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Senior Staff/Junior Trial Attorney

Position:  Full time; salaried

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization with chapters across the country. The national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

CAIR’s vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding. Its core mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CAIR is seeking a full time Senior Staff or Junior Trial Attorney for its Washington D.C. chapter. This position will report to the National Litigation Director.

Essential Functions/Duties

Depending on how filled, the incumbent Attorney will be primarily responsible for:

  • Performing legal research and drafting of legal documents,
  • Drafting written work product, alternative dispute resolution to resolve civil rights cases outside court intervention
  • Representing clients during FBI interrogations
  • Working collaboratively with other attorneys as a member of trial teams
  • Involvement in all aspects of litigation and appeals, including, but not limited to, conducting fact investigation, working with expert witnesses, serving and responding to written discovery, taking and defending depositions, drafting substantive and procedural briefs, conducting all aspects of any trial, and presenting oral argument in federal court, local and state courts if applicable, and administrative hearings
  • Involvement in alternative dispute resolution proceedings and settlement negotiations, and recommending settlements of litigation when appropriate
  • Participating in speaking engagements pertaining to civil rights issues facing the American Muslim community
  • Training and coaching of CAIR staff
  • Attend continuing legal education seminars and keep abreast of changes in the law through reading or other means
  • Travel and weekend hours required as needed


Qualifications

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction)
  • 3+ years of experience either as a litigator or a nonprofit staff attorney preferred
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines; must be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Well-versed with the civil rights law
  • Excellent legal research, writing and oral skills
  • No disciplinary actions on record or pending
  • 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


Senior Staff/Junior Trial Attorney

Position:  Full time; salaried

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization with chapters across the country. The national…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    January 31, 2022
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
See below
Salary commensurate with applicant's experience

Benefits

Compensation package also includes retirement benefits with limited employer match starting 6 months after start of employment, as well as flexible spending account, medical, dental and vision benefits and vacation, sick, and personal leave benefits. CAIR offers paid life and disability benefits. The option to contribute to a FSA (flexible spending account) or HSA (health savings account). Employees are offered a EAP (employee assistance program).

Compensation package also includes retirement benefits with limited employer match starting 6 months after start of employment, as well as flexible spending account, medical…

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, and a list of three professional references to jobs@cair.com


Please reference “Senior Staff/Junior Trial 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 professional references to jobs@cair.com…

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