Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary commensurate with experience.



Application Deadline:



San Francisco
United States


Giffords Law Center

For 25 years, the legal experts at Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence have been fighting for a safer America by researching, drafting, and defending the laws, policies, and programs proven to save lives from gun violence. Founded in the wake of a 1993 mass shooting in San Francisco, in 2016 the Law Center joined with former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to form a courageous new force for gun safety that stretches coast to coast, with offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, and New York. Giffords Law Center is comprised of the nation’s foremost legal experts on gun laws and the Second Amendment, and we work with advocates, lawmakers, and citizens at the federal, state, and local level to pass and defend laws that keep communities safe and close dangerous gaps in existing gun laws. We work with litigators from the public and private sectors to defend important public safety laws, challenge laws that threaten communities, and hold accountable those actors that fuel the American gun violence crisis. And by making complex legal and policy issues understandable by conducting research, providing training, and generating model regulations, we facilitate public education on the policies proven to save lives from gun violence.


For more information about Giffords Law Center, visit our website at


Duties & Responsibilities

The staff attorney will work alongside other staff on Giffords Law Center’s public advocacy, research, and litigation initiatives. Job responsibilities may include legal and policy analysis and counseling; legislative drafting at federal, state, and local levels; administrative and legislative advocacy; litigation and legislation tracking; public education and scholarship; and litigation in trial and appellate courts. Specific job responsibilities will vary according to project deadlines and the fast-moving pace of Giffords Law Center’s work, but as a general rule the staff attorney will split time evenly between legislative and litigation activities.


Skills & Experience

The staff attorney should have at least three years of legal experience; demonstrate excellent legal research, writing and analytical skills; and possess a commitment to work in the public interest and reduce gun violence. Relevant past experience and a particular interest in gun violence prevention will also be valued. Recent judicial clerks are encouraged to apply.


Giffords Law Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


Competitive benefits include health and dental insurance, 401k plan with employer match, healthcare and transit FSA, paid holidays, and five weeks PTO

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

Applications must be submitted to by March 31, 2018 and should include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample (up to 10 pages).