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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfilePublic Interest Consumer Attorney Responsibilities: Research and write on consumer issues for Center legal practice manuals and other publications, as well as shorter policy issue briefs; Write and present regulatory and legislative comments and testimony; meet with and respond to requests from policymakers, other advocacy organizations, industry groups, and the media; Provide legal and technical support to private and civil legal aid lawyers, consumer advocates, and government officials; Lead workshops and training sessions for lawyers and advocates; Develop proactive communication strategies to promote policy goals; Develop and manage advocacy projects; Contribute to fundraising efforts by obtaining grants and contracts; Supervise law students on projects.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: 5+ years of relevant experience as an attorney (post-graduate legal internships and clerkships count towards this requirement); Experience in consumer law issues is strongly preferred. Examples include credit reporting, banking and payment systems, high-cost small loans, credit cards, car sales and financing, debt collection, arbitration, and credit discrimination; Superior writing skills; a demonstrated ability to write about complex legal and public policy issues; outstanding communication and advocacy skills; Ability to think creatively, be strategic, and exercise good judgment; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Demonstrated commitment to working on behalf of disadvantaged individuals and communities.
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