Job Details

Counsel

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Nov 26, 2021

Valid Through

Mar 11, 2022

Posted on

Jan 14, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Counsel
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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Company info

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

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