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Staff Attorney

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Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Jul 26,2017

Posted on

Jul 25,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General
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Staff Attorney The candidate will work on a joint docket for the two organizations. The docket will consist primarily of impact litigation to defend and advance the rights of refugees, but may also include litigation related to other immigrant communities targeted by the policies of the current administration. For example, litigation may relate to detention, religious profiling, and due process at ports of entry. Develop and handle all aspects of litigation, principally in federal courts and administrative forums, including undertaking pre-litigation research and analysis, drafting pleadings and memoranda, conducting discovery, communicating with plaintiffs, and engaging in oral advocacy. Conduct outreach to impacted communities and identify potential litigation and policy advocacy opportunities. Other duties as assigned. A JD degree and eligibility to practice law in the United States is required. This position is open to entry and mid-level candidates, with a preference for prior experience in immigrants’ rights issues. Strong research, writing, and analytical skills required. Fluency in oral and written English. Additional language(s) a plus. Must have familiarity with software applications commonly used in litigation preferred, including Westlaw, PACER, and Microsoft Word and Outlook. Should have ability to travel across the country as needed.

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