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Counsel and FOIA Manager

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Organization Type

Public Interest

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Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Norfolk, VA

Date Last Verified

Jul 25,2017

Posted on

Jul 24,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General
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Counsel and FOIA Manager The candidate will provide legal advice on a wide range of animal protection issues that arise during the conduct of the organization's and its affiliates' charitable programs, with a focus on access to public records. Conduct legal research and advise on federal and state public records acts. Draft and submit administrative appeals of public records act decisions by federal and state agencies. Draft and submit requests for assistance to federal and state public records ombudsmen. Liaise with federal and state public records personnel. Liaise with organizations with common interests in government transparency. Develop and manage internal database to track public records requests and administrative appeals. Monitor public records matters for potential litigation. Assist in the development and management of litigation of public records matters. Monitor developments in litigation under federal and state public records acts. Develop and manage internal database of developments related to federal and state public records acts. Conduct legal research and provide advice on a variety of animal protection-related statutes, regulations, and case law. Draft correspondence, letters of complaint, and other documents. Communicate with government agencies, law enforcement officials, and nonprofit organizations in furtherance of the listed responsibilities and duties. Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have JD degree and 3+ years of legal experience with public records acts. Member in good standing of a state Bar association. Proven excellent legal research, writing, and verbal advocacy skills required. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks within strict time constraints.

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