Job Details

Counsel Justice Program

Company name

Brennan Center for Justice

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jan 12,2019

Valid Through

Apr 27,2019

Posted on

Jan 11,2019

Years of Experience

4-8 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Counsel, Justice Program
DUTIES: Authoring legal, policy, and empirical reports that translate complex legal and policy concepts, and the work of economists and researchers, into accessible prose. Project-managing these reports through every phase of the process — from inception, research, writing, to rollout — to produce high quality work on deadline. Leading advocacy efforts to advance policy reform goals through written testimony and public writing, outreach to lawmakers and officials, and litigation. Working with researchers to devise study methodology with substantive input and language edits from the Economic Advisory Board, Center leadership, and communications professionals. Working with the Justice Program Director to devise report ideas, advocacy goals, and litigation strategy. Advancing program goals through media and communications work, including public speaking, media appearances, and public writing in the form of op-eds and blog posts.

Qualification and Experience

REQUIREMENTS: A JD Degree plus 4-8 years of legal experience in a law firm, public policy, government, nonprofit, or private-sector organization. A comfort with numbers and statistics; and strong analytical, strategic, and research skills. Willingness to learn more about economic and quantitative work. Top notch writing skills, including the ability to succinctly translate complex legal concepts and empirical analyses into accessible prose that can be understood by a variety of audiences (including legal, legislative, journalistic, media, and the broader public. Excellent project management and organizational skills. Ability to manage project teams – including the ability to delegate, hold staff accountable, and take strategic and editing input from senior leadership. Ability to multitask, pay attention to detail, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. A passion for public interest law and a strong work ethic. Background in or experience with quantitative research is a plus. The Center, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations, gender identity and expression, and applicants who have been previously incarcerated. Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
The application deadline is February 15, 2019

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and contact information for three references. If applicable, please include hyperlinks to authored writing samples.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Brennan Center for Justice
161 Avenue of the Americas
12th Floor
New York City, NY 10013

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