Job Details

Criminal Law Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

Legal Action Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Criminal Law

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Jun 29,2018

Posted on

Oct 22,2016

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Criminal Justice Policy Associate Duties: Work on a variety of projects primarily related to criminal justice reform. Will focus on eliminating discriminatory federal and state policies facing people who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Focus primarily on federal policy advocacy and analysis of issues related to ending discrimination against people with criminal records and people with substance use disorder histories. Responsibilities will include: Helping to develop and implement advocacy strategies with Congress and the Administration to eliminate legal and policy barriers against people with criminal histories. Conducting policy research and analysis of federal and state laws and regulations. Writing policy materials for Congress and advocates. Participating in a number of coalitions on behalf of the Center. Conducting educational presentations and trainings on various criminal justice reform issues; and Serving as a liaison between state and federal criminal justice reform advocates.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Public policy experience (2+ years), preferably in the area of criminal justice. Graduate degrees in law or public policy preferred. A passion for advocacy to eliminate discriminatory policies facing people who have been involved in the criminal justice system is essential.Excellent written and oral communication, advocacy, and analytic skills, including the ability to explain complex issues in clear, persuasive terms. High level of organizational skills and ability to multi-task. Strong networking skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with individuals, organizations and government agencies and well as to work with diverse groups of people. Desire and ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a small (5-6 people), busy office.

Company info

Sherie V. Boyd
Office Manager
Legal Action Center
236 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Suite 505
Washington, DC 20002-4980
Fax: 202-544-5712