Deputy Legal Director for Criminal Legal System Reform

Practice Areas: Litigation Exp.: 10+ Years Salary: $151,500 Yearly
General Job Description
The deputy legal director will:
  • Lead and supervise significant impact litigation.
  • Serve as part of a legal leadership team.
  • Work closely with co-counsel law firms and manage co-counsel relationships.
  • Serve as a thought leader within the Committee, and the legal community.
  • Mentor, supervise and support the professional development of attorneys, paralegals, advocates, and volunteers.
  • Support all reporting and compliance efforts of the Committee, with respect to program initiatives, including grant reports.

  • The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:
  • Passion for civil rights and racial equity advocacy.
  • Significant experience on criminal legal system reform.
  • J.D. degree and DC Bar membership or ability to waive in to the DC Bar. Membership in Maryland and/or Virginia Bars a plus.
  • Minimum of ten years of significant litigation experience, including work on complex federal cases, preferably including trial and appellate work, and class actions.
  • Strong leadership and management abilities.
  • Minimum of two years’ progressive responsibility supervising/mentoring junior attorneys.
  • Bilingual ability (professional fluency) a plus.

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