Nonprofit
New
Published 29 days ago

Staff Attorney

Hybrid, Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC

Details

Job Type:Full Time
Education:J.D. Required
Experience Level:Mid-level
Salary:USD $83,100 - $95,565 / year
Salary commensurate with applicant's experience

Description

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.


Job Title:                 Staff Attorney 


Department:            Civil Rights


FLSA:         Exempt


Status:                      Full-Time


Job Reports to         Trial Attorney leading the cases you are assigned to


Salary Range:           The salary range for this role is $83,100 to $95,565 annually. Candidates can expect to be offered $83,100 as a new hire in the role.


Brief Description: CAIR is seeking a talented Staff Attorney to join its civil rights department at this crucial time in our nation’s history.

Essential Functions/Duties

The Staff Attorney will be primarily responsible for:

• Performing legal research and drafting legal documents, including answers, motions, and other routine court filings

• Drafting written work product, including legal and research memorandums and other legal documents, as requested

• Drafting demand letters and engaging in alternative dispute resolution to resolve civil rights cases outside court intervention

• Representing clients during FBI interrogations

• Assisting trial attorneys with various aspects of litigation, including, but not limited to, client interviews, factual investigation, legal research, discovery, preparation of trial documents, negotiations, trials, and appellate work

• Participating in speaking engagements about civil rights issues facing the American Muslim community

• Training and coaching of CAIR staff as requested

• Attend continuing legal education seminars and keep abreast of changes in the law through reading or other means

Qualifications

• J.D. from an accredited law school

• Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines; must be able to work well both independently and in a team environment

• Basic knowledge of federal court practice

• Excellent legal research, writing, and oral skills

• No disciplinary actions on record or pending

• Ideal candidates have a minimum of 3 years’ prior associate-level experience in civil rights

• An understanding of civil rights issues relating to American Muslims

• Passion for the mission of the Council on American-Islamic Relations

• Ability to communicate in a language other than English is a plus

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American…

Benefits

Compensation Package: 

• 401K retirement benefits with an employer match.

• The employee cost share for benefits is up to 20% this includes the medical, dental, and vision.

• We offer vacation, sick, personal leave, and paid holidays.

• Life, AD & D, and long-term disability coverages.

• Optional FSA (flexible spending account)

• HSA (Health Savings Account) must meet certain requirements

• EAP (Employee Assistance Program) available.

• Professional Development stipend is available.

• Tuition Reimbursement (must meet certain requirements)

• If you currently have student loans, you can certify your employment annually for the PSLF.


To apply:

Please submit a cover letter with a résumé, a writing sample, and a list of three professional references, to jobs@cair.com. Please reference “Staff Attorney” in the subject line.

· Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Compensation Package: 

• 401K retirement benefits with an employer match.

• The employee cost share for benefits is up to 20% this includes the medical, dental, and vision.

• We offer…

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
453 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20003, United States

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter with résumé, a writing sample that demonstrates legal research and writing ability, and a list of three references to jobs@cair.com


Please reference “Staff Attorney ” in the subject line.


Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Please submit a cover letter with résumé, a writing sample that demonstrates legal research and writing ability, and a list of three references to jobs@cair.com


Please reference…

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