NJP Veterans Project and ELAP Looking for a Few Good People- Plus a Whole Lot More

Northwest Justice Project Seek Veterans Project Interns (AmeriCorps education award available)

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Join a team of six Northwest Justice Project attorneys as we empower Washington’s low-income veterans to overcome civil legal obstacles to housing, employment, and self-sufficiency.  Law Clerks will work with NJP attorneys and legal fellows and will have opportunities to interview clients, create client education materials, meet with community partners and assist attorneys in legal research, case planning, and advising clients. Student work plans are designed collaboratively based on student goals and office needs.

Position: Veterans Project Student Law Clerk

Location: 401 Second Ave S., Ste 407 Seattle, WA. We are also looking for law clerks in Olympia and Everett.

Open to: All Law Students

Time Commitment: 300 hours by August 31, 2014 to receive AmeriCorps Education Award. Additional restrictions may apply. Other short term positions are available as well. Accepting applications for school year law clerks as well as summer law clerk positions.  Please send questions to achromy@nwjustice.org.

Application Process: Email a copy of your resume and a cover letter to achromy@nwjustice.org. Resumes reviewed on a rolling basis through February 23 so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Women, people of color, LGTB people, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

City of Kennewick Seeks Rule 9 Summer Intern (Paid!)

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The intern will be expected to assist the City Attorney with projects as needed and will be expected to handle his/her own caseload of criminal cases in District Court. This will include jury and non-jury trials and pre-trial hearings.

The pay is $20 per hour. Resume and cover letter should be mailed to: Lisa Beaton, Kennewick City Attorney, PO Box 6108, Kennewick, WA 99336. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis through February 10. 

Attention 2Ls! Teach for America Legal Teams Seeking Summer Interns (NYC, Chicago or Memphis)

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The Role
The Legal Affairs internship provides a platform for law students committed to working in a mission-driven organization to develop legal skills and acumen while partnering directly with our attorneys to work on various legal projects throughout the summer.  The intern will get exposure to a wide range of matters from lobbying compliance to developing organization-wide policies to real estate matters.  Through this summer internship, you will have the chance to observe the strategy development of a national non-profit.

The Team
The Legal Affairs Team provides legal and strategic advice to the forty-eight Teach For America regions nationwide and the central functional teams – Program, Regional Operations, Finance, Marketing and Communications, Growth Strategy and Development and Human Assets. Our team of attorneys consists of lawyers that practice in a wide range of substantive areas including employment law, administrative law, nonprofit law, trademark and copyright protection, general compliance, and education laws.  The day-to-day work often includes, partnering closely with staff members to manage questions of law and policy; creating training materials for organizational compliance such as copyright and lobbying trainings; and drafting and negotiating contracts with other partner entities and vendors.

Act fast! Applications accepted through January 20. For complete description and application instructions please click here

Eastside Legal Assistance Program Seeking Phone Legal Intake Volunteers

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ELAP has brought legal services to low income residents and survivors of domestic violence throughout King County since 1989.  ELAP has three DV Staff Attorneys and about 189 volunteer attorneys which offer pro bono services.

Phone Legal Intake Assistant screens callers and perform the detailed case intake required for ELAP staff or pro bono clinic attorneys to provide issue-tailored legal advice. This volunteer position is available immediately on Fridays immediately and Tues-Thurs starting in March.

This volunteer opportunity is eligible for the UW Law Pro Bono Honors Program recognition.

Deadline Extended! Public Advocates in San Francisco Seeking Education Attorney

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Public Advocates Inc. has a rare opening for an experienced attorney to join our exceptional and dedicated staff.  The successful candidate will join Public Advocates’ education team as a staff attorney or senior staff attorney, depending on experience.  Our team’s work currently includes a major constitutional challenge to the state’s inadequate school funding system, successful advocacy to help pass the state’s new more equitable school funding formula, advocacy to advance state and federal teacher quality reforms and accountability reforms, more broadly, and efforts to help build advocacy power among our grassroots community allies across the state.  See http://www.publicadvocates.org/education to learn more about our education work.

Read the job description and application instructions here: http://www.publicadvocates.org/jobs/education-civil-rights-attorneyWhile applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, we are looking to fill the opening as soon as possible.

Three Strikes Project at Stanford Law School Seeking One-Year Fellow

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The Stanford Law School Three Strikes Project invites applicants for its Fellowship position. The fellow will join the Project at Stanford Law School where his or her primary responsibility will be will representing prisoners sentenced under California’s Three Strikes law for minor crimes. The fellow will also assist with the supervision of law students and participate in scholarship and research projects involving criminal justice policy and reform.  This is a one-year fixed term position.

The Three Strikes Project is a unique organization within Stanford Law School. Since its inception, the Project has spearheaded the evolution of the Three Strikes law in California.  In 2012, the Project and its partners successfully amended the law, creating a path to re-sentencing for 3,000 currently incarcerated individuals and averting the possibility of a life sentence for non-serious, non-violent offenders in the future. In the wake of this new law, the Project has continued its blend of policy work, litigation, and teaching law students in a live experiential setting. More information about the Project is available at threestrikesproject.org.

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