Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney

Disability Rights Program

Posted on 4/25/2024



501-1,000 employees

Defends civil rights through legal action

Social Impact


Washington, DC, USA

Required Skills
Public Speaking
  • J.D. degree
  • Bar admission in one state
  • Significant litigation experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law, constitutional law, and/or civil rights
  • Superior analytic skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to engage in complex legal analysis and fact investigation
  • Demonstrated ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively
  • Self-motivated and diligent
  • Ability to work independently and foster a collaborative environment
  • Create and implement strategies using litigation, public education, and legislative advocacy
  • Lead litigation including writing pleadings and briefs, conducting discovery, handling hearings and trials, arguing appeals, and managing litigation teams
  • Work with ACLU political advocacy and affiliate staff on bills in state legislatures and Congress
  • Draft policy analysis for state and federal administrative agencies
  • Engage in community outreach and public speaking
  • Work closely with legal and non-legal program staff
  • Develop co-counsel relationships with other public interest lawyers
  • Provide support to ACLU affiliates and cooperating attorneys
  • Coach and mentor junior staff members and interns
  • Travel as required for litigation, advocacy, conferences, and public speaking

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) offers a distinguished workplace for those passionate about advocating for civil rights and liberties. By engaging in nationwide litigation, advocacy, and public education, employees contribute to the advancement of significant legal and policy changes rooted in racial equity. This organization is a beacon for those looking to make a real impact in promoting systemic equality, voting rights, and other critical social issues.

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New York, New York



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