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Employment Opportunity - Staff Attorney


Do you want to use your law degree and your legal skills to protect the legal rights of some of Connecticut's most marginalized residents? If so, we hope you will consider joining our team at Connecticut Legal Rights Project.
The Connecticut Legal Rights Project has an immediate opening available for a Connecticut-licensed attorney with a demonstrated interest in public interest law. The geographical area of coverage includes Fairfield County, but is subject to change according to the needs of the organization. The position requires travel statewide.

CLRP is a statewide non-profit organization that provides legal assistance to low income adults with mental health conditions on matters related to their treatment and civil rights. CLRP represents its clients in accordance with their expressed preferences. You will be representing clients on locked units at state-operated psychiatric hospitals. In addition to providing zealous advocacy for our clients, this position requires attention to detail, efficient data entry to document legal work, and effective communication.

You will also participate in case analysis, litigation, decision-making, and strategizing. You will be responsible for prioritizing your workload. You will conduct community education trainings, outreach activities for clients, community groups, and advocates or other organizations.

Your work will involve collaborating with persons in recovery as well as with community organizations to identify systemic issues. At least two years of experience in litigation, housing law and/or disability rights is preferred. You will need to be licensed to practice law in Connecticut. Bilingual skills strongly preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience ($64,800 for an attorney with two years' relevant experience) and is competitive with other Connecticut nonprofit legal services organizations. We offer a benefits package that includes a high-deductible HSA plan, reimbursement for health insurance obtained elsewhere, the option to purchase dental insurance, a 403(b) with employer match, and loan repayment assistance.

CLRP is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or status as a veteran. People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Resume review to begin upon receipt. E-mail resumes to

If you need accommodations during the application process,
please contact Rosemary Marino, CLRP business manager, at

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