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Senior Supervising Attorney: Cross-Program

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website The Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU, Inc. (“ACLU of Illinois”)

Protecting constitutional rights in Illinois since 1926!

The Roger Baldwin Foundation of the ACLU of Illinois (ACLU-IL) seeks a Senior Supervising Attorney to use systemic impact litigation and advocacy strategies to advance the rights of persons affected by the criminal legal system. This includes work to advance transformational change in the way police interact with communities of color, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups.

The Senior Supervising Attorney is a highly collaborative team player who works in tandem with colleagues across our organization to advance our goals. Senior Supervising Attorneys lead and litigate cases in state and federal court. In addition, they work closely with colleagues in our Advocacy, Communications, and Philanthropy & Engagement Departments to promote change through legislative initiatives, advocacy with government officials, and public education.

Please review the posting on our website for details about salary, benefits, and qualifications (

The general job responsibilities of a Senior Supervising Attorney include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Investigate, develop, and lead high-impact cases at the trial and appellate level in federal and state courts and in state or federal administrative proceedings.
• Investigate, develop, and advance, in coordination with other Departments, non-litigation strategies for advancing civil rights and civil liberties.
• Conduct investigations, lead impact litigation, and/or non-legislative advocacy, either independently or in collaboration with other members of the Legal Department.
• Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with our cooperating counsel, allied organizations, community-based organizations, stakeholders, members of communities affected by our work, and ACLU-IL members.
• Serve as an ACLU-IL spokesperson with the media and external partners on identified issues.
• Effectively supervise, manage, and mentor early-career and mid-career attorneys and Legal Department support staff, including assigning and overseeing day-to-day work and evaluating their work performance and professional development.

How to Apply
Applicants should email HR Manager, Jose Alicea at the following:

1. A resume.
2. A cover letter summarizing why you are interested in working with the ACLU of Illinois on efforts to help protect the rights of people involved in the criminal legal system.
3. A legal writing sample that has not been substantially edited by others, such as a legal memorandum or your draft section of a legal brief.

Applications are due by May 30, 2024, and will be considered on a rolling basis.

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