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Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) is seeking an attorney to fill its General Counsel position. FAMM is a national nonprofit organization that works for sentencing reform at the federal and state levels. Position entails a variety of legislative and litigation functions. In legislative capacity, General Counsel will review and analyze pending federal and state legislation for FAMM lobbyists and prepare memoranda for legislators and their staff. As FAMM's primary advocate before the US Sentencing Commission, General Counsel will attend Commission meetings and prepare comments and testify regarding Sentencing Guidelines amendments and priorities.

General Counsel will also direct FAMM's Litigation Project, which assists counsel in the US Supreme Court and works with pro bono attorneys at major law firms to arrange representation for inmates in lower court litigation. Responsibilities as director of the Project include screening of prospective cases, legal research, pro bono counsel relations and development, law student intern supervision, coordinating the Supreme Court advocate assistance program, and developing strategies and priorities for the Project.

Law degree, superior writing skills, and familiarity with federal sentencing laws required. To apply, send resume, writing sample, and salary history to: Kyle O'Dowd, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, 1612 K Street, N.W., Suite 1400, Washington, DC 20006. Reply by August 11.

FAMM is also looking for a part-time writer, a membership development director and an office assistant.

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