ABOUT THE JOB

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce, edit and format court pleadings, discovery and other legal documents for federal, district and circuit courts. Handle paper and electronic court filings
  • Collect data, perform analysis and conduct other non-legal research used in litigation and policy presentations
  • Perform cite checking and assist with legal research, including internet research
  • Respond to intake calls, emails and letters from individuals seeking assistance
  • Provide litigation support for attorneys
  • Serve as liaison with co-counsel and clients
  • Manage and coordinate databases, case files, attorney correspondence files and litigation docket
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance
  • Commit to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA, minimum 1-3 years of work experience
  • At least one year of paralegal experience
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently
  • A commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance
  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • More than one year of work experience as a litigation paralegal
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Familiarity with discovery management platforms
  • experience with large civil litigation and discovery

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Students are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible as decisions are made on a rolling basis.

This posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the opportunities of the internship. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the posting at any time without advance notice.

The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail benefits.hrdept@aclu.org.  If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

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