CREEC is hiring an Admin Paralegal

Full-Time Paralegal The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) is hiring a full-time paralegal to support our team of attorneys and provide administrative support to our Director of Operations. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate who is thinking about going to law school, and who would like to gain experience in the nonprofit and legal world. Although this role is based in our Denver office, you will be working remotely during the pandemic. Paralegal or administrative experience is not required, but we do request a commitment of at least two years. Ideal Traits of a Paralegal Candidate Do you want a job where you are encouraged to take ownership of projects and find creative solutions, and where you receive frank but productive and encouraging feedback? Are you the most detail-oriented person you know? Do you have strong writing, communication, and organizational skills? Can you find humor in even the busiest days and most aggravating situations? Can you multitask? And by multitask, we mean Multi. Task. Do lots of different things at the same time. Juggle chainsaws. You know, the usual. Do you want to learn a lot about litigation and civil rights law? Do you enjoy administrative tasks and keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes? If so, you just might be the paralegal CREEC is looking for. About CREEC CREEC is a nonprofit membership organization whose goal is ensuring that everyone can fully and independently participate in our nation’s civic life without discrimination based on race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Our work includes education, outreach, and investigating and...

CREEC is hiring a Director of Development and Communications

Director of Development and Communications Summary The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) is seeking an accomplished fundraising professional to be our Director of Development and Communications. This is an exciting opportunity to lead CREEC’s fundraising and development alongside an enthusiastic and successful team of civil rights lawyers and advocates. Our Mission CREEC is a legal nonprofit and membership organization. Our goal is to ensure that everyone can fully and independently participate in our nation’s civic life without discrimination based on race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We are widely recognized for systemic change litigation and for education and support for lawyers, advocates, and individuals working in our areas of practice. Our Work CREEC pursues our mission through education, advocacy, and individual and class action lawsuits. We represent individuals on a range of civil rights issues, but focus on the rights of people with disabilities and on the rights of people detained in immigration detention centers and prisons. Our cases in these areas include a class action against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) challenging its decision to confine immigration detainees in a federal prison; multiple class actions challenging conditions of confinement in prisons and detention centers; systemic litigation on behalf of deaf people seeking effective communication in medical and carceral settings; and class actions challenging physical barriers for people who use wheelchairs. We also have a number of educational projects, ranging from one-time webinars and continuing legal education courses to our ongoing “help desk” projects, providing technical assistance in the areas of disability rights and immigration detention conditions to other lawyers,...

D/deaf Coloradans: please take our health care communication survey!

CREEC is investigating D/deaf Coloradans’ communications access to health care.  We are starting with a survey to collect information about interpreters and other accommodations at medical facilities. Take our survey for a chance to win a $50 Target gift card! Your responses will later help CREEC advocate for more accessible health care systems in Colorado!     Please take our survey if you are: A D/deaf patient who needs an interpreter for medical communications; A D/deaf person who is a companion (spouse/parent/adult child) of a hearing patient; or A hearing parent of a D/deaf child who needs an interpreter for medical communications. Survey in ASL and English: https://forms.gle/dxV4jxoZ1bDRC3Zx6 Survey in ASL and Spanish: https://forms.gle/9CSEjzvhvzk7XYh9A If you take our survey, you will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Target gift card.  Based on your responses to this survey, we may contact you for follow-up questions on VP. Everyone contacted for follow-up will receive a $20 gift card....

Investigation of Communication Problems in Tennessee Prisons

The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) and Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) are currently investigating communication barriers for deaf inmates in Tennessee prisons. This includes prisons operated by the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) and by CoreCivic. If you are a deaf inmate in a Tennessee prison and are having communication problems OR know a deaf inmate in a Tennessee prison who is having communication problems, please contact DRT by phone at 1-800-342-1660 or by email at GetHelp@DisabilityRightsTN.org. Examples of communication problems include: No sign language interpreter for communications like: medical appointments classes classification STRONG-R Using other inmates as “interpreters” Grievance information only in written English No videophones Greater access to telephones than videophones No visual fire and emergency alarms No closed captions on TVs These are only examples. This is not a complete list of communication problems that may be occurring. While the current investigation is focused on Tennessee, if you are experiencing these issues in prisons outside of TN or know others who are, please contact CREEC by phone at 303.757.7901 or info@creeclaw.org. Please post the attached notice in a public space and please share this information with deaf inmates and their friends or family members. PDF Version of Public Notice   PDF Version of Public...