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24 October 2004 Issue
Job Opportunity


The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a national, nonprofit, health advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., is seeking a full-time attorney to assist in PCRM’s various legal campaigns concerning federal and state agricultural and nutritional policies, as well as medical research. Responsibilities will include factual research and investigation, including significant use of the Freedom of Information Act; legal research in preparation for filing lawsuits, petitions for rule making, or other administrative filings; drafting documents for filing; and participation in all phases of litigation.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of two years of experience, preferably in civil litigation or administrative law, or through a state appellate or federal judicial clerkship. Candidates must be active bar members (any U.S. jurisdiction) in good standing. The candidate must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; be flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities; be highly motivated with a desire to work in a team environment; able to keep information confidential; be self-directed and well organized with the ability to work long hours when necessary.

Position available immediately in PCRM’s D.C. office.

Salary and benefits: commensurate with experience

Application package:
* letter of interest/introduction describing your specific interest in working for PCRM
* current résumé
* salary requirements
* names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references

Submit application package to:

Mindy Kursban
General Counsel
5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016

If preferred, applicants can e-mail the materials to Mindy Kursban at [email protected].

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