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Senior Staff Attorney Litigation - Immigrant Justice Project

Company name

The Southern Poverty Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Montgomery, AL

Date Last Verified

Feb 21,2018

Posted on

Dec 07,2017
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Senior Staff Attorney Litigation - Immigrant Justice Project Responsibilities: Identify, coordinate, and lead advocacy and litigation opportunities under supervision of the Deputy Legal Director or Senior Supervising Attorney; Analyze legal developments and provide technical assistance to allies, immigrant communities, and partner organizations; Foster relationships with local NGOs and immigrant communities; Collaborate with the Deputy Legal Director and Policy Counsel and to identify and support the advancement of state and local policy priorities and testify to legislative bodies upon request; Collaborate with the Deputy Legal Director, SIFI Director, and the Communications Department to develop communication strategies around cases and campaigns; serve as spokesperson upon request; Communicate regularly with staff across the southern region about cases, campaigns, and strategies; Represent in various fora, including before community groups, legislatures, and state agencies, and the press; and Other duties as may be assigned to meet needs.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree from accredited university; 5+ years of federal impact litigation; Membership in good standing the Georgia Bar or willingness to sit for the next Bar Exam if waiving in is not an option; Excellent research and writing skills; Creativity and a demonstrated willingness to take calculated risks in crafting and executing strategies; Initiative, vision, and a proven commitment to the struggle for social justice; Demonstrated leadership in building and maintaining an innovative and positive working culture; Ability to prioritize responsibilities and have fun in a high-energy, fast-paced work environment; Excellent and consistent attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines; Aptitude for and willingness to be a team player; Bilingual in Spanish or another language commonly spoken in the Southeastern United States (e.g., Vietnamese or Arabic).

Additional info

Req No. 2017-1145. Send writing sample of up to 10 pages, a cover letter, three references, and unofficial transcript.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104

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