ABOUT THE JOB
- Participate in litigation of constitutional and statutory cases on a wide range of voting rights issues in the trial and appellate courts, with a focus on enforcement of the National Voter Registration Act
- Conduct legal research and write legal memoranda
- Help analyze legislation for potential litigation
- Develop new cases and identify and work with potential plaintiffs and witnesses
- Work with and advise ACLU state affiliates on voting rights litigation and advocacy
- Work closely with legal and non-legal program staff, particularly legislative, communications, and advocacy staff to advance voting rights
- Engage in public speaking, including at law schools and conferences
- Supervise law students
- Travel as required for litigation, conferences, and client development
- J.D. degree
- Commitment to voting rights, racial justice, and other civil liberties and civil rights issues
- Superior analytic skills and legal research and writing skills
- Demonstrated ability to write and to speak clearly and persuasively
- Admission to the District of Columbia Bar, or willingness to obtain admission within one year of hiring
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
- 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, disability and socio-economic circumstance
- Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts
- Individuals with significant litigation experience are encouraged to apply
- Familiarity with voting rights, racial justice, and other civil liberties and civil rights issues is desirable
- Self-motivated, diligent, and able to meet strict deadlines while under pressure
- Ability to work with a wide range of people and foster a team environment
ABOUT THE ACLU
For 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction.
The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, have full opportunities for employment in all positions.
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