Staff Attorney

The Foundation Legal Department has an opening for an attorney admitted to practice in at least one state or the District of Columbia who would litigate in federal and state courts and before labor relations agencies for workers challenging compulsory unionism arrangements, such as forced union membership or fee requirements and monopoly union representation. Litigation experience, particularly in cases filed with the National Labor Relations Board, is desirable but not required. An excellent law school record is required, and law review experience is preferred. Strong commitment to individual freedom and free enterprise is necessary.

Applications, including a detailed resume, your salary requirement, a legal writing sample, at least three references, and transcripts of law school and college grades should be sent to Raymond J. LaJeunesse, Jr., Legal Director, at National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Suite 600, 8001 Braddock Road, Springfield, Virginia, 22160 or by fax to 703-321-8239 or email to [email protected].

2019-2020 Fall, Spring, and Summer Law Clerk Positions

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation provides legal services to protect workers from the abuses of compulsory unionism, and law student clerks will be involved in a variety of tasks intended to serve that purpose. In the clerkship, law students will become familiar with issues under federal labor law and state Right to Work laws, authorized by Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act. Law clerks work directly with staff attorneys, experienced in protecting the legal rights of workers opposed to unionization, who are readily available for guidance, questions, and discussion of ideas regarding cutting-edge constitutional, labor and Right to Work issues.

The clerkship is research-intensive, but also involves other duties, such as drafting legal claims and defenses for staff attorneys’ clients in various forums, ranging from NLRB Regional Offices to U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, and, interviewing and counseling, when appropriate, individual workers who seek information and guidance regarding their union-related problems. Ultimately, the law student will be serving the public cause of vindicating individual employee rights, while immersing himself or herself in federal and state labor laws and getting a glimpse at practice and procedure before the NLRB, federal courts, and state administrative agencies, among other forums.

The clerkship is unpaid, but the Foundation will work with a law student’s university so the student can obtain course credit and, when available, funding.

The Foundation is currently accepting applications for Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 Law Clerk positions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample to Staff Attorney Frank Garrison at [email protected].