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Staff Opportunities

Board Liaison

Counsel (Police Unions)

Criminal Justice

Communications Assistant & Staff Writer



Criminal Justice

Grants Assistant


Foundation Relations Officer


Legal Assistant/Investigator

Criminal Justice

Digital Media Manager



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 and hard work to further the cause of civil rights and civil justice, please consider applying for a career at the Lawyers’ Committee.

The Lawyers’ Committee does not discriminate on the basis of 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, political affiliation, or any other status protected under law.

We strongly encourage candidates of color and candidates from underrepresented communities to apply. Positions will remain open until filled, and applications will be reviewed as received. Salary and benefits are competitive for a nonprofit legal organization.

Employee Benefits Overview

Employees are the crucial system underpinning the Lawyers’ Committee’s ability to grow and thrive. Therefore, offering competitive benefits is extremely important to achieving our goals and objectives.  It is important because it shows that the organization is invested in not only your overall health, but your future.

The Lawyers’ Committee offers a competitive benefits package with our employees’ needs in mind.  Our benefits include:

  • 96% Employer Paid Medical Insurance (HMO)
  • 96% Employer Paid Dental Insurance
  • 100% Voluntary Vision Insurance
  • 100% Employer Paid Group Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Options
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability
  • Voluntary Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Funded 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match Contributions
  • Employee Funded Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Plans
  • Pre-Tax Commuter and Parking Benefits w/ Employer Paid Monthly Stipend
  • Employer Paid Monthly Cell Phone Stipend
  • Ability Assist Counsel Services (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Identity Theft Full Remediation Services
  • On Call 24-Hour Travel Assistance Services
  • Fifteen (15) to Twenty-Five (25) Days of Annual Leave Based on Length of Employment
  • Twelve (12) days of Sick Leave without limitation from year-to-year
  • Ten (10) Weeks Paid Parental Leave Pilot Program
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Paid Medical Leave
  • Ten (10) Paid Holidays
  • One (1) Floating Holiday per year
  • Self-Care Days
  • Monthly Telework Option For Eligible/Approved Employees
  • On-Site Nursing Room
  • Employee Dining/Lounge Area Used for Dining, Rest and Group Activity
  • Multiple Communal Spaces Throughout Office for Convening
  • Adjustable Elevated Desks in Most Offices
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Spa-Inspired On-Site, Full-Service Fitness Center and Shower (No Fee)
  • Committee Dedicated to Promoting Professional Development Opportunities
  • Committee Dedicated to Improve the Core Benefits Offered at the Lawyers’ Committee, and to Advocate for Comprehensive Benefits which Meet the Needs of a Diverse Workforce
  • Annual Staff Retreat
  • Monthly Team Building Activities (Yacht Ride, Monthly Birthday Celebration, Sip & Paint, Holiday Events, Vision Boarding, etc.)
  • Full-Staff and Special Training Programs (Media Training, LGBTQ, Implicit Bias, Leadership, etc.)

Please note that this Benefits Overview is provided for informational purposes only and is not a guarantee of benefits or employment with the Lawyers’ Committee.  The Lawyers’ Committee reserves the right to amend or terminate any employee benefit program at any time.

Job Openings With Our Affiliates
Impact Litigation Fellow (Mississippi Center for Justice)

Deputy Director of Litigation (Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs)

Public Interest Law Center Legal Director