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Position: Staff Attorney (Full-time salaried)

Location: CAIR’s Capitol Hill Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Reports to: The National Litigation Director


The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.


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 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 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 language other than English is a plus

Position: Staff Attorney (Full-time salaried)

Location: CAIR’s Capitol Hill Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Reports to: The National Litigation Director


The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is America's largest Muslim civil…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    July 9, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Salary commensurate with applicant's experience

Benefits

Compensation package also includes a commuter benefit, retirement benefits with limited employer match starting 6 months after start of employment, as well as medical, vision and dental benefits starting on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment, and discretionary leave benefits.

Compensation package also includes a commuter benefit, retirement benefits with limited employer match starting 6 months after start of employment, as well as medical, vision…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
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, a list of three references, and current/target compensation 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, a list of three references, and current/target compensation to…

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