Job Details

Counsel

Company name

Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Mar 25, 2020

Valid Through

Jul 08, 2020

Posted on

Apr 04, 2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Civil Rights >> Civil Rights
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Counsel, Economic Justice
DUTIES: Supporting the administration of the Project’s national Records Assistance Program, which coordinates pro bono legal assistance for eligible individuals in every state to seal, expunge or correct their criminal records; Developing investigations of potential legal violations on behalf of Lawyers’ Committee clients; Litigating all aspects of matters from inception through conclusion in collaboration with Lawyers’ Committee staff, firm co-counsel and nonprofit partner co-counsel; Engaging in public education and public policy efforts supporting the Lawyers’ Committee’s work, including making presentations, attending and planning meetings and briefings with partners and stakeholders, and drafting written materials, including policy reports, briefing papers, and educational resources; and Drafting, in collaboration with Lawyers’ Committee staff and/or firm or nonprofit co-counsel, amicus briefs in support of issues central to the Project’s mission of advancing economic and equal opportunities for communities of color.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 5+ years of litigation experience, preferably with a strong background in the substantive and procedural aspects of federal and state employment discrimination litigation. A background working on a broad range of civil rights litigation and/or racial justice matters, particularly at the intersection of race and gender (e.g., access to reproductive justice and healthcare) is a plus. Active Bar Membership and eligibility to waive or be admitted to the D.C. Bar. Ability to manage a varied docket, and to work well with colleagues, pro bono counsel and partner advocacy organizations. Ability to develop, maintain and enhance relationships with diverse groups and coalitions. Excellent writing, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Comfort working in a diverse environment. Deep commitment to civil rights and racial justice, including the ability, desire, and curiosity to develop knowledge in a broad range of civil rights issues.

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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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