Those interested in applying should send a resume and cover letter to our Human Resources department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are seeking an experienced attorney to join our legal team. The Civil Rights & Integration Attorney helps individuals navigate developmental disability and mental health service systems; addresses issues on a systemic level through, among other things, advocacy to governmental entities and working with community stakeholders; participates in community outreach; and conducts legal research as needed. We are looking for a professional who is dedicated, detail-oriented, and possesses strong analytical and communication skills.
- Provides legal advice, consultation and research on general issues to DRO clients, receives and investigates complaints regarding civil and human rights of DRO clients and negotiates resolution, settlement and litigation of legal matters.
- Conducts legal research and prepares legal briefs, memoranda and pleadings on complex litigation on behalf of Disability Rights Ohio.
- Reviews provider rules, programs and policies for client’s rights implications.
- Works in cooperation with other program staff, answers inquiries and provides referrals and technical assistance concerning client’s rights to government officials and the general public.
- Confers with team leaders, administrators and other attorneys concerning difficult legal problems.
- Attends conferences and participates in continuing legal education.
- Conducts intakes as assigned.
- Writes publications and conducts public speaking to clients and related groups as assigned.
- Prepares cases for trial, examines witnesses, presents legal arguments and evidence and handles appeals for DRO clients.
- Performs related legal and administrative work (e.g. prepares reports and maintains records, including time logs in cases where attorney fees are available).
- Performs other duties as required.
- Graduate of law school and admission to Ohio Bar and admitted or eligible for admission to the Northern and Southern District Courts, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Commitment to mission of the P & A and to the civil rights of all people.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience as an attorney, preferably in developmental disability and mental health.
- Understanding of and commitment to client directed advocacy.
- Excellent knowledge of legal principles, procedures, and practices.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
- Strong attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
- Proficiency in legal research tools and technology.
- Ability to work with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds and abilities.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and to deal effectively with and negotiate through confrontational situations and stressful interactions.
- Ability to travel.
If you are interested in this attorney position, please submit your resume, a cover letter detailing your qualifications and relevant experience, and any other supporting documentation to email@example.com. We appreciate all applications, but only qualified candidates will be contacted for further consideration.
Note: All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.
About Our Organization:
Disability Rights Ohio is a nonprofit organization committed to advocating for an equitable Ohio for people with disabilities. We provide a collaborative, supportive, mission-focused work environment. With a 35-hour work week, flexible scheduling, remote work opportunities, paid holidays, and generous paid time off, our organization promotes a healthy work-life balance. Our team members enjoy competitive health, vision, and dental insurance, along with a matching 401K plan.
Job Type: Full-time
$55,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year
- Company Paid Dental, Vision, Life, STD/LTD
- Health insurance
- Flexible schedule
- Generous paid time off
- Sick leave
Disclaimer: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the role.
Disability Rights Ohio is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals and places a high value on diversity in our workplace, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please let us know.
Please only share the accommodation requested and do not share your diagnosis or medical information.
If you are hired and need a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, we will engage in the interactive process once you are hired, but you do not need to share future accommodation needs at this time.