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Senior Counsel | Headquarters

Company name

Confidential

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Posted on

Mar 16, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY, United States

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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We are seeking to hire an experienced Senior Counsel with demonstrated commitment and a strong record of public interest and civil rights practice to join our legal team in our NYC headquarters.  The Senior Counsel will be a litigation team member and will report to the Deputy General Counsel. As part of LJP’s litigation team, the senior attorney will:

  • develop and lead law reform affirmative litigation;
  • lead as well as oversee and manage existing pending cases in state and federal court;
  • lead and second chair in trial hearings;
  • oversee all facets of the litigation process in coordination with appropriate LJP staff;
  • provide guidance, mentorship and leadership to junior attorneys, legal fellows and interns;
  • serve as media-spokesperson for LJP and liaison to the local community, press, and education groups;
  • participate in discussion panels in a variety of education and community settings.

The ideal candidate is:

  • committed to LJP’s mission, values and goals;
  • adaptable, efficient, and results oriented;
  • resourceful and innovative, with strategic vision to guide and frame LJP’s litigation and increase LJP’s legal docket;
  • has the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; ability to handle high levels of stress satisfactorily, and congeniality with other employees, clients and outside counsel;
  • has a minimum of 10 years post-bar admission litigation practice; NY and/or Florida State Bar License; experience in federal litigation practice; and good standing in state and federal courts;
  • energetic, highly self-motivated; with good sense of humor and ability to work well independently and in teams;
  • ability to collaborate successfully with a broad and diverse range of communities and individuals;
  • has strong organization skills; and is able to manage several projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment;
  • possess excellent legal research, writing, and oral communication skills as well as working knowledge of document management and research software such as Concordance, CaseMap, Lexis-Nexis, and Westlaw.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus.

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Confiential

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Confidential

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Confidential

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