Job Details

Justice Fellowship

Company name

Alliance For Justice

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Nov 26,2019

Posted on

Aug 13,2019

Salary

USD 50000 Annually

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Justice Fellowship
The Fellow will support the recently launched Building the Bench (BtB) initiative. Will as play a key role in working with the Director, Special Justice Initiatives as well as the Directors of Communications, Outreach, and Justice Programs to raise awareness about the importance of a career on the federal bench with communities of color, including Native American, African American, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, Latino/Latina, and Asian American communities; as well as people with disabilities. Support development of a pipeline of judicial candidates. Conduct research analyzing prospective nominees' records with a focus on immigration, voting rights, criminal justice, and other issues that affect specific constituencies. Assist with organizing and implementing campaigns around Building the Bench, with a focus on engaging particular constituencies (communities of color and people with disabilities), grasstop leaders, and national and state-based organizations. Identify and engage national and state-based legal experts, attorneys, and grasstops leaders to strengthen organization's research capacity, identify public spokespeople, and further engage their communities in Building the Bench. Work with communications and outreach teams to draft talking points, blog posts, web content, and educational materials such as fact sheets about Building the Bench. Attend coalition meetings and represent organization at other events as needed. JD degree or equivalent education preferred. Should have ability to analyze and clearly explain concepts of law and public policy. A demonstrated interest in law, social justice, and/or the federal judiciary is needed. Recent experience in advocacy, campaign, and/or political work is a plus. Experience with outreach, political, and/or community organizing especially with communities of color is essential. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of audiences via phone, email, and in person is a must.

Note: This is a twelve-month public interest fellowship.

Additional info

Submit cover letter outlining qualifications, writing sample, and resume with the subject line 'Building the Bench Fellowship' online.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Alliance For Justice
11 Dupont Circle NW
2nd Floor,
Washington, DC 20036

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