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Senior Supervising Attorney - Criminal Justice Reform

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Public Interest

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Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Montgomery, AL

Date Last Verified

Jul 29,2017

Posted on

Jul 28,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Senior Supervising Attorney - Criminal Justice Reform The candidate will lead the firm’s criminal justice reform work throughout the state of Alabama. Will be responsible for developing the vision and strategy and executing the plan to deliver systemic reforms to a state that is among the top ten nationally in its rate of incarceration. Supervise a dedicated team of staff attorneys, policy counsel, and support staff. Under the Senior Supervising Attorney’s leadership, the team will use every tool at our disposal to challenge the structural inequalities that have infected the criminal justice system in this state since its founding and continue to result in mass incarceration, primarily of people of color. Responsible for developing and litigating impact cases raising constitutional and statutory claims in Alabama and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels. Engage in litigation and public advocacy related to civil rights issues, particularly relating to adult and juvenile justice reform and the intersection of the criminal justice and immigration enforcement systems (“crimmigration.”). Advancing sentencing reform. addressing unconstitutional conditions in Alabama’s juvenile, adult, and immigrant detention facilities. and addressing other issues such as: the denial of due process in the criminal justice system. racial disparities. collateral consequences of justice system involvement. the provision of indigent defense. and over-policing or police misconduct. Lead the development and implementation of firm's criminal justice reform work in Alabama. Develop new cases and campaigns and lead litigation and public advocacy. Supervise and manage the work of Policy Counsel, Senior Staff Attorneys, Staff Attorneys, Law Fellows, and other legal staff. Collaborate with the Deputy Legal Director and the Policy Counsel and to identify and support the advancement of state and local policy priorities and testify to legislative bodies upon request. Collaborate with the Deputy Legal Director and the Communications Department to develop communication strategies around cases and campaigns. serve as spokesperson upon request. Supervise outreach activities related to cases and campaigns. Communicate regularly with firm's staff across the southern region about cases, campaigns, and strategies. Represent firm's in various fora, including before community groups, legislatures, and state agencies, and the press. And Other duties as may be assigned to meet firm's needs.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Juris Doctorate Degree. Must have 7+ years of federal court civil litigation or comparable legal experience. Must have 2+ years of managerial experience of legal staff to include hiring, training, performance evaluation, mentoring, etc. Should have Admission to the Alabama Bar or willingness to sit for the next Bar Exam.

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Req No. 2017-1151. Send a resume, 5 page writing sample, a cover letter, three references, and unofficial transcript.

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