LITIGATION ASSISTANT (posted 12/4/2013)
Litigation Assistant wanted by a non-profit law office in Berkeley, California that represents incarcerated people in lawsuits regarding conditions in prisons, jails and juvenile facilities. The job will involve helping attorneys with a variety of responsibilities, including screening and responding to prisoner correspondence, interviewing prisoner-clients, and preparing for prison monitoring visits. The job might also involve individual advocacy on behalf of prisoners under attorney supervision.
Salary: $40,000 with excellent benefits.
Qualifications: Excellent analytical reading and writing skills are critical. Candidates must have ability to organize and efficiently process large numbers of letters and other documents. The position requires a high degree of attention to detail, and experience with use of database programs is very helpful. Candidates must be willing to travel throughout California. Bi-lingual skills preferred, but not essential. The position is well-suited to candidates interested in pursuing a career in the law or institutional policy reform. 2013 college graduates, people of color, LGBT people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
To apply, email resume and cover letter to email@example.com.