ACLU Salary Scale?

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Lukey1223
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ACLU Salary Scale?

Postby Lukey1223 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:51 pm

Is anyone familiar with the ACLU attorney salary scale?

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Re: ACLU Salary Scale?

Postby Lukey1223 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:19 am

Anyone? :-/

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chris0805
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Re: ACLU Salary Scale?

Postby chris0805 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:57 am

I had a mock interview with an ACLU attorney a couple weeks ago, and he seemed to suggest that it's about 55-60 when you start and it moves up to 70-80. Still, you have to keep a couple of things in mind

(1) The ACLU almost NEVER talks someone for litigation work unless they have clerked/worked for a couple years so in a way, 55K isn't really entry level.
(2) This is the salary information for people at the national headquarters in NYC

So, it's not a luxurious lifestyle. 70-80 sounds pretty nice and it is. You can certainly live off of it, and it would be luxurious anywhere except NYC. A nice 2BR apartment in a "low cost" area of Manhattan or nice part of Brooklyn can run you 900,000. Suddenly 80K isn't worth what you might have thought.

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Re: ACLU Salary Scale?

Postby Lukey1223 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:38 am

Thank you very much for your reply! I appreciate the frame of reference.




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