Remote Staff Attorney (1 Year Position)

Just Futures Law seeks a Staff Attorney for a one-year position to provide litigation and policy support using a movement lawyering and racial justice frame. This is a full-time exempt position. JFL makes decisions in a collaborative fashion that allows for significant staff input. Just Futures Law, Inc. (JFL) is a woman-of-color-led movement law project that defends and builds the power of immigrant rights and criminal justice activists, organizers, and community groups to prevent the criminalization, detention, and deportation of immigrants and people of color in the United States. JFL was founded in 2019 and is based in Washington, D.C. A staff of 5 works remotely in D.C., MA, and NC.

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Criminal Justice – Project Specialist Manager

ABA DC, 1050 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States of America Req #549
Friday, October 30, 2020

During this current situation with COVID-19, the ABA will continue to accept and process applications for job opportunities. We will conduct our recruitment process via alternative means (virtual interviews) for the time being.

The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world. The ABA offers competitive employment benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k), commuter benefits, and more.

This position is responsible for working with 40+ ABA accredited law schools on a project to create a national, collaborative effort between the ABA and participating law schools to facilitate experiential opportunities for students in the area of law and police accountability. This effort will include facilitating and overseeing opportunities for law students, creating a web presence (website/social media) to raise awareness about these efforts, and possibly arranging for students to receive credit for their work.

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Bay Area Legal Aid is seeking applicants for multiple positions. Learn more below:

Social Justice Staff Attorney (Economic Justice focus) – San Francisco County Regional Office

Housing Staff Attorney

Supervising Attorney, SSI Disability Rights Advocacy

Youth Justice Staff Attorney

Senior Litigation Counsel

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Law for Black Lives is seeking applicants for 2021 summer internships. Interns will have the opportunity to engage with its multi-faceted approach to movement lawyering, community engagement, policy change, and participatory democracy. The internship program is a partnership between Detroit Justice Center, Amistad Law Project, Community Justice Project, and Law for Black Lives. The application deadline for 2Ls is November 1st and the deadline for 1Ls is December 15th.  Apply for the internship here!

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Senior Managing Attorney, Southern Regional Office

Status: Full time – 40 hours per week

Classification: Exempt

Location: Jackson, Mississippi, the eventual location of the Center for Constitutional Rights’ Southern Regional Office, or willingness to be based in Jackson following a period of telecommuting depending on travel and workplace restrictions in place due to Covid-19 at the time of hire.

Reports to: Legal Director

Background:

The Center for Constitutional Rights works with communities under threat to fight for justice and liberation through litigation, advocacy, and strategic communications. Since 1966, we have taken on oppressive systems of power, including structural racism, gender oppression, economic inequity, and governmental overreach.

Too often, the law supports systems of power that violate our most fundamental rights and prevent people from living with dignity. We use creative and aggressive advocacy, communications, and legal strategies to combat the most virulent forms of oppression and to push law and policy to meet the demands of justice. Our teams partner and work with systems-impacted communities and social movements to build power and co-design legal, policy, and cultural interventions that advance the vision of the world our partners and clients want to see.  And through strategic communications, we increase public support for our efforts in order to challenge dominant narratives that normalize injustice.

Our approach is holistic, fearless, and relentless. You have a role to play in this fight. Join forces with our activists, lawyers, and storytellers to fight oppression and build power.

Position Summary: Senior staff attorneys conduct litigation and advocacy around existing Center for Constitutional Rights cases – and develop new, creative litigation and advocacy – in our issue areas, which include: racial justice; discriminatory policing; mass incarceration; government surveillance; criminalization of dissent; gender equality and LGBTQIA+ rights; and more.  The Senior Managing Attorney, Southern Regional Office (SMA-SRO) is expected to use various legal and advocacy tools including complex impact litigation, international fora, public education and out-of-court advocacy, and media appearances to promote progressive social change.

The Center for Constitutional Rights Southern Regional Office is a key part of an exciting new initiative drawing on the organization’s historical roots in the South, and reflecting the urgent need to strengthen, support, and help build the power of southern regional movements to fight white supremacy and other forms of oppressive power.

