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Democracy Forward Foundation


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June 21, 2021

Democracy Forward Foundation seeks a motivated, organized, and detail-oriented individual to support our Litigation team.  You will also coordinate with the Litigation, Communications, and Policy & Research teams to support the Foundation’s work.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Assist in preparing, cite-checking, reviewing, filing, and organizing litigation documents such as pleadings, briefs, motions, and declarations 
  • Collect, analyze, and organize legal, factual, and other non-legal research for use in litigation
  • Track litigation deadlines and manage the master calendar 
  • Attend weekly planning meetings 
  • Prepare updates on the legal landscape of relevant issues for Democracy Forward staff 
  • General administrative support as needed
  • Other tasks as assigned and interested 

Qualifications 

We’re looking for a strategic doer who thrives in a small-team environment. You might be a good fit for this role if you’ve had an internship or worked in a government office, law firm or other legal organization, non-profit, or campaign and are interested in learning more about the fundamentals of litigation; if you’re interested in joining a team committed to challenging unlawful and unethical activity; and if you’re interested in working in a mission-driven environment. 

The following experience and skills are preferred:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. 
  • Experience in a legal, government, or nonprofit setting is preferred. 
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong research skills. 
  • Ability to work independently, within a team, and under deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Willingness and ability to quickly learn skills necessary to support the Litigation team, e.g. cite-checking, legal research. 
  • Highly motivated, able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and see them through to completion. 
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat; expertise creating tables of contents, tables of authorities, and maintaining information in databases or spreadsheets is a plus.

Democracy Forward provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. Democracy Forward is an equal opportunity employer: women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please note that all lawyer positions require a law degree and active membership in the bar of a state or the District of Columbia.


Democracy Forward Foundation seeks a motivated, organized, and detail-oriented individual to support our Litigation team.  You will also coordinate with the Litigation, Communications, and Policy & Research teams to support the…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

Democracy Forward provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Democracy Forward provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@democracyforward.org with the subject "Application for Legal Assistant".

Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@democracyforward.org with the subject "Application for Legal Assistant".

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