Job Details

Associate Counsel

Company name

Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 25,2018

Posted on

Oct 10,2017

Years of Experience

2-4 yrs required


Washington, DC
Practice Area
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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Associate Counsel The candidate be responding to the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities through the mobilization of a broad group of pro bono attorneys including the private Bar. In response to ongoing and emerging issues in these challenging times, working closely with the Director of Pro Bono and other key staff, will expand the programmatic work and pro bono matters of the Lawyers’ Committee. Will help identify potential litigation, special projects and other intervention strategies to confront new challenges in the current era, and work to mobilize pro bono support to help advance these efforts. Collaborate closely with the Director of Pro Bono, President and Executive Director, Chief Counsel, Project Directors and other staff in the identification and implementation of new legal and advocacy pro bono projects in ways responsive to emerging challenges of our time. Will include identifying innovative opportunities to involve legal volunteers in the organization’s work. Expand pro bono capacity by recruiting and cultivating law students, law school partners, and volunteer attorneys at law firms, bar associations, and in rural areas. Work with the Director of Pro Bono and other staff on the development, implementation, and maintenance of new technology to support pro bono efforts, including a new pro bono database, case and document tracking systems, volunteer portal, and other data management solutions. Assist the Director of Pro Bono with the overall management and administration of the pro bono program. Coordinate and plan with programmatic staff on programs to train Board members and other lawyers on leading civil rights issues.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited law school. Admission to the District of Columbia Bar or eligibility to seek admission. 2-4 years of legal experience. Experience working with diverse communities. Understanding of civil rights legal issues and ability to work collaboratively to identify strategies and approaches to addressing today’s racial injustice. Demonstrated commitment to civil rights and racial justice. Strong interpersonal skills and initiative. Detail oriented, with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize tasks effectively. Familiarity with law firms, law school clinical programs, or legal services/public interest organizations preferred.

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Company info

Kathy Coates
Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law
1450 G Street, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005

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