As the first staff position in our Southern Regional Office, the Senior Managing Attorney will, in collaboration with the entire organization, play a pivotal role in shaping and leading our social justice litigation and advocacy presence in the South, in alignment with our overall strategic priorities. The Senior Managing Attorney will develop radical legal interventions that exemplify the Center for Constitutional Rights’ model of driving social change through strategic impact litigation, cutting-edge advocacy, and narrative shifting through strategic communications. Building on The Center for Constitutional Rights’ deep historical roots in the South, the SMA-SRO will serve as a primary institutional representative for our Southern Regional Office, and proactively develop relationships with legal, policy, and advocacy groups, law firms and local counsel, and other key allies in the region, to build capacity in order to achieve the organization’s mission and goals. They will be responsible for the daily operation of the office, and for fostering a collaborative, collegial, and productive work culture.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Legal Director and in collaboration with our Legal Staff, conceive, develop, and manage complex litigation that advances our organizational mission, including developing case theory, conducting factual and legal research, identifying appropriate clients, pursuing appropriate and strategic litigation opportunities and filing claims in domestic and/or international fora.
  • Initiate and engage in all aspects of litigation, including drafting pleadings, briefs, affidavits, and correspondence; taking and defending depositions; managing complex discovery; conducting negotiations with opposing counsel; appearing in court and examining witnesses; negotiating, implementing and monitoring settlement agreements.
  • Proactively and consistently report to relevant staff and leadership about programmatic developments, administrative needs and broader institutional concerns, opportunities and needs.
  • In collaboration with Advocacy team members, develop, implement, and support advocacy strategies in support of our clients, cases and/or projects.  Engage with community groups, cooperating attorneys, co-counsel, progressive lawyers, law students, legal groups, and other allies.
  • Support all aspects of relevant communications activity, including reviewing press materials, responding to press requests. Serve as a highly visible spokesperson for the Center for Constitutional Rights, and in particular for our southern regional work, speaking regularly to media, drafting, reviewing and editing opinion pieces, appearing at legal academic fora and social justice convenings, and otherwise advocating for our strategic priorities outside of the courtroom.
  • Work with and supervise legal workers, fellows, student interns, and volunteers on specific cases or projects.
  • Assist the Development Department in managing individual and foundation relationships, including development and review of grant proposals, participation in donor meetings, fundraising and donor appreciation activities, and periodic travel for development trips and activities.
  • Work with Operations and other relevant staff to ensure effective oversight and functioning of SRO consistent with CCR’s systems, policies, and protocols.
  • Participate in departmental and organizational planning and organization-wide committees and carry out work as assigned.
  • Maintain good standing in Mississippi and other state bars as appropriate, including fulfilling requirements for continuing legal education (CLE).
  • Other related work as assigned by the Legal Director.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 10 years legal experience, with substantial experience in complex federal litigation
  • J.D. required; if hired, admission to the Mississippi Bar required; admission to the New York Bar preferred
  • Experience supervising staff legal workers or paralegals, and leading teams
  • A belief in the mission of the Center for Constitutional Rights and comfort working in a progressive environment
  • Knowledge and skills in several areas of law, including but not limited to: substantive civil rights law, US constitutional law, and economic and social rights
  • Background and experience in one or more of our issue areas, including but not limited to racial justice, economic justice, gender justice, and LGBTQIA+ rights
  • Practical experience working with grassroots organizations and impacted communities, and working with policy, advocacy and grassroots campaigns, especially in the U.S. South, is preferred
  • Excellent legal research, writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills
  • Experience representing clients at hearings, at trial, and on appeal
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively, to work effectively on a team, whether in a leadership or follower role, and to contribute positively to organizational culture.
  • Commitment to vigorous promotion of equity, inclusion, and demonstrated cultural competence with respect to issues including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, and class
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills, including proven ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks and priorities under tight deadlines and in a fast-paced environment
  • Integrity and a sense of humor
  • Ability and willingness to travel required

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and subject to union collective bargaining agreement. The salary range for the position is $116,001 to $140,687.

Benefits include employer contribution to 401K plan and flexible spending account, vacation, sick leave, and holidays, and 100 percent organization-paid health benefits including medical, dental, life, and short- and long-term disability insurance.

Contact: Qualified candidates should visit https://ccrjustice.wufoo.com/forms/senior-managing-attorney-southern-regional-office/ to submit an online application. Applicants will be asked to submit a resume and cover letter along with three (3) writing samples. No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to those received by December 4, 2020.

CCR IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND ACTIVELY RECRUITS WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND LGBTQIA+ AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE.

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National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) Attorney Positions Open

The Staff Attorney is a full-time member of our team who works to ensure legal professionals have the resources they need to provide excellent representation of children, parents, and agencies. This includes collecting and generating resource materials, supporting NACC’s training programs, and helping to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the child welfare legal community. The Staff Attorney reports to the Training Director. This is an excellent opportunity for an attorney with three+ years of experience moving out of an early career practice position into a national nonprofit organization.

NACC Staff Attorney Position

The Policy Counsel will be a new, full-time member of our team who will help coordinate, launch, and staff an ambitious national campaign to guarantee youth the right to counsel in child welfare cases. The strategic objective of the campaign is to establish and expand the right to counsel by changing state law, court rules, or other policies over the next three years and beyond. The Policy Counsel will conduct research, assess state readiness for reform, coordinate communications, and provide intensive technical assistance to state advocates. This position is supported by three-years of funding with the possibility of continued support. The Policy Counsel reports to the Legal Director and works closely with the Executive Director. This is a mid-level staff attorney position for a candidate with policy advocacy experience.

