Southeast Attorney Consultant

LatinoJustice PRLDEF is one of the foremost Latino civil rights organizations in the country, serving a pan-Latino constituency. Since 1972, we have been bringing precedent-setting impact litigation that has profoundly improved the way Latinos are treated in our society. Our areas of focus include immigrants’ rights; voting rights; employment discrimination and worker’s rights including the treatment of day laborers, and racial profiling / law enforcement issues. In Florida for the last seven years we have litigated voting rights cases in Volusia, Orange and Dade counties; have advocated for the creation of fair redistricting plans; have advocated against the passage of anti-immigrant ordinances; and have interceded before the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of Hispanic voters in Hillsborough County. Additionally, in the Southeast U.S. we are also part of the team of attorneys challenging anti-immigrant state laws in two cases in Alabama and one case in South Carolina.

We are now seeking an energetic, motivated attorney with a record of commitment to social justice work, excellent legal, written, research, and communications skills to join our legal team as a consultant on an independent contractor status.

The attorney will staff and manage a new regional office of LatinoJustice PRLDEF that is expected to open on or about November 1, 2012 in Central Florida. The duties to be executed in such a consultancy may be conducted as a supplement to the attorney’s own practice in other areas, upon mutual agreement. The attorney will be a litigation team member and will help develop strategies to achieve litigation goals in coordination with appropriate LatinoJustice PRLDEF staff. The attorney in this engagement will serve as a resource for Latino groups in Florida and in select areas of the Southeast and will devise ways to solidify the organization’s presence in the Southeast.

Required Qualifications Working knowledge of public interest and civil rights issues, and constitutional law. Minimum of 4 years post-bar admission to the Florida bar; litigation practice in federal or state courts required; and the attorney must be in good standing in state and federal courts. Candidate should be effective in written and oral communication, be highly self-motivated, possess excellent interpersonal skills to develop diverse allies and facilitate collaboration, and ability to work well independently and in teams. Bilingual skill in Spanish/English is required. Applicants with experience working with or on behalf of Latino communities are strongly encouraged to apply. To learn more about LatinoJustice PRLDEF, please visit: www.latinojustice.org

Remuneration Consultancy fees to be set depending on experience.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, writing sample (5 to 15 pages) and three references to:

Silvia Orna Director of Human Resources and Operation
sorna@latinojustice.org

Deadline for submission of materials: October 12, 2012 or until position is filled