Job Details

Counsel Criminal Justice

Company name

Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 31,2018

Posted on

May 16,2018

Years of Experience

5-7 yrs required


Washington, DC
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Counsel, Criminal Justice The candidate will be litigating in federal and/or state courts, including appellate courts, throughout the Country. Conducting legal research and writing legal memoranda, briefs and articles. Reviewing and analyzing proposed criminal justice legislation, regulations, policies, and other related documents in an effective, well-reasoned and timely manner. Drafting pleadings and briefs, engaging in discovery and motion practice, and conducting evidentiary hearings and oral arguments. Leading investigations, developing new cases, and leading complex litigation. Engaging in public speaking, writing op-eds, and articulating Lawyers’ Committee’s positions on various civil rights and criminal justice reform matters. Must have graduation from an accredited law school and active membership in a State Bar. Should have 5-7 years of post-JD legal experience. Experience working within the criminal justice system as a prosecutor, public defender or as a litigator within an advocacy organization focused on criminal justice reform is required. Excellent legal research and writing skills is needed.

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Company info

Kathy Coates
Hiring Coordinator
Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law
1401 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-662-8600

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