders, donors, and with Advancing Justice affiliates
  • Work with all AJ-LA programs areas, providing litigation support to program staff
  • Analyze, draft, and advocate for policy/legislation, in coordination with AJ-LA’s policy staff
  • Maintain and comply with the highest degree of professional standards in client confidentiality and personal conduct, as well as oversee compliance with those standards by staff involved in litigated cases

20% Community Education

  • Provide day-to-day supervision to attorneys and litigation support staff, including the administration of human resources procedures
  • Design and implement litigation-related professional development plan and related in-house supporting resources for all attorneys so as to expand AJ-LA’s resource pool of staff attorneys for litigation
  • Oversee evolution of in-house document exemplar bank
  • Collaborate with Communications and Development departments, to strengthen AJ-LA’s mission and litigation priorities, including grant proposal/report drafting
  • In coordination with CEO and Pro Bono Director, cultivate relationships with private bar for staff professional development opportunities and fundraising potential (e.g., firm monetary support, individual donations, cy pres)

15% Other Duties as Assigned

  • Build a team-centered client service model, and monitor issues related to services to manage cooperation, ongoing engagements, and client expectations
  • Other Duties as Assigned

To apply for this role, please visit our website - https://advancingjustice-la.org/careers/ 

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