Free Speech For People Seeking to Hire Public Interest Attorney
Free Speech For People is seeking a public interest attorney, preferably with social justice, campaign finance, and/or election law experience, to join a cutting-edge non-profit.
Free Speech For People, a national nonpartisan nonprofit organization, was founded on the day of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision in January 2010. We’ve been working since then on a multi-part strategy to defend our Constitution and to reclaim our democracy:
Fighting for free and fair elections by challenging voter suppression and voter intimidation, the use of unreliable and insecure electronic voting systems, and unequal voting conditions.
We are seeking a public interest attorney to fight for democracy. Specific projects will emerge and evolve and job duties will vary over time, but the day-to-day will likely center on litigation (writing or assisting with briefs and/or working with outside counsel in affirmative litigation, amicus briefs, and/or defensive litigation if laws that we help pass are challenged in court) and legislation (drafting; grassroots and direct lobbying; testifying; and organizing supportive testimony). Job duties may also include occasional media interviews, public speaking, organizing panels, symposia, or similar events; and working with our campaign and communications teams on our grassroots campaigns.
The attorney will report to Free Speech For People’s Legal Director (Ron Fein), based in Newton, MA. When it becomes safe to travel, the position may require occasional travel to locations around the country.
J.D. and membership in good standing in a state bar
5+ years experience, preferably with campaign finance, civil rights, and/or election law, and preferably including both legislation and litigation
Dedication to public interest work and strong intrinsic motivation
Strong written and oral advocacy skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently in an entrepreneurial, startup nonprofit environment
Preferred, but not required: Coursework and/or experience in First Amendment or elections law
Location: Free Speech For People’s Legal Advocacy office is in Newton, MA, just outside Boston. However, candidates living in other locations may be considered if they have a demonstrated ability to work independently and remotely.
Application instructions: Send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Oske Buckley at email@example.com.
Free Speech For People is an affirmative action employer and recruits, employs, retains, and promotes persons in a manner that does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, or physical or mental ability which is unrelated to job performance.
Free Speech For People is a national nonpartisan nonprofit organization working to to reclaim our democracy, challenge big money in politics, and fight for free and fair elections. To learn more, visit: freespeechforpeople.org