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Litigation - General Attorney in Atlanta, GA

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Company name

The Southern Poverty Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


USA Atlanta, GA

Date Last Verified

Oct 16,2017

Posted on

Jun 06,2017

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Senior Staff Attorney, Special Litigation The candidate will plan, develop, and litigate cases in federal and state courts throughout the country to protect the civil rights of vulnerable individuals. Under the supervision of the Deputy Legal Director of firm’s Special Litigation practice group, will litigate impact cases and carry out other legal advocacy to address civil rights abuses, with a particular emphasis on litigation against hate groups and those who commit tortious acts against members of vulnerable communities, including racial and religious minorities and the LGBT community; collaborate with other practice groups and provide litigation expertise; coach and mentor attorneys in other practice groups. Oversee all aspects of litigation, including developing new cases and legal theories, discovery and motion practice, trials and appeals; Plan and implement effective litigation strategies to advance firm’s strategic goals. Engage with the LGBTQ community, immigrant communities, communities of color, or other vulnerable communities to discover litigation opportunities and needs. Supervise, mentor, and manage junior members of legal team and support staff. Drive analysis of litigation opportunities and interact with legal leadership to identify and take on innovative cases. Other duties as may be assigned to meet firm needs.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have J.D., active Bar membership, and willingness to take the Bar in a new state, if necessary. Must have 7+ years of federal court civil litigation or comparable legal experience. Must have served as lead counsel on two or more major civil cases. Excellent research and writing skills is required. High degree of professionalism and understanding of legal ethics is required.

Additional info

Req No.2017-1100

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Southern Poverty Law Center
1989 College Ave NE,
Atlanta, GA 30317