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SPL is seeking experienced attorneys for the position of Trial Attorney. The attorneys selected for these positions will be dedicated to the Section's work in either its Corrections Practice Group (CGP) or its Police Practice Group (PPG).
The incumbent will be responsible for duties such as, but not limited to: (1) personally handling and leading team members on sensitive and/or complex investigations, litigation, and negotiations; (2) working with the Section Chief and management team to develop and establish strategies and priorities for corrections or police misconduct enforcement; (3) working with U.S. Attorney's Offices and other federal agencies to implement strategies for effective and efficient information sharing and case development; and (4) conducting outreach. The incumbent will be responsible for screening and developing new matters; conducting comprehensive investigations involving in-person visits, witness interviews, and work with experts; analyzing data; drafting written recommendations including legal analyses; litigating all aspects of the Section's enforcement duties; and negotiating, monitoring, and enforcing settlement agreements. Litigation associated with these investigations is typically complex, involving extensive discovery, pretrial motions practice, preliminary injunction hearings, trials, and post judgment enforcement and contempt proceedings.
Our CGP ensures compliance with the Constitution, pursuant to the Department of Justice's authority under 42 U.S.C. § 1997 (the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act). More specifically, most of the incumbent's work will be devoted to investigating, negotiating, litigating, and enforcing matters involving conditions and practices in jails and prisons. Our PPG ensures compliance with the Constitution and federal laws, pursuant to the Department of Justice's authority under 42 U.S.C. § 12601 (the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994). More specifically, most of the incumbent's work will be devoted to investigating, negotiating, litigating, and enforcing matters involving allegations of misconduct by law enforcement agencies, including use of excessive force; unlawful stops, searches, or arrests; and discriminatory policing. Both corrections and police work involves allegations of patterns or practices of unlawful conduct.
25% or less - Travel may be required 2-4 nights each month as well as holidays and weekends. If a case goes to trial, extensive travel may be required.
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