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Civil Rights Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

Alliance Defending Freedom

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General
Civil Rights

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Aug 12,2017

Posted on

Aug 11,2017

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Legal Counsel The candidate will advocate within a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment. Undertake complex litigation from initiation of the action through appellate advocacy with a high degree of professional discretion and with limited oversight by senior attorneys. Work to protect the sanctity of life by countering the adverse effects of abortion on demand and a national campaign to legalize doctor-assisted suicide. File and litigate 42 U.S.C. § 1983 civil rights actions and similar state law actions through appellate and in some instances, the Supreme Court levels. Draft legal documents, advise clients as to legal rights, engage in public advocacy such as speaking, blogging, and appearing in all forms of media. Oversee administrative and paralegal support functions as well as support and mentor less experienced attorneys. Conduct legal research. Interview prospective and current clients and witnesses. Conduct appropriate discovery in all forms. Represent clients in court and/or before quasi-judicial or administrative government agencies. Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for individuls and organizations. Confer with colleagues to establish and verify basis for legal advocacy. Present the clients’ and agency positions to the media. Advise allied attorneys on legal issues within areas of competence. Network and develop relationships with allied attorneys, and/or potential allied attorneys. Cooperate with Development team, including speaking engagements and other events. Train junior attorneys; perform quality control via review and editing of trainee’s drafts; in house workshop, and one-on-one mentoring. Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor(s). J.D. and 6+ years of litigation experience required. Strong: research, writing, and oral advocacy skills; computer skills including Microsoft Office, and Westlaw; attention to detail and proven project management skills required. Excellent: organizational skills; communication skills, both oral and written; analytical skills; problem solving skills required. Proven customer service and excellent interpersonal skills required.

Additional info

Job ID: 452510

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Alliance Defending Freedom
15100 N. 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260