Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Employment Opportunity
National Center for Lesbian Rights

Job Title: Legal Assistant
Location: San Francisco
Salary: FT Regular

About Organization:
NCLR is a national legal organization with a primary commitment to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. NCLR's legal and policy victories set important legal precedents that improve the lives of all LGBT people. Our community and public education broadens public support for LGBT civil rights. Our free legal assistance empowers individuals to assert their own legal rights. NCLR’s work focuses on the following program areas: Family (including Marriage Equality), Youth, Immigration, Elder, Transgender, and Sports Law. For more information about NCLR, visit

Job Description:
The National Center for Lesbian Rights seeks a highly skilled, enthusiastic, articulate and motivated individual for a full-time legal assistant position in our San Francisco office. The legal assistant will work closely with attorneys and law clerks.

The legal assistant’s duties will include:
_ Assisting senior legal assistant with maintenance of the litigation docket;
_ Maintaining case files in paper and electronic form;
_ Organizing the law clerk hiring process;
_ Editing and formatting pleadings;
_ Cite-checking briefs;
_ Assisting with court filings, including compliance with court rules;
_ Copying;
_ Maintaining legal web content; and
_ Updating NCLR publications.

The ideal candidate will have the following experience and qualifications:
_ Minimum education: Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university;
_ Very strong technology skills. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access, including maintenance of Access databases. Experience with ProLaw and Word Perfect strongly preferred; and
_ Excellent research and writing skills.

Personal Qualities:
The ideal candidate will be:
_ Committed to social justice and enthusiastic about NCLR_s mission and programs;
_ Well-organized, able to multi-task, a fast learner, and detail-oriented;
_ Able to take initiative and to work well under pressure to meet deadlines;
_ Flexible and able to function independently and as a member of a team;
_ Willing to work late hours when necessary; and
_ Able to interact well with clients, co-counsel, and outside callers.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of NCLR's scale. Benefits are highly competitive.

How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 19, 2007. To apply for the position, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Shannon Minter
Legal Director
National Center for Lesbian Rights
870 Market Street, Suite 370
San Francisco, CA 94102
Fax: (415) 392-8442

No telephone calls please.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, people of color, LGBT persons, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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