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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfilePublic Interest Associate Duties: Assist with all aspects of national impact litigation, public policy, and educational work, acting in a role similar to that of staff attorneys at a level commensurate with the applicantâ€™s experience as a practicing attorney. Participating in wide-ranging litigation docket, including, but not limited to, performing legal research, drafting pleadings, motions, briefs and other case-related documents, investigating and developing potential new matters; and participating in all aspects of legal advocacy work. Analyzing potential legislation and other public regulations and policies. Developing publications and other legal resources.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelorâ€™s degree in communications or related discipline or equivalent work experience. 1-2 years working in communications and/or public relations. Must be current or incoming associates at law firms who will receive financial support and employment benefits, including health coverage, from their employer to work in-house at NCLR. Preference will be given to applicants who possess: A demonstrated awareness of and commitment to a broad range of social and racial justice issues and an understanding of the multiple communities represents. Enthusiasm for the work of the organization and its potential, including a demonstrated commitment to public interest legal advocacy. A high level of independence and initiative, good judgment, and excellent communication skills. Strong legal research and writing capabilities. The ability to produce the highest caliber legal work, creativity, and a willingness to work with others toward the most effective strategies and initiatives to advance civil rights. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, HTML code, media databases, such as Cision MediaSource, and Adobe Photoshop. Familiarity with basics of overall media functions. Excellent writing and organizational skills. Acute attention to detail. Ability to work in a fast-paced, and deadline-driven environment. Excellent prioritization and time management skills with the ability to work on multiple tasks independently and/or with a team. Excellent communication skills with the ability interact with all levels of staff in a small and friendly office environment, where each employee assumes multiple responsibilities.
National Center for Lesbian Rights - NCLR
870 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102