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Senior Supervising Attorney - General Civil Liberties
The candidate will be a highly collaborative team player who will develop and litigate cases in state and federal court; create, implement, and participate—in collaboration with staff throughout the firm and community partners—in non-litigation efforts to combat violations of and threats to civil rights and civil liberties; supervise and mentor junior attorneys; engage in public education; and advance the mission and work of the company legal work as a whole. May advocate on a range of issues on which the ACLU-IL engages locally and statewide including: advancing freedom of speech and assembly, including the rights of protesters from historically marginalized groups and people who record the police; exposing surveillance and privacy violations; promoting government transparency, including through public records litigation; promoting the rights, health, and dignity of LGBTQ youth in the foster system; and advancing racial justice and equity by fighting fines and fees that disproportionately punish people who cannot afford to pay. As a member of the Legal Department, the Senior Supervising Attorney will serve as a team player and may contribute to litigation in other areas—including criminal legal system and police reform and LGBTQ issues—as needed to advance the ACLU-IL’s legal docket. Although General Civil Liberties attorneys primarily act as legal generalists, they may develop specialized expertise in particular areas to complement the knowledge and skills of others in the Legal Department. Investigate, develop, and litigate high-impact cases at the trial and appellate level in federal and state courts. Investigate, develop, and advance, in coordination with other Departments, non-litigation strategies for advancing civil rights and civil liberties. Conduct investigations, impact litigation, and/or non-legislative advocacy, either independently or in collaboration with the Legal Director or other members of the Legal Department. Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with organizations in the field, community-based organizations, allies, stakeholders, communities affected by our work, and members. Serve as an spokesperson with the media and external partners on identified issues. Assist with the development of funding proposals. Effectively supervise, manage, and mentor early-career and mid-career attorneys with an eye toward their professional development.
Hiring CoordinatorTexas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)301 S. TexasMercedes, TX 78570
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