Job Details

Staff Attorney: Investigations

Company name

Mercy For Animals

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required


Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

Feb 11,2018

Posted on

Feb 10,2018
Practice Area
Environmental and Land Use >> Environmental and Land Use
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Staff Attorney: Investigations Duties: To assist investigations and legal advocacy department in effectively advocating on behalf of farmed animals through undercover investigations and criminal prosecutions of farmed animal abusers. Provide legal support to the investigations department by conducting necessary legal research into state, federal, and international laws and regulations and addressing any legal issues arising during the course of investigations. Assist in the organization’s requests for criminal prosecutions of animal abusers by reviewing investigative footage and field notes, drafting legal petitions, and meeting with and assisting law enforcement. Advise investigators of relevant federal and state laws implicated by investigations. Work with investigators for meetings with law enforcement and/or testifying in connection with criminal prosecutions of farmed animal abusers. Prepare and update SOPs for investigations-related best practices. Create and maintain databases recording results of investigations. Prepare press releases, blog posts, and op-eds on legal department accomplishments and significant other legal developments for farmed animals. Conduct press conferences and interviews with reporters. Assist with recruitment, training, and supervision of legal interns. Draft and review contracts on an as-needed basis. Develop and maintain close working relationships with attorneys in private practice and other animal protection organizations.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree from an accredited law school. Preferred of 1–3 years’ experience practicing law. Thorough knowledge of animal rights legal issues and campaigns. Demonstrated ability to create and deliver presentations, address and overcome problems, and negotiate with third parties. Strongly preferred ability to conduct press conferences and interviews with media. Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills. Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team setting.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Mercy For Animals
STE 864
Los Angeles, CA 90046