Position Description: The Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy at UCLA School of Law is seeking a Senior Staff Attorney to oversee the Southern California Legal Alliance for Reproductive Justice (SoCal LARJ) and conduct research and analysis related to reproductive health, law, and public policy. The Sr. Staff Attorney will be an experienced lawyer or legal scholar with litigation, legislative lawyering, and/or public policy experience. Responsible for facilitating the provision of pro bono legal support from approximately 50 law firms, the Sr. Staff Attorney will coordinate, advise, and liaise with partners, clients, and members of SoCal LARJ's Steering Committee and Advisory Council. The Sr. Staff Attorney will follow rapidly changing local, state, and national legal developments and provide legal research and analysis related to litigation, legislation, and regulatory and policy developments concerning issues of reproductive health. The Sr. Staff Attorney will also work on independent research projects to inform current issues of law and public policy.
The primary duties of the Sr. Staff Attorney will be coordinating the Southern California Legal Alliance for Reproductive Justice (SoCal LARJ), including proactively approaching service providers and advocacy groups in Los Angeles County and working with them to secure pro bono legal representation; continuing to build an innovative Medical-Legal Partnership at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles' Inglewood Health & Community Center; and providing trainings to a variety of audiences about reproductive rights issues. Other duties may include conducting legal research on reproductive health-related public policies; writing articles and commentary for a variety of publications; preparing amicus briefs for selected court cases; drafting testimony and providing legal research related to legislation; drafting model laws; preparing comments for submission in administrative rulemaking proceedings; communicating with the media; coordinating with affiliated lawyers, scholars, and students; and organizing conferences and other meetings to accomplish these duties.
Special Instructions: The target salary range for this position is between the posted minimum and $7,916.67 monthly.
This is a two-year contract position with the possibility of an extension.
Please have your resume and cover letter available for upload when applying.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.