35,000 People die from gun violence in this country each year.
We can change that.
No organization has a more comprehensive and systematic approach to ending America’s gun violence epidemic. Brady believes that Americans, working together, are more powerful than any problem and we invite those who feel the same way to join us in our work. We know our multi-pronged approach of education, litigation, and legislation will ensure that one day, every American can live free from the fear of being shot. Join us in creating that America.
Position: Litigator | Gun Violence Prevention
Based: On-Site in the Washington D.C. Office with occasional travel
IMPACT & LEGACY:
We are looking for a creative, accomplished and dedicated litigator to join our team. This is a rare opening to join a small team in one of the nation's most effective, cutting-edge public interest law practices.
For almost 30 years, the Brady Center has been the nation’s only public interest law group dedicated to fighting in the courts on behalf of victims of gun violence to reduce gun deaths and injuries to reform the gun industry through high-impact, cutting-edge liability actions.
THE WORK TO BE DONE:
The Staff Attorney will represent victims of gun violence and others in high-impact civil litigation in trial and appellate courts across the country against negligent gun companies and other entities who contribute to gun violence. S/he can expect a variety of direct, hands-on experiences and challenging, exciting opportunities to affect the law and public policy in trial and appellate courts, from drafting arguing and briefs, to jury trials and appeals.
Actively litigating all phases of tort lawsuits on behalf of gun violence victims in courts throughout the country, including:
- taking and defending depositions;
- writing and arguing motions and briefs;
- preparing and conducting jury trials;
- drafting and arguing appeals;
- interviewing witnesses and experts;
- investigating facts of shootings and business practices to support litigation;
- Working with coalitions of law enforcement, public health, and other groups seeking to prevent gun violence to prepare amicus briefs;
- Speaking with lawyers about how to litigate gun violence prevention cases;
- Performing other legal and factual research and writing and administrative support as needed.
YOUR SKILLS & EXPERTISE:
- Minimum of 7 years of litigation experience
- You are passionate about your work and your energy is contagious
- You are moved to work for an organization striving to prevent gun violence in our schools, on our streets and in our homes.
- Enjoy a reputation for your creative and able legal mind
- Confident in the courtroom, comfortable in depositions
- Significant, relevant civil litigation experience, preferably in plaintiff’s side tort suits, including in depositions, arguing motions, and trials
- Strong advocacy prowess
- Expert writing and research skills
- You bring a pleasant attitude to the office and fit in easily with our mission-driven team
- JD from a highly respected law school
- Salary expectations in alignment with a non-profit legal position
Send your résumé along with a cover letter, law school transcript, and a short legal writing sample. Feel free to include any other information that would support your candidacy.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject Line: Accomplished Litigator: First & Last Name
Interviews will begin immediately.
We look forward to talking with you,
Learn more about Brady
Please check out the Time Magazine/JR Project cover story on Guns in America. Both Kris Brown, President & Ky Hunter, VP of Programs, are on the cover!
View Kris Brown, Brady’s President, talking about Brady's 3 Point Plan.
- Expand Brady Background Checks to all gun sales: 1 in 5 guns are sold without a Brady Background Check due to gaps in the system that could be easily fixed.
- Ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines: Shooters in massacres such as Parkland, Las Vegas, Orlando, Sutherland Springs, Aurora, and Sandy Hook have all used assault weapons and high capacity magazines. These weapons of war DO NOT belong on our streets.
- Pass Extreme Risk Protection Order Laws (ERPO's) Nationwide: An extreme risk protection order allows family members and law enforcement to seek court permission to temporarily remove guns from a person in danger of harming themselves or others.
For more than 40 years, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has been the leading national voice in the prevention of gun violence with an unrivaled history of success. The Brady Bill, signed into law in 1993, remains the single most effective gun violence prevention policy in history, with Brady background checks blocking more than 3 million sales of guns to prohibited purchasers such as domestic abusers, convicted violent criminals, and people with dangerous mental illnesses. In the words of President Bill Clinton, “countless people are alive today” because of the work of Jim and Sarah Brady and the Brady Center.
A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our organization and vital to our mission. All qualified applicants and current employees will receive consideration for employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law. The Brady Campaign & Center to Prevent Gun Violence is committed to advancing the principles of equal employment opportunity.