Legal Counsel - Redistricting

Position Summary 

CLC’s redistricting team engages in various forms of advocacy—including administrative and local advocacy, legal research and writing, educational efforts, legislative drafting, amicus filings, and trial and appellate litigation. CLC’s redistricting practice works to reduce partisanship in redistricting through litigation, advocacy for redistricting commission ballot initiatives, and to promote fair representation remedies to improve minority representation at the local, state, and national levels, through litigation and/or advocacy.  

 

Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel, Redistricting, the Legal Counsel will play an integral role in the redistricting team. Legal Counsel will be the primary staff member assigned to providing legal support and outreach for redistricting reform work focused on promoting and implementing independent redistricting commissions and ranked choice voting.  

 

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Primary focus will be providing advice to state, local, or other partners on state or local ballot initiative language, state legislation, and local ordinances related to redistricting reforms including independent redistricting commissions and the adoption of ranked choice voting.
  • Draft advocacy and outreach materials on redistricting issues
  • Monitor and identify opportunities for engagement with local communities interested in reforming their redistricting processes
  • Deliver public education sessions to local, state, and/or national audiences on redistricting reforms
  • Speak with media about local, state, and national redistricting reforms
  • Attend conferences with state and/or national coalition members to discuss strategies to advance redistricting reforms
  • May involve research and provision of advice on possible legal strategies to support placement of initiatives on ballots, defense of constitutionality of initiatives, and implementation of initiatives.
  • Travel required 
  • Other duties as assigned 

 

Qualifications and Skills  

  • At least one year of legal experience (a judicial clerkship satisfies this requirement) 
  • Experience drafting legal memoranda 
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills 
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills with a proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team 
  • Outreach or organizing experience preferred but not required
  • Active membership in a state bar in good standing
  • Commitment to the nonpartisan nature and overall mission of CLC 
  • Demonstrated interest in voting rights and redistricting is preferred but not required 

 

Salary & Benefits 

CLC provides a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, prescription, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance, as well as flexible spending account and retirement programs. 

 

The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $90,000 depending on experience.

 

 

EEO Statement 

Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a nondiscriminatory work environment. CLC is proud to be an inclusive organization. It does not make hiring or advancement, or other employment decisions, based on race, national origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, familial status or responsibilities, personal appearance, pregnancy, political affiliation, ancestry, military or veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, District of Columbia, or local law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, job assignment, compensation, promotion, termination, benefits, and training.

 

To apply

Please submit a resume of relevant experience and cover letter with “Legal Counsel - Redistricting” in the subject line to info@campaignlegalcenter.org. Applications will be accepted until December 21, 2018.