The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is one of the leading national civil rights legal organizations, with the principal mission of fighting racial discrimination faced by African Americans and other people of color. The Lawyers’ Committee was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar’s leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity – work that continues to be vital today.
The Lawyers’ Committee seeks an attorney with a demonstrated commitment to racial justice to serve as Associate Counsel or Counsel in the Fair Housing and Community Development Project (FHCD). FHCD seeks to fight discrimination in housing through enforcement of the Fair Housing Act and to promote greater opportunity for low-income people of color by utilizing a number of legal and community-based strategies. In addition to impact litigation, the FHCD team consults with local jurisdictions to evaluate and recommend fair housing strategies, provides legal support for housing justice organizations and advocates for the promulgation and enforcement of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rules to ensure equitable access to crucial resources and meaningful housing choices for racial minorities.
Program areas include affirmatively furthering fair housing, impact litigation to enforce the Fair Housing Act, national, state, and local housing policy advocacy, and support to community organizations. The Associate Counsel or Counsel will work on several national initiatives and impact litigation matters.
This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. Although work travel is currently suspended due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, regular travel will be required if company travel restrictions are lifted. The Associate Counsel or Counsel will work under the supervision of the Director for the Fair Housing and Community Development Project.
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The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is one of the leading national civil rights legal organizations, with the principal mission of fighting racial discrimination faced by African Americans and other people of color. The…
Salary and benefits are competitive for a nonprofit legal organization. Staff Benefits include Employer Sponsored (Medical, Dental and Group Life & AD&D); Voluntary Benefits (Vision Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Supplemental Life) coverage; the opportunity to participate in the 403(b) Retirement Plan; Voluntary Flexible Spending (Medical and/or Dependent Care) and Stipends (Cell Phone and Commuter/Parking Benefits); 12 paid Holidays; and Vacation/Sick days.
Salary and benefits are competitive for a nonprofit legal organization. Staff Benefits include Employer Sponsored (Medical, Dental and Group Life & AD&D); Voluntary…
Please submit a cover letter and resume including graduation completion dates to https://podio.com/webforms/25013418/1837788. No calls will be accepted. The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: The Lawyers’ Committee embraces diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We strongly encourage candidates of color and candidates from underrepresented communities to apply. The Lawyers’ Committee does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation or any other status protected under law.
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Please submit a cover letter and resume including graduation completion dates to https://podio.com/webforms/25013418/1837788. No calls will be accepted. The position will remain…