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National Advocates For Pregnant Women

Summary of Staff Attorney New Search job

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type

THIS IS AN IMMEDIATE HIRE. DEADLINE TO APPLY: EXTENDED TO JUNE 12, 2017

NAPW seeks a Staff Attorney with substantial impact and complex litigation experience at the trial and appellate levels to assist in legal advocacy and litigation activities for the organization. The focus of the Staff Attorney position will be on advancing reproductive justice. Working collaboratively with NAPW’s legal and programmatic team, external counsel, experts, and state-based advocates, the Staff Attorney will perform a variety of functions both independently and in a team environment, including providing legal analysis and advice, developing and litigating significant new and existing cases around the country, supporting local counsel, serving as appellate counsel, and using cases, where appropriate, as public education and organizing opportunities. The ideal candidate will be an experienced attorney and subject matter expert in and/or have a demonstrated commitment to one or more of these areas: reproductive, economic, racial and social justice; women’s rights; human rights; constitutional, criminal and civil child welfare law. The Staff Attorney position reports to the Director of Legal Advocacy and also receives some direction and mentoring from the Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications Include:

• 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);

• 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;

• 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).

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HOW TO APPLY: MATERIALS THAT ARE NOT SUBMITTED AS PER THE INSTRUCTIONS AND/OR ARE INCOMPLETE WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.

THIS IS AN IMMEDIATE HIRE. DEADLINE TO APPLY: EXTENDED TO JUNE 12, 2017

REQUIRED SUBMISSIONS (MUST INCLUDE ALL ITEMS LISTED BELOW):

1. 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.

2. Resumé

3. Complete contact information for three (3) professional references.

4. 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.

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INSTRUCTIONS: NO PHONE CALLS OR FAXES PLEASE.

All submissions must be sent VIA EMAIL ONLY to: [email protected]

SUBJECT: ATTN: Human Resources – NAPW Staff Attorney (May 2017)

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