We Are Hiring a Part or Full-time Staff Attorney
Part or Full-time Staff Attorney
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Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire (DRC-NH) protects, advances, and strengthens the legal rights and advocacy interests of all people with disabilities. During the past 45 years, DRC-NH has litigated landmark cases in federal and state courts regarding education, employment discrimination, access to housing and Medicaid services. Recently, DRC-NH’s litigation led to a historic investment in mental health services for people at risk of hospitalization, improved accessibility of downtown Concord, and access to services for people with brain injuries.
DRC-NH is an independent non-profit organization, federally designated as New Hampshire’s protection and advocacy system (“P&A”) dedicated to advancing the civil and human rights of all individuals with disabilities. We advocate, educate, investigate, and pursue legal, administrative, and other appropriate remedies to ensure individuals with disabilities participate equally and fully in all aspects of community life in New Hampshire.
DRC-NH is seeking a full-time or part-time staff attorney to join our team in the fight to protect and expand the rights of people with disabilities across the state. This is primarily a litigation position representing people with disabilities in individual and systemic matters involving disability-related civil rights issues in administrative proceedings, and in state and federal courts.
Responsibilities may also include participation in task forces, coalitions, or other committees that benefit people with disabilities, and responding to media requests on behalf of DRC-NH, as assigned, on matters impacting people with disabilities.
- At least three years of experience in civil and/or criminal Knowledge of disability law is helpful, but not necessary.
- Commitment to enforcing and expanding the rights of people with disabilities across New Hampshire through individual and systemic
- Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills, pro-active problem-solving skills, and good
- D. from an accredited law school.
- Active membership in the New Hampshire State Bar and the Bar of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire or an ability to promptly gain admission to
The anticipated salary for this position depends on prior law-related work experience. In addition, DRC-NH is offering a sign on bonus to the chosen candidate. DRC-NH offers a robust benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, generous paid time off, law school loan repayment assistance, and a flexible work schedule, with the ability to work remotely when consistent with office responsibilities and no more than three days per week.
If you are interested in joining our team, please provide the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover letter or email expressing your interest in the position and any accommodations needed for the interview
- Writing sample/brief (not to exceed 30 pages)
We will begin considering applications immediately. The position will remain open until the right candidate is found.
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DRC-NH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse staff that reflects all individuals and communities we work for and alongside, and we value equity and inclusion in our workplace. DRC-NH encourages applications from people with disabilities, Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, people of diverse national origin, the LGBTQ community, and other people belonging to communities that have historically experienced injustice.