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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
ProfileStaff Attorney Duties: Handle all aspects of litigation at the trial level and on appeal, including assisting with the development of litigation strategy, performing legal research, and drafting and finalizing memos, briefs, and other filings. Manage all aspects of ongoing litigation independently but in collaboration with the litigation team, including completing high quality legal products in a timely manner Develop and manage internal timeline for each case, monitoring both internal and external deadlines. Identify and work with outside co-counsel. Investigate potential new matters. Identify and vet potential new clients. Work closely with communications on all media and publicity efforts related to litigation, including strategy, talking points, press releases, blogs, and social media and email outreach. Serve as spokesperson for NCLR positions to the media and the public generally. Provide up‐to‐date case information to communications for website and print materials. Represent NCLR in various coalition building and movement leadership activities. Consult on and monitor legislation and policy efforts related to discrimination. Update and develop publications and other legal resources. Work closely with development and development consultants on grant proposals and reports, donor communications such as newsletters, annual report, and general correspondence, and solicitations via direct mail, fall giving campaign, and online asks.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Law Degree, license to practice in a U.S. jurisdiction (must be barred in California or be available to take the next bar exam), and 3-5 years' litigation experience that includes extensive legal research and high quality legal writing. A high level of independence and initiative, good judgment, excellent speaking, and writing abilities. Ability to produce the highest caliber legal work, creativity, and a willingness to work collaboratively both within the organization and with other groups. Ability to respond to internal and external inquiries in a timely manner and complete all products in advance of deadlines, ensuring adequate time to review and rework by Sr. Staff Attorneys, Legal Director, and outside co-counsel. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. The ability to talk about legal and other complex issues in clear, persuasive terms for non‐lawyer audiences. Enthusiasm for the work of the organization and its potential, including a demonstrated commitment to public interest legal advocacy. Willingness to travel and to work long hours as necessary. Have an awareness and commitment to a broad range of racial and economic justice issues and an understanding of the multiple communities NCLR represents.
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National Center for Lesbian Rights - NCLR
870 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102