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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:

Senior Counsel/Counsel, Voting Rights Project

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is seeking a motivated, bright, and creative attorney to serve as Senior Counsel (more than 8 years of experience) or Counsel (5 to 8 years of experience) for the Voting Rights Project.  This position will support all aspects of the Voting Rights Project, including: (1) litigation to ensure that all eligible voters, particularly those traditionally disfranchised have full and unfettered access to the ballot; (2) programs such as Election Protection - the nation's largest, non-partisan voter protection program which works year-round to address barriers to the ballot for traditionally disenfranchised voters; and (3) other voting rights activities, including outreach and public education.  The mix between these activities will vary, with more focus on Election Protection in the periods leading up to the 2014 and 2016 general elections and more focus on litigation in the period between.  Of course, the amount of time spent on particular types of work is subject to emerging developments.  The ideal candidate will complement his or her legal experience and litigation skills with an ability and interest in organizing and leading aspects of national programs.  

To Apply:  Please apply at https://podio.com/webforms/8837114/653791.  Applications with be accepted until August 6, 2014. Salary for this position is commensurate with experience.  A generous fringe benefits package, including employer-funded health insurance and a retirement plan, is provided.

Lawyers' Committee is an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of nondiscrimination.  All qualified persons are accorded an equal opportunity for selection 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.   

 

 

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