Civil Rights Attorney
Title: Civil Rights Attorney
Job Type: Attorney
Schedule Type: Full-Time
Practice Areas: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties (Religious Freedom), Employment, Immigration, National Security, Open Government, Police Practices and Corrections
Location: Birmingham, AL
The Position/Role: The Alabama chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-AL) is seeking a full-time Civil Rights Attorney with a demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy and serving diverse communities. CAIR- is a recently formed chapter of the largest Muslim civil rights and civil liberties organization in the United States. For over 20 years, CAIR has represented countless clients who have been victims of discrimination and harassment, served as the voice of the American Muslim community in the media, and worked to challenge Islamophobia on the local level through interfaith outreach and promoting civic engagement.
We are looking for a motivated individual with experience and interest in many different types of public interest law who will be expected to identify, strategize, and use creative legal and grassroots advocacy solutions to address systematic issues facing the American Muslim community. This individual will help to form a new civil rights department at CAIR-AL, a local chapter of the largest Muslim civil rights and civil liberties organization in the United States, and will be responsible for growing the department and forging alliances and coalitions with other local legal and civil rights organizations and attorneys. He/she will be responsible for triaging intakes him or herself and with the assistance of legal interns, referring out clients as necessary, and potentially serving as co-counsel for limited litigation based on capacity and need.
Time Commitment: Full-time with occasional evenings and weekends required.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
All CAIR-AL staff is required to assist in general duties such as answering phones, weekly outreach, fundraising, and other office tasks.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
CAIR-AL is an equal opportunity employer.