Job Details

Civil Rights Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Chicago, IL

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Company name

American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Civil Rights
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Apr 02,2018

Posted on

Feb 03,2018

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LGBTQ & HIV Project Staff Attorney Duties: Under the supervision of the Foundation’s LGBTQ & HIV Project Director, will work to develop and implement advocacy strategies in identified areas. Litigation tasks include legal research, drafting of pleadings and briefs, discovery, motion practice, and trials and appeals in both state and federal courts. Will also be involved in developing and implementing non-litigation advocacy campaigns, including pursuing program objectives through legislative efforts. In this context, will collaborate with the union Advocacy and Intergovernmental Affairs staff and Communications and Public Policy staff. Will work with volunteer attorneys who assist in program activities. Will also engage in public speaking and media appearances.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 5+ years of litigation experience preferred. Experience in litigation or advocacy related to LGBTQ persons and/or persons living with HIV preferred. Experience working with LGBTQ, HIV-impacted, and racially and economically diverse communities preferred. Commitment to civil rights and civil liberties, and who would be interested in, and capable of, playing a lead role in complex innovative litigation and policy advocacy. Familiarity with LGBTQ rights, the rights of persons with HIV, and other civil liberties issues is desirable, while commitment to those issues is essential. Self-motivated and committed to civil liberties advocacy. Ability to participate in all stages of complex litigation and to formulate and implement sophisticated legal strategies. Excellent writing and analytical skills. Ability to supervise junior lawyers and to collaborate with cooperating counsel. Ability to work cooperatively on a variety of projects with lawyers, other staff members and diverse community organizations and coalitions. Ability to communicate effectively in legal and non-legal settings with a wide range of individuals and organizations.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois
180 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60601