COUNSEL, NATIONAL SUPPORT (Formerly Counsel, Legal Mobilization Project)
- Job posted by Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
1500 K Street NW, Suite 900
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, one of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations, seeks a motivated, bright and experienced attorney to serve as a Counsel that would provide legal support throughout the organization. Candidates for this position should bring the ability to address complex civil rights challenges that define the current era and comfort maintaining a docket that covers a variety of civil rights law working for multiple supervisors.
The Counsel’s primary supervisor will be the Chief Counsel. In addition, the Counsel will be supervised by the Project Director(s) who are responsible for individual matters on the Counsel’s docket. Much of the Counsel’s work will be on investigations and litigation but the Counsel may also work on public education or public policy matters. This position is based in Washington, D.C. Some travel is required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Participate in investigations, litigation and other matters in ways that expand the organization’s current capacity by providing support, where needed, to the Lawyers’ Committee’s various Projects, including but not limited to the following:
· Develop investigations of potential legal violations on behalf of the Lawyers’ Committee’s clients;
· Litigate all aspects of matters from inception through conclusion along with Lawyers’ Committee staff, firm co-counsel, and nonprofit partner co-counsel;
· Engage in public education and public policy efforts supporting the Lawyers’ Committee work, including making presentations and attending meetings with various stakeholders and drafting written material, including reports.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
· At least 5 years of legal experience, including litigation experience. Preferably, the candidate will have a strong background litigating complex civil matters. A background working on a broad range of civil rights and/or racial justice matters is a plus.
· Active Bar Membership
· Ability to manage a varied docket and reporting to numerous supervisors
· Ability to develop, maintain and enhance relationships with diverse groups and coalitions
· Excellent writing, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
· Comfort working in a diverse environment
· Deep commitment to civil rights and racial justice, including the ability, desire, and curiosity to develop knowledge in a broad range of civil rights issues
· THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION
No calls with be accepted. The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The Lawyers’ Committee does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other status protected under law.
We strongly encourage candidates of color and candidates from underrepresented communities to apply.
Accessibility Assistance: If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance completing the online application, please call 202-662-8600 and ask for an applicant accommodation or send an email with the subject line “Applicant Accommodation”
Salary and benefits are competitive for a nonprofit legal organization.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to https://podio.com/webforms/21318491/1478515.