Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is seeking an attorney for their pro bono legal team to help lead firm’s civil rights and racial justice practice, including 1983 prisoner’s rights and abuse of force cases.

About Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Shook, Hardy & Bacon (SHB), L.L.P. is a U.S. law firm based in Kansas City, Missouri. I. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Boston.

About the Opportunity

The attorney will be expected to be the primary lawyer on a docket of civil rights pro bono matters. This position would oversee a critical portion of Shook’s pro bono efforts, which reflect the firm’s dedication to representing clients in matters as diverse in nature and scope as the attorneys who handle them. This position will report to our Director of Pro Bono

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Help oversee and administer the firm’s civil rights docket (e.g., maintain status updates, address staffing needs, track data)
  • Help promote participation in those cases within the firm
  • Lead and coordinate relevant trainings
  • Help screen new potential matters
  • Work with marketing and other administrative groups within the firm as needed.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 5 years of experience with racial justice and civil rights matters.
  • The candidate must be licensed to practice in the state where the office resides.


Salary and title will depend upon experience, with title being either Counsel or Senior Counsel.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can apply through the link provided at the end of this post.


This opportunity is available in the following Shook office locations: Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

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