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Litigation - Appellate Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - Appellate

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Jan 23,2018

Posted on

Jan 22,2018

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Staff Attorney (Appellate) Responsibilities: Participate in litigation of matters within the docket of MJC’s Appellate Project, including strategic decision-making for appeals and petitions for certiorari; conducting research, writing, and editing for appellate briefs; and preparation for oral arguments; Assume primary responsibility for researching, drafting, and presenting oral argument before the court in some assigned appeals; Track the development of important criminal justice issues in lower courts and make recommendations as to new appellate matters for the Appellate Project; Supervise law students, including those involved in the Washington, D.C. office’s independent clinical program with Harvard Law School; Assist with matters being litigated by MJC attorneys more broadly (including some non-appellate litigation); Travel as required for litigation and client interaction; Regular professional interaction with clients; A commitment to working collaboratively.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree and 1-3 years’ experience. Individuals with one or more years’ experience in a federal clerkship are encouraged to apply; Admission to the District of Columbia Bar, or willingness to obtain admission within one year of hiring; Excellent research, writing, and editing skills; Familiarity with criminal justice issues, such as prisoners’ rights issues, criminal procedure, and habeas corpus; Ability to work with a wide range of people and foster a team environment. Self-motivated, diligent, and able to meet strict deadlines while under pressure; Strong organizational skills, including the ability to follow-through on assignments independently, to manage several projects at once, and to be flexible in the event of changing priorities and deadlines.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center
3115 South Grand Blvd.
Suite 300
Saint Louis, MO 63118