Voting Rights Legal Fellow

SCSJ has an immediate opening for a licensed attorney to serve in a one-year fellowship. The ideal candidate would have trial-level civil litigation and briefing experience. We expect to hire an attorney with one to two years of relevant experience, with strong legal research and writing skills, but would consider a more experienced candidate.

Counsel Responsibilities:

-Assuming supportive responsibilities in SCSJ cases, including strategizing the case and its litigation, working with lead counsel in each case to ensure efficient coverage of duties, communicating effectively with SCSJ team and co-counsel about case
-Researching and drafting memos, motions and briefs on a variety of voting rights topics
-Contributing to the perpetuation of good practice management habits
-Representing SCSJ in advocacy and informational communications and meetings with local-level governmental entities, including such as county boards of election
-Representing SCSJ in community education events and public speaking engagements that raise the profile of SCSJ and increase awareness of attacks on democratic processes
-Occasionally representing SCSJ in attendance at significant voting rights gatherings in order to raise our profile and discuss our work

Required Qualifications:

-Licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction.
-Trial and appellate-level briefing experience.
-Ability to be self-reliant, self-directed, and highly efficient; to independently resolve problems; to communicate clearly as part of a team of lawyers and non-lawyers; and to take responsibility for multiple cases at a time.
-Commitment to social justice principles and to SCSJ’s community-lawyering model of practice.
-One to two years of legal experience; preference for experience in complex civil litigation experience, with substantial motion and discovery practice and well-developed legal research and writing skills.
-Experience with civil rights or social justice litigation and/or administrative proceedings is a plus.

Organization Name: 
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Career Level: 
Mid-career
Salary range: 
$55,000-$75,000
Job Type: 
Full Time
Location: 
Triangle Area NC
County: 
Durham County
Organization Type: 
Nonprofit
Category: 
How to Apply: 

Candidates should upload a properly labeled cover letter and resume to this Box folder: https://scsj.app.box.com/f/f2f969f95e0b49af98ff9d6a285b606d

Salary and Benefits: 

One-year term, pay commensurate with experience, and include comprehensive health and retirement benefits.