Southern Poverty Law Center seeks an outstanding and experienced attorney to drive our litigation efforts, defend the vulnerable communities with whom we work, and expand the protections and rights of our clients. The successful candidate will plan, develop, and litigate cases in federal and state courts throughout the country to protect the civil rights of vulnerable individuals. Under the supervision of the Deputy Legal Director of SPLC’s Special Litigation practice group, the Senior Staff Attorney will: 1) litigate impact cases and carry out other legal advocacy to address civil rights abuses, with a particular emphasis on litigation against hate groups and those who commit tortious acts against members of vulnerable communities, including racial and religious minorities and the LGBT community; 2) collaborate with other practice groups and provide litigation expertise; 3) coach and mentor attorneys in other practice groups. This attorney would report directly to our Deputy Legal Director, Special Litigation.
This position could be located in one of several SPLC offices, depending on personal circumstances and SPLC needs. Extensive travel will be required.
Other Special Considerations:
This job is performed under general office conditions, and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions. Along with a resume, please submit a writing sample of up to 10 pages, a cover letter, and three reference.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.