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Senior Supervising Attorney - Criminal Justice Reform

Company name

The Southern Poverty Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Montgomery, AL

Date Last Verified

Feb 21,2018

Posted on

Dec 07,2017
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Senior Supervising Attorney - Criminal Justice Reform Responsibilities: Lead the development and implementation of criminal justice reform work in Alabama; Develop new cases and campaigns and lead litigation and public advocacy; Supervise and manage the work of Policy Counsel, Senior Staff Attorneys, Staff Attorneys, Law Fellows, and other legal staff; Collaborate with the Deputy Legal Director and the Policy Counsel and 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 and the Communications Department to develop communication strategies around cases and campaigns; serve as spokesperson upon request; Supervise outreach activities related to cases and campaigns; Communicate regularly with staff across the southern region about cases, campaigns, and strategies; Represent in various fora, including before community groups, legislatures, and state agencies, and the press; and Other duties as may be assigned to meet needs.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree; 7+ years of federal court civil litigation or comparable legal experience; 2+ years of managerial experience of legal staff to include hiring, training, performance evaluation, mentoring, etc.; Demonstrated commitment to diversity; Demonstrated leadership in building and maintaining an innovative and positive working culture; Excellent research and writing skills; and, Admission to the Alabama Bar or willingness to sit for the next Bar Exam. 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; Leadership skills and experience, including leading large-scale litigation; Ability to prioritize responsibilities and have fun in a high-energy, fast-paced work environment; Excellent and consistent attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines; Aptitude for and willingness to be a team player; and Spanish language ability preferred.

Additional info

Req No. 2017-1151. Send a resume, please submit a 5 page writing sample, a cover letter, three references, and unofficial transcript.

Company info

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