Job Details

Criminal Law Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Miami, FL

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Company name

The Southern Poverty Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Criminal Law
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA Miami, FL

Date Last Verified

Sep 17,2018

Posted on

Jul 05,2018

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Senior Staff Attorney - Criminal Justice Reform The candidate will lead litigation and public advocacy, under supervision of the Senior Supervising Attorney. Will draft briefs, motions, memos, and other documents in support of litigation and policy work. Communicate regularly with SPLC’s clients, co-counsel, and partner organizations. Collaborate with the Senior Supervising Attorney and the Policy Counsel and to identify and support the advancement of state and local policy priorities. Research legal and policy issues related to criminal justice reform, including immigration detention and imprisonment. Supervise and manage the legal work and related tasks of Law Fellows, Interns, and Outreach Paralegals. Supervise outreach activities related to cases and campaigns. Represent SPLC in various forums, including before community groups, legislators, and state agencies. Respond to requests for legal assistance. Other duties as may be assigned to meet SPLC needs. Must have Juris Doctorate Degree. Should have 5+ years of federal court civil litigation or comparable legal experience, preferably including litigation of systemic reform cases. Strong academic background required. Must have Admission to the Florida Bar or willingness to sit for the next bar exam. Spanish language ability preferred.

Additional info

Send a resume, a writing sample of 5 pages, a cover letter, three references, and unofficial transcript.

Company info

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