Associate Counsel, Counsel, or Senior Counsel, Economic Justice Project focused on Health Equity

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Job location
1500 K Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Street address: 
1500 K Street NW, Suite 900
District of Columbia
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Lawyers’ Committee seeks an attorney to join its Economic Justice Project (“EJP”), which works at the intersection of racial justice, workers’ rights, and health equity. Through a holistic and intersectional lens, the EJP engages in impact litigation and advocacy to ensure that Black communities and other communities of color can access opportunities and meaningfully engage in the economy to lead healthy and dignified lives free from discrimination, especially in the areas of employment and healthcare.

The EJP Associate Counsel, Counsel, or Senior Counsel undertakes impact litigation, public policy, regulatory advocacy, and public education to promote racial justice and economic opportunity. The position requires a demonstrated commitment to racial justice, health equity, and worker empowerment, as well as cultural competency and experience working with diverse and underrepresented communities.

This is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, DC. The Associate Counsel, Counsel, or Senior Counsel will work under the supervision of the Director for the Economic Justice Project. The title will be based on years of experience as an attorney.


Minimum Requirements and Competencies:

• Demonstrated commitment to and experience working on racial, social, and economic justice, preferably in the areas of health benefits or health equity;
• Experience litigating complex civil matters, especially in the area of civil rights, is preferred;
• Exceptional oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse audiences, including the general public, media, clients, and policymakers;
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion and demonstrated ability to provide culturally-competent advocacy that centers on communities harmed by discriminatory practices;
• Ability to develop, maintain, and enhance relationships with diverse groups and coalitions;
• A high degree of professional ethics, integrity, and sound judgment;
• Demonstrated ability to take the initiative, think creatively, and work independently and also collaboratively in a team-based decision-making environment;
• Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, ability to problem solve and multi-task;
• Ability to produce consistent, quality work in a fast-paced environment;
• An active member in good standing of the DC Bar, or ability to waive in;
• Graduation from an accredited law school; and
• Ability to travel for litigation, conferences, speaking engagements, and client development.

To apply: 

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume, including graduation completion dates, to

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