The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law.
If you are a talented professional who wants to use your skills, hard work, and expertise to further the cause of civil rights and civil justice, please consider applying for a career at the Lawyers' Committee.
Lawyers’ Committee is an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of nondiscrimination. This means that all qualified persons are accorded an equal opportunity for employment or promotion without regard to actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, genetic information, matriculation, or political affiliation.
We encourage applications from people of color, women, and persons with disabilities. Positions will remain open until filled, and applications will be reviewed as received. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and benefits are provided by the employer.
Current Job Openings:
The Lawyers' Committee is seeking a bright and creative attorney in his/her first five years of practice to serve as Associate Counsel for the Legal Mobilization Project. The attorney in this position will work primarily with the Voting Rights Project in the short-term but may also support other projects in the organization. The Voting Rights work includes: (1) Election Protection – the nation’s largest, non-partisan voter protection program, which works year-round to address barriers to the ballot box for traditionally disenfranchised voters; (2) voting litigation to ensure that all eligible voters, particularly those traditionally disfranchised, have full and unfettered access to the ballot; and (3) other programmatic activities centered on voting rights. The ideal candidate will complement his/her legal experience and skills with ability and interest in organizing and leading program initiatives.
Please apply at https://podio.com/webforms/9199424/678053. The position will remain open until September 12, 2014, and applications will be reviewed as received. Salary for this position is commensurate with experience. A generous fringe benefits package, including employer-funded health insurance and a retirement plan, is provided.