The MacArthur Justice Center is seeking a senior staff attorney for its New Orleans office. The MacArthur Justice Center is a public interest law firm that brings high-impact cases targeted at reforming the criminal justice system. The New Orleans office litigates criminal justice reform cases in Louisiana and Mississippi.

The Center is looking for a talented, dedicated attorney to litigate cases involving criminal justice issues, including, for example, police misconduct and structural criminal justice reform issues affecting poor people. Applicants should have substantial experience litigating civil rights cases, high academic qualifications, exemplary writing and oral argument skills, ability to work in a team, and a demonstrated commitment to the rights of poor persons in the criminal justice system. Membership in the Louisiana Bar is preferred, but persons eligible to take the Louisiana Bar examination within 6 months of hiring may apply.

The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center is a public interest law firm founded by the family of J. Roderick MacArthur to advocate for human rights and social justice through litigation. The MacArthur Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but MacArthur seeks to fill the position as soon as possible.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample by e-mail to

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