Job Details

Legal Counsel

Company name

Brady

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Posted on

Feb 25, 2020

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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Profile

Brady (formerly the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence) seeks a creative, accomplished and dedicated litigator to fill a Litigation Counsel position in the organization’s  Washington, D.C. office. This is a rare opening to engage in exciting trial and appellate litigation for an important cause – stopping gun violence -- in one of the nation's most effective, cutting-edge public interest law practices.

The Litigation Counsel will join Brady’s legal team representing victims of gun violence and others in high-impact civil litigation in trial and appellate courts across the country against negligent gun companies and other entities who contribute to gun violence. S/he can expect a variety of direct, hands-on experiences and challenging, exciting opportunities to affect the law and public policy in trial and appellate courts, from drafting and arguing motions, to jury trials and appeals.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Actively litigating all phases of tort lawsuits on behalf of gun violence victims in courts throughout the country, including:
    • taking and defending depositions;
    • writing and arguing motions and briefs;
    • preparing and conducting jury trials;
    • drafting and arguing appeals;
    • interviewing witnesses and experts;
    • investigating facts of shootings and business practices to support litigation;
  • Apeaking with lawyers about how to litigate gun violence prevention cases;
  • Performing other legal and factual research and writing and administrative support as needed.

Qualifications:

A law degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school, with litigation experience. The ideal candidate will have significant civil litigation experience, preferably in plaintiff’s side tort suits, including in depositions, arguing motions, and trials; a creative and able legal mind; strong advocacy, writing, research and verbal communications skills; and an interest in preventing deaths and injuries caused by guns. The candidate should work well with others, be self-motivated, focused, and bring a pleasant attitude to the office. 

Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Salary:   Salary appropriate for non-profit legal position.

Company info

Brady

Company Profile

Brady: United Against Gun Violence (formerly the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence) is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for gun control and against gun violence.

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