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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfileStaff Attorney The candidate will work on cases at the trial level concerning a broad array of issues, including prisoner and detainee rights, police misconduct, constitutional rights of accused persons and parolees, and protecting the rights of protestors. Will include: Participate in litigation of matters within Center's docket, including researching and drafting pleadings, conducting oral and written discovery, attending hearings and oral arguments, and participating in settlement conferences and trials in both state and federal courts; Conduct and oversee client intake and field investigations; Travel as required for litigation and client interaction, including to prisons, jails, and other facilities of confinement; Regular professional interaction with clients and prospective clients; Contribute to development of the case docket, including conducting research and investigation, and developing strategies for pursuing issues relevant to the mission of the organization; and A commitment to working collaboratively.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: JD Degree and 3+ yearsâ€™ experience, clerkship experience preferred; Admission to the Missouri Bar, or eligibility for admission upon hiring, and admission to the Illinois Bar preferred; Energetic self-starter with a passion for criminal justice reform and a desire to effectuate change in the St. Louis region, and Missouri more broadly; Strong organizational skills, including the ability to follow-through on assignments independently, to manage several projects and deadlines at once, and to be flexible in the event of changing priorities and deadlines; Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills; Very close attention to detail and a commitment to completing tasks quickly and thoroughly; Ability to work creatively and effectively as part of a cohesive team to develop new legal initiatives; Experience using computer systems and databases and willingness to learn internal programs; Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage with clients and others in the community; Dedication to zealous advocacy and building client-centered relationships; Experience using computer systems and databases and willingness to learn internal programs; and Meticulous record and time keeping skills. Prior experience working on social justice campaigns and/or with justice-system involved adults and juveniles a plus.
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Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center
3115 South Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63118