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Public Interest

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Date Last Verified

Nov 26, 2021

Valid Through

Mar 11, 2022

Posted on

Jan 14, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

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Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Duties: Review and analyze police union policies and practices, police union contracts and other related documents in an effective, well-reasoned and timely manner; Engage with a wide range of partners including non-profit and public-interest organizations, both legal and non-legal, as well as firm attorneys; Help develop strategies to address some of the pressing racial justice and criminal justice issues related to the policies and practices of police unions; Lead investigations and develop new cases; Pursue litigation strategies that include legislative or administrative advocacy, filing complex litigation cases, filing amicus briefs and public education; Where appropriate, litigate in federal and/or state courts, including appellate courts, throughout the country; this includes performing legal research, writing legal memoranda, drafting pleadings and briefs, engaging in discovery and motion practice, conducting evidentiary hearings and oral arguments and trying cases; Engage in public speaking, writing op-eds and articles and articulating the Lawyers’ Committee’s positions on police unions as well as on various civil rights and criminal justice issues; Review other proposed criminal justice legislation, regulations and policies; and Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within and outside the office and an ability to implement an advocacy-driven approach to the work.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Graduation from an accredited law school; Active membership in the District of Columbia bar or the ability waive in; 3+ years of post-JD legal experience; Experience as a public defender, prosecutor, counsel in criminal cases, civil rights attorney, counsel in union-related matters, or as a litigator with substantial experience in criminal justice reform; Experience developing legal training programs and conducting trainings to groups of various sizes; Experience working on issues related to police unions is desirable; Experience managing and leading diverse coalitions and working directly with minority communities and community organizers is desirable; Experience providing support to pro bono attorneys is desirable; Strong advocacy, organizing and coalition-building skills; Deep commitment to the advancement of civil rights and racial justice; Excellent legal research and writing skills; Ability to produce high quality work under pressure of multiple deadlines; Organized and capable of leading and collaborating with multiple partners, including pro bono counsel and other non-profits, to develop complex litigation and manage multiple litigation projects simultaneously; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Strong intellect and ability to analyze issues and convey written information in a clear, concise, accurate, organized and convincing manner; and Motivated with demonstrated initiative to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate.

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Send a cover letter and resume. No calls.

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

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