NACC Policy Counsel Position

Applications for both positions will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by October 26, 2020.

NACC seeks to start both positions by December of 2020.

 

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Child In Need of Care Unit (CINC) Staff Attorney (MONROE)

Job Name: Child In Need of Care Unit (CINC) Staff Attorney

Position: Child In Need of Care Unit (CINC) Staff Attorney

Company: Acadiana Legal Service

Brief Description: The Child In Need of Care Unit (CINC) is looking for licensed, full time Staff Attorney to represent children in abuse, neglect, and abandonment cases.
Several positions are available in the CINC Unit in the Shreveport, Lake Charles, Alexandria and Monroe, Louisiana office.

Legal experience in child welfare law is preferred, but not required. Extensive local travel is required.

These positions offer a competitive salary, depending on experience, and great fringe benefits. For the attorney positions, federal law prohibits an outside practice of law.
The staff attorney must be a LSBA licensed attorney AA/EEO Employer.

Salary DOE with great benefits provided by employer.

Send all resumes to jobs@la-law.org.

Generalist Staff Attorney(LAFAYETTE and LAKE CHARLES)

Job Name: Generalist Staff Attorney

Position: General Law Staff Attorney

Company: Acadiana Legal Service Corporation

Brief Description: Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
The staff attorney must be a LSBA licensed attorney and is expected to provide quality family law legal services to our low-income client population in a manner that is both compassionate and efficient.

The attorney will handle all forms of law including but not limited to, domestic violence, uncontested adoptions, divorces, custody, and support matters that covers eight parishes.

The attorney must be a self-starter and have a demonstrated commitment and understanding of the legal problems and needs of low-income clients.

He/She must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail. Previous Family Law experience is preferred.

The successful candidate should have good people skills and the ability to maintain positive relations with a diverse population.

As a Staff Attorney, you may also be eligible for participating in the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program. This program offers financial assistance of up to $5,000 annually to attorneys carrying law school debt.

Additionally, The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program through the U.S. Dept. of Education, currently forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan.
These positions offer a competitive salary, depending on experience, and great fringe
benefits. For the attorney positions, federal law prohibits an outside practice of law.
The staff attorney must be a LSBA licensed attorney AA/EEO Employer.

Salary DOE with great benefits provided by employer. Send all resumes to jobs@la-law.org or taugustine@la-law.org immediately.

Job Name: Staff Attorney for Litigation and Administrative Unit

Position: Staff Attorney for Litigation and Administrative Unit

Company: Acadiana Legal Service Corporation

Brief Description: Acadiana Legal Service Corporation, a non-profit legal services organization, announces the following position: Staff Attorney for Litigation Unit

Must be licensed to practice law in Louisiana.

Our Litigation and Administrative Unit is looking for a licensed, full-time Staff Attorneys to represent low-income and elderly people in cases involving bankruptcy, collection/consumer issues, evictions, foreclosure defense, successions, wills and other civil matters in our Lake Charles office. Experience in the general practice of civil law is preferred but not required.

As a Staff Attorney, you may also be eligible for participating in the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program. This program offers financial assistance of up to $5,000 annually to attorneys carrying law school debt. Additionally, The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program through the U.S. Dept. of Education, currently forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan.

These positions offer a competitive salary, depending on experience, and great fringe benefits. For the attorney positions, federal law prohibits an outside practice of law.
The staff attorney must be a LSBA licensed attorney AA/EEO Employer. Salary DOE with great benefits provided by employer.

Send all resumes to jobs@la-law.org or taugustine@la-law.org immediately.

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The Promise of Justice Initiative is Hiring: 2021 Summer Interns

PJI is looking for our next class of 2021 Summer Interns. Interns are invited to choose between the following projects: Civil Litigation/Unanimous Juries or Capital Defense/Juvenile Life Without Parole. Please apply with a cover letter (indicating interest in a specific project), resume, a short writing sample, and three references to info@promiseofjustice.org. Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling basis, with priority applications accepted before February 1, 2021. Learn more about how to get involved here.

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Based in Durham, North Carolina, Forward Justice is a nonpartisan law, policy, and strategy center dedicated to advancing racial, social, and economic justice in the U.S. S

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Job Description
Program Coordinator for the Center for Protest Law and Litigation

About Us
This Program Coordinator will join a small team of attorneys and advocates housed at the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) to help launch and run the new Center for Protest Law and Litigation. The Center is a litigation project designed to protect and advance the rights of protesters to organize, assemble and demand justice around the country. As leaders in bringing high impact civil rights and First Amendment litigation in defense of justice movements for over 25 years, PCJF has brought landmark cases against both federal and local forces that have forced systemic changes in police handling of demonstrations. We have successfully created and implemented laws and policies restricting police tactics and conduct, opened up public spaces for free speech and assembly, and obtained tens of millions of dollars in damages for persons whose rights have been violated.

Learn More: Protest Law Program Coordinator Job Description

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