Another poasting i came across...an in-house position that surprisingly is accepting apps from fresh grads--i thought the cw was that in-house was always a lateral move, but w/e. GL guys.
Date Posted: 11/08/2013
Job Type: ATTORNEY
Schedule Type: Full Time
Practice Areas: Administrative Law, Litigation, Political Activity/Election Law, Transactional Law
The original job posting can be seen here.
ActBlue seeks a new lawyer interested in administrative law and political law to join our pioneering legal team. The In-House Counsel will work closely with ActBlue's General Counsel on a variety of high- and low-profile legal initiatives focused on opening new and expanded avenues for public participation in financing political activity.
The In-House Counsel will be responsible for projects involving legal research, writing, and advice. Responsibilities will fall into three main categories: proactive legal advocacy, general non-profit management, and campaign finance compliance. The In-House Counsel will assist the General Counsel in providing advice and obtaining favorable legal rulings that expand and improve upon the existing channels for political participation, with an increasing emphasis on policy work related to issues such as the relationship between participation and public financing of campaigns. Also included in the In-House Counsel's responsibilities will be addressing general legal questions that arise in the context of non-profit operations, and working with our compliance team to ensure ActBlue abides by the plethora of applicable campaign finance rules and regulations on the federal, state, and local levels.
Law degree from an accredited law school
Admission or pending admission to a state bar
0 - 2 years legal experience
Interest in the political process
Support for Democratic and progressive ideals
Interest in administrative law practice (interest in campaign finance law a plus)
Superior legal research and writing and inter-personal skills
Strong problem solving skills
A quick study and eagerness to learn
Salary is very competitive in the non-profit law industry and commensurate with experience. ActBlue provides a comprehensive benefits package including flexible work hours, fully-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and immediate family, a 401k program with employer matching, a generous time off policy, commuter benefits, and a professional development allotment.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample as pdf files to firstname.lastname@example.org
with "In-House Counsel" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
ActBlue is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.