STAFF ATTORNEY

Website CAIRFlorida Council on American-Islamic Relations - Florida [CAIR-Florida, Inc.]

Largest Muslim Civil Rights Organization in Florida

STAFF ATTORNEY

Job Description

Location(s): Orlando (Preferred)

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. The Florida chapter of CAIR (CAIR-Florida) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. CAIR-Florida is looking for an experienced, attorney to strengthen our Civil Rights department. The ideal candidate for the position must be a passionate human rights advocate and have litigation or employment discrimination experience. The person will work to promote CAIR-Florida’s mission and cultivate strong ties with the individuals, organizations, and donors. The Attorney is responsible for direct client representation, pro bono program support, and outreach.

Application deadline: UNTIL FILLED

ESSENTIAL JOB QUALIFICATIONS

• Licensed and in good standing to practice law in Florida.
• A Minimum of two years of experience practicing law (Employment discrimination litigation experience is preferred).
• Strong public speaking and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent writing skills.
• Desire to work in a team environment.
• Foreign language abilities and fluency, such as Arabic, a plus but not required.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES

• Direct Client Representation
• Direct representation of discrimination clients.
• Work collaboratively with other members of the CAIR Florida staff.
• Assist in intake and evaluation of new cases.
• Management legal interns assigned to your department.
• Develop advocacy and litigation strategy for systemic issues.

• Pro Bono Program Support
• Assist in the recruitment and training of legal interns and volunteer pro-bono attorneys.

• Legal Outreach and Fundraising
• Maintain and enhance alliances with community groups and other organizations.
• Speak to various groups about CAIR-Florida’s Programs
• Cooperate in the writing of applicable portions of publications.
• Assist with various aspects of grant writing and fundraising, including accessing statistics, client stories, and highlighting work for banquets and fundraising drives throughout the year.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please email a cover letter, resume, and current legal writing sample to tclevenger@cair.com
For questions please call Thania Clevenger at 813-514-1414 Ext. 205.

 

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LAW CLERK

Job Description

Location(s): Orlando, FL

 

Skills and Education Requirements:

To successfully perform the required duties as a law clerk, it is imperative that you have certain skills and personal abilities. The most significant skills are strong organizational abilities with an eye for detail and effective time management to meet important deadlines. Effective communication skills with superiors, subordinates and most importantly with clients, are essential. Other necessary skills that are required is the ability to grasp new concepts for quick learning, good comprehension and writing abilities, and proficiency while using computers and other necessary equipment such as fax machines, copiers and work related software.

The minimum educational qualification required is a bachelor’s degree or previous experience within the legal field as a legal assistant, legal intern or law clerk is preferred.

Minimum of a two-year commitment.

Fluency in second language is preferred, but not required.

 

Responsibilities

The law clerks job includes providing assistance to the attorneys. The main law clerk responsibilities are as follows. He/she researches case law, investigates facts related to the current case, prepares legal forms and pleadings. A law clerk is not allowed to provide legal advice to clients unless he/she has been licensed to practice law. A law clerk has to review case records, gather necessary data and update the case progress. Depending on the study and analysis of the cases, he/she gives oral presentations and also prepares case reports.

 

Given below is a list of law clerk duties.

• Receiving and making telephone calls, drafting and typing office memos, obtaining detailed fact summaries of cases, and other administrative duties.
• Drafting legal memorandums on topics connected to pending civil rights and immigration matters
• Assist attorneys in devising, proofreading and executing legal documents.
• Required to keep records of case files and other important documents.
• Aid attorneys by collecting and organizing client information such as their employment status and records.
• Take notes in important meetings such as legal hearings and client meetings and interviews and maintain relevant records.
• Taking care of client documentation by filling out required forms.
• Other duties include maintaining necessary correspondence with clients by keeping them informed about the latest developments regarding the case, and sending across necessary documents via e-mail, fax or post. Communicate this information to the relevant subordinates, colleagues and superiors.
• Compiling, verifying and categorizing data.
• Monitoring and calendaring case deadlines
• Analyzing available data and suggests some of the best solutions to solve a problem or case.

If you are interested please send your resume, writing sample and a cover letter to Thania Diaz Clevenger, Civil Director of CAIR Florida at tclevenger@cair.com. Positions will remain open until filled by qualified candidates.

 

To apply for this job email your details to wruiz@cair.com


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