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Public Affairs & Communications Assistant

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is seeking a Public Affairs & Communications Assistant to provide support to the Sr. Director of Public Affairs & Communications. The Assistant will be responsible for drafting, editing, and strategic dissemination of various print and online written, video, and audio content including news releases, letters to the editor, columns, opinion pieces, and podcasts.

The position presents an exciting opportunity to participate in various projects that advance the Association’s mission and reputation nationally and internationally, and address a wide range of criminal justice issues. The range of topics is broad, and may include issues concerning public defense, white collar crime, racial and ethnic disparity in the criminal justice system, detention and prosecution in the “War on Terror,” the reliance of courts on “forensic science,” alternative proceedings such as drug courts, the state of the misdemeanor court system, and much more.

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The National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is an equal opportunity employer. We adhere to making all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, physical appearance or any other protected classification which may be applicable under the law of the particular state or locality in which you are applying for employment. No question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excluding any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Equal access to employment, services, and programs is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the organization.  

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