Democracy Forward

We oppose abuses of power and fight for the promise of democracy.

Democracy depends on a government that works for all people. Since 2017, Democracy Forward has filed over 650 legal actions and records requests challenging unlawful acts, fought vigorously in court on behalf of those harmed, and notched victories that have improved lives and protected the rule of law.

In statehouses, courtrooms, and communities across the country, we still see threats to democracy every day. Democracy Forward is expanding to use new strategies that oppose abuses of power and fight for the promise of democracy on behalf of all Americans.

  1. LITIGATING

    We go to court for democracy by challenging abuses of power and attempts to undermine a government that works for people who need it most.

  2. SUPPORTING

    We support advocates engaged in transformative work for people and communities by providing legal representation, strategy, and resources to amplify their voice in government.

  3. RAISING AWARENESS

    We expose overlooked, often under-the-radar threats to democracy by raising public awareness on behalf of the people and communities harmed.

Democracy Forward Remote (Washington, DC - Remote case-by-case)
Oct 04, 2021
Full time
Democracy Forward is seeking an attorney to carry out its mission to promote pro-democracy and progressive policies and ideals via litigation and regulatory engagement. The ideal candidate will have experience with either state or federal litigation, including investigating and researching potential claims, drafting complaints, briefs, and supporting documents, and participating in hearings and arguments. The ideal candidate will also have experience with client development and coalition work. Experience engaging in the federal regulatory process—either via litigation or the notice and comment process—is considered a plus.  Serve as lead or co-counsel in proceedings in federal and state courts, including advising clients on litigation strategy, risks, and objective, and carrying out all aspects of litigation from case initiation through appeal. This includes representing Democracy Forward and external clients in litigation handled entirely by Democracy Forward attorneys or...