Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to conduct a search for a Senior Staff Attorney, Special Litigation (Attorney). Our client is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact SPLC directly; all resumes will be routed back to MLA and create delays.
Overview: SPLC seeks an outstanding and experienced Attorney to drive its litigation efforts, defend the vulnerable communities with whom it works, and expand the protections and rights of its 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, Special Litigation 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 LGBTQ community; and 2) devise creative legal strategies to undermine the influence and effectiveness of hate groups.
Company: Founded in 1971, the Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization specializing in civil rights and public interest litigation. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, the SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
Location: This position could be located in one of several SPLC offices, depending on personal circumstances and SPLC needs. Extensive travel will be required.
Experience: 7+ years of federal court civil litigation or comparable legal experience, including having demonstrated leadership with complex legal cases. A demonstrated capacity to work with diverse populations, including communities of color, people with disabilities, and/or LGBTQ communities is required.
Bar: Active bar membership, and willingness to take the bar in a new state, if necessary.
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