Job Details

Attorney in Jena, LA

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Company name

The Southern Poverty Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type



Jena, LA

Date Last Verified

Sep 25,2018

Posted on

Jul 28,2018

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2019 - 2021 Legal Fellowship The Fellow will serve as an integral member of Center’s legal group. Will include: Conduct legal research and analysis and develop theories to support new; litigation projects and advocacy campaigns; Draft legal memoranda, pleadings, affidavits, motions, and briefs; Interview witnesses and potential clients; Participate in discovery and trial practice; Attend meetings and/or conferences as needed. Travel may be required.

Qualification and Experience

The Fellow must be recent law school graduates (including those who are currently completing a judicial clerkship). JD Degree or an expectation of receiving one by the Spring of 2019; Excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills; A demonstrated ability to conduct complex legal analysis and fact-finding; Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work independently as well as within a team; The initiative to see projects through to completion and be self-starters; A demonstrated commitment to public interest law; Commitment to the mission and goals; Knowledge of and interest in one or more of our legal content areas; Federal clerkship experience preferred; Spanish Proficiency a plus.
Term: 2 years
Start Date: September 2019
Deadline: October 15, 2018

Additional info

Send a cover letter, a resume, the name and contact information of 3 references, and a professional writing sample of up to 15 pages.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104