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Jobs & Opportunities

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The National Center for Lesbian Rights is currently looking to fill the following positions.

Jobs

Family Law Staff Attorney

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) seeks a highly skilled, enthusiastic, articulate and motivated Family Law Staff Attorney with 3-5 years of experience beginning October 1, 2020 (some flexibility in start date is possible). This position will focus on family law litigation (primarily appellate litigation), legislation, policy, and public education, and will work with our Family Law Director. This position will also work on our efforts to abolish and replace the existing child welfare system while also providing technical assistance to attorneys representing parents involved in the child welfare system.

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Clerkships

Law Clerk

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is seeking law clerks to assist with all aspects of its national impact litigation, public policy, and educational work. Much of the clerk’s time will be devoted to interacting with members of the community who contact NCLR’s legal information helpline and handling their questions from start to finish under the supervision and training of NCLR staff attorneys. Clerks also conduct case research, update publications, and draft memos on a wide range of issues affecting LGBT people and their families.

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Stuart M. Biegel Clerkship in LGBTQ Law

The Stuart M. Biegel Clerkship in LGBT Law funds a clerkship for law students or recent law school graduates to work at NCLR for 8 to 14 weeks, with a preference for current students or recent graduates of UCLA School of Law. The clerk will assist NCLR’s Legal department with a range of work including litigation, policy, and the helpline, to secure progress for and protect the rights of LGBTQ people and communities.

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Moore-Hunt Clerkship

In conjunction with our National Family Law Advisory Council (NFLAC), NCLR is honored to offer the Connie Moore and Debra Hunt Family Law Clerkship, named in memory of two leading lights in the LGBTQ movement. The Moore-Hunt Clerkship funds a full time summer law clerk to focus on NCLR’s work advancing protections for LGBTQ families, including in the areas of marriage and relationship recognition, adoptions, parentage, and child custody, visitation, and support.

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Internships

Stuart M. Biegel LGBTQ Public Education Campaign Internship

The Stuart M. Biegel LGBT Public Education Campaign Internship funds an internship for an enrolled student or recent graduate from a graduate or professional program in education, information studies, public policy, public health law, journalism, communications, or any other relevant field to work at NCLR for 8 to 14 weeks, with a preference for students currently attending or recently graduated from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

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Equal Opportunity Statement

The National Center for Lesbian Rights affirmatively values diversity and seeks to hire staff that reflects the diversity of our communities. Transgender people, non-binary people, intersex people, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.NCLR provides reasonable accommodations for the application, interview, or any other aspect of the employee selection process to applicants with disabilities. Please e-mail ebrogden@nclrights.org to request an accommodation.

NCLR is an equal opportunity employer. NCLR is committed to providing a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct based on sex, sex stereotype, race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, weight, height, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all employment practices including hiring, benefits, promotions, training, disciplinary action, and termination.

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