Everytown Lawseeks a talented and creative attorney to serve as Associate Counsel. This attorney will focus on litigating cases on behalf of individuals and communities impacted by gun violence.
Everytown Law is the litigation arm of Everytown for Gun Safety—the nation’s biggest gun violence prevention organization. We are the largest team of impact litigators in the country dedicated to advocating in the courts for gun violence prevention—one of the most pressing issues of our time.
affirmative litigation to fight dangerous gun laws, enforce gun violence prevention laws, and represent survivors of gun violence challenging the gun industry’s dangerous business practices, and
defending life-saving gun laws against Constitutional and preemption challenges.
Our team also fosters independent and rigorous scholarship, commentary, and historical research. You can learn about our work and our team at https://everytownlaw.org/.
SCOPE OF WORK
The primary responsibilities of the Associate Counsel will be:
Working with the team to develop and implement Everytown Law’s national federal and state court affirmative litigation practice including legal research, factual development, and strategy analysis.
Litigating cases in conjunction with national and local co-counsel.
Drafting and editing memos, complaints, pleadings, and appellate and trial court briefs.
Providing direct representation to survivor clients.
Working on scholarly articles and op/eds as necessary.
Coordinating closely with other Everytown departments.
Responsibilities may also include speaking at public events, including presentations to law school students and at other public interest law events.
The position is primarily remote during COVID-19 and subsequently will be based in our New York City office or Washington, D.C. office
Our team culture values kindness, positive interpersonal skills, collaboration, communication, feedback, professionalism, social consciousness, a continuous-learning mindset, a strong work ethic, readiness to take action, a sense of humor, flexibility, balance, and self-care. Our team provides a supportive environment for attorneys training to become great litigators.
Resumes will be reviewed and candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.
Candidates may be required to submit a legal writing sample and law school transcript.
As part of our standard hiring process, employment with Everytown Law will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
DIVERSE WORKFORCE AND OPEN CULTURE
Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply to Everytown. A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our organization and vital to our success.
Everytown for Gun Safety provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
About Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund (the “Everytown Support Fund”) is the education, research and litigation arm of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly six million supporters. The Everytown Support Fund seeks to improve our understanding of the causes of gun violence and help to reduce it by conducting groundbreaking original research, developing evidence-based policies, communicating this knowledge to the American public, and advancing gun safety and gun violence prevention in communities and the courts. Learn more at
Clerkship experience is a plus (but not required).
Candidates transitioning from the private sector are encouraged to apply.
Excellent research, writing, legal analysis, and editing skills.
Outstanding attention to detail and an ability to explain complex legal and historical concepts to both legal and non-legal audiences.
Experience working with marginalized communities and survivors of trauma a plus.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with other lawyers.
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-moving environment and deliver timely and high-quality work.
A commitment to social justice and passion for Everytown's mission of preventing gun violence in America
About Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.
But something is changing. More than 4 million mayors, moms, cops, teachers, survivors, gun owners, and everyday Americans have come together to make their own communities safer. Together, we are fighting for the changes that we know will save lives. Everytown starts with you, and it starts in your town.