Job Details

Civil Rights Attorney in Chicago, IL

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Company name

Lambda Legal.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Civil Rights

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Aug 24,2017

Posted on

Jul 29,2017

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Attorney The candidate will devote their time to the national and regional work of Lambda Legal to defend the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and everyone living with HIV and to change laws, policies and minds to achieve justice. Will litigate creative, high-impact cases and will advance Legal’s mission through policy advocacy and public education. Devising litigation strategies, conducting litigation in trial and appellate courts, writing amicus briefs, organizing amicus strategies, supervising Lambda Legal cooperating attorneys, and investigating and developing potential new matters. In addition, Lambda Legal attorneys often consult with private lawyers who are handling matters related to Lambda Legal’s areas of expertise. Will engage in public speaking, write for a variety of audiences, and help implement education strategies to advance public knowledge and change dialogue about sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV-related legal issues. Work may involve interviews with print, radio, television, and web reporters.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have 5+ years of experience in practice. Should have independence and initiative, good judgment, excellent speaking and writing abilities, the ability to produce the highest caliber legal work, creativity, and a willingness to work with others toward the most effective strategies and initiatives to advance civil rights. Must have the ability to talk about legal and other complex issues in clear, persuasive terms for lay audiences. Working at Lambda Legal requires a demonstrated awareness of and commitment to the concerns of the breadth of the communities that Lambda Legal serves. Prior work on behalf of the LGBT community and/or people living with HIV is highly desirable, as is fluency in Spanish and/or other languages in addition to English.

Company info

Amy Cook
Legal Administrative Manager
Lambda Legal.
11 E Adams Street
Suite 1008
Chicago, IL 60603-6316
Fax: 312-663-4307