Staff Attorney
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ACLU

1,001-5,000 employees

Non-profit organization advocating for civil rights and liberties.
Company Overview
The ACLU stands out as a leading non-profit organization committed to defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Its culture is deeply rooted in action, with a focus on tackling the most pressing civil rights and liberties challenges through nationwide litigation, advocacy, and public education. The ACLU's competitive advantage lies in its Systemic Equality agenda, which actively works to end discriminatory policies and practices that disproportionately impact Black communities, thereby fostering a more equitable society.
Social Impact

Company Stage

Seed

Total Funding

$120K

Founded

1920

Headquarters

New York, New York

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

7%

2 year growth

12%
Locations
Houston, TX, USA
Experience Level
Entry
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CategoriesNew
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Risk & Compliance
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Requirements
  • JD with at least five years of federal district court and appellate litigation experience preferred
  • Broad substantive knowledge of constitutional law
  • Exceptional analytic, research, writing, and oral advocacy skills
  • Demonstrated experience working in fast-paced environment with keen ability to simultaneously work on and manage multiple projects and deadlines and set priorities
  • Enthusiasm, patience, and cultural competence to work cooperatively on a variety of projects with lawyers, organizers, other staff members, and with diverse community organizations and coalitions
  • Experience working and communicating with marginalized or vulnerable communities
  • Personal enthusiasm, optimism, and a sense of humor
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and professionally with lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and clients
  • A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work extended hours, including nights and weekends, as needed
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas
Responsibilities
  • Identify and develop new litigation and other legal advocacy projects
  • Litigate civil rights and civil liberties cases at all stages
  • Engage in pre-litigation and non-litigation advocacy
  • Work closely with and provide policy analysis and legal expertise to non-legal program staff
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with community partners, coalitions, stakeholders, and affected communities
  • Prepare and deliver 'know your rights' information to affected communities
  • Respond to the legal needs of affected communities, potentially on an emergency and immediate basis
  • Participate in legal and advocacy conferences and develop and provide CLE on pertinent topics
  • Communicate ACLU views and positions to a variety of audiences