Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Voting Rights Staff Attorney

Position Summary: For over three decades, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles has engaged in advocacy, community education, poll monitoring and litigation to secure the voting rights of AANHPI guaranteed by law. Advancing Justice-LA seeks an independent Voting Rights Attorney to lead efforts to ensure that minority and limited English speaking voters have full access to voting as required by the Voting Rights Act.  In particular, the federal Voting Rights Act (VRA) protects racial and language minorities against discrimination in order to ensure their full and meaningful participation in the voting and electoral process.  In addition, the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and many state and local laws provide additional protections against election irregularities.  
 
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Monitor and advocate for voting rights compliance at the local, state, and federal levels;
  • Monitor and advocate for local, state, and federal voting rights policies/legislation;
  • Oversee poll monitoring efforts and other voter engagement activities in Southern California during major elections;
  • Establish and maintain regional AANHPI redistricting coalitions within Los Angeles County and across the state and facilitate dialogues with other ethnic and political redistricting coalitions during the redistricting process;
  • Conduct strategic meetings among stakeholders and coordinate AANHPI participation in redistricting/districting line drawing processes and provide supporting policy analysis and advocacy;
  • Develop materials and train AANHPI community members and community-based organizations in Southern California and other targeted regions in California on the language assistance provisions of federal and state law, redistricting principles, the selection process for the statewide redistricting commission, the California Voting Rights Act, and other voting rights related laws and policies;
  • Work with local and state coalitions to promote access to and participation in elections; 
  • Work on voting related amici briefs and potentially litigate voting related cases;
  • Potentially supervise staff and interns in the Democracy Project (where the voting rights work is housed).  
  • Other Duties as Assigned
 
Qualifications:
Education and Work Experience:
  • J.D. and member of California State Bar
  • Minimum 3 years of voting rights law experience. 
 
Knowledge and Other Skills:
  • Knowledge of voting rights laws and policies
  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills
  • Experience working collaboratively with multi-ethnic coalitions
  • Familiarity with AANHPI communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to civil rights/social justice and community empowerment
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Policy advocacy experience highly desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and be creative preferred
  • Prior supervisory experience including experience with volunteer recruitment and coordination preferred
  • Access to reliable means of transportation
 
Compensation: Depending on experience. Parking provided.

Application Process:
Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources at [email protected].
Please include: "Voting Rights Staff Attorney" in the subject line. 
Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.  
 
Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, was established in 1983 with broad-based support and has become the leading organization in the region dedicated to providing the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AAHNPI) community with civil rights advocacy and multilingual, culturally-sensitive legal services and education. Advancing Justice-LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the community while also building a strong AANHPI voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice-LA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation. 

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