Job Details

Civil Rights Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Civil Rights

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

May 18,2018

Posted on

Feb 28,2018

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Staff Attorney Duties: Performing legal research and drafting of legal documents, including answers, motions and other routine court filings. Drafting written work product, including legal and research memorandums and other legal documents, as requested. Drafting demand letters and engaging in alternative dispute resolution to resolve civil rights cases outside court intervention. Representing clients during FBI interrogations. Assisting trial attorneys with various aspects of litigation, including, but not limited to, client interviews, factual investigation, legal research, discovery, preparation of trial documents, negotiations, trials and appellate work. Participating in speaking engagements pertaining to civil rights issues facing the American Muslim community. Training and coaching of CAIR staff as requested. Attend continuing legal education seminars and keep abreast of changes in the law through reading or other means.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited law school. Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines; must be able to work well both independently and in a team environment. Basic knowledge of federal court practice. Excellent legal research, writing and oral skills. No disciplinary actions on record or pending. 3+ years prior associate-level experience in civil rights. An understanding of civil rights issues relating to American Muslims. Passion for the mission of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Ability to communicate in language other than English is a plus.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
453 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003