Prisoner Civil Rights Attorney
Loevy & Loevy is a top tier national civil rights law firm. We are leaders in civil rights, whistleblower and False Claims Act, privacy, and transparency cases.
The firm’s Prisoner Civil Rights practice focuses on protecting the rights of people imprisoned in jails, prisons, and other detention settings across the country through a diverse docket of litigation. Our Prisoner Civil Rights practice represents both individuals and classes of people seeking justice for their unconstitutional conditions of confinement, including insufficient medical attention, excessive force, in-custody deaths, disability discrimination, financial abuse, and other injuries.
The position with the Prisoner Civil Rights practice offers opportunities to act as lead litigator in a variety of prisoners’ rights cases through all phases of litigation, to grow the practice area, and to work collaboratively with other lawyers in the firm. Because of the nature of the work, our attorneys regularly engage in all aspects of litigation—court appearances, discovery enforcement, oral arguments, briefing on dispositive and other substantive motions, investigating potential cases, taking depositions, and frequently trying cases.
Requirements: Candidates must have a minimum of three years of litigation experience, ideally more, and preferably in federal court and/or in civil rights matters. Candidates with a dedicated interest in the rights of imprisoned people are preferred, as are candidates with a judicial clerkship.
Ideal candidates are strong writers, creative thinkers, effective communicators and collaborators with people from all walks of life, independent in their work, and passionate about advocating for the rights of all incarcerated people.
Location: Based in Chicago with regular travel required.
Compensation: Dependent on experience, with a minimum base salary of $100,000 per year plus bonus, with full benefits.
To apply: To apply to this position, please send a cover letter resume, list of references, and a sample of your legal writing to email@example.com using “Prisoner Civil Rights Attorney” as your subject line. Your cover letter should describe what drives your interest in the position. Your writing sample should include a cover page describing the context for your writing sample.
We are looking for people who will bring diligence, creativity and compassion to their work and who share our values of working in a collaborative, client-centered environment to advance the public interest. Loevy & Loevy is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and an inclusive culture. We welcome applications from first-generation professionals. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran’s status, or national origin. For more information about Loevy & Loevy, please visit http://www.loevy.com.