Animal Defense Partnership (ADP) provides legal services free to animal protection charities. We’re growing rapidly and hiring to expand our in-house capabilities. The lawyer we hire will have exceptional legal, interpersonal and client engagement skills and be deeply committed to animal protection and maintaining ADP’s work ethic and culture.
ADP is building an enduring institutional resource devoted to reducing animal suffering. We exist to support nonprofits that advocate for animal protection, run sanctuaries and rescues and promote plant-based eating and diet change. We’re fair and respectful to our colleagues and highly collaborative at and among all levels. ADP hires people who will put our clients and the organization first and are more inclined to give credit than take it. And we’re steadfast in our commitment to maintain this culture as we grow.
ADP functions as both outside general counsel and consultant, assisting clients on a range of matters and issues, including, as examples, corporate formation and governance, obtaining tax-exempt status, nonprofit compliance, drafting and negotiating employment, vendor and consulting agreements, employment disputes, board governance, intellectual property (copyright, clearance, and transactional), data privacy, fiscal sponsorships, and internal organizational policies. We do not handle litigation.
We’re looking for someone to take on these types of responsibilities:
Our ideal candidate has these qualifications:
While we know one person may not bring every criterion on this list, the successful candidate should have most of these qualifications. Don’t check all of these boxes? Convince us why we should hire you anyway!
We value diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences. Ensuring that animal organizations have access to quality legal counsel is a universal concern, and we need people from varied backgrounds and a broad range of life experiences to help build the future of the animal protection movement. Animal Defense Partnership’s team is empathetic, caring, and supportive. We are deliberate and self-reflective about the kind of legal team and culture that we are building, seeking lawyers that are not only strong in their own aptitudes but care deeply about supporting each other’s growth.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for helping animals. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employees’ points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.
Work can be done remotely from anywhere in the U.S.
Salary: $65,000–72,000 USD, DOE
Applications due March 31. Applications must be emailed to: to be considered. Please note that you must include a cover letter and resume to be considered.