Job Details

Voting Rights Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Oct 14, 2021

Valid Through

Jan 27, 2022

Posted on

Sep 27, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Miami, FL, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Voting Rights Attorney
Responsibilities: Develop, prepare, and litigate voting-rights cases at all stages in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Engage in pre-litigation, post-litigation, and non-litigation advocacy, including preparing demand letters, conducting settlement negotiations and enforcement, developing advocacy materials and public-education resources, and delivering public testimony. Work closely with and provide policy analysis and legal expertise to non-legal program staff at the Union of Florida and the National Union. Engage regularly with the media on voting rights issues. Develop and strengthen relationships with community partners, coalitions, stakeholders, and affected communities. Prepare and deliver “know your rights” information to affected communities. Respond to the legal needs of affected communities, potentially on an emergency and immediate basis. Participate in legal and advocacy conferences and develop and provide CLE presentations on pertinent topics. Communicate the Union views and positions to a variety of audiences, including judges, community residents, and policymakers, through public speaking, traditional and social media, and other means.

Qualification and Experience

Required Qualifications: J.D. Degree. Member of the Florida Bar or able to secure Florida Bar membership within one year of the beginning of the employment. Exceptional analytic, research, and writing skills.
Desired Qualifications Significant expertise and experience in the area of voting rights. 5+ years of federal district court or appellate litigation experience. Strong and demonstrated commitment to civil rights and civil liberties consistent with the mission and goals of the Union. Experience working in a fast-paced environment with a keen ability to simultaneously work on and manage multiple projects and deadlines and set priorities. Broad substantive knowledge of constitutional law. Experience working and communicating with marginalized or vulnerable communities. Fluency in Spanish or Creole. Exceptional oral advocacy skills. Enthusiasm, patience, and cultural competence to work cooperatively on a variety of projects with lawyers, organizers, and other staff members, as well as diverse community organizations and coalitions. Ability to work effectively and professionally with lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and clients.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
ACLU of Florida
4500 Biscayne Blvd
Suite 340
Miami, FL 33137

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