Deputy Director of Litigation

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Job location
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Deputy Director of Litigation is responsible for assisting with case development, strategy and procedure and will serve as lead counsel or co-counsel in selected high-profile cases and will assist in directing other attorneys in their assigned cases. In addition to litigation, the Deputy Director of Litigation is responsible for assisting the Director of Litigation in policy, advocacy and organizing activities as they relate to the civil rights areas being practiced.

In expanding the criminal system reform docket, the Committee contemplates that the Deputy Director of Litigation will work closely with our D.C. Prisoners’ Project. In addition, we contemplate that cases will build on our current police misconduct, ban-the-box and other collateral consequences efforts and be integrated with our employment, housing, disability, education and immigrants’ rights docket by taking advantage of cross subject matter synergies.

Requirements: 

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:
• Law degree and minimum of six years of significant litigation experience, including work on complex federal cases, preferably including trial and appellate work, and class actions
• Experience in criminal system reform
• Strong leadership abilities and the ability to work in a collaborative work environment
• Substantial attorney supervision experience
• Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
• Experience working in a non-profit environment and with private law firm volunteers is preferred

To apply: 

Please send a letter detailing your interest and a resume to: [email protected]. Please place “[your name] – Deputy Director of Litigation” in the subject line.

Notes: 
THE WASHINGTON LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND URBAN AFFAIRS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. DIVERSITY IS AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF THE WASHINGTON LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE, AND WE ENCOURAGE ALL QUALIFIED PERSONS TO APPLY. APPLICANTS 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, MATRICULATION, OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION.
Salary range: 
Commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package.
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Expiration date: 
Friday, January 20, 2017