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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
ProfileSenior Supervising Attorney, Criminal Justice Reform The candidate will report to the Deputy Legal Director and collaboratively develop the vision and strategy for criminal justice reform in the state. Will use every tool at his/her/their disposal to challenge the structural inequalities that have infected the criminal justice system in the state and continue to result in mass incarceration and the disproportionate incarceration of people of color. Responsible for developing and litigating impact cases raising constitutional and statutory claims in Alabama and federal courts, at both trial and appellate levels. Engage in litigation and public advocacy related to civil rights issues relating to practices in policing, prosecution, sentencing, incarceration, and probation/parole. Advancing sentencing reform and addressing unconstitutional conditions in Alabama’s juvenile, adult, and immigrant detention facilities. Lead the team in addressing other issues such as: the denial of due process in the criminal justice system; racial disparities; collateral consequences of justice system involvement; the provision of indigent defense; and over-policing or police misconduct. Must be an exceptionally talented litigator, strategist, and manager with a deep, personal passion for equity and constitutional compliance at every stage of the criminal justice system. Should have 7+ years of litigation experience and 2 years successfully managing and leading a highly-talented team and be barred or willing to sit for the next bar exam in Alabama.
Send application; cover letter and resume.
The Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104