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Constitutional Law Counsel / Senior Counsel

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Everytown Law seeks a creative and thoughtful attorney for a full-time counsel/senior counsel position (depending on experience).

Everytown Law is part of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, the education, research and litigation arm of the nation’s leading gun violence prevention organization. We are the largest team of impact litigators in the country dedicated to advocating in the courts for gun violence prevention—one of the most pressing issues of our time.  

We believe every person has the right to live free from gun violence. It’s our mission to make this belief a reality. We are looking for an attorney who wants to use their skills and public-spirited ambitions to join us in advocating on behalf of those most affected by gun violence, including marginalized communities. Our practice also includes representing individuals and elected officials seeking to advance gun safety in their communities. Our clients include studentsparentscivil rights organizationselected officialsdomestic violence coalitions, and cities and towns. You can learn about our work and our team at


In the wake of the first major Supreme Court decision on the Second Amendment in more than a decade, the need to elevate and strengthen the voice of gun safety in the courts has never been more urgent. The counsel/senior counsel position presents an extraordinary opportunity to participate in the development of constitutional doctrine at this pivotal moment. The counsel/senior counsel will join Everytown Law’s Second Amendment practice, which focuses on defending life-saving gun safety laws against Second Amendment and related constitutional challenges in federal and state courts across the country. Our team files amicus briefs and assists governments at the federal, state, and local levels in defending gun safety laws, including direct representations. We produce independent and rigorous legal scholarship on the Second Amendment and other gun violence prevention issues. Our Second Amendment attorneys also work closely with Everytown Law’s affirmative and municipal litigation practices and with teams across the organization working to advance sensible gun regulation.


The counsel/senior counsel will report to Everytown Law’s senior attorneys and will have a high level of responsibility and self-direction. The primary responsibilities of the counsel/senior counsel will involve: 

  • A balance of direct client representation and working with the team to research and draft amicus briefs addressing the full range of Second Amendment and other constitutional challenges to gun safety laws in state and federal courts around the country
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of long-term Second Amendment strategy
  • Supervising more junior attorneys and support staff

Responsibilities will also include:

  • Collaborating with state attorneys general, city and county attorneys, and national and local law firms
  • Coordinating closely on litigation and amicus strategy with other organizations and individuals
  • Conducting legal and historical research and producing scholarship and educational materials on the Second Amendment and other gun safety topics
  • Public speaking, including presentations to law school students and presenting and meeting with participants at other public interest legal events


  • J.D. 
  • Clerkship experience a significant plus 
  • Experience in a government role (e.g. state Attorney General’s office, Department of Justice) a significant plus
  • 3+ years of experience required; 4+ years preferred
  • Excellent legal analysis, research, writing, and editing skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail and an ability to explain complex legal and historical concepts to both legal and non-legal audiences
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-moving environment and deliver timely and high-quality work
  • A commitment to social justice, an interest in gun violence prevention law and policy, and a passion for Everytown's mission of preventing gun violence
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively within a team and with other lawyers
  • Experience working with marginalized communities and survivors of trauma is a plus
  • Strong work ethic, sense of humor, flexibility, creativity, and a professional demeanor
  • Second Amendment experience a plus but not required

This is a full-time, hybrid remote/in-office position that can be based in either New York City or Washington, D.C. The salary for this position is $105,000-$130,000 per year depending on experience. Everytown offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision, PTO, 401K Match, educational assistance and more.



Our team culture values kindness, positive interpersonal skills, collaboration, communication, feedback, professionalism, social consciousness, a continuous-learning mindset, a strong work ethic, readiness to take action, balance, and self-care. Our team provides a supportive environment for attorneys training to become great litigators.


  • Candidates may be required to submit a legal writing sample, law school transcript, and references
  • Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis
  • As part of our standard hiring process, employment with Everytown Law will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check



Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply to Everytown. A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our organization and vital to our success.

Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund (the “Everytown Support Fund”) is the education, research and litigation arm of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly ten million supporters. The Everytown Support Fund seeks to improve our understanding of the causes of gun violence and help to reduce it by conducting groundbreaking original research, developing evidence-based policies, communicating this knowledge to the American public, and advancing gun safety and gun violence prevention in communities and the courts. Learn more at

Everytown Law seeks a creative and thoughtful attorney for a full-time counsel/senior counsel position (depending on experience).

Everytown Law is part of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, the education, research and litigation arm of…

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A Tiempo Completo
Fecha de inicio
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17 de julio de 2023
Fecha límite de postulación
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8 de julio de 2023
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USD $105.000 - USD $130.000 / año


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450 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022, United States

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