Happy New Year Jobs Edition for 3Ls & Recent Grads!

White House Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications


Founded in 1964, the White House Fellows program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.

Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.

Act fast! Applications due no later than January 15. For more info click here. To access the application click here.

Earthjustice Seeking Entry-Level Associate Attorney in Alaska

EarthJustice

The Alaska office of Earthjustice is seeking applications for an associate attorney position.  The core issues of the Alaska office docket are protection of the Alaska coastal rain forest, safeguarding of America’s Arctic, conservation of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska marine ecosystem, wildlife conservation, protection of lands and waters from mining activities, air and water quality enforcement, and national park and other public lands management.  Our clients include national, regional and local conservation organizations, Alaska Native tribal organizations, ecotourism businesses, and communities, as well as other organizations concerned about enforcing the laws to protect the environment.

Among other responsibilities, the associate will

  • Conduct legal research and prepare memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential      litigation projects;
  • Draft motions, briefs and other pleadings;
  • Prepare comments on proposed agency actions and environmental impact statements;
  • Assist with discovery; and
  • Interact with clients and work with experts.

The associate attorney may have primary responsibility for some matters but will generally work collaboratively with other lawyers in the office.

For complete description and application instructions please click here. Act fast! Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

Disability Rights Washington Hiring Resource Attorney

DRW

Disability Rights Washington (DRW), a private non-profit organization advocating for the rights of people with disabilities seeks an attorney to advocate on behalf of people with disabilities across Washington.

The attorney will spend a significant portion of his or her time assisting people with disabilities who call and write about legal issues to gain information about their rights and strategies to improve their self advocacy efforts. Responsibilities also include responding to allegations of abuse and neglect, developing and disseminating information and referral resources, and investigation into systemic legal violations regarding individuals with disabilities.

The attorney must have very strong oral and written communication skills.  Additionally, the attorney must be an organized, self-motivated professional who is able to work collaboratively with other DRW staff to engage in creative, multimodal advocacy strategies to achieve social justice for Washingtonians with psychiatric, developmental, sensory, and physical disabilities.

DRW is designated by the governor as the independent federally-mandated protection and advocacy system for Washington State. As such, DRW promotes, expands, and protects the human and civil rights of people with disabilities.

Excellent research and writing skills, academic performance, and references are required. Attorneys with disabilities and attorneys with bilingual fluency are strongly encouraged to apply.

For complete information and application instructions please click here. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis through January 13.

Applications for NWIRP Attorney Position in Tacoma are due January 6

NWIRP

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a bilingual attorney (with strong preference for a Spanish-speaking attorney) to work with individuals detained at the Northwest Detention Center, a regional immigration detention facility that houses up to 1575 detainees. The attorney will be providing legal representation and assistance to individuals in removal proceedings.

The attorney will provide legal services under the Legal Orientation Program (“LOP”), which is funded by the Executive Office for Immigration Review and managed by the Vera Institute. Through the LOP, NWIRP staff give detained individuals essential information about court procedures and available options for legal relief prior to their immigration hearing. The LOP consists of four primary components: (1) group orientations; (2) individual sessions; (3) self-help training in the form of pro se workshops; and (4) referral of cases to pro bono attorneys. Information about the LOP can be found at the Department of Justice website (http://www.justice.gov/eoir/probono/probono.htm) and the Vera Institute website (http://www.vera.org/project/legal-orientation-program).

The attorney will also provide direct representation to detained persons in removal proceedings, including representation at the Tacoma or Seattle Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit court of appeals. Between the LOP and direct representation work, attorneys will be managing a high-volume workload with complex legal issues in immigration and criminal law.

Special consideration will be given to attorneys with at least two years of prior relevant legal experience, but all applicants with the qualifications listed below are welcome to apply.

Applications due by January 6! For complete description and application instructions please click here.

Announcing the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship- Apps Due January 10

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