The Staff Attorney for the National Foundation for Gun Rights is responsible for providing support for key in-house legal services and functions for NFGR and its affiliated entities, including the National Association for Gun Rights and its subsidiaries.
This full-time permanent position is based out of NFGR’s headquarters in Loveland, Colorado.
The Staff Attorney for the National Foundation for Gun Rights is responsible for providing key support for in-house legal services and functions, such as:
- Perform legal and strategic research for future litigation;
- Draft legal briefs and memorandums in preparation for litigation or other projects;
- Monitor firearms-related litigation in cases around the country;
- Assist with the vetting of potential cases the foundation may have interest in;
- Assist clients with legal issues and coordinate with local attorneys;
- Complete special projects and other assigned tasks.
- Willing to seek bar admission in other states
A Staff Attorney may also be asked to:
- Assist affiliated entities with regulatory or legal compliance needs:
- Assist in, develop or conduct educational presentations for staff on firearms law;
- Attend legislative committee meetings and answering technical and legal questions concerning legislation or federal and state statutes as needed;
- Draft or review legislation, issues and amendments;
The job of Staff Attorney requires, at minimum, a law degree and admission to the bar in at least one state, as well as strong knowledge of federal firearms statutes and regulations and the legislative and executive branches of government. Familiarity (or the ability to become familiar) with state level firearms statutes and regulations is also required.
Staff Attorney will often be asked to work under board chairman and/or other legal counsel, and must be able and willing to do so professionally and with a positive attitude. Staff Attorney must be willing to tailor activity on public platforms so as not to reflect poorly on NFGR.
The job of Staff Attorney requires strong written and verbal communications skills, and must be a self-starter who is motivated to take on new tasks and not let go of assignments or projects until they’re completed. He/she must hold themselves to a high internal standard for research excellence, and must be able to work within project deadlines. Professional language and conduct are required.
As part of the hiring process, candidates may be asked to complete a research assignment or draft a legal brief. Permanent employment will be subject to a 90-day trial period.
Benefits for Full-time Employees:
- Flexible Spending Account
- Health Savings Account
- 401(k) (Up to a 6% company match!)
- Life Insurance
- Accident Insurance
- Hospital Indemnity
- Critical Illness Insurance
- Identity Protection
- Legal Protection
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
Job Type: Full-time
Salary Range: $40,000-$80,000, depending on qualifications.
If you are ready to take the next step, email your resume and cover letter explaining why you are the best fit for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org.