Nonprofit

Alabama, Staff Attorney

Hybrid
Work must be performed in Alabama, US
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Published 21 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Education
J.D. Required
Experience Level
Intermediate
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.


Position: Staff Attorney (Full-Time)

Location: Huntsville, AL or Birmingham, AL

Reports to: General Counsel & National Litigation Director

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 of legal documents, including answers, motions, and other routine court filings.

·        Drafting written work products, 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 pertaining to 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.

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 Alabama, US
Huntsville, Alabama, EE. UU.

How to Apply

To apply:

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

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

To apply:

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

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