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Center for Human Rights - Legal Fellow

ABA DC, 1050 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States of America Req #213
Monday, March 30, 2020

During this current situation with COVID-19, the ABA will continue to accept and process applications for job opportunities.  We will conduct our recruitment process via alternative means (virtual interviews) for the time being.


The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world.  The ABA offers competitive employment benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k), commuter benefits, and more.

Center for Human Rights- Legal Fellow

Undertakes substantive legal work for a grand-funded project and/or provides substantive support and expertise to an assigned section. Fellowship assignments typically do not exceed two calendar years in duration.


Responsibilities

Undertakes substantive legal work for a grand-funded project and/or provides substantive support and expertise to an assigned section
May perform pro-bono assistance under the direction and supervision of a direct service host agency, if required by the grantor, through a collaborative arrangement with ABA entities.
Provides substantive advice, information, and policy on a substantive area of law or public policy.
Conducts research and meets with appropriate counterparts to develop memoranda, reports, technical analyses, and policy recommendations.
Analyzes law, regulations, court rules, and policy proposals and synthesizes findings into appropriate reports/memoranda on law or public policy.
Analyzes data and crafts meaningful and actionable presentations on legal and public policy issues. May advise on event planning, model documents and templates, and training methodologies intended to optimize data transfer and retention.
May provide outside legal assistance and pro bono support to such entities such as legal aid or similarly situated group.
Performs other related duties as required.


Qualifications

Possession of a Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school.
Must be admitted to the bar of at least one jurisdiction.
Must have received the award of a Fellowship from a recognized program.

The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Doctorate
  • ABA DC, 1050 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States of America