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Join our team! The Legal Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer: People of color, women, persons with disabilities, the elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, and Veterans are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

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Legal Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer: People of color, women, persons with disabilities, the elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, and Veterans are welcomed and strongly encouraged to apply.

Part-Time Special Education Legal Advocate

The agency seeks a half-time legal advocate to work with its children and families programming on issues related to special education services. The special education legal advocate will focus on issues concerning access to special education services. See full special education legal advocate job description here.

  • Responsibilities include:
  • Collaborating with Legal Council staff to interpret education documents, identify salient issues around development and implementation of IEPs, and pursue 504 plans, IEPs, and due process claims as appropriate.
  • Developing and presenting trainings on issues related to special education and developmental differences to build the capacity of families and providers.
  • Contributing to policy research and agency impact advocacy efforts.
    Working directly with patients/clients on special education matters.
  • Supporting relationships with health, education, and human service providers who identify client referrals through our medical-legal partnerships.

How to Apply: To apply, email a resume, compelling cover letter, writing sample, and two professional references to: job@legalcouncil.org, attn: Thomas Yates Executive Director.

 

Pro Bono and Volunteer Opportunities
In addition to occasional openings for leadership, staff attorneys, paralegals, and support staff, we regularly offer fellowship, internship, externship, pro bono and other volunteer opportunities that offer a range of ways for you to help advance our mission. We also sponsor several AmeriCorps VISTA positions that offer a stipend, health coverage, and additional benefits in exchange for a year of service with our organization. To learn more about pro bono and volunteer opportunities, contact our program and administrative directors: