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Staff Attorney _ Voting Rights

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Advancement Project
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Washington, DC
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Publicado há 19 dias

Who we are:

Situated at the forefront of the national stage in the racial justice movement, Advancement Project National Office is a cutting edge, no-holds-barred national nonprofit whose team members are dedicated to creating free and safe communities for people of color. From ending the school-to-prison pipeline, to the fight to expand the right to vote, from calling for a complete overhaul of how we view the police and carceral state, to fighting for immigrant justice, Advancement Project National Office team members impact real change from the ground up. This moment demands alignment, sharp strategic thinking and creativity to imagine a more just world in which racism no longer exists and all people of color can be free and safe – and we are excited to bring on new talent to change our world.

Position Overview:

 We are seeking a creative problem solver, strong advocate, and skilled attorney to join our Power and Democracy Team. Program. This position focuses on planning including identifying and recommending how to respond to legislative and legal developments in the issue area they are assigned to. Through research, analysis and writing, the staff attorney will provide support to grassroots partners and collaborate with and across teams to do so.

The position reports to the Deputy Director of Power & Democracy and will be part of our bargaining unit with compensation determined by the bargaining unit’s compensation structure.

What you’ll do:

  •  Research and analyze policies, laws and regulations on assigned issues in support of grassroots partners and Advancement Project’s overall mission.
  • Investigate voting rights, racial justice issues, including through data, anecdotal, and other factual collection and analysis.
  • Prepare legal memoranda and drafts other associated policy-related and legal documents.
  • Assist with investigations, litigation efforts, including discovery and motion writing when appropriate.
  • Assist with legislative efforts , including analyzing and drafting language for bills.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, internally and externally, in voting rights and other program areas to develop and implement strategies
  • Cultivate external relationships with national and regional organizations and allies.
  • Provide guidance to team members and interns on work product
  • Assist with legal and policy work cross-program, as needed.
  • Use a variety of legal, policy, communications, organizing and coalition-building strategies to assist our community partners.
  • Other related duties, as assigned

 What you need to be considered:

  •   Juris Doctorate degree is required.
  • State bar membership (must be willing to become a member of or able to waive into DC Bar);
  • At least 2 years of legal experience.
  • Strong interest in restoration of rights work is a plus.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial justice.
  • Excellent written, verbal, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Interest in working with grassroots organizations.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Experience in voting rights or related civil rights experience is preferred
  • Willingness to work in multiple program areas, as needed.
  • Fluency in Spanish, organizing experience, litigation experience, and coalition-building experiences are pluses.

PLEASE SUBMIT TWO WRITING SAMPLES WITH COVER LETTER

Who we are:

Situated at the forefront of the national stage in the racial justice movement, Advancement Project National Office is a cutting edge, no-holds-barred national nonprofit whose team members are dedicated to creating free and…

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    Carga Horária Integral
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Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
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Local Associado
1220 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States
Suite 850

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