LSPC Staff Attorney


Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) seeks applications for a Staff Attorney position. LSPC is a legal services support center with a 40-year history of advocating for the civil and human rights of incarcerated people, formerly incarcerated people, and families and communities most affected by incarceration. We emphasize that issues of race are central to any discussion of incarceration. We advocate and provide technical assistance to legal services providers and others on a range of topics including family law, prisoners’ rights, and re-entry. While we do not provide direct legal services for individuals, we have significant contact with people in prison, their families, and community members.

LSPC staff attorneys have a variety of responsibilities that can include: impact litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy, research and report-writing, drafting and updating legal manuals, organizing and conducting trainings for lawyers and other community members, organizing clean slate clinics, working with local and statewide coalitions, media work, training and/or supervising interns and volunteers to respond to prisoners’ letters, and other general work to support LSPC.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of relevant legal experience
  • Membership in the California Bar
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial justice
  • Excellent legal writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Ability to think conceptually, strategically, and tactically
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Interest in prison law, restoration of civil rights, and movement lawyering

The position is full-time, regular and exempt. Salary and benefits are comparable to other Bay Area non-profit advocacy organizations and DOE. We provide an excellent benefits package that includes health, vision, dental and five weeks’ vacation annually. Our office is moving from San Francisco to Oakland this summer. The position is open until we find the right candidate. 

LSPC is an equal opportunity employer that refuses to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage formerly incarcerated people or their family members, people of color, women and all other people with first-person expertise to apply for this position.

Resumes and writing samples should be submitted to tina@prisonerswithchildren.org.

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