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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
ProfileCivil Rights Attorney Duties: Conduct intakes and investigate legal claims through effective communication with a diverse community. Perform in-depth legal research related to cases and anticipated cases. Legal writing including, drafting complaints, letters, and memos. Communicate with outside parties such as attorneys, employers, law enforcement agents, administrative agencies, etc.. Work to educate and empower diverse community members on their rights through community presentations and material distributions. Develop legal and Civil Rights contact list. Coordination with National Civil Rights team and other civil rights organizations as necessary. Travel for outreach including participating in community events and coalition meetings.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: A JD Degree. Alabama State Bar admission (Note: Bar admissions: any federal court also highly desirable). Strong time management skills with a demonstrated ability for meeting deadlines. Comfort working productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills including public speaking experience. Experience working with people from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Familiarity with Muslims and Islamic cultures. Access to a working vehicle and the ability to drive throughout Alabama. High degree of self-motivation and creativity. A strong commitment to civil rights and CAIR’s mission. Basic computer proficiency including knowledge of MS Office and MS Outlook. Preferred: experience in civil rights/civil liberties, employment, national security, open government, police practices, corrections, immigrants’ rights, and/or other areas of public interest law. Preferred: conversational proficiency in Arabic and/or Urdu.
Send (1) a cover letter discussing interest in the position, (2) resume, (3) a brief example of legal writing, and (4) the names and contact information of 3 references.
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
PO Box 361021
Birmingham, AL 35236