Democracy Forward Foundation seeks a motivated, organized, and detail-oriented individual to support our Litigation team.  You will also coordinate with the Policy and Public Affairs, Operations, and Oversight and Engagement teams to support the Foundation’s work.

Responsibilities 
  • Assist in preparing, cite-checking, reviewing, filing, and organizing litigation and regulatory documents such as pleadings, briefs, motions, declarations, and comments on rulemakings. 
  • Conduct, analyze, and organize legal, factual, and other non-legal research for use in litigation.
  • Track litigation deadlines and manage the legal calendar. 
  • Attend weekly planning meetings. 
  • Prepare updates on the legal landscape of relevant issues for Democracy Forward staff. 
  • General administrative support, including in-office support.
  • Other tasks as assigned. 
Qualifications 

We are looking for both entry level and experienced legal assistants.  The following experience and skills are preferred:

  • A Bachelor’s degree. 
  • 1 – 3 years experience in a legal, government, or nonprofit setting is preferred. 
  • Strong written, verbal, and research skills. 
  • Ability to work independently, within a team, and under deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Willingness and ability to quickly learn skills necessary to support the Litigation team, e.g. cite-checking, legal research. 
  • Highly motivated, able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and see them through to completion. 
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office, Airtable, and Adobe Acrobat; expertise creating tables of contents, tables of authorities, and maintaining information in databases or spreadsheets is a plus.

Democracy Forward is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We strongly encourage people of color; lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people; women; people with disabilities; and veterans to apply. The salary range for this position is $50,000 – $65,000 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. Compensation is commensurate with experience. 

Meet some but not all of our qualifications? Don’t let that deter you from applying. If you believe that you could excel in our organization and believe in our mission, we hope you apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you are new to non-profit or legal work, returning to work after a gap in employment, simply looking to transition, or taking the next step in your career path, we hope to hear from you. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest in our work and what you would bring to the role for which you are applying.