Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

American Civil Liberties Union

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 31,2018

Posted on

Jul 30,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


New York City, NY
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage and develop significant litigation in federal and state court including trial and appellate court litigation, prepare and respond to written discovery requests, take and defend depositions, engage in motion practice, write briefs, present oral arguments, and conduct trials. Work with other Union department staff to further the Union’s strategic plan on women’s rights. Provide assistance and advice to the union affiliates on litigation, legislative advocacy, and communications efforts. Work closely with legal and non-legal program staff, particularly legislative, communications, and advocacy staff members. Engage in public speaking, including representing the union positions to the media and public generally. Develop relationships with other advocates, lawyers, and potential clients. Supervise fellows, student interns, and support staff. Travel as required for litigation, policy advocacy, conferences, and public speaking. Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance. Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: JD Degree and 3+ years of litigation experience required. Applicants with more experience are also encouraged to apply. Knowledge of legal issues involving women’s rights, gender justice, reproductive rights, racial justice and/or LGBTQ rights strongly preferred. Experience in employment law a plus. Demonstrably excellent legal research, writing and verbal communication skills. Ability to engage in complex legal analysis and fact investigation in impact litigation, policy, and legislative advocacy settings, sometimes under tight deadlines. Proven project management and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently, pay attention to detail, and meet deadlines while under pressure. Ability to work with a wide range of people and foster a team environment. Ability to think creatively and engage in strategic planning about how to advance gender justice conversations in and out of the courtroom. Supervisory experience is preferred.

Additional info

Reference. WRP-19/ACLU-W. Send a letter of interest, current resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample unedited by others, and names and telephone numbers of 3 references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street
19th Floor
New York City, NY 10004

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