Job Details

Staff Attorney SPT SPT Speech Privacy and Technology Project

Company name

American Civil Liberties Union

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 18,2018

Posted on

Apr 13,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


New York City, NY
Practice Area
Data Privacy >> Data Privacy
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney [SPT-08 & SPT-15], Speech, Privacy and Technology Project The candidate will contribute to all aspects of the Project's litigation and non-litigation work, including: Litigating free speech, privacy, and technology-related civil liberties cases in trial and appellate courts, researching and drafting pleadings and briefs, engaging in discovery and motion practice, and conducting evidentiaru hearings and oral arguments. Will be developing new cases and non-litigation advocacy projects relating to free speech, privacy, technology, and civil liberties. Managing case development and conducting client and witness interviews. Serving as a resource for firm's legislative and policy work, and advancing firm's policy goals through public education, organizing, and participating in coalitions. Developing and writing advocacy materials for audiences comprising lawyers and non-lawyers. Analyzing legislation for potential litigation. Communicating with the media about the work of the firm's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project and the work of the firm's more generally. Collaborating with other staff of the Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project and across the organization including other Projects within the firm's Legal Department, Communications, Affiliate Support and Advocacy, the Washington Legislative Office, and state affiliates. Supervising legal fellows and law students. Travel for various coalition meetings and conferences is required. Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office; a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance. Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have J.D. degree and 3+ years of relevant experience, preferably including experience litigating cases involving free speech and civil liberties issues. Must have demonstrated commitment to public interest generally and free expression work in particular. Excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills is required. Ability to engage in complex legal analysis and fact-finding and ability to work independently as well as within a team is required. Experience dealing with the media is required. Admission to the New York Bar preferred; other candidates will be expected to seek admission to the New York Bar shortly after hiring.

Additional info

Reference [SPT-08/15/firm's-W]. Submit a letter of interest, a current resume, the names and telephone numbers of three references, and a writing sample.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street
New York City, NY 10004

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