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Staff Attorney

The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL) in Los Angeles is hiring! We have an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney.  

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TO APPLY: email Cover Letter, Resume, 3 References & 3 Writing Samples (must be individual work with no co-authors or assistance) to [email protected]  / [email protected]


The Center seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to work on complex litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, and to assist in providing technical support, advocacy support, and training to lawyers and paralegals employed by California legal services programs.

The Staff Attorney position requires a pro-active and rigorous intellectual approach to complex litigation, strong research and writing skills, ability to handle multiple projects at the same time, and a strong commitment to work on human rights and immigrants’ rights issues. Salary // $70,000.00 - $85,000.00/year depending on experience.

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The Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law is a non profit, public interest law office dedicated to furthering the legal, civil, and human rights of immigrants, refugees, children, prisoners, and the poor.

We have expertise in complex and class action litigation and in constitutional law. A partial list of the Center's major litigation includes Plyler v. Doe , 457 U.S. 202 (1982) (challenge to state statute excluding undocumented children from public elementary schools); Reno v. Catholic Social Services , 509 U.S. 43 (1993) (national class action for persons unlawfully denied legalization under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986); Reno v. Flores , 507 U.S. 292 (1993) (national class action on behalf of children denied release pending the outcome of deportation proceedings); League of United Latin American Citizens v. Wilson , 131 F.3d 1297 (9th Cir. 1997) (state-wide class action challenging constitutionality of state proposition denying health care, social services and education to suspected undocumented immigrants); and Perez-Olano v. Gonzalez , 248 F.R.D. 248 (C.D. Cal. 2008) (nationwide class action enjoining policies and practices blocking abused, abandoned, and neglected immigrant children's access to protective services and lawful permanent residence).



  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

  • Active membership in any state Bar, admission to California Bar preferred.

  • Exceptional legal research, writing, and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and the practice of law in the public interest.

  • Expertise in constitutional law, immigration law, and/or federal litigation preferred.

  • Admission to a bar in any state is mandatory. Please do not apply if you are not already admitted to practice law in some jurisdiction.

  • Work currently remote however must be located in Los Angeles when office reopens 

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Organization Info

Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law

Los Angeles, California, USA
About Us

The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law is a Los Angeles non- profit organization that focuses its work on the civil and human rights of insular minorities including immigrants, refugees, children, and indigenous peoples. The Center initiates and conducts major class action litigation, often involving constitutional law issues, and provides technical support and training to qualified legal services providers, pro bono attorneys, and community-based organizations. The program also operates community-based and international human rights projects. Please visit our website for more information about the Center and for links to several other web sites of its projects. The Center operates with a fairly small staff of 3-4 Attorneys, 3 Legal Assistants/Paralegals and one Executive Administrator.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 21 2022
Active Until: 
Oct 20 2022
Hiring Organization: 
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law