Lead Counsel Position

Lead Counsel
Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities
American Bar Association
Hiring range: $68,900- $76,900

Serves as legal counsel to an ABA entity and responsible for the management of the Hispanic Commission within the Center structure.  Serves as national legal expert in the field.  Provides expertise to ABA governance, ABA entities, state, local, national and international legal community regarding Hispanic issues.  Develops policy and substantive legal resources to enhance the Association’s status in this area.  Includes legal research, writing, speaking, technical assistance and may include grant development and/or fund raising.

Doctoral Degree (JD, PhD)

This position requires a J.D. degree. It requires superior analytical, communications, research, writing and editing skills. A minimum of 5+ years of significant experience with legal policy development, advocacy and project management is required. Must be highly organized, self-starting, diplomatic and be committed to diversity issues. Experience interacting with leaders of the legal profession and other disciplines is crucial. This person is considered a national expert in the area of Hispanic legal rights and issues. Ability to speak Spanish is preferred.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

Please apply directly on the American Bar Association’s job board: https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/abanet/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10892&esid=az

Company Description:
The American Bar Association is the world’s largest voluntary professional organization, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities.  It is committed to doing what only a national association of attorneys can do: serving our members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.

Founded in 1878, the ABA is committed to supporting the legal profession with practical resources for legal professionals while improving the administration of justice, accrediting law schools, establishing model ethical codes, and more.  Membership is open to lawyers, law students, and others interested in the law and the legal profession.

Our national headquarters are in Chicago, and we maintain a significant office in Washington D.C.