Location: Flexible (Atlanta, New Orleans, Jackson, Montgomery, Miami)
The Senior Supervising Attorney leads the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “crimmigration” docket. This person is responsible for developing the vision and strategy, and executing the plan, to sever the pipeline from the criminal justice system into the immigrant detention and deportation system in SPLC’s states. This individual will supervise a dedicated team of staff attorneys and support staff. Under the Senior Supervising Attorney’s leadership, the team will use every tool at our disposal to protect the rights of immigrants against abuse in the justice system.
Specifically, the Senior Supervising Attorney will be responsible for developing and litigating impact cases raising constitutional and statutory claims in federal courts, at trial and appellate levels. This person will engage in litigation and public advocacy related to civil rights issues, particularly relating to the intersection of the criminal justice and immigrant enforcement systems. This work may include, but not be limited to: combatting increased federal prosecutions of immigration-related crimes; combatting local law enforcement abuses, including racial profiling of immigrants or those suspected to be immigrants; and ensuring immigrant detainees have access to counsel, due process protections, and constitutional conditions of confinement.
The focus of the position may change as warranted by changes in the law, the circumstances in SPLC’s states, and/or the needs of the organization.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Legal Director, the Senior Supervising Attorney will:
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Other Special Considerations
This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
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.
Please submit your resume, cover letter, a 5 page writing sample and a copy of your law school transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable).
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.