JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Attorney - Death Penalty Litigation
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
- Organization: Southern Center for Human Rights
ATTORNEY - DEATH PENALTY LITIGATION
The Southern Center for Human Rights has an opening for a brilliant, compassionate, and aggressive attorney with a lot of heart and stamina to represent men and women facing the ultimate sanction in the heart of the Death Belt. Experience in death-penalty litigation is strongly preferred, but not required. We are looking for someone with excellent legal skills, a keen awareness of the class and racial issues underlying the criminal justice system in the South, and an ability to establish relationships with people who may be mentally-ill, cognitively-disabled, and/or severely traumatized. The job is hard and the hours are long, but the reward more than compensates. The applicant must be willing to make a substantial commitment to the Center, to the Center's clients, and the Center's work.
Salary: $35,000 - 39,000 DOE, with additional stipend for law school loans if needed.
Send a resume, a legal writing sample, and contact information for three references to:
Southern Center for Human Rights
83 Poplar Street, N.W.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications received will be considered until the positions are filled. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.