Established in 2017, Disability Rights Connecticut (DRCT) is the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system for persons with disabilities in Connecticut authorized to protect the safety and enforce the civil, legal and human rights of our Connecticut residents. We are seeking a Legal Director to lead and support the legal and systemic advocacy of this independent nonprofit disability rights law office.
The Legal Director provides leadership to help DRCT achieve its overall vision of a society in which persons with disabilities have equality of opportunity, full participation, and the ability to exercise meaningful choice. The Legal Director is responsible for the quality and delivery of DRCT’s legal services. The Legal Director leads, manages, and supports attorneys and legal advocates who provide direct client representation and serves as lead counsel or co-counsel in major litigation including class action lawsuits. The Legal Director ensures attorneys and advocates have and maintain the necessary knowledge and competence to advise and represent clients with disabilities. The Legal Director also develops, maintains, and disseminates legal information (e.g., cases, statutes, and regulations) to ensure staff knowledge and competence.
The Legal Director reports to and is supervised by the Executive Director.
Essential Functions/Principal Accountabilities:
The Legal Director is expected to interact broadly both inside and outside of the organization and develop and maintain key external relationships including:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, candidates are urged to submit their materials by March 31, 2021. Please include a letter expressing in detail your interest in the position; your qualifications and what you hope to contribute to the organization’s future; a current resume; the names and contact information for three professional references; and a writing sample.
Candidates experiencing disability and candidates of color are encouraged to apply.
Materials should be submitted electronically to Mary Jane Keane, Office Manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word or pdf format. Please direct all questions about the position to Deborah Dorfman, J.D., Executive Director at email@example.com
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