Job Details

Staff Attorney / Senior Staff Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Oct 14, 2021

Valid Through

Jan 27, 2022

Posted on

Sep 28, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney / Senior Staff Attorney
Responsibilities: Manage, lead, and support complex civil rights cases in pursuit of MA’s mission and goals, including case development, client and witness interviews, pleadings, discovery, depositions, motions, trials, appeals, and settlements. Work closely with teams of staff attorneys, legal fellows, legal assistants, and co-counsel from law firms and other non-profit organizations. Build and maintain client relationships with an emphasis on community-based lawyering and client-centered counseling and representation. Develop legal strategies to protect the rights of American Muslims and other vulnerable communities. Support members of the legal team in their work and professional development.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: J.D. from an Accredited University. Admitted in good standing to the Bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia. 3+ years of professional experience is preferred. Experience playing a significant role in litigating complex civil or criminal matters. Fluency in other languages is a plus. Ability to develop novel and creative legal theories. Skilled at using civil rights laws to successfully advocate on behalf of marginalized and vulnerable individuals and communities. Skilled legal researcher, writer, and communicator. Outstanding legal research skills. Excellent writing that is persuasive with minimal editing. Excellent oral advocacy and verbal communications skills. Effective case management. Strong organizational and time-management skills. Ability to meet deadlines. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. Client/community-focused. Ability to effectively maintain client relationships and engage and build relationships with vulnerable communities and other stakeholders.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, 3 references, and 5-10-page legal writing sample.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Muslim Advocates
CO Sadia Ali, Treasurer
3225 Woodland Park Drive , Apt. 1562
Houston, TX 77082

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