Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Goldwater Institute job opening for experienced litigator

The Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute, Arizona’s leading free-market policy organization, has an immediate opening for an experienced litigator in its Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation. The Center litigates a wide range of cases, primarily under the Arizona Constitution, seeking to curb government excesses and protect individual rights. The attorney will take the lead and/or assist in developing and litigating cases, provide litigation support including case filings and managing the litigation calendar, recruit and supervise law clerks, engage in scholarly writing and public speaking, and work as an integral part of the Institute in developing sound public policy ideas.
Qualified candidates will have at least two years active litigation practice and be comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment and have a strong commitment to freedom manifested in writing and/or activism. Candidates must have excellent writing, researching and editing skills and be familiar with the Microsoft Office software suite. Candidates should also have a strong work ethic, a collegial attitude and a good sense of humor.
Individuals interested in applying for the attorney position should submit the following:
Cover letter
At least one legal writing
Policy writing sample if available
Answers to questions below
Please answer the following three questions:
1. Please briefly describe your political/legal philosophy and the greatest influences in developing it.
2. Briefly describe your trial and appellate litigation experience.
3. Recognizing that the transition from private to public interest law is often difficult, please
describe cases or other experiences you have had that would help make you an effective public interest litigator.
Materials may be sent via e-mail to, or via fax to (602) 256-7045. No phone calls please.
Goldwater pays a competitive salary, based on experience, and provides excellent benefits: employer-paid group health insurance, health savings account, 403 (b) employer match, long-term disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, life insurance, accrued vacation and sick time, and a voluntary dental plan.
The Goldwater Institute is an equal opportunity employer. The Goldwater Institute was established in 1988 as an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization dedicated to the study of public policy. Through its research and litigation the Institute promotes public policy founded upon the principles of limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty,

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