Communities Rise is currently hiring!
Communities Rise seeks an attorney committed to social justice and skilled in business law to help advance our bold mission to build community power. Under our small business program, the attorney will provide transactional legal assistance to low-income entrepreneurs primarily from BIPOC and other marginalized communities to help their small businesses thrive. Other main tasks toward this goal will include drafting written educational materials, assisting in outreach, and collaborating with community partners to leverage additional resources for small businesses. The attorney will also occasionally provide similar legal assistance to nonprofits. Key values guiding CR’s legal and capacity building work that we expect the candidate to embrace are: a relationship-building and client centered approach to working with our clients from BIPOC and other marginalized communities; a strong commitment to race equity and racial justice; and a commitment to collaboration and flexibility. Candidates who are drawn towards community lawyering and transactional lawyering for small businesses as a way to promote social justice are prime candidates for this position
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We kindly ask that candidates not apply to our volunteer programs during the hiring process.
The priority application deadline is January 31, 2023.