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Litigation Counsel

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Public Interest

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Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Norfolk, VA

Date Last Verified

Sep 14,2017

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Aug 09,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General
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Litigation Counsel The candidate will develop and manage civil court and administrative litigation, and provide legal advice and assistance on a wide range of issues arising from or related to firm's and the firm Foundation's work. Develop and manage all aspects of litigation- including outside counsel, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, briefs, hearings, arguments, correspondence, witness preparation, depositions, and trials - in federal and state trial and appellate courts and before government agencies in order to further firm's and the Foundation's objectives. Work closely with outside counsel on active litigation to achieve cost-effective results for firm and the firm Foundation. Develop new cases and litigation strategies to advance animals' rights in the legal system. Research, interpret, and apply local, state, and federal statutes and regulations and applicable case law, with a primary focus on animal protection and animal rights issues. Assist caseworkers, researchers, and campaigners with a wide array of legal issues that arise in their work. Liaise with various firm and firm Foundation departments regarding efforts to publicize firm's legal work. Supervise fellows and law student interns on assigned projects. Represent the organization to the media on assigned legal work and engage in public speaking and writing on subjects related to this work. Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor. Must have J.D. degree and 3+ years of civil litigation experience. Should be member in good standing of a State Bar association. Litigation experience with animal law, administrative law, environmental law, and/or criminal law is preferred.

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