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Special Education Attorney


Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Director of Litigation, the attorney’s responsibilities will include:

• Representing clients in mediations, due process hearings, and appeals; includes but is not limited to legal research, drafting correspondence and pleadings, witness interviews and preparation, and preparation and conduct of administrative hearings;

• Supervise and work well with co-counsel, law clerks, and volunteers in remote/virtual work environment;

• Active participation in special education and related local, state and national taskforces and workgroups to advance the educational rights of children with disabilities;

• Conduct training and outreach on special education to parents, student groups, attorneys, and others;

• Some travel required; and

• Other duties as assigned.


Requirements:

· Applicant must have at least two years of experience as a special education attorney, able to manage and supervise multiple cases effectively;

· Active member in good standing of the California Bar or eligible to practice as a registered legal aid attorney pursuant to Cal. Rule of Court 964 with the intention of taking the California Bar within one year of employment;

· Superior academic credentials; and

· Team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Additional Desirable Criteria:

· Personal and/or family experience with disability;

· Fluency in Spanish, American Sign Language, or other languages;

· Experience in education and/or foster care system; and

· High emotional intelligence and problem-solving abilities.

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