Country: United States of America
Organization: American Bar Association
Closing date: 11 Apr 2022

The Legal Advisor 2 does substantive legal work and may manage a grant funded project or provide substantive support to an ABA entity. May manage that entity. May be supervised by another attorney and frequently supervises more junior attorneys and/or other staff. Includes legal research, writing, speaking, provision of technical assistance, and may include grant development and/or fundraising.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

-Conduct research and write speeches, memoranda, articles, frequently for publication.

-Provide substantive advice, information and make policy recommendations. Serve as principal ABA expert on a substantive area of law or public policy. Includes contacts with government entities and with the media.

-Give presentations and/or teach on legal and public policy issues. Act as a consultant designing substantive content of events, developing model documents, and conducting trainings.

-Manage substantive/legal project aspects. Oversee research, report-writing, and publication. Coordinate or support member sub-groups and coordinate with external constituencies. Manage consultants, interns/externs.

-Analyze laws, regulations, court rules and policies/policy proposals; prepare memoranda of law or on public policy; provide legal counsel

-Research, draft, write, review and critique legislative/rule/policy or regulatory text. Manage policy adoption process.

-Secure outside funding; write grants; deal with grant makers.

-Performs other related duties as required.

Required Education, Qualifications, Experience

-Possession of a Doctorate degree (JD or PhD).

-At least 4 years working in relevant specialized area of law.

-High level of skills at legal writing and research, oral and written communications, and organizational skill.

-Substantial experience in policy analysis.
Preferred Qualifications :

-Prior experience in criminal law and ability to recognize and analyze due process violations;

-Excellent legal research and writing skills;

-Demonstrated ability to work across cultures and build relationships of trust and respect with partners on the ground;

-Demonstrated ability to balance competing deadlines and multiple work streams;

-Excellent communication skills and the ability to tailor written and oral communications to the intended audience.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV along with your application by using the URL below:

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