Counsel for House Judiciary Subcommittee
The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties seeks a dedicated and hard-working lawyer with a minimum of 5 years of professional legal experience to serve as a subcommittee counsel.
Responsibilities include: serving as a resource for Democratic Members of the Committee on matters of law and policy within the Subcommittee’s jurisdiction; drafting legislation; preparing hearings; drafting statements, memos, and briefing materials; and providing guidance to Democratic House offices on matters of constitutional and civil rights law. The counsel will be responsible for handling assignments in a range of issue areas, including reproductive rights, women’s issues, religious freedom, voting rights, civil rights litigation, torts and civil procedure, claims against the United States, separation of powers, federalism, individual constitutional rights, and any other areas as assigned.
The successful candidate must demonstrate exceptional writing and legal research skills, a strong work ethic, a professional temperament, and the ability to work on novel and complex matters under time and other pressures. Such a candidate must also be able to work collaboratively with a broad range of personalities. In addition, sound political judgment, prior legislative or policy experience, a substantive background in civil rights or constitutional law, and a demonstrated commitment to public service are strongly preferred. A sense of humor is a plus.
The Committee strives to ensure that our staff represents the diversity of the country’s population. The Committee strongly encourages women and members of historically disadvantaged minority groups to apply. The Committee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, or national origin.
Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to JDEM.Job@mail.house.gov. Please include “Constitution Counsel” in the subject line.