First Amendment Coalition

The mission of the First Amendment Coalition is to protect and promote freedom of expression and the people’s right to know. The Coalition is a non-profit, nonpartisan educational and advocacy organization serving the public, public servants, and the media in all its forms. Its constituency reflects an increasingly diverse society. The Coalition is committed to the principle that government is accountable to the people, and strives through education, public advocacy, litigation, and other efforts to prevent unnecessary government secrecy and to resist censorship of all kinds. 

Oct 27, 2021
Full time
$95,000 - $120,000 yearly
First Amendment Coalition Remote
The First Amendment Coalition (FAC) seeks an experienced lawyer with demonstrated expertise litigating cases seeking access to public records to oversee FAC’s growing strategic litigation program.    The Senior Staff Attorney/Legal Director will work with FAC’s growing legal staff, including its Executive Director, to expand FAC’s strategic litigation program and our ability to provide expert legal assistance to working journalists and others, with a particular focus on those in traditionally underserved communities. FAC’s legal work is focused on enhancing public access to federal, state and local government records and proceedings and protecting the First Amendment rights of free speech and press. We carry this mission out through a range of litigation in state and federal court, including actions where FAC staff attorneys are sole counsel as well as actions where FAC is represented by outside counsel.  For candidates with at least 5 years of experience, this will...