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CareersPacific Legal Foundation is only as good as the talent we employ. Knowing this, our hiring philosophy is simple: we seek to hire the best talent available.

We’re constantly and aggressively on the lookout for employees who live and breathe our core values:

  • Positive and Optimistic: We seek positive change, confident that the principles of individualism and liberty will prevail over time. We work in a spirit of goodwill.
  • Strategic: We create opportunities and plan each new case and initiative with our objectives in mind.
  • Collaborative: We work together within the organization and seek cooperation with others who share our goals.
  • Principled: We act consistently with our belief that individual liberty is the key to the pursuit of happiness and a thriving society.
  • Determined: We forge ahead knowing that energy and persistence are necessary to succeed.
  • Committed to Excellence: We strive to produce the highest caliber work in all we do.
  • Just: We treat everyone with respect and fairness.

If you’re passionate about one or more of our job opportunities, and you’re enthusiastic about working alongside colleagues who share these values, then we encourage you to apply to be a part of the PLF team.

Constitutional Litigation Attorneys

PLF seeks entrepreneurial junior or mid-level attorneys to expand our fast growing separation of powers practice group.

About Pacific Legal Foundation:

Pacific Legal Foundation—the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty—is hiring attorneys to join our national legal team in the separation of powers practice group. PLF encourages applications from attorneys with all levels of experience and a demonstrated commitment to and interest in fighting the unconstitutional administrative state.

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) identifies and litigates important legal issues to set landmark precedent that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion. Our attorneys have 12 victories before the U.S. Supreme Court—a record unmatched by anyone in the liberty movement.

New attorneys at PLF find and develop cases, draft briefs, participate in discovery, argue in court, and engage in outreach and communication to the public by writing op-eds, giving speeches, and more. Working at PLF is an unmatched opportunity for energetic attorneys with a passion for liberty and the drive to make a difference in the world.

This position: Constitutional Litigation Attorney, Separation of Powers Practice Group:

Although PLF litigates in five areas—property rights, economic liberty, equality before the law, free speech, and separation of powers—the current openings are in the growing separation of powers practice group, our fastest growing group. Our separation of powers group seeks to protect liberty and the rule of law by enforcing the Constitution’s structural protections against the unconstitutional administrative state. PLF has won important victories in the Supreme Court and in the lower courts in this area and we expect to continue and grow this trend going forward.

Requirements:

  • 1-5 years of experience.
  • Deep philosophical interest in working to promote the principles of property rights, personal liberties, and constitutionally limited government.
  • Entrepreneurial, collaborative, and quirky.

Location and benefits:

The positions are full-time and individuals can work from one of PLF’s offices—Sacramento, California; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; or Arlington, Virginia—or remotely in appropriate circumstances.

This is a full-time, permanent position. PLF is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest quality talent available nationwide, and we offer a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical, dental, and vision insurance, and employer-paid retirement savings. We take work-life balance seriously through our generous paid leave and flextime policies. We have a flexible, collaborative, positive, and collegial work environment. We take pride in investing in your future and encourage internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. Ambitious and successful attorneys can expect significant salary increases over time.

The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to policies to achieve equitable hiring, assignment, and promotion practices. The Foundation encourages applications from all individuals interested in working to promote the principles of property rights, personal liberties, and constitutionally limited government.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF:

  • Cover letter / personal statement which specifically explains 1) why PLF is the place for you, 2) why you want to fight for liberty, 3) your interest in PLF’s separation of powers work, 4) what distinguishes you from other applicants, and 5) your salary requirements.
  • Résumé

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/

Questions can be directed to Katelynn Barbosa, Talent Engagement Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: Katelynn@talentmarket.org.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

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