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Senior Attorney-Litigation

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Washington, D.C., USAWashingtonD.C.USA
Full-time

We are looking for a talented, senior-level litigator to help us pursue social justice for older adults.

Areas of Responsibility: 

You will lead high-profile, systemic litigation and in federal and state courts nationwide to promote social justice for older people by protecting the civil rights of people, particularly low-income older adults, including matters involving:

  • disability and other discrimination in accessing community-based long-term care;
  • affordable housing, housing discrimination, and community development;
  • the causes and consequences of social isolation, including abuse, neglect, and exploitation in long-term care facilities;
  • barriers to transportation access;
  • other emerging practices addressing the social determinants of health of older adults.
Educational Background: 
Completion of a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree
Skills/Experience: 
  • At least eight years of post-J.D. experience as a practicing attorney, with at least two years of experience as first chair or lead counsel in litigation matters with responsibility for leading the planning, strategy, and execution of complex cases. 
  • Must be a member in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar or be eligible for admission to the District of Columbia Bar.
  • Superior academic credentials.
  • Experience in legal matters concerning low-income or older populations desirable.
  • Experience with class or collective actions, especially on behalf of plaintiffs, preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully litigate cases individually or in teams.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and entrepreneurial.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced professional environment. 
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality essential.
Compensation/Benefits: 

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

Job Function: 

Organization Info

AARP

Overview
Headquarters: 
Washington, DC, United States
Founded: 
1967
About Us
Mission: 

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. AARP champions positive social change and delivers value through advocacy, information, and service. AARP's vision is a society in which everyone lives with dignity and purpose, and fulfills their goals and dreams.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jun 9 2019
Active Until: 
Jul 9 2019
Hiring Organization: 
AARP
industry: 
Nonprofit