American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi seeks an articulate Attorney with litigation experience to assist in carrying out the challenging and diverse legal activities of the organization.
The ACLU of Mississippi (ACLU-MS) is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization which uses legal, legislative and public education approaches to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional issues including individual rights and freedoms, free speech, racial justice, privacy, religious liberty, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, and more. The ACLU-MS is an affiliate of the national ACLU, the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation’s Bill of Rights.
The ACLU-MS plays an important role in the national discussion on civil liberties and is one of the state’s premier public advocacy organizations. The State of Mississippi and the ACLU-MS are regularly in the national spotlight due to the state’s history as a battleground for civil rights and continuing challenges as a predominately conservative state to offer protection and freedom to progressive communities.
Based in Jackson, MS, the Staff Attorney reports directly to the Legal Director and ultimately to to the Executive Director, and plays a key role in bolstering the ACLU-MS’s visibility across the state of Mississippi.
The Staff Attorney will assist in the development and execution of an assertive legal program that includes litigation, public education, and some legislative activity which is in line with the mission of the ACLU-MS, reinforces the ACLU brand, and position the organization as the premier constitutional rights and civil liberties organization in Mississippi. The Staff Attorney will work closely with peers within the organization a legal team member on a variety of strategic initiatives to increase public awareness and appreciation of civil liberties, advocate for positive changes in the civil liberties landscape, and engage supporters in achieving our mission.