Job Details

Legislative Staff Attorney

Company name

MALDEF Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Mar 13,2019

Valid Through

Jun 26,2019

Posted on

Jan 05,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 52100 to 85000 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Civil Rights >> Civil Rights
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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Legislative Staff Attorney
Responsibilities: Analyzes and drafts legislation, policy descriptions and proposals, governmental regulations, rules, and executive orders. Researches, analyzes, and prepares recommendations, position papers, testimony and other documents. Participates in developing short- and long-term plans and strategies for legislative analysis and advocacy, and preparing memoranda on potential and pending legislation. Meets regularly with legislators and/or their staff, and attends hearings, press conferences, and relevant legislative meetings to submit written materials, to articulate position on issues and legislation, and to obtain information. Develops and maintains an appropriate network of ties to other organizations, experts, and interested and knowledgeable individuals with similar interests and goals; initiates and maintains coalitions; attends community events; and presents policy positions. Prepares reports of substantive legislative trends and relevant actions initiated and taken to promote advocacy of positions, and any continuing efforts in coalition building, lobbying, or legislative strategies, and maintains time sheets reflecting areas and advocacy work performed. Works closely with communications staff to develop media relationships to obtain press coverage for policy position. May participate in litigation as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree or equivalent degree required. 3+ years' progressively responsible experience in civil rights and public interest fields are preferred. Evidence of ability to apply legal or other training to legislative analysis is required. Excellent research, writing, and communication skills required. Legislative experience is a plus. Background in employment and/or immigration issues a plus. Knowledge and awareness of local, regional, and national issues affecting the Latino community preferred. Knowledge of civil rights policy and law, immigration policy and law, and/or education policy and law is desirable. Undergraduate and graduate majors and courses directly relevant to civil rights and advocacy concerns are also desirable. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is strongly preferred.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, and 3-5 page writing sample.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
MALDEF Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
1016 16th Street NW,
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036

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