Job Details

Lgbtqia+ Legal And Policy Counsel

Company name

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - Nebraska

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 10, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 23, 2020

Posted on

May 16, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 65000 to 75000 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Lincoln, NE, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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LGBTQIA+ Legal and Policy Counsel
Duties: Report directly to the Legal Director. Responsibilities include assistance with legal intakes, legal research, strong effective and ethical client counseling, drafting, administrative advocacy, discovery and motion practice, and assistance with trials and appeals. Assist with community education events, empowering groups, and individuals to know their rights. Conduct and supervise policy research projects with clerks and interns. Help implement the ambitious legislative agenda utilizing appropriate strategies and tactics at Unicameral Legislature and entities of local government in consultation with senior staff. Participate in policy-related coalitions and meetings. Attend various functions and handle other projects as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must be admitted to practice law in Nebraska or eligible for admission. Previous experience in constitutional law and litigation is a plus. Must have excellent problem-solving skills; ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects and exercise good judgment in stressful situations; a commitment to upholding the highest ethical ideals of the legal profession, and ability to affirmatively file cases independently and collaboratively to address civil rights violations. Must have superior writing, research, and verbal skills in presenting both to lawyers and the public; possess leadership and organizational skills to engage cooperating lawyers and work on complex cases; and the ability to take initiative and work strategically. Must demonstrate a strong commitment to civil rights and civil liberties. Fluent in Spanish and languages other than English are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in policy, government, community organizing, or electoral campaigns are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications will be accepted beginning May 15, 2020

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - Nebraska
941 O Street
Suite 706
Lincoln, NE 68508

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