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Senior Supervising Attorney

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Public Interest

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Date Last Verified

Sep 03, 2021

Valid Through

Dec 17, 2021

Posted on

Jun 23, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Miami, FL, United States

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Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Senior Supervising Attorney
Duties: Lead federal class action litigation challenging prison conditions; Manage team of legal and nonlegal staff, providing mentoring and coaching to support the work; Hire, train, establish and monitor staff performance and developing goals, assign duties, and conduct performance reviews; Collaborate with the Deputy Legal Director, the Policy team, and other staff to identify and support the advancement of state and local policy priorities and testify to legislative bodies upon request; Collaborate with the Deputy Legal Director, Communications Department, and other staff to develop communication strategies around cases and campaigns and serve as spokesperson upon request; Supervise outreach activities related to cases and campaigns; Communicate regularly with SPLC staff across the southern region about cases, campaigns, and strategies; Represent in various fora, including before community groups, legislatures, state agencies, and the press; Develop and oversee community engagement efforts to maintain open communication and collaboration with directly impacted people and communities; and Other duties as may be assigned to meet needs.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree; 8+ years of federal civil litigation or comparable legal experience, including demonstrated knowledge of procedural and substantive law applicable to the litigation of constitutional and statutory civil rights claims (with experience challenging conditions of confinement a bonus); 2+ years of managerial experience of legal staff to include hiring, training, performance evaluation, mentoring, etc.; Demonstrated leadership in building and maintaining an innovative and positive working culture; and Admission to the Bar in Florida or willingness to sit for the Bar Exam after relocation to Florida. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent research and writing skills; Creativity and a demonstrated willingness to take calculated risks in crafting and executing strategies; Initiative, vision, and a proven commitment to the struggle for social justice; Demonstrated knowledge of, and passion for remedying, injustices and inequities in the criminal legal system, including on behalf of people with disabilities; Excellent and consistent attention to detail; Excellent case management skills, including the ability to manage multiple moving parts of litigation and meet deadlines; Aptitude for and willingness to be a team player; Commitment to ideals of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion; and Commitment to fostering an anti-racist work culture and to anti-racist principles and learning.

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Hiring Coordinator
The Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104


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