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Litigation Counsel - (PETA)

Peta Full Time Legal


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Position Objective:
Develop and manage civil court and administrative litigation, and provide legal advice and assistance on a wide range of issues arising from or related to PETA's and the PETA Foundation's work.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Develop and manage all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts in furtherance of PETA's and the PETA Foundation's objectives
  • Work closely with outside counsel on active litigation to achieve cost-effective results for PETA and the PETA Foundation
  • Develop new cases and litigation strategies to advance animals' rights in the legal system
  • Research, interpret, and apply local, state, and federal statutes and regulations and applicable case law, with a primary focus on animal protection and animal rights issues
  • Assist caseworkers, researchers, and campaigners with a wide array of legal issues that arise in their work
  • Liaise with various PETA and PETA Foundation departments regarding efforts to publicize PETA's legal work
  • Supervise fellows and law student interns on assigned projects
  • Represent the organization to the media on assigned legal work and engage in public speaking and writing on subjects related to this work
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
 
POSITION REQUIREMENTS
  • J.D. and a minimum of two years civil litigation experience
  • Litigation experience with animal law, administrative law, and/or environmental law preferred but not required
  • Member in good standing of at least one state bar association
  • Proven excellent legal research, writing, and verbal advocacy skills
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks within strict time constraints
  • Willingness to gain admission to court and bar associations and travel, where necessary
  • Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to advocate PETA's and the PETA Foundation's positions on issues professionally
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
 
FULL-TIME/PART-TIME | Full-Time 
DIVISION | PETA Foundation 
LOCATION | PETA Foundation - Telecommuting Positions 

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Date Posted

08-23-2020

HQ Location

Norfolk, Virginia

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