Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that work discrimination against people in the LGBTQ+ community is unconstitutional. The court decided that Title VII in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extends to gender identity and sexual orientation. It was a landmark decision almost equal in importance to the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015.
The judicial branch of government and the Justice Department are not the only place where government legal work is done. Different departments in all levels of government often contract outside legal services to aid in their goals. The work can vary from mundane everyday tasks to history making like yesterday’s decision.
There are countless active opportunities around the country. Connecticut is looking for proposals for legal services for intellectual property matters for the University of Connecticut. Proposals are due July 2nd. In Ohio, the Health Department is looking for attorneys to serve as hearing examiners and mediators with a due date of proposals of June 29.
At the federal level, an $8,000 contract was awarded to Reporters Ink in Texas by the Department of Homeland Security, and a $272,115 contract to Focus Litigation Consulting in Florida was awarded by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Governments around the country cannot always do all the legal work themselves, so they contract out work for help. Additionally, not all departments of government are familiar with legal work and need someone to do it for them.
About the Author
Grant Sarver is from Suwanee, Georgia. He is currently an undergraduate pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in International Affairs and Sociology at the University of Georgia with an expected graduation in December 2020. He is most interested in human rights and social equality and plans to work for an entity that helps fulfill people’s human rights.