ACLU Alaska, HJP Seattle, Pierce County Public Defender, Bay Area Legal Aid and CRR Hiring Recent Grads

ACLU of Alaska Seeking Applicants for New Project-Based Fellowship

aclu_alaskaThe American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska Foundation is glad to announce a new sponsorship opportunity for public interest legal fellows, and invites rising third-year law students and current lawyers to apply. As an integral part of the ACLU of Alaska, our fellows gain practical experience through defending and expanding Alaskans’ civil liberties and constitutional rights: they will work on lawsuits, legislative advocacy, policy research, and public education.

We will work with successful applicants to develop a funding proposal for specific organizations, including Equal Justice Works, Soros, and the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, and for law schools, such as Yale’s Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship and Chicago’s Postgraduate Public Interest Law Fellowship. We will help tailor a fellowship program to both address an important civil liberties issue and develop the fellow’s skills as a lawyer, while satisfying the funding organization’s requirements.

Application deadline is July 1. For complete info and application instructions please click here.

Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel Hiring Public Defender

PDlogo Attorney is expected to have general knowledge of criminal law and procedures. Attorney will represent indigent defendants in misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors in Pierce County District Court and/or Tacoma Municipal Court. Experience in criminal law defense work is preferred. Must be licensed in WA. Salary: $23.00/Hr., 35 Hrs./Wk. Send cover letter, resume and references to: Denise Whitley, 949 Market Street, Ste 334, Tacoma, WA 98402, dwhitle@co.pierce.wa.us, Phone: 253 798-6986, Fax: 253 798-6715. Applications accepted through June 12.

Two-Year Human Rights Fellowship at Center for Reproductive Rights

crr-logo-englishThe Center for Reproductive Rights in New York is accepting applications for the position of Human Rights Fellow in the U.S. Legal Program. The Human Rights Fellow will be responsible for assisting in the implementation of U.S.-based human rights and other advocacy work in the State Policy and Advocacy Program. The Human Rights Fellow will report directly to the Human Rights Counsel.

Responsibilities of the Human Rights Fellow will include: Conducting fact-gathering projects in the U.S. in support of advocacy efforts; Conducting legal and factual research and analysis to support advocacy in U.S. and with UN bodies; Drafting advocacy materials on reproductive rights issues for U.S. audiences that incorporate a human rights analysis; Contributing to the development of international human rights norms concerning reproductive rights as well as domestic implementation of these standards; Drafting legal submissions to human rights experts and treaty bodies, including complaints, urgent appeals, shadow letters, and responses to requests for information; Assisting more senior staff with developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, including reproductive justice organizations, immigrant and human rights groups, and other domestic constituencies; federal and state policy makers; and international and regional human rights experts; and engaging in public speaking and other representation of the Center at external events such as conferences and coalition meetings. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through June 28. For complete info and application instructions please click here.

Seattle Housing Justice Project Hiring Program Operations Coordinator

hjplogo1The Housing Justice Project (HJP) is a homelessness prevention program providing accessible, volunteer based legal services to low income, residential tenants facing eviction in King County. Legal assistance is provided through counsel and advice, negotiated settlements, limited representation at Show Cause hearings, and/or referrals depending on tenants’ needs and financial eligibility. 

The coordinator is responsible for logistical and administrative functions; volunteer management; litigation support and clinical coordination as well as outreach and community coordination. Applications accepted through June 17. For complete job description and application instructions please click here.

Bay Area Legal Aid Seeking Youth Law, Reentry Legal Services, Bilingual Disability Rights and Family Law Attorneys

BayLegalBay Area Legal Aid is the largest civil legal services provider in the Bay Area. Applications will be accepted through June 21. For complete job descriptions and application instructions please click here.