Job Details

Staff Attorney Immigrants Rights Project

Company name

American Civil Liberties Union

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 20,2019

Valid Through

Oct 03,2019

Posted on

Jun 11,2019

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


San Francisco, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney, Immigrants' Rights Project
The candidate responsibilities will include: Identify and develop new litigation and other advocacy projects by conducting factual, legal and strategic analysis and devising relevant theories and materials. Litigate immigrants’ rights cases, including legal research; fact development; working with clients; drafting pleadings, briefs and legal memoranda; engaging in discovery and motion practice; and conducting evidentiary hearings and oral arguments in the trial and appellate courts. Work with colleagues in the ACLU’s Communications and National Political Advocacy Departments to develop public education and other advocacy materials on immigrants’ rights. Articulate ACLU views to a variety of audiences, through public speaking, traditional and social media, and other means. Work with ACLU lobbyists and other legislative and policy advocates to advance the ACLU’s goals on immigration. Support legislative advocacy with legal and policy analysis. Work with and advise ACLU state affiliates and partner organizations on immigrants’ rights issues. Help manage summer legal internship program and supervise student interns. Travel as required for litigation, conferences, and other advocacy opportunities. Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance. Must have J.D. degree. Should have Admission to practice in the state where the position will be based (New York or California); if not currently admitted to the appropriate state bar, agreement to become admitted within one year of hire. Should preferably have 3+ years of experience. Superior analytic, research, and writing skills preferred. Fluency in Spanish (written and spoken) preferred.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Civil Liberties Union
39 Drumm Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

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