The ideal candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:
- J.D. Degree and membership in good standing of at least one (1) state bar (in the United States);
- Minimum of six (6) years of relevant legal experience (experience providing direct client representation highly-desirable);
- Exceptional legal research and writing skills and an ability to do creative legal research, writing, and advocacy; comfort working within the organization’s collaborative approach to writing;
- An ability to read, understand and synthesize medical and social science research material;
- Commitment to civil rights, and human rights, reproductive justice, and drug policy, criminal justice, and child welfare reform;
- Commitment to collaborative, cross-cultural work, including a demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations, and the ability to connect litigation and legal advocacy with local and national organizing and education efforts;
- Exceptional communication skills in legal contexts including with clients in legal proceedings, meetings, negotiations or administrative proceedings; in a wide variety of public education contexts, and in the media as determined by the Director of Legal Advocacy, Executive Director and Media & Communications Manager;
- Ability to manage time efficiently, maintain a flexible schedule and travel as needed for case work, court appearances, training, conferences, and presentations;
- Advanced-level proficiency and solid, measurable experience in a variety of Mac OS computer software applications and social media platforms (e.g. MS Office Suite, Google Hangout, Skype, Twitter, Facebook; LinkedIn); Familiarity with (or trainability on) Westlaw, LexisNexis, Podio, 4-D, and other software relevant to specific area of expertise and internal office communications. Familiarity with Google Organization & Productivity Tools (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar).
THIS IS AN IMMEDIATE HIRE.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 6TH, 2017
REQUIRED SUBMISSIONS (MUST INCLUDE ALL ITEMS LISTED BELOW):
- Cover Letter which MUST include ALL of the following elements:
a) Your personal & professional motivation for seeking this position.
b) A discussion of how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
c) Salary Requirement.
d) Indicate where you found this Job Announcement.
3. Complete contact information for three (3) professional references.
- Two (2) Writing Samples solely reflecting applicant’s own work (MUST submit BOTH A and B):
a) One (1) Legal writing sample (i.e., a legal brief, argument or analysis) consisting of NO MORE
THAN ten (10) pages of text.
b) One (1) Non- legal advocacy writing sample such as a commentary or blog.
INSTRUCTIONS: NO PHONE CALLS OR FAXES PLEASE.
All submissions must be sent VIA EMAIL ONLY to: NAPWjobs@AdvocatesForPregnantWomen.org
SUBJECT: ATTN: Human Resources – NAPW Staff Attorney (Jan. 2017)