Public interest jobs are hard to come by, especially the interesting ones. Take a look at the job the Southern Center for Human Rights has posted. A friend of mine from college works there, if you’d like an introduction.
The Staff Attorney will join the six-member Impact Litigation Unit, consisting of three attorneys and three paralegal/investigators. Responsibilities include: developing and extensively investigating cases for litigation; building relationships with clients and witnesses; working collaboratively with other SCHR attorneys and investigators on cases in all stages of federal and state litigation; and responding to requests for assistance from people in prisons and jails and their families.
The candidate must have excellent writing and oral advocacy skills and a proven ability to think strategically and creatively about litigation. SCHR seeks an attorney who takes initiative, responds to rapidly changing demands with flexibility, has skill and comfort working collaboratively with a team, and ably balances working on multiple cases and assignments at once. A positive demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills are desired. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to working with the poor and communities of color and a keen awareness of the class and racial issues underlying the criminal justice system.
Applicants with litigation experience are strongly preferred. SCHR seeks a commitment of at least three years. Applicants must be willing to travel extensively in Georgia and Alabama. A driver’s license is required. Salary is commensurate with experience, within SCHR’s modest salary range.
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