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ProfileLegal Assistant Duties: Assists the Legal Director in managing the priorities and projects of the Legal Department, including scheduling, calendar management, travel arrangements, systematizing and maintaining electronic and paper files, presentation creation, journal and Lexis-Nexis subscriptions, professional dues payments, reimbursements, receiving guests, etc. Assists with the Departmentâ€™s finances, including check requests, purchase orders, expense reports, budget monitoring, and working closely with the Legal Director to produce the Departmentâ€™s annual budget and budget narratives. Assists with all matters related to the Departmentâ€™s attendance at various conferences, including registrations, materials, and event planning. Assists with the drafting, editing, and proofreading of materials including letters of support for nominees and legislation, blog posts, talking points, fact sheets, articles for Equality magazine and other HRC and external publications. Reviews the website to identify out of date materials on a regular basis. Works closely with the Legal Director and HRCâ€™s Political Research team to edit, transmit, and track all HRC FOIA requests. Responds to requests for legal referrals and other legal/legislative information requests from individuals and organizations, via phone, email and regular mail. Responsible for keeping and updating a list of legal referrals for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Assists with recruitment and administrative support of the McCleary Law Fellow Program including, regular mailings to law schools to recruit candidates, contact with prospective law fellows to schedule interviews, posting and regular updating of law fellow application information on HRC website. Helps with the management of programs and technical needs of law fellows during their fellowship periods. Selects, interviews and supervises Legal Intern along with other Legal Department staff. Other duties as assigned may include assisting with legal and legislative research, assisting with the production of the various reports the Department releases (especially the Municipal Equality Index and the State Equality Index), and attending meetings on behalf of the Legal Department.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelorâ€™s degree and/or equivalent work experience required. Administrative experience in a legal or public policy environment a plus. Proficiency with Google Suite, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is strongly preferred. Excellent organizational skills in terms of managing project deadlines and volumes of paperwork. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Flexibility to adapt to a rapidly changing political environment. Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while prioritizing important issues. Must be independent at times, collaborative at other times, and have the judgment to discern when to be either. Strong customer service skills required. Excellent proofreading skills and strong writing skills. Strong attention to detail, strong research skills, resourcefulness, and commitment to high quality and timely work product are necessary. Willingness to learn LEXIS-NEXIS, Quorum and Adobe as necessary. Experience with blogging and other communications work a plus. Personal interest in and commitment to LGBTQ equality.
Tracking Code: 361-928
Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave.
Washington, DC 20036-3278