Mountain States Legal Foundation (“MSLF”) is a nonprofit, public interest legal foundation dedicated to protecting the right to own and use property, limited and ethical government, individual liberty, and the free enterprise system. MSLF litigates cases of national significance on behalf of clients seeking to protect their private property rights and individual liberties from government overreach. Specifically, MSLF seeks to establish precedents that protect constitutional freedoms, limit the power of federal agencies, protect private property from government intrusion, and protect the right to earn a living. MSLF attorneys practice in federal and state courts, participate in agency proceedings, and write amicus curiae briefs in cases of national importance that are central to MSLF’s mission.
The nation’s leading defender of the Constitution, private property, and individual rights is seeking an experienced attorney to join its legal team. If you are dedicated to the principles of freedom and liberty, come join the tenacious litigators at Pacific Legal Foundation. PLF maintains offices in Sacramento, California; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Bellevue, Washington; and Arlington, Virginia. The successful candidate for this position may choose any of these locations.
PLF attorneys identify and litigate important legal issues to set precedent that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, PLF attorneys battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion.
The Attorney will take the lead responsibility for trial court work – including drafting complaints, conducting discovery, moving for summary judgment – and handling appeals. Our attorneys also engage in outreach to the legal community, publicize our cases, and participate in all facets of the Foundation’s work. We are looking for an attorney who is enthusiastic, energetic, and committed to working hard for a great cause.
The NCLA is a non-profit, public interest law firm, which engages in pro-bono litigation to defend the liberty established by the Constitution. It focuses primarily on fighting administrative power and conditions on spending where they systematically threaten constitutional freedoms, including the freedom of speech, jury rights, and due process.
The NCLA acts in coordination with other civil rights organizations. Rather than try to resist administrative power wherever it threatens substantive rights and interests, it works against the administrative mechanisms (such as Chevron and Auer deference) that repeatedly threaten constitutionally protected rights.
The NCLA is supported entirely by contributions from foundations and individuals.
The Freedom Foundation seeks a Litigation Counsel to work in its Olympia, Washington office.
Organizational & Job Details
Freedom Foundation is an aggressive and effective conservative/libertarian organization devoted to public-sector labor reform. Specifically, we work to defeat forced unionism and diminish the undue political influence wielded by Big Labor. We do this by informing workers of their rights and protecting and enhancing those rights in the courts. Success in this fight is a fundamental prerequisite to expanding freedom and prosperity not only in the West, but across the country.
The Litigation Counsel will join an experienced, committed, and hard-working litigation team under the direction of the Foundation’s Managing Attorney. The litigation subject matter includes First Amendment, open government, administrative, and civil rights cases. Because of the Foundation’s overwhelming success in the labor reform field, unions and other entities regularly seek to force the Foundation into defensive litigation. Therefore, the litigation team also provides defense-side litigation support for the Foundation. Though we work collaboratively, the Litigation Counsel must be a self-starter and capable of managing his or her own caseload.
The Litigation Counsel’s job duties will include:
- Creating, filing, and/or managing legal actions against governments, labor unions (primarily public-sector), and their allies who violate workers’ rights
- Writing legal opinions, briefs, articles, memos, blog posts, and analysis; communicating about the Foundation’s legal activities to trustees, members, donors, the media, and to the general public
- Advising Foundation staff as they advance other facets of the Foundation’s mission
- Excellent legal research and writing skills
- Excellent academic credentials, a strong work ethic, and the ability to persevere under adversity
- Licensed to practice law in Washington or able to attain a Washington license within one year of employment
- 1-2 years of litigation experience preferred; recent law graduates will be considered
- Believe, share, and be able to express the Foundation’s mission and values
- Enjoy taking on new challenges and working in a team environment
Freedom Foundation offers a salary and benefits package, including health benefits and a retirement program, commensurate with applicants’ experience and consistent with the nonprofit sector.
Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:
- Cover letter detailing your specific interest in this role and salary requirements
- List of three professional references
Please include “Litigation Counsel, FF – Your Name” in the subject line of your email.
Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Claire Dixon, executive director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.