Unique Job Opportunities Available

Policy and Legislative Internship with Teachers United

teachers_unitedWho: Policy and legislative intern for Teachers United

When: Beginning of March through the end of spring quarter

What: Research and track education-related bills during this legislative session. Write informative, fact-based policy updates that inform staff and teacher-members about the status of key bills as well as actions that can be taken. In addition to reading bill descriptions, research may include reading legislators’ updates and Publicola as well as watching TVW recordings of hearings.

Where: The majority of the work can be done remotely. Please plan for one in-person training and periodic 1-hour check-ins in the office (located in Georgetown at 210 S. Hudson St.)

Details: This is unpaid and will take approximately 5 hours/week. Please contact Shelby (J.D. ’11) at shelby@teachersunitedwa.org if interested.

Paid Summer Fellowships at Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, Yale Law School

YaleApplications due March 1, 2013 (early applications encouraged)

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization of Yale Law School (LSO) invites applications for its 2013 Summer Fellowship program.  LSO is the main organization at Yale Law School providing legal representation to individuals and organizations in need of legal assistance but unable to afford private attorneys.  During the academic year, law students work closely with clinical faculty members to represent clients in a wide range of litigation and non-litigation matters, helping to fill a critical need in legal services delivery for poor and marginalized communities in Connecticut.

LSO seeks to hire 20–25 Summer Fellows to work with clinical faculty in order to continue this client representation.  The Fellowship will run from May 28 to August 30, with some flexibility as to start and end dates. A stipend of $6,700 will be provided for 12 weeks of full-time work. Part-time work or full-time work for a portion of the Fellowship period may also be possible.

Summer Fellows can expect to have a range of challenging and rewarding lawyering experiences during the course of their time at LSO, including client interviewing and counseling; factual development of cases; researching and writing legal memoranda; drafting of contracts and other legal instruments; interacting with opposing counsel, government actors, and community stakeholders; and negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.  In several of our clinics, students will make court appearances to argue motions or present evidence.  Fellows will work under the direct supervision of clinical faculty members and supervising attorneys, and will have significant responsibility for each case or project on which they work.  In addition, faculty members will host a weekly series of presentations and discussions for the Fellows on the work of the clinics, public interest lawyering, and other topics of interest.

LSO clinics perform a wide range of exciting work, including litigation in state and federal court and before administrative agencies, transactional work on behalf of community organizations, and policy and legislative advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels.  For 2013, LSO seeks Summer Fellows for the following clinics:

·         Goldman Family Advocacy for Children & Youth Clinic
·         Ludwig Community and Economic Development Clinic
·         Criminal Justice Clinic
·         Immigration Legal Services
·         Landlord Tenant Legal Services
·         Legal Services for Immigrant Communities
·         Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation
·         Transnational Development Clinic
·         Veterans Legal Services Clinic
·         Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic

For more information on the work of each of these clinics, please visit www.law.yale.edu/lso.

Interested students should email a cover letter specifying the clinic(s) in which you are interested, a resume, writing sample, transcript, and two references to kathryn.jannke@yale.edu. Please submit your application materials by March 1; early applications are encouraged.

Summer Legal Intern Position at Mercy Corps Sponsored by Perkins Coie LLP

mercy_CorpDeadline for Applications is March 7, 2013.

Mercy Corps is a 501(c)(3) international relief and development organization (“INGO”) based in Portland, Oregon, with operations in over 40 countries. Our mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

Perkins Coie is sponsoring a Summer Legal Internship opportunity with Mercy Corps in its legal department ($2500 stipend). Learn more about the internship and how to apply.

Assistant Attorney Position for Recent Grads in Coos County, OR

bandon_ORDeadline to apply is March 18, 2013, at 5 PM.

Coos County is hiring an Assistant County Counsel I or II.

Coos County welcomes any recently graduated law clerks to apply.

It will consider applicants sitting for the February 2013 bar exam.

The job announcement is available online. (Photo: Pete, Fotopedia.)

South Asian Bar Association of Northern California Foundation 2013 Public Interest Fellowship Application

SABANCDeadline to apply is April 5, 2013, at 5 PM. 

Apply for this great fellowship opportunity to complete a public interest fellowship project in service of South Asian communities or Northern CA communities. For more information and details on how to apply, visit the fellowship webpage online.