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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi seeks an articulate Staff Attorney with litigation experience to assist in carrying out the challenging and diverse legal activities of the organization.
The ACLU of Mississippi (ACLU-MS) is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization which uses legal, legislative and public education approaches to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional issues including individual rights and freedoms, free speech, racial justice, privacy, religious liberty, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, and more. The ACLU-MS is an affiliate of the national ACLU, the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation's Bill of Rights.
The ACLU-MS plays an important role in the national discussion on civil liberties and is one of the state's premier public advocacy organizations. The State of Mississippi and the ACLU-MS are regularly in the national spotlight due to the state's history as a battleground for civil rights and continuing challenges as a predominately conservative state to offer protection and freedom to progressive communities. For more information, please visit our website.
Based in Jackson, MS, the Staff Attorney reports directly to the Legal Director and ultimately to the Executive Director, and plays a key role in bolstering the ACLU-MS’s visibility across the state of Mississippi.
The Staff Attorney will assist in the development and execution of an assertive legal program that includes litigation, public education, and some legislative activity, which is in line with the mission of the ACLU-MS, reinforces the ACLU brand, and position the organization as the premier constitutional rights and civil liberties organization in Mississippi. The Staff Attorney will work closely with peers within the organization a legal team member on a variety of strategic initiatives to increase public awareness and appreciation of civil liberties, advocate for positive changes in the civil liberties landscape, and engage supporters in achieving our mission.
Our legal staff, consisting of a legal director, one staff attorney, and paralegal is expected to litigate complex federal and state cases raising civil liberties and civil rights issues, and engages in advocacy on a broad range of issues, including legislative work, the publication of reports, public speaking and media interviews. The office is collegial; the work is challenging, varied, and rewarding.
At the direction of the Executive Director, the Staff Attorney will occasionally be required to:
Compensation and Terms:
The ACLU-MS offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU-MS compensation scale.
E-mail a letter of interest, resume, both a traditional legal writing sample with a subject line of "Staff Attorney." Application materials may also be mailed to: P.O. Box 2242, Jackson, MS 39225.
Application materials will be reviewed as received and will be accepted until the position is filled.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
Aclu of Mississippi
The ACLU of Mississippi is dedicated to promoting, defending, and extending civil liberties to all Mississippians with emphasis on issues related to criminal justice reform, educational opportunities, equal access/equality for all, voter rights, and governmental transparency and accountability. We accomplish our mission through legislation, litigation, and advocacy.