Exciting Post Grad Opportunities in the NW & California Spice Things Up

Attention 2013 Grads! ACLU of Washington Hiring Policy Advocacy Fellow: Project to Protect Health Care Choices

ACLU WAThe ACLU of Washington is working to advance a comprehensive, strategic and effective education and advocacy campaign to safeguard access to medical care free from restrictions based on others’ religious doctrine. Increasingly, secular hospitals are merging with religiously affiliated ones and coming under their religious restrictions to care. The ACLU of Washington believes that no patient should be refused access to lawful health care because of the religious doctrines of the institutions running hospitals, clinics, or other medical facilities. Health care facilities open to the general public should not refuse to provide reproductive health care and end-of-life care services; nor should they discriminate against LGBT patients and families. Religious ideology should not dictate which health care services a patient may choose.

This is a one to two year, full time position to provide legal and policy research on health care mergers in Washington and to coordinate implementation of the campaign plan. The position will work with an inter-departmental team of staff lawyers and advocates and will report to the Deputy Director.

Apply today. Applications reviewed upon receipt. For complete job description and application instructions please click here.

National Juvenile Defender Center Announces Gault Fellowship Application for 2014 & Recent Law Grads

NJDCLaw students graduating in 2014 are invited to apply for a two-year juvenile indigent defense
fellowship at National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) in Washington, D.C. starting in
September 2014.

The Fellow will perform extensive legal work for NJDC and assist with the provision of training and technical assistance to the juvenile defense community. The Fellow will work closely with juvenile defense attorneys, public defender offices, law schools, legal clinics, and nonprofit law centers to improve access to counsel and the quality of representation for all children. The Fellow will collaborate with NJDC staff to develop legal and policy work around a broad range of juvenile defense issues. The Fellow will write reports, articles, issue briefs, and fact sheets to inform the field. The Fellow will assist in the research, writing, and crafting of amicus briefs. The Fellow will engage in public speaking and juvenile defender trainings. The Fellow will proactively initiate projects to improve the provision of justice in the juvenile delinquency system. This is not a project-based fellowship. It is internally funded.

Applications are due no later than October 15. For full job description and applciation instructions please click here.

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Law Foundation  Announces Public Interest Project Based Fellowship for 2014 & Recent Grads

VABANCThis Fellowship Program will fund one law graduate who will work for one year to provide legal services to and advocacy for the Vietnamese American community and/or other underserved, under resourced communities. This year, the fellow will receive $50,000.

Qualifications for applicants:

  • J.D. in hand at the beginning of the grant period (Fall 2014), awaiting bar results, or planning to take the bar exam the following summer;
  • Strong demonstrated interest and desire in working with the Vietnamese American community and/or social justice work with subordinated communities;
  • Unique life experience or other experiences in overcoming personal adversity/challenges;
  • Overall academic excellence

Application due no later than October 31. For fellowship announcement details and application instrucitons please click here.

Attention 2013 Grads! Office of Public Defense Services in Salem, OR Hiring Entry-Level Appellate PD

PDofficeAPPELLATE CRIMINAL LAW. The Appellate Division of the Office of Public Defense Services represents financially eligible persons in criminal and parole appeals before the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, and, on occasion, the US Supreme Court. The division is accepting applications for the Deputy Defender 1 position.

The monthly salary range is $4,858 to $6,209 plus full state employment benefits.

Applicants must be members of the Oregon State Bar in good standing or taking the July 2013 bar examination.

Applications will only be accepted via the State of Oregon Employment website. Applications accepted through August 9.

Contact info: Laura Kepford, Operations Manager, Office of Public Defense Services, 1175 Court Street NE, Salem, OR  97301 or email Laura.Kepford@opds.state.or.us

Disability Rights Advocates Announces 2-Year Post Grad Fellowship for 2014 & Recent Grads

DiDRAsability Rights Advocates (DRA) accepts applications each year from third-year law students, judicial law clerks, or recent law school graduates for the DRA Fellowship. The DRA Fellowship is regularly awarded to an exceptional candidate who is passionate about disability, civil rights, and public interest law. This is a two-year fellowship that begins in September 2014. The deadline for applying for the DRA Fellowship is January 15, 2014.

DRA evaluates candidates for DRA Fellowship opportunities in DRA’s central office in Berkeley, California, and DRA’s branch office in New York City.

For complete fellowship description and application instructions please click here.