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VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT www.AdvocatesForPregnantWomen.org

NAPW seeks a Staff Attorney with criminal or family defense work, and/or impact and complex litigation experience at the trial and appellate levels to assist in holistic legal advocacy and litigation [with a demonstrated commitment to organizing and public education as key/essential features of successful legal work].

Working collaboratively with NAPW’s legal and programmatic team, external counsel, experts, and state-based advocates, the staff attorney will perform a variety of functions both independently and in a team environment, including providing legal analysis and advice regarding cases as well as policy proposals, developing and litigating significant new and existing cases around the country, supporting local counsel, serving as appellate counsel, and using cases, where appropriate, as public education and organizing opportunities.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced attorney and subject matter expert in and/or have a demonstrated commitment to one or more of these areas: reproductive, economic, racial and social justice; women’s rights; human rights; constitutional, criminal and civil child welfare law.

The Staff Attorney position reports to the Deputy Executive Director and also receives direction and mentoring from the Executive Director.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Conducting legal research and drafting legal memoranda, motion papers, and briefs;
  • Developing knowledge and legal analyses of cases where women have been prosecuted in relationship to their pregnancies including for having or attempting to have an abortion, experiencing a stillbirth or miscarriage, or continuing to term in a manner believed to create a risk of harm;
  • Identifying and outreaching to experts and amici; drafting amicus and organizing briefs;
  • Developing relationships with state-based advocates and organizations who can engage in ongoing advocacy and provide expertise to help win cases;
  • Helping NAPW continue to develop long-term legal, organizing, and communications strategies;
  • Developing new cases and/or policy change strategies in a holistic fashion, considering and incorporating organizing and public education;
  • Collaborating in team problem-solving, policy analysis, litigation strategy, litigation management;
  • Communicating and working effectively with external audiences such as the news media, government officials, and coalition partners;
  • Representing NAPW at conferences, speaking engagements, and with the media.

The ideal candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • J.D. Degree and membership in good standing of at least one (1) state bar;
  • 4 - 7 years of litigation and advocacy experience as an attorney;
  • Knowledge of and experience in reproductive health, rights, and justice; civil rights and racial justice; drug policy reform; family defense; women’s rights; and/or birth rights/justice;
  • Exceptional communication skills;
  • Exceptional legal research and writing skills and an ability to do creative legal research, writing, and advocacy; comfort working within the organization’s collaborative approach to writing;
  • An ability to read, understand and synthesize medical and social science research material;
  • Willingness to do the work needed to build effective teams and relationships across diverse issues and communities;
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, maintain a flexible schedule and travel as needed for case work, court appearances, training, conferences, and presentations;
  • Full fluency in English is required. Fluency in Spanish or another language is highly desirable;
  • Proficiency in using Mac OS platform MS Office Suite, with familiarity or trainability in other software applications, social media platforms, and databases and research tools.


Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

The work is primarily performed in an office setting and/or remotely, with offsite meetings and events. Occasional overnight travel may be required; The incumbent must be able to read, write and interpret documents and perform highly detailed work; This is largely a sedentary position that requires the employee to sit, stand, walk, and bend, and may occasionally require moving files and other equipment. The staff attorney works full time, 40 hours a week, between the typical office hours of 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m., Monday through Friday. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to pregnant people and qualified individuals with disabilities, including in the application process. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please send an email with the subject line “Reasonable Accommodation Request” to NAPWjobs@advocatesforpregnantwomen.org


****COVID-19 NOTICE****

Due to the Pandemic, NAPW is at present a completely remote workforce. This position is normally in-office. If the successful candidate is hired while the staff is still remote, we will work with that candidate to ensure that they have the tools, equipment, and digital on-boarding to be successfully integrated into our remote work environment.


National Advocates for Pregnant Women is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national origin, gender, pregnancy, citizenship, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. NAPW recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

www.AdvocatesForPregnantWomen.org         

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT www.AdvocatesForPregnantWomen.org

NAPW seeks a Staff Attorney with criminal or family defense work, and/or impact and complex litigation experience at the trial and appellate levels to assist…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$83,000 - $97,000

Benefits

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance and AD&D; FSA; Commuter Benefits;

403(b) Retirement Plan with matching;

Paid Time Off; Paid Parental Leave; Professional Development assistance

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance and AD&D; FSA; Commuter Benefits;

403(b) Retirement Plan with matching;

Paid Time Off; Paid Parental Leave; Professional…

Level of Language Proficiency

Full fluency in English is required. Fluency in Spanish or another language is highly desirable.

Full fluency in English is required. Fluency in Spanish or another language is highly desirable.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
875 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1807, New York, NY 10001

How to Apply

REQUIRED SUBMISSIONS (MUST INCLUDE ALL ITEMS LISTED BELOW):

1.     Cover Letter which must include all of the following elements:

a) Your personal and professional motivation for seeking this position.

b) A discussion of what makes you the ideal/best candidate for this position.

c) Explain how your skill sets and experience best demonstrate your strategic approach.

d) If relevant to you, the identities, perspectives, and experiences that you would bring to NAPW that are important to you and/or relevant to our work.

e) Indicate where you found this job announcement.

2.     Resumé.

3.     Two (2) Writing Samples solely reflecting applicant’s own work consisting of both:

a) *One non- legal advocacy writing sample such as an article, commentary or blog.

b) One legal writing sample (i.e., a legal brief, argument or analysis) consisting of no more than ten pages of text.

[*NOTE: If you do not have a non-legal advocacy writing sample, please submit two legal writing samples.]

4.Three (3) professional references.

INSTRUCTIONS NO PHONE CALLS OR FAXES PLEASE.

All submissions must be sent via email only to: NAPWjobs@AdvocatesForPregnantWomen.org with the subject line: Staff Attorney (April 2021)

REQUIRED SUBMISSIONS (MUST INCLUDE ALL ITEMS LISTED BELOW):

1.     Cover Letter which must include all of the following elements:

a) Your personal and professional motivation for…

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