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  • Special Counsel for Appellate and Supreme Court Advocacy

    February 12, 2014

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has been recognized as the finest civil rights law firm in American history.  LDF is a non-profit corporation which assists African Americans and other people of color in securing their civil and constitutional rights through advocacy and the prosecution of lawsuits that challenge racial discrimination.  Since its founding under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, LDF has been committed to transforming this nation’s promise of equality into reality for all Americans.

  • Senior Education Counsel

    February 12, 2014

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has been recognized as the finest civil rights law firm in American history.  LDF is a non-profit corporation that assists African Americans and other people of color in securing their civil and constitutional rights through litigation and advocacy.  Since its founding under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, LDF has been committed to transforming this nation’s promise of equality into reality for all Americans.

  • Director of Litigation

    February 12, 2014

    New York, NY

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization.  Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality.  From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has always been transformative: to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

    LDF’s litigation, public policy advocacy and public education programs in the areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system. 

    Position

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is seeking to hire a Director of Litigation.  The Director will report to the President and Director-Counsel. The Director of Litigation, a critical member of the organization’s senior management team will provide strategic leadership and coordination regarding both litigation and non-litigation legal advocacy.  The Director of Litigation is a highly visible spokesperson for LDF, advocating for civil rights, both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion.

  • Director of Communications/Media Strategist

    February 12, 2014

    New York, NY

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization.  Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality.  From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has always been transformative: to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

    LDF’s litigation, public policy advocacy and public education programs in the areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system. 

    Position

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is seeking to hire a Director of Communications/Media Strategist.  The Director will report to the President and Director-Counsel and the Associate Director-Counsel.  S/he will have the opportunity to build the Department and to develop a comprehensive communication plan for the organization.  S/he will have primary responsibility for creating and managing a department responsible for developing strategies to support the public education mission of the LDF and for ensuring that LDF’s legal work is promoted in print, radio, television, electronic and social media. 

  • Paralegal

    September 27, 2013

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) seeks an experienced Paralegal to assist LDF attorneys with litigation, education, advocacy, and policy projects and activities.

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization.  Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality.  From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has always been transformative: to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.