NATIONAL WOMEN'S LAW CENTER

Human Rights & Legal Services

The National Women's Law Center aims to eradicate a broad variety of barriers facing women and girls. We work to engage and uplift women by expanding the possibilities for women through achieving gains in employment, education, family economic security, and reproductive rights and health.

Washington, D.C.

Job Title: Litigation Projects Associate
Supervisor: Legal Director

JOB DESCRIPTION


The National Women’s Law Center seeks to effect change through the courts, in cases chosen for the potential impact. The Associate will work with the Legal Director to identify and support Law Center litigation and amicus curiae work in cases addressing education, workplace justice, health and reproductive rights, and more, increasing the litigation capacity and impact of the Law Center and expanding its ability to identify matters that merit engagement. The Associate’s duties include:

  • Establishing and managing a system for tracking cases raising particular legal questions of interest and conducting initial review and summary.
  • Screening incoming requests for legal assistance, including reviewing documents to see if they warrant further review for potential substantive engagement by the Law Center.
  • Providing litigation support for amicus efforts cases across program areas.
  • Assisting with managing pro bono law firm relationships.
  • Working with the program and communications team to review, update and ensure that Center’s litigation and amicus efforts are appropriately highlighted on the Center’s website and blog.
  • Perform discrete research assignments for ongoing litigation and amicus brief efforts, typical damage awards in a particular jurisdiction or rules for attorney admissions.
  • Conduct social science research for amicus briefs.
  • Assist in enhancing Center litigators’ expertise and effectiveness through professional development by researching training opportunities and guest speakers, inviting speakers and scheduling sessions.

 

DESIRED SKILLS
  • High level of organization, attention to detail, clear and precise writing, background in issues related to women and girls preferred

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