Support PDF,DOC,DOCX,TXT,XLS,WPD,HTM,HTML fils up to 5MB
Years of Experience
The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii's next Staff Attorney will be a mission-driven, self-motivated, and experienced attorney who will help advance the civil rights and liberties of the people of Hawai?i. We take pride in our reputation of over 50 years fighting for people whose civil rights are challenged. And now—with never-before-imagined threats to civil liberties nationally, the increased need to be a check on government locally, the still-evolving impacts of the COVID crisis on our rights, and the 400-years overdue increased awareness of the impacts of systemic racism on every element of our society—it is the ideal time to join us and make a meaningful impact on the future of Hawai‘i and the United States!
We are taking our organization to a new level by focusing our legal and legislative firepower, building field strength, and expanding our communications methods. We are pursuing specific integrated advocacy campaigns to achieve measurable goals that will expand civil liberties and civil rights while building the long-term power of the ACLU and the civil liberties movement.
Reporting to the Legal Director, the Staff Attorney will play a critical role in implementing the ACLU of Hawai‘i’s legal program, including by developing and litigating high-impact cases, managing an ongoing docket of cases and matters, and working with other departments to accomplish the affiliate’s goals. The Staff Attorney will also support the legal program and the affiliate through advocacy means short of litigation, including by sending and following up on demand letters and open records requests, reviewing and responding to intake requests, engaging in legislative advocacy, holding public education and know-your-rights events, and speaking to the media and others about our work.
What you’ll do
The Staff Attorney will be a leader within the legal program. The Staff Attorney will:
The Staff Attorney will assist the Legal Director in all aspects of legal advocacy. The Staff Attorney will:
The Staff Attorney will assist the Legal Director and affiliate through other forms of advocacy. The Staff Attorney will:
What you’ll need
What you should have
While no one person will have all of the qualities enumerated below, the successful candidate should have many of the following:
Are You Ready to Help Lead Us into the Future?
If you’re excited about devoting your talents and skills to the ACLU of Hawai?i, please submit—in a single combined PDF, and in the following order—(1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) writing sample(s) of 8-20 pages total, and (4) three professional refences to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30, 2021. The subject line of your transmittal email must be in the following form: “Staff Attorney Application – [Last Name], [First Name]”.
Here are further instructions on each application component:
Please do not call to inquire about the status of your application. To ensure that we receive your application, please do not send your application to any other ACLU email address.
Salary is commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU of Hawai‘i compensation scale. Excellent benefits include: generous vacation and sick leave; 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave; individual/family employer-provided health insurance with 100% of premiums covered for the employee; long-term disability; defined contribution plan with employer match; paid parking; and 14 paid holidays. This position is full-time, salaried, and exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The ACLU of Hawai‘i is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest organization, dedicated to defending and enhancing civil rights and civil liberties through litigation, legislative advocacy, organizing, and community education.
The ACLU of Hawai?i is committed to developing a culture of diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion and to strive to maintain a workforce that reflects the communities that we serve. The ACLU of Hawai?i is an equal opportunity employer that does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply and value people of all races, genders (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientations, disabilities, citizenships, ages, religions, ancestries, and national origins, and who have different marital statuses, family caregiving responsibilities, lived experiences with the criminal justice systems, credit histories, statuses as a victim of domestic and sexual violence, arrest or court record histories, and genetic information. The ACLU of Hawai?i does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of these characteristics.
 Hawai‘i does not have reciprocity with other states/U.S. territories. Bar admissions are handled by the State Judiciary. On the Hawai‘i Judiciary's website, you may find bar application information and the Rules of the Supreme Court, including admission to the bar.
 We will accept applications until April 30, 2021 or until the position is filled, when the job announcement will be removed. However, please be advised that we may review applications and make offers on a rolling basis. Thus, we encourage you to apply sooner rather than later.