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Everytown for Gun Safety’s Litigation Team is seeking applicants for a full-time Litigation Fellowship starting in fall 2018. This is a two-year paid fellowship program and will involve the Fellow in the full range of Everytown’s affirmative and Second Amendment litigation work.
Everytown's Litigation and Enforcement team is the largest team of litigators in the country dedicated full-time to advocating in the courts and through the criminal and civil justice systems to advance gun safety while respecting the Second Amendment. The Litigation Team focuses on two principal areas: (1) developing and implementing affirmative litigation strategies to take on dangerous gun laws that conflict with other constitutional and statutory rights, enforce gun violence prevention laws that are not being implemented, and challenge the gun industry’s dangerous business practices; and (2) defending life-saving gun safety laws against Second Amendment challenges, including working with and representing states and cities facing constitutional challenges to gun violence prevention laws.
We are looking for a Fellow who wants to use and grow their litigation skills and public-spirited ambitions to make a difference in the fight to save lives. Working out of the New York office, the Fellow will be responsible for working with the team to develop and implement Everytown’s national affirmative and Second Amendment federal and state court litigation practice, including constitutional and other legal research and analysis, strategy development, complaint drafting, trial court and appellate brief writing, participating in all other aspects of litigation, and working with pro bono counsel.
Recognizing that diversity and excellence are inextricably intertwined, Everytown seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse group of attorneys and staff throughout the organization. A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our organization and vital to our success. Candidates whose life experiences, demonstrated interests and achievements can help enhance the Litigation Team’s commitment to diversity are encouraged to apply.
- J.D. and membership in a state bar
- 2-3 years working as a litigator strongly preferred
- Clerkship experience is a significant plus (but not required)
- Excellent research, writing, and editing skills and outstanding attention to detail, including an ability to explain complex legal and historical concepts to both legal and non-legal audiences
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively collaborate with other lawyers
- Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-moving environment and deliver timely and high-quality work
- Strong work ethic, sense of humor, flexibility, creativity, and a professional demeanor
- Ability to work in a sometimes-hectic, open plan office
- Passion for Everytown's mission
Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 4.5 million supporters and more than 250,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and help save lives. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network. Learn more at www.everytown.org and follow us @Everytown
Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our organization and vital to our success.
Everytown for Gun Safety provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please visit our job page and submit a resume and a thoughtful cover letter that addresses the following questions: 1) Why are you interested in litigating in the gun violence prevention space? 2) What skills do you want to develop during your Fellowship? 3) How will a Fellowship with Everytown help move forward your career?