ACLU of Idaho

The ACLU is the nation’s premier guardian of liberty. A nationwide, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, the ACLU is dedicated to defending and expanding civil rights and civil liberties across the country. The ACLU of Idaho and its foundation operate jointly as private nonprofit organizations devoted to furthering the ACLU’s mission in Idaho. The ACLU of Idaho combines legal, policy, organizing and communications approaches to maximize its impact. We partner with individuals and communities impacted by injustices to inform and mobilize people throughout the state. The people in the center of the struggles for justice, who feel the impact in their daily lives, are especially important allies.

Jan 12, 2023
Full time
$100,000 yearly
ACLU of Idaho Hybrid (Boise, ID, USA)
The ACLU of Idaho Foundation is seeking a Legal Director to lead the ACLU of Idaho’s Legal Department. The Legal Director is a thought leader who will work collaboratively to develop and manage impact litigation challenging laws and policies that impact vulnerable Idahoans. The Legal Director works with our policy, organizing, and communications staff in addition to our Executive Director, national ACLU staff, coalition partners, and others to develop a strategic, smart, and innovative docket and advance advocacy efforts. The Legal Director will work with the ACLU of Idaho Legal Panel and assist with recruiting and working successfully with cooperating attorneys.  The Legal Director manages a full and active docket of cases with co-counsel support from the national office and outside firms. The Legal Director also maintains their own small caseload to further organizational priorities, including, but not limited to LGBTQ equality, racial justice in education and policing,...