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Associate Staff Attorney
The Public Policy Litigation & Law (PPL&L) Department of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) seeks applicants for the two-year fellowship position of Associate Staff Attorney. This position can be located either in New York City or Washington, DC.

Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading health care providers, educators and advocates, serving women, trans and nonbinary patients, men, teens and families. Our 49 locally governed affiliates operate more than 600 health centers, serving the diverse needs of each community. For over 100 years, we’ve worked tirelessly to improve and promote the health and safety of the communities and patients we serve, prevent unintended pregnancies, and guarantee that safe and legal abortion services are available to all patients who need them.

PPL&L represents PPFA and Planned Parenthood affiliates in policy matters that affect the mission of the organization. We conduct litigation in state and federal courts across the country, and we provide legal advice to PPFA and Planned Parenthood affiliates about legal issues such as pending legislation, regulatory matters, and activities of those opposed to Planned Parenthood that interfere with our ability to provide comprehensive reproductive health care. 

The Associate Staff Attorney is a junior position with PPL&L. The primary responsibilities revolve around providing litigation support to the other attorneys within PPL&L, including conducting legal research, drafting memoranda and other legal documents, working with expert witnesses, and communicating with clients. The Associate Staff Attorney will also be engaged in work-related to pending legislation and regulatory matters. 

The PPL&L staff is split between New York City and Washington, DC. Regardless of where the Associate Staff Attorney locates, they would work extensively with the entire PPL&L team, as well as with other staff at PPFA.
Position: Associate Staff Attorney
Organization: Planned Parenthood Federation
Location: Washingrton,  DC 
United States
Salary: $100,000, plus comprehensive benefits
Posting Start Date: 11/13/2020
Date Posted: 11/13/2020
  • Law degree.
  • Outstanding credentials with one to three years of legal experience, such as a clerkship or as a litigation associate in a law firm.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Established interest in public interest work, reproductive rights issues, and/or impact litigation is a plus, but not mandatory.
  • Sensitivity to and appreciation of diversity within the workforce, including differences in race, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, socioeconomic circumstance, gender identity, and expression, sexual orientation, and disability, is required.
$100,000, plus comprehensive benefits.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a résumé at the following link:

PPFA is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. PPFA does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. PPFA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values teamwork, collaboration, creativity, and building a diverse team.

Nonprofit Organization – General

Constitutional Law/First Amendment, Litigation, Non-Profit, Reproductive Rights

Status: This listing expires on: 12/13/2020
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Organization Information
Planned Parenthood Federation

Washingrton,  DC 20005
United States