Join the team working on a daily basis to protect the rule of law and ensure due process and equal protection for all Americans.
Careers at America First Legal
America First Legal Foundation (AFL) is a national, nonprofit public interest law firm working on a daily basis to protect the rule of law and ensure due process and equal protection for all Americans. Our work covers a wide variety of matters of concern to the American people as we conduct oversight of federal, state, and local governments, and bring litigation across the United States to redress unconstitutional and unlawful actions. As our website illustrates, the breadth of work at AFL includes matters of significant importance in the areas of immigration, election integrity, vaccine mandates, parental rights, federal overreach by the many federal agencies, censorship and disinformation by big tech, religious freedom, “woke” and discriminatory acts by the private sector, and more. The work of AFL is often in the news as we tackle matters in a timely and proactive manner.
Now Hiring: Attorney
AFL is looking for an attorney who is passionate about our mission. We seek an attorney with at least five years of litigation experience and excellent writing skills to join our organization as we work to file cutting-edge, strategic litigation and demand accountability from government – which should answer to the people, not the reverse. We work in a collaborative and creative manner in furtherance of our mission of freedom, liberty, and the rule of law, and we invite attorneys who think boldly and strategically to join our fight.
The location for this position is either at our Washington, D.C. office or remotely in the United States. We offer a salary commensurate with experience. AFL also offers a benefits package that includes medical, life, dental, HSA, and contributions to a 401(k).We encourage interested attorneys to submit your resume, references, and a recent writing sample to email@example.com, attention: CAREERS.
Now Hiring: Associate Attorney
AFL is seeking an attorney with two to five years of experience with an interest in advancing our Oversight portfolio. This attorney will be actively engaged in our FOIA litigation and investigations and will be providing support to senior attorneys on our team. A candidate must possess excellent writing and communication skills and be prepared to work collaboratively and creatively in furtherance of our mission of freedom, liberty, and the rule of law.
This position will be located in Washington, D.C. with the possibility of regular remote work. We offer a salary commensurate with experience. AFL also offers a benefits package that includes medical, life, dental, HSA, and contributions to a 401(k). We encourage interested attorneys to submit your resume, references, and a recent writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org, attention: CAREERS.
Summer 2023 Law Clerk Positions
America First Legal Foundation seeks motivated and mission-aligned second- and third-year law students to work as law clerks for the 2023 Summer semester.
This position will provide you the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in cutting edge areas of the law. Clerks will work on matters across AFL’s litigation portfolio that are at the forefront of public policy debates. Clerks will also assist with AFL’s oversight mission and gain valuable experience using various oversight tools to inform the debates that will shape the nation’s future. Clerks will also be able to meet and build relationships with key lawyers and policymakers from across the conservative movement fighting to protect our values and the Constitution.
Law clerks are expected to assist with researching, drafting, proofing, and cite checking material that AFL produces, including letters, memos, complaints, motions, and briefs (administrative, trial, and appellate), oversight actions (e.g. OIG demand letters, FOIA requests, Hill letters, and lawsuits). Law clerks will also be expected to assist with document review, as needed, and generally assist in other duties to further AFL’s mission.
Hours and arrangements are flexible and can be made on an individualized basis to meet credit-hour needs. For clerks who are in the Washington, D.C. area, in-person opportunities are available, but AFL is also able to accommodate candidates based anywhere in the country with a remote clerkship. Regardless of location, AFL places an emphasis on high-quality work product from driven individuals who want to gain meaningful, real-world experience in the conservative movement.
To apply, please submit a resume, a list of two or three references, a brief cover letter (500 word maximum), a writing sample (ten page maximum), and an unofficial transcript to email@example.com with the subject line “Law Clerk Application.”