Job Details

Staff Attorney Criminal Justice Reform

Company name

The Southern Poverty Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 14,2019

Valid Through

Sep 27,2019

Posted on

May 09,2019

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Atlanta, GA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney – Criminal Justice Reform
The candidate will work on litigation and public advocacy, under the supervision of the Senior Supervising Attorney; Draft briefs, motions, memos, and other documents in support of litigation and policy work; Supervise and manage legal work and related tasks of law fellows, interns, and outreach paralegals; Research legal and policy issues related to immigrant detention and other criminal justice reform issues; Communicate with SPLC’s client’s, co-counsel, and partner organizations; Collaborate with the Senior Supervising Attorney and Policy Counsel to identify and support the advancement of state, local, and federal policy priorities; Supervise outreach activities related to litigation and policy; Represent SPLC in various forums, including before community groups, legislators, and state agencies; Respond to requests for assistance; Some overnight travel required. Spanish language ability required. Juris Doctorate Degree is required. Must be admitted in Georgia or willingness to sit for the next bar exam. Should have 2+ years of federal court civil litigation or comparable legal experience. Strong academic background is required.

Additional info

Submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, three references and an unofficial law school transcript.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Southern Poverty Law Center
1989 College Ave NE,
Atlanta, GA 30317

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