Supervising Attorney

About Us

Every night in this country, about 450,000 people are jailed only because they cannot buy their freedom.  This widespread pretrial detention is just one way in which our criminal system targets and punishes people struggling to make ends meet – even as they are presumed innocent.  Founded in 2016, CRC challenges wealth-based and race-based systems of oppression.  We’ve already won groundbreaking litigation challenging the rise of debtors’ prisons, abusive private probation schemes, and wealth-based pre-trial detention. CRC works closely with community partners and is committed to fundamentally change our country’s approach to the criminal system. We approach our work with urgency. Learn more at civilrightscorps.org.

Job Description

The Supervising Attorney will supervise and engage in impact litigation and advocacy. The Supervising Attorney reports to the Director of Litigation. Specific job responsibilities include:

Qualifications

The ideal applicant is passionate about social justice, an outstanding and experienced attorney, interpersonally and culturally competent and able to work well in a collaborative environment. Innovative thinking, an unwillingness to accept things as they are, and a strong work ethic are essential. Specific qualifications for this position include:

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time exempt position based in Washington, DC and offers a competitive nonprofit salary with excellent benefits. The position also offers paid vacation and sick leave, including all federal holidays. 

Application Requirements

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and four references. Please include as one of the references someone whom you have supervised.   In your cover letter please include one or more examples of litigation in which you have applied an integrated strategy, including policy changes or engagement with and accountability to the community represented by your clients.

The position is open until filled. Materials should be addressed to jobs@civilrightscorps.org. Please include your name and “SA” in the subject line.

Civil Rights Corps is an equal opportunity employer.  We greatly value a diverse workforce and management team and an inclusive culture.  Civil Rights Corps is committed to promoting an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its clients and staff.