Job Details

Civil Rights Attorney in Boston, MA

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Company name

The Office of Massachusetts Attorney General

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Civil Rights

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


USA Boston, MA

Date Last Verified

May 07,2018

Posted on

Apr 13,2018

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Deputy Division Chief, Civil Rights Division Duties: The candidate will help oversee the investigation and prosecution of civil rights cases in state and federal courts, as well as related policy initiatives. Will work closely with the Division Chief and assist in overseeing the litigation and policy work of the Civil Rights Division. Responsible for helping to develop the Division's docket of enforcement matters and for supervising investigations and litigation in state and federal courts, as well as related administrative tasks. Mentoring attorneys and other division staff, and assisting them with skills development as needed. Perform many of the duties of a line attorney, including handling his/her own cases; developing policy initiatives; reviewing and mediating complaints from members of the general public; reviewing and drafting amicus briefs and proposed legislation; and conducting outreach with community and advocacy groups, including through speaking engagements and attending community meetings. Provide a cover letter and resume. Cover letter should include an explanation of your particular interest in working on civil rights issues.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: The candidate should have 8+ years of relevant civil litigation experience. Prior litigation experience in the area of civil rights or comparable affirmative litigation is preferred. Prior management experience is helpful. Must be a member of the Massachusetts Bar. Must have strong writing, research, advocacy, and communication skills, applicants must also have the ability to oversee multiple complex and challenging matters and must have demonstrated sound judgment and decision-making skills. Applicants must have some experience with public speaking. Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with others, including other attorneys and staff. Fluency in a second language, especially Spanish or Portuguese, is very helpful.

Deadline: May 10, 2018.

Additional info

Req: 18-041

Company info

Genevieve Nadeau
Division Chief
The Office of Massachusetts Attorney General
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-1698
Phone: 617-963-2121