LatinoJustice PRLDEF (LJP) seeks a dynamic, creative, experienced attorney to initiate and lead litigation and policy advocacy in the areas of voting rights and redistricting. Protecting voting rights is one of LJP’s core areas (pillars) of work, along with economic justice, immigrant rights, criminal justice reform and policing, racial justice, and issues specific to Puerto Rico. LJP uses multiple strategies, including litigation, advocacy, and community education and engagement, to protect and advance the voting rights of the Latinx and other communities of color in multiple states throughout the U.S. LJP’s work includes challenging vote denial practices such as failure to provide bilingual assistance at polling places, discriminatory voter roll purges, and unnecessary voter challenge practices. LJP also targets at-large election structures and unfair redistricting plans that attempt to dilute the power of the Latinx vote. Our Rights Restoration Project provides advocacy and legal assistance to restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated Latinxs throughout the country. LJP also runs Cada Voto Cuenta, a bilingual election protection program, and recruits and trains bilingual volunteers to monitor polling places in several states.
This position requires an experienced voting rights and redistricting litigator, who is a strategic thinker with demonstrated proficiency in the intersectionality of voting rights with other core areas (pillars) of LJP’s work. This full-time position is based in LJP’s New York City office and reports to the Director of Litigation.
Primary job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a Union position and salary is determined by a Collective Bargaining Agreement. Salary is dependent on the number of years since law school graduation, starting at $92,525 for an attorney with 7 years out of law school up to $139,038 for an attorney with 34 years out of law school.
LJP offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, and a voluntary 403(b) retirement plan, as well as generous paid time off benefits.
PLEASE NOTE: LJP staff is currently working in hybrid mode due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of this posting, this job is designed as hybrid. Workplace attendance criteria is still being determined as conditions continue to evolve. This is not a permanently remote position.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply right away.