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Interested in joining the Campaign Legal Center’s (CLC) staff as we protect the right to vote and defend our democracy from the corrupting influence of big money? The CLC is an equal opportunity employer, which welcomes qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders, and sexual orientations.

The CLC offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Please review the current job openings.  We encourage you to revisit this page regularly, as we post new positions here first.

 


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Director of Trial Litigation

Washington, DC

Position Summary

CLC participates in a variety of trial and appellate court cases around the country involving campaign finance, voting rights and other aspects of election and ethics law, both to ensure the proper implementation of laws and to defend laws against legal challenges. CLC seeks to increase its impact in this field, especially through serving as trial and appellate counsel.

Reporting to the Vice President of Litigation and Strategy, and in close collaboration with the Director of Appellate Litigation and Program Advisor, the Director of Trial Litigation will be responsible for enabling and coordinating the development, implementation, management, and monitoring of CLC’s trial court strategy.  The Director will work in close collaboration with Litigation team members and others across teams to direct the identification, review, approval, and management of trial court litigation.  The Director will work in consultation with other members of the Litigation team on the refinement of litigation protocols—including developing and articulating a clear vision and goals, aligning trial and appellate strategies and tactics with organizational goals and those of other teams, managing detailed litigation plans, and engaging key stakeholders, both internally and externally. The Director will both play a lead role in directing the implementation of CLC’s strategic vision, and in mentoring and developing the litigation skills of CLC’s attorneys at all levels.

Responsibilities

Trial Court Litigation

  • Advise and help develop CLC’s trial court litigation strategy and the articulation of clearly defined vision and goals for CLC’s trial court work
  • Manage own caseload of trial court litigation in federal and state courts; represent CLC and allied groups in challenges to relevant federal, state and local laws; serve as counsel to amici, intervenors, and state parties
  • Direct project management and prioritization around trial court litigation. Assist in developing a growth plan for CLC’s litigation program.

 

Other Legal

  • Advise on the management of CLC’s intake and case vetting protocols
  • Engage in and review attorney work including all aspects of legal research, discovery, depositions, motion practice, brief writing, trial work, appellate work, and amicus briefing
  • Collaborate and advise on record-building efforts
  • Advise on state and local legislation, particularly with respect to litigation risks; assist in building legislative record, including drafting testimony and testifying

 

Organizational, Management and Supervision

  • Provide leadership, feedback and guidance, strategic direction, and day-to-day supervision for CLC Litigation staff, Fellows, and interns, as appropriate
  • Monitor public policy debates and make strategic decisions about where CLC should engage most effectively, especially regarding trial court litigation
  • Participate in senior leadership team meetings and decision-making
  • Inform and advise budget development, approve expenses, track department spending
  • Support fundraising efforts, including the identification and cultivation of new funding sources (e.g., foundation grants) and collaborating with development staff; contribute to proposals and reports
  • Work with Communications and other teams to develop messaging and strategic communications plans

 

Representational

  • Represent, as appropriate and requested, CLC in both internal and external meetings and public conferences that are strategically aligned with the development of litigation and policy advocacy
  • Participate in traditional media appearances, social media activities, and other communication efforts, including drafting press releases and newsletters

 

Qualifications

  • At least eight years of post-JD experience
  • Active member of the bar in good standing
  • Significant litigation experience and expertise. While not required, some litigation experience in voting rights or campaign reform matters is preferred.
  • Extraordinary staff and project management skills and the proven ability to manage many details and diverse stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to develop an expertise in a particular Constitutional area
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills with a proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strong legal writing, editing, and analytical skills

 

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume addressing your interest in and relevant experience for this role to info@campaignlegalcenter.org.

 


Internship Opportunities:

There  are currently no internship opportunities. 

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