Immigrant Rights Staff Attorney Position Opens Up in Seattle, Public Defender Opening in Snohomish County, Racial Justice Fellowship in Bay Area & Fall Externships

ABA Seeking Part-Time Staff Attorney/Child Advocate with the Commission on Immigration

ABAAttorney will give appropriate legal orientation presentations to immigration children at risk of deportation, complete detainee intakes following presentations and prepare and conduct pro se workshops and individual orientations to assist these
children. Recruits, trains, and mentors pro bono attorneys, and directly represents children in their cases before the immigration court and/or review boards. Must be fluent in Spanish. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. For complete application info please click here.

East Bay Community Law Center Seeking Racial Justice Senior Fellow

EBCLCThe East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) seeks an exceptional individual to serve as a Racial Justice Senior Fellow in the Clean Slate Reentry Services Practice. The Senior Fellow will spend the majority of his/her time developing and bringing impact litigation designed to alleviate class-wide problems associated with the retention of criminal history information by public and private entities and the transmission to and use of such information by potential employers, licensing agencies, and other public and private entities. The litigation work will be done in collaboration with the Social Justice Law Project (SJLP), EBCLC’s partner in this effort and a pioneering organization in this arena. Additionally, the Fellow will continue and expand EBCLC’s efforts in clinical education excellence, deepen EBCLC’s reentry policy advocacy, and help coordinate and provide technical assistance and training to reentry legal services providers throughout California. This is a two-year Fellowship position with the possibility of continuation dependent on funding. Must have 5 + years of attorney experience. Spanish or Asian language skills desirable. For complete application info please click here. Applications accepted through July 14.

Fall Externship at Center for Reproductive Rights in DC

crr-logo-englishThe Center for Reproductive Rights is a non-profit legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. The Center’s domestic and international programs engage in litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, legal research, and public education seeking to achieve women’s equality in society and ensure that all women have access to appropriate and freely chosen reproductive health services.

aw students are expected to have strong legal research and writing skills and an interest in gender/women’s issues and reproductive rights. Legal intern responsibilities include: monitoring and responding to legislative, regulatory, and other policy developments, including congressional hearings and markups, federal rulemakings, relevant litigation, and other events; in-depth legal and legislative research, analysis and drafting; and development and drafting of policy and advocacy materials, including bill analyses, fact sheets, and talking points, for use in lobbying activities and outreach. For complete application info please click here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Fall Externship at Earthjustice in San Francisco

Earthjustice_LogoThe California Regional Office of Earthjustice is hiring law students to work as externs in our office during Fall 2013. In general, externs participate in the process of researching, investigating, preparing, and prosecuting lawsuits designed to protect the environment. Virtually all externs undertake legal research, write memoranda, and help evaluate factual issues. We rely heavily on externs for these tasks, placing a premium on careful, accurate, and self-directed work. Each extern is responsible for monitoring her/his own workload, and each staff attorney is responsible for supervising the work done on her/his cases and providing feedback to externs with whom the attorney works. Depending on the circumstances present at the time of the externship, externs may have the opportunity to attend client meetings, court appearances, and meetings with public agency representatives, as well as draft pleadings, briefs, and discovery documents. Externs are considered members of our staff, and as such, are invited to attend all staff meetings, office functions, etc. We have a casual office environment and are located in downtown San Francisco. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. For complete application instructions please click here.

Entry-Level Public Defender Position in Snohomish County

PDlogoSnohomish County Public Defender Association will hire an entry-level attorney to represent indigent defendants on criminal charges in the county’s district court. Salary range $50-$60k. Please email resume and cover letter to Bill Jaquette, Snohomish County Public Defender Association, 1721 Hewitt Ave, Suite 200, Everett, WA, 98201. Applications accepted on a rolling basis through July 11.