Job Opportunities - Liberty Justice Center

Job Opportunities

Current Openings:


Senior Attorney

Liberty Justice Center is seeking a Senior Attorney with 5 to 10 years of litigation experience to join our team of lawyers who fight to protect constitutional rights and individual liberty. 

Senior attorneys are responsible for:

  • presenting new case ideas and seizing litigation opportunities, sometimes in very short order;
  • supporting other attorneys on cases and providing strategic insight on other attorneys’ work in our very collaborative team environment;
  • managing cases from top to bottom, which includes working with colleagues during the ideation process, speaking with prospective clients, researching and drafting cases as they are being strategized and prepared, working with colleagues on case launches and handling cases as they move through the courts;
  • and acting as a spokesperson for the organization, when appropriate.

The culture of Liberty Justice Center is highly entrepreneurial, and senior attorneys are expected to embody and promote this trait. Experience working on cases in the federal courts, specifically the appellate courts, is desired. At times, the Senior Attorney will also be expected to write articles for lay audiences and speak about the organization’s work in the media or at branded speaking engagements. Candidates must understand, and be committed to, the mission of the Liberty Justice Center and our litigation approach. 

Liberty Justice Center offers its employees competitive salaries, performance-based bonuses, health and dental insurance and a retirement savings plan with employer matching. This position is fully remote and candidates can work from anywhere in the US.

This search is being managed by Stephanie Schliftman at Palmer Staffing. To apply, please email a cover letter, law school transcript, resume and three writing samples to [email protected].


Staff Attorney

The Liberty Justice Center seeks an entrepreneurial attorney with 2 to 5 years of legal experience to join its team in the role of Staff Attorney. 

The right candidate will come to the interview with a list of case ideas and an innovative approach to expanding liberty and protecting Americans’ fundamental, constitutional rights. Liberty Justice Center is doing work in the emerging areas of deplatforming, cancel culture and school choice, as well as in the arenas of campaign finance reform, election integrity, nondelegation doctrine and executive overreach. LJC is best known for its 2018 Supreme Court victory in Janus v. AFSCME, and continues to expand its footprint in the arena of worker freedom and labor union reform.   

Staff attorneys report to senior attorneys and managing attorneys on the legal team. They are responsible for executing all aspects of the litigation they are supporting on with minimum supervision. This includes drafting pleadings and motions, conducting discovery and handling appeals. Staff attorneys must be able to do the deep digging and sleuthing that yields innovative lawsuits – often in short order. Our attorneys run to the fight, and take on cases in quickly developing legal situations. Staff attorneys at LJC must be able to operate at a swift pace to enable the organization to seize opportunities as they arise. Staff attorneys also are expected to communicate with clients regularly, providing them updates on litigation and forming lasting relationships that establish a close knit trust relationship with the people we’re trying to help.

Liberty Justice Center offers competitive salaries, performance-based bonuses, great benefits and more. This is a fully remote role that can be performed anywhere in the US.

This search is being managed by Stephanie Schliftman at Palmer Staffing. To apply, please email a cover letter, law school transcript, resume and three writing samples to [email protected].


Internships

Opportunities for law students

The Liberty Justice Center offers a rich educational opportunity for law students to contribute to a cutting-edge public interest law firm. The Liberty Justice Center is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest litigation center that represents clients at no charge. We are litigating in more than two dozen states to protect the Constitution and America’s founding principles. Our litigation focuses on workers’ rights, specifically related to our victory in the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME, educational opportunity, free speech and economic liberty. The Liberty Justice Center is not your typical public interest law firm; we focus only on precedent-setting work, and take on only specific types of cases that we believe will achieve the most good for everyday Americans.

Liberty Justice Center interns play an important role on the team. From day one, they will report to an experienced constitutional litigator and be assigned work from our portfolio of unique cases. Interns engage in intensive legal research, legal writing, review information from prospective and current clients, prepare correspondence on behalf of the firm, and may be called upon to perform investigative and discovery work as well as participate in other litigation duties. Legal interns will gain insight and experience into the day-to-day operations of a public interest law firm, and learn what differentiates this type of law practice from other fields. Best of all, they will have the opportunity to work on a high-achieving team motivated by a shared belief in protecting Americans’ Constitutional rights in some of the most important and interesting cases in the country.

Successful applicants have a strong work ethic and the drive and willingness to put in the work to get the job done. They share a commitment to classical liberal principles, including individual liberty, limited government and the free-market.

Interns are expected to work between 20 and 40 hours a week. Liberty Justice Center interns are paid $20/hour. Interns can work from our Chicago office or remotely. Top candidates will be eligible to apply for a Legal Fellowship and receive a $10,000 stipend in lieu of an hourly rate.[1]

Summer interns generally work from May through August, though exact start and stop dates are flexible in most circumstances. We also take on a limited number of interns during the school year, and can work with students to provide a work schedule that accommodates their academic obligations. Summer internship applications are due by November 1, 2021.

To apply for an internship opportunity, please email a cover letter, resume, and two legal writing samples to Morgan Bowles at [email protected]. Your cover letter should state your law school year, whether you are applying for a summer or academic semester internship, and why you would be a great addition to the Liberty Justice Center team.


[1] The Legal Fellowship and stipend are offered through a third-party and no intern is guaranteed to receive the fellowship or stipend. Any intern selected to apply for the fellowship will work with Liberty Justice Center to submit additional application materials.