Job Details

Marijuana Law And Policy Director Office Of Legal Affairs

Company name

Drug Policy Alliance

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 12,2019

Valid Through

Sep 25,2019

Posted on

May 07,2019

Salary

USD 87500 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Marijuana Law and Policy Director, Office of Legal Affairs
Duties: The candidate will lead the organization’s work as it relates to marijuana-related legislative drafting, policy advocacy, media relations, fundraising and public education across the US. Will report to the Director of the Office of Legal Affairs. Play a lead role in developing and advancing Alliance’s short and long term strategic advocacy agenda and goals, particularly in the area of medical and adult use marijuana legalization, regulation and policy development. Collaborate with and provide advice to other drug policy reform advocates and organizations working on marijuana. Research, develop and draft marijuana-related legislation, ballot initiatives and other public policy initiatives. Advise and counsel each of Alliance’s state-based and national offices with respect to marijuana-related litigation, legislation and regulation. Assess when Alliance should engage in marijuana-related litigation projects, including both direct representation and amicus curiae efforts. Assist with related research, writing and representation tasks consistent with Alliance principles and priorities; working with cooperating outside counsel and allied organizations. Testify before legislative bodies and executive commissions. Present on marijuana-related issues of drug policy and drug law reform at conferences, universities and community events. Conduct media outreach and public speaking on local, state and national marijuana-related drug policy issues. Recruit and supervise law, public policy, medical, public health and college students as Alliance interns and law fellows. Respond to marijuana-related legal inquiries from Alliance members and the general public.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. degree and admission to at least one State Bar. Must have 10 years of experience in litigation, legislative drafting or public policy advocacy. Excellent legislative drafting skills, ability to analyze complex legislation and regulations required. Working knowledge of state and federal legislative processes is needed. Excellent legal writing, research, and oral advocacy skills are essential. A demonstrated commitment to the cause of ending the drug war a must. Should have availability to work occasional evenings and weekends and to travel within the US.

Additional info

Submit application with resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample. No phone calls.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Drug Policy Alliance
1620 I Street NW,
Suite 925
Washington, DC 20006

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