Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

MALDEF — Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type



$50,500 to $92,000+ per year.

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Mar 15,2018

Posted on

May 12,2017
Practice Area
Civil Rights >> Civil Rights
Immigration >> Immigration
International Law >> International Law
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney In consultation with co-counsel inside and outside of the agency, the candidate will devise and execute strategic plans in complex litigation through the following activities: conducts depositions and discovery, negotiates and monitors settlement agreements, and pursues attorney fee awards in civil rights litigation; conducts legal research and drafts pleadings, briefs, and administrative complaints; devises investigation plans and investigates potential legal claims; prepares memoranda on budget and legal theory for approval of litigation by agency management; responds to media inquiries, makes public presentations, and prepares community education materials regarding Latino rights; participates in the development of long-term strategic goals and objectives for the assigned program areas and also for the regional office; supervises volunteer and professional support staff assigned to assist litigation programs. Juris Doctor or equivalent degree required; active bar membership in one or more states required. Undergraduate or graduate instruction in public policy and/or social sciences is desirable. Federal and state court litigation experience, particularly in area of civil rights, immigration, or employment is desirable. Excellent research, writing, and communication skills required. Knowledge and awareness of local, regional, and national issues affecting Latino community required. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is preferred.

Additional info

Please send cover letter, résumé, and 3 to 5 page writing sample.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
MALDEF — Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
188 West Randolph Street
Suite 1405
Chicago, IL

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