Starting Date: As soon as possible
Do you want to spend your time generating cross-cutting innovative litigation targeted toward economic and social justice? Do you enjoy a dynamic and collaborative atmosphere that encourages unconventional thinking and calculated risk-taking? Would you like to work at an organization with the litigation chops of a boutique firm and the nimble agenda of an attorney general? If so, read on!
Justice Catalyst Law (“JCL”) is looking for counsel to join our team! Working under the direction of the Legal Director, Counsel will be responsible for leading a subset of Justice Catalyst Law’s litigation and non-litigation projects, and working in collaboration with our team to generate and investigate new cases.
A nonprofit organization founded in 2018, Justice Catalyst Law develops cutting-edge, interdisciplinary impact cases and legal strategies that advance economic and social justice. We specialize in fighting corporate or private actor abuses by applying multiple areas of law to new contexts. We often work in collaboration with a diverse set of nonprofits, advocates, and law firms to develop, investigate, and litigate bold cases with broad, practical, on-the-ground impact. Our mission is to expand the legal system’s potential to provide meaningful accountability for the most powerful, and to bring justice and sustainable change to the communities that are most often left behind by our economic and legal systems, with attention to racial and other longstanding inequities
Many of our cases cut across substantive enforcement areas, such as anti-trust, RICO, consumer, environmental, and civil rights laws, to shape novel applications of those laws to real-world problems and economic injustices. For a sample of our cases, please visit https://justicecatalyst.org/issues.
We are a small and highly collaborative team of people who work hard and laugh hard, and welcome new perspectives and ideas. We enjoy a lively start-up culture that encourages spirited debate based on throwing ourselves deeply into the details of a particular problem, and pushing to find a path to a practical and permanent solution. Our team stands together in our shared commitment to using our talents and energy to making a more just and equitable world right now. We have an experimental mindset and encourage unconventional thinking and risk-taking. We value employee relationships, growth, and well-being, and strive to create an equitable, inclusive organization.
Justice Catalyst Law works closely with Justice Catalyst, a nonprofit organization that supports innovative legal work and administers a fellowship program for new attorneys in public interest fields at nonprofits, government agencies, and other offices.
Justice Catalyst Law is tax-exempt as a 501(c)(3) human and civil rights organization.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We believe that a variety of perspectives and backgrounds enriches and maximizes our work. We aim to assemble an applicant pool that is reflective of the world in which we live — one that is diverse in race, color, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic background, professional background, mental and physical abilities, and other traits that make us who we are.
We are also an organization made up of lawyers and non-lawyers, and we work alongside, and have great respect for advocates, organizers, and clients from every walk of life. The right person for this role will be committed to listening to and learning from people with different life experiences and expertise.
JCL is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to any status or activity protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We strongly encourage anyone who is interested in this opportunity to apply.
Manager: Legal Director
Location: Preference for being based in NYC, but other locations may be considered, with agreement both to align work with that of colleagues in NYC headquarters and to travel at least quarterly to work in NYC. This position may be performed remotely, with occasional travel required as necessary to attend litigation-related matters in-person, along with the quarterly in-person staff meetings and/or retreats.
Schedule: Full-time, exempt
Compensation and Benefits
Justice Catalyst Law salaries are competitive with the U.S. federal government General Schedule (GS) payscale. Salaries are also adjusted based on locality in accordance with the U.S. federal GS locality pay adjustments. The starting annual salary for a JCL Counsel (located in N.Y.C.) with approximately 5 years of full-time civil litigation practice as an attorney is approximately $125,800.00, and generally higher with each additional year of relevant experience.
Justice Catalyst Law also offers a competitive benefits package, which includes an employer-sponsored medical, dental, and vision plan, a matching 401k plan (up to 4% of base salary), professional learning and development opportunities, paid bar and legal organization membership dues, flexible hours and ability to work remotely, and a generous vacation policy.
Please submit a resume and brief personal statement to the counsel position at https://justicecatalyst.org/about/join-our-team/
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Starting Date: As soon as possible
Do you want to spend your time generating cross-cutting innovative litigation targeted toward economic and social justice? Do you enjoy a dynamic and collaborative atmosphere that encourages…