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 Senior Litigation Counsel (Part Time) - Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Posted by: Human Rights Campaign 
Hiring entity type: Not-for-Profit 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Part-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Legal
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 254 / Latpro-3569359 
Date posted: Sep-11-2017
State, Zip: District of Columbia, 20036


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Job Description


We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our team.


Position Summary:

The Senior Litigation Counsel is a part time position that reports to the Legal Director and provides responsive, comprehensive and high quality legal services to all programs, activities and operations of the Human Rights Campaign and its educational affiliate HRC Foundation (jointly "HRC").  The Senior Litigation Counsel's principal clients are the Policy and Political Affairs Division and the HRC Foundation. This position is responsible for working directly with the Legal Director to provide amicus advocacy, legal analysis and research, as well as maintain and build collaborative relationships with pro bono counsel and with coalition partners working on litigation.  The Senior Litigation Counsel will coordinate with the Workplace Program and the Children, Youth, & Families Program on strategic amicus advocacy. Additionally, the Senior Litigation Counsel will provide advice and counsel, research and writing as necessary to provide legal resources to HRC's other departments including the Communications Department.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides legal analysis and memoranda on litigation and court decisions.
  • Tracks litigation of relevance to the LGBTQ community ensures that staff is provided regular and timely updates.
  • Drafts blog postings and press releases about litigation activity.
  • Provides strategic assistance on amicus strategy and process as well as amicus brief content.
  • Assists HRC's Legal Director with media requests.
  • Maintains relationships with organizations /constituents involved in litigation. 
  • Works with HRC staff and coalition partners to develop specific plans to bring strategic voices and relationships to amicus advocacy.
  • Assists in maintaining a clearinghouse of litigation related materials, including briefing papers, talking points, fact sheets, etc. on various LGBTQ related topics.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Position Qualifications:


  • A Law degree from an accredited law school. 
  • At least 5 years' experience in full-time relevant work or a combination of full-time and part-time relevant work totaling a minimum of 5 years. Demonstrated record of successful litigation work. 
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Excellent verbal, spoken and written communication skills, computer and internet proficient.
  • A background or experience in LGBTQ rights is preferred.


No phone calls, please. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries about application status.  

Job Location
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Position Type


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