Job Details

Civil Rights Attorney / Government and Government Relations Attorney in Lincoln, NE

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Company name

Nebraska Appleseed

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Civil Rights
Government and Government Relations
Labor & Employment

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Lincoln, NE

Date Last Verified

Apr 20,2018

Posted on

Jan 15,2018

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Staff Attorney – Immigrants & Communities Program Responsibilities: Working with community members and partners to identify areas of needed law and policy reform, and together, developing and implementing strategies to accomplish positive community change. Strategies can include litigation, administrative advocacy, and public policy advocacy to bring about policy change at the local, state, and federal levels. Legislative research and advocacy to develop and promote policies that facilitate community inclusion, civic participation by immigrant community members and people of color, worker health and safety, and quality jobs in Nebraska communities, including drafting and providing testimony to federal, state and local legislative bodies and administrative agencies. Working with regional and national partners on state and federal level advocacy efforts. Conducting legal research, analysis, and impact litigation together with the Legal Director, other staff attorneys, and community members. Identifying best-practice policy solutions adopted in other states and cities and research their applicability in Nebraska. Developing educational materials (e.g., reports, fact sheets, presentations, policy briefs) for key stakeholders. Supervising law clerks, and advising intake coordinator and community organizers on intakes relating to immigrant and workers’ rights issues. Participating, as needed, in administrative tasks, fundraising/grant writing, and program team meetings.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Licensed to practice law in Nebraska or willing to take necessary steps to be licensed. Legal experience in the areas of civil rights law, employment, and/or immigration law preferred. Experience with legislative and administrative advocacy preferred. Excellent legal research, analytic, and writing skills. Knowledge and awareness of local, regional, and national issues facing immigrant communities. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively build and maintain community relationships. Ability to work in a team-oriented and collaborative environment, including numerous coalition efforts. Ability to take initiative in developing creative legal and policy strategy together with community stakeholders. Experience in or demonstrated commitment to public interest law, worker safety and health, and immigrant community issues.

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Company info

Nicholette Seigfreid
Nebraska Appleseed
941 O St.,
Suite 105
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-438-8853 ext. 122