Position: Senior Staff Attorney
Terms of Employment: Full-Time, salaried (based on number of years of legal experience)
Location: 125 Broad Street, New York, NY
Application deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018 (with applications being considered until the position is filled)
The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's leading advocates on behalf of constitutional rights and liberties. Founded in 1951, as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with more than 180,000 members and supporters, and eight offices statewide. We work in the courts, in the legislatures and on the streets to advocate for racial and economic justice, free speech, freedom of religion, privacy and equality before the law for all New Yorkers. For more information please visit our website: www.nyclu.org
The NYCLU seeks an experienced attorney to lead and supervise litigation and related advocacy and to assist in the management of the Legal Department. The senior staff attorney will work on the full range of NYCLU issues. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in immigration, the First Amendment, and/or privacy and technology are particularly encouraged to apply. The person also will be responsible for supervising the work of NYCLU attorneys and legal fellows and will be expected to play a leadership role in the work of the Legal Department and in the NYCLU.
The NYCLU’s Legal Department is comprised of fifteen lawyers, an investigator, two paralegals, and a senior legal assistant. Legal Department staff work on a wide range of civil rights and civil liberties cases in federal and state courts. They also support the legislative, advocacy, and communications work of the NYCLU.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive and successful experience with all aspects of complex litigation – including developing cases, all forms of discovery, motion practice, evidentiary hearings, and appeals -- involving constitutional and statutory issues in federal and state court; will have a demonstrated record of successful advocacy and legislative work; will have substantial experience in public engagement, including public speaking, publishing, and interacting with the press; will have experience supervising lawyers who handle complex federal litigation; and will have a demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a public-interest environment.
Minimum Qualifications Required to Apply for the Position
HOW TO APPLY:
E-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Senior Staff Attorney” in the subject line.
Please submit a resume with a cover letter (up to two pages) describing:
The NYCLU will accept applications until midnight, Friday, March 23, 2018, or until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately. The NYCLU may fill more than one position through this posting. Qualified candidates may be asked to submit additional information, including performance samples and references from people they have worked with in the past.