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Senior Counsel, Reproductive Rights and Health

Date Posted: 11/17/2017
Organization: NWLC
Location: Washington, DC

Salary: commensurate w/experience

Description of Organization:
For 45 years, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) has led the way in expanding possibilities and eliminating barriers for women and girls in the United States. One of the largest women’s advocacy organizations in the country, NWLC has played a role in nearly every major advance for women, with a well-documented track record of leading the way on issues that cut to the core of women’s and girls’ lives on the job, in school, and at home on issues critical to their reproductive rights and health and to their economic security, with special priority given to the needs of low-income women and those who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination. A 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., with a staff of about 65, NWLC uses the law in all its forms; getting new laws on the books, litigating groundbreaking lawsuits all the way to the Supreme Court, and educating the public about ways to make the law and public policies work for women and their families. Funding comes from foundations, individuals, corporations, unions, and law firms.

Position Responsibilities:
The National Women’s Law Center is seeking a lawyer to work on the Center’s Reproductive Rights and Health program with a specific focus on litigation. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Engaging in all aspects of litigation, alongside pro bono firm counsel, including developing new cases, written discovery, taking and defending depositions, motion practice, trials and appeals; • Developing and maintaining client relationships with impacted individuals; • Maintaining close working relationships with coalition partners; • Working closely with other staff at the Center, including other members of the Reproductive Rights and Health team, the Legal Director, and Communications team; • Representing the Center at public events, conferences, and coalition meetings as needed.

The ideal candidate will have: • A Law degree and admission to a state bar with ability to waive into the DC Bar if not already admitted; • 5+ years of litigation experience; • Demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of litigation, including significant court litigation experience; • Strong research, analytical, oral and written communication skills. • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. • A commitment to the Center’s mission, purpose, and values. • Additional desired qualifications: Knowledge of and experience with Administrative Procedure Act claims, constitutional claims, and with reproductive rights. NWLC provides an intellectually-stimulating workplace with passionate, dedicated colleagues who work hard to fight for the rights of women and girls in the primary areas of reproductive rights and health, income security, education, and workplace justice. Salary commensurate with experience. The Center offers excellent benefits, including pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical, dependent care, and transportation, and four weeks of annual vacation. Office located on the Red Metro Line in Dupont Circle.

Apply To:
Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications, resume, 5-10 page writing sample, and three references. Electronic submissions are preferred at . Please include position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources Department, National Women’s Law Center, 11 DuPont Circle NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please. The National Women’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people with disabilities, women, men, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans, and LGBTQI individuals.