Founded by law professor Philip Hamburger, the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) is a non-profit, public-interest law firm, which engages in pro bono litigation to defend the liberty established by the Constitution. NCLA is a brand-new organization, so don’t worry if you have not heard about it before. It focuses primarily on fighting administrative power and conditions on spending where they systematically threaten constitutional freedoms, including the freedom of speech, jury-trial rights, and due process. Rather than resist administrative power each and every place where it threatens substantive rights and interests—that is, instead of always playing defense—NCLA will target key administrative mechanisms that repeatedly and broadly threaten constitutionally protected rights. For example, NCLA will oppose Chevron and Auer deference to administrative agencies—doctrines that threaten judicial independence and unbiased judgment. Coordinating its efforts with other civil rights groups, NCLA will pursue strategic litigation that promises to curtail the administrative state’s threat to civil liberties.
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, established in 1968, is a nonprofit, charitable organization. Its mission is to eliminate coercive union power and compulsory unionism abuses through strategic litigation, public information, and education programs.
The Foundation Legal Department has an opening for an attorney admitted to practice in at least one state or the District of Columbia who would litigate in federal and state courts and before labor relations agencies for workers challenging compulsory unionism arrangements, such as forced union membership or fee requirements and monopoly union representation.
The Fairness Center is a nonprofit, public interest law firm offering free legal services to those facing unjust treatment from public employee union officials. In its first three years of existence, the Fairness Center initiated legal actions to protect those hurt by Governor Tom Wolf, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, National Education Association, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Service Employees International Union, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, and Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties.
The Fairness Center represents its clients both in the court of law and the court of public opinion. Currently, its lawyers’ focus is assisting clients in Pennsylvania.
The Fairness Center is searching for a Litigation Counsel to be based in Pennsylvania. The Litigation Counsel will participate in active litigation and represent clients in both state and federal courts. Strong attention to detail is necessary.
Preferably the Litigation Counsel will work from one of The Fairness Center’s offices in Philadelphia or Harrisburg. We will also consider a candidate working from Pittsburgh or remotely from elsewhere in Pennsylvania.
The responsibilities of the Litigation Counsel will be as follows:
- Working with other attorneys to conduct litigation, including assisting with case selection
- Serving as a public spokesperson for the Fairness Center’s clients and working with communications professionals to help clients vindicate their rights in the court of public opinion
- Litigating cutting-edge cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, as appropriate
The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
- Attention to detail
- Excellent verbal and communication skills
- 4+ years of litigation experience
- Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
- Highly strategic manager of his or her own time
- Admission to the Pennsylvania bar
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF with your name in the file:
- A cover letter detailing your interest in/passion for the organization’s mission and your salary requirements
- A legal writing sample in which the candidate was the sole author
Please include “Litigation Counsel, TFC – Your Name” in the subject line of your email. Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Claire Dixon with 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.
Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.
The Center for Competitive Politics seeks an experienced attorney to join its litigation team. A successful applicant will be expected to take a leading, independent role in First Amendment cases brought in federal and state courts.
Founded in 2005 by former Federal Election Commission Chairman Bradley A. Smith, the Center for Competitive Politics is the nation’s largest organization devoted solely to the protection of the First Amendment’s guarantees of free speech, press, assembly, and petition.
- As directed by CCP’s Legal Director, serve as counsel responsible for all stages of litigation, including: research; discovery; writing correspondence; writing complaints, memoranda, and briefs; motion practice; and court appearances
- Work directly with local counsel and clients
- Assist in writing advocacy materials, including legal backgrounders, blog posts, and opinion articles
- Write or assist with writing legal analysis of legislative, regulatory, and policy initiatives