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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfileCounsel The candidate will primarily work in the area of voting rights and election reform, but may also work on economic justice and money in politics portfolios. Advocating for progressive change through research, litigation, policy advocacy, and policy development; Analyzing the legality of policy proposals, drafting and delivering legislative testimony, and helping craft language for legislation or ballot initiatives; Conducting litigation in pursuit of goals, including developing and initiating new litigation, discovery, motion practice, hearings, trials and appeals; Negotiating with state and local officials for settlement agreements, to improve compliance with voting rights laws, and to promote election reform initiatives; Building coalitions with organizations and advocates at the local, state and national level and with social scientists, private law firms and attorneys, and others in carrying out goals; Writing for diverse audiences to advance goals; Engaging in public education and communications, which may include public speaking engagements, media appearances, blog posts, op-eds, and conferences; Engaging in work-related travel as needed; and Other duties, as assigned by supervisor, from time to time.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have: A JD degree and membership in a state bar, and 3-5 years of litigation experience, including proven ability to draft pleadings, draft and respond to discovery requests, and engage in motion practice. A strong commitment to excellence in legal research and writing, oral advocacy and other litigation skills. Experience creating processes to identify potential clients and witnesses. Demonstrated ability to build trust and foster relationships with diverse communities. Prior experience working on voting rights, electoral reform, or 1983 claims; Experience using an integrated advocacy approach to move progressive reforms forward; and experience developing new litigation or developing new legal theories to challenge structural inequality.
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