Attention Class of 2016! NARF Announced Paid Summer 2015 Internship. Deadline: 9/29
About NARF: Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide. NARF’s practice is concentrated in five key areas: the preservation of tribal existence; the protection of tribal natural resources; the promotion of Native American human rights; the accountability of governments to Native Americans; and the development of Indian law and educating the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues.
Summer Clerkships: NARF is currently seeking candidates for its Summer 2015 Clerkships! Each year, NARF conducts a nation-wide search for law students to participate in its Law Clerk Program. Positions are available in all three of NARF’s offices: Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C.
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LAW Adovcates of Whatcom County Seeks New Executive Director. Act Fast! Rolling Deadline.
LAW Advocates is a non-profit organization based in Bellingham that provides civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in Whatcom and Island Counties, primarily through volunteer attorneys.
The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the vision of the Board of Directors of LAW Advocates as laid forth in its strategic plan and directing LAW Advocates’ activities in all areas including the delivery of legal services, development and finance, personnel and administration, and community relations.
For complete job description and application instructions please click here. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis so act fast!
Washington State House of Representatives, Office of Program Research in Olympia Seeks Research Analyst or Committee Counsel. Deadline: Rolling thru 7/26
The Washington State House of Representatives’ Office of Program Research (OPR) is seeking candidates for a legislative committee policy staff position as a Research Analyst or Committee Counsel. This position is nonpartisan and exempt from civil service.
The person selected to fill this position will provide staff support to the House Early Learning & Human Services Committee. This committee considers issues relating to early learning from birth to kindergarten, as well as a broad array of issues affecting children and families, including parent education, foster care, dependency, child protective services, child welfare services, children’s mental health, and family reconciliation services. The committee also considers issues relating to family support programs, including TANF and Disability Lifeline, persons with developmental disabilities, adults in need of drug and alcohol treatment, vocational rehabilitation, at risk-youth, youth violence prevention, and juvenile offenders.
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US Department of Energy Seeks Entry-Level Attorney for Idaho Office. Deadline: Rolling thru 8/5
The U.S. Department of Energy – Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID) has an opening for an Entry Level Attorney looking for a challenging career. The Idaho Operations Office is located in Idaho Falls in southeastern Idaho. Our office has oversight responsibility for the Idaho National Laboratory. Our mission is at the forefront of helping the Nation meet our energy, scientific, environmental, and national security goals. These include developing and deploying new energy technologies and reducing our dependence upon foreign energy sources. Additionally, DOE-ID is responsible for the safe environmental cleanup of legacy contamination.
The Office of Chief Counsel within DOE-ID has six attorneys who assist an office of federal employees. This office has oversight responsibility for a contractor workforce of over 6,000 and a budget of over a billion dollars. Our practice areas are diverse, including Environmental, Government Contracts, Labor and Employment, Administrative Law, and wide-ranging Litigation.
This is a permanent position in the excepted service without time limitation and will not be filled by a competitive appointment. Service in this position may be fully creditable toward civil service retirement. Any selected applicant who is in the competitive service will be taken out of the competitive service when he or she occupies this position and will compete only with other excepted status employees in the event of a reduction-in-force.
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USDA Office of General Counsel Seeks Entry-Level Attorney for Juneau Office. Deadline: Rolling thru 7/31
USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management. Our vision is to expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nation’s natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.
Attorneys assigned to field offices in the Office of the General Counsel (offices physically located outside the Washington, D.C., Headquarters) provide legal advice and services to all agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture in administering USDA programs and activities within the defined geographic area. The incumbent serves as an attorney providing legal advice, research, analysis and interpretation of federal, state and local laws, as well as oral and written opinions, memoranda, pleadings, briefs and legal support of all USDA programs and litigation, and performs other legal services as assigned.
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Attention Current Judicial Clerks! The Public Justice Center in Baltimore Announces Post Grad Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellowship
The Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellowship is awarded annually to a recent law graduate who has completed a judicial clerkship. The Fellow must have passed a state bar examination and be eligible for admission to the bar of that state by the commencement of the Fellowship. Applicants should possess excellent research and writing skills and a demonstrable commitment to social justice.
To apply for the 2015-2016 Fellowship (beginning September 2015), applicants should submit a resume, law school transcript, the names of three professional or academic references, and a brief statement of interest. We request this application by October 17, 2014.
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Attention Class of 2016! EarthJustice Seeks Summer 2015 Clerks for Offices Nationwide. Deadline: Rolling so Act Fast!
Earthjustice is seeking summer law clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment.
Our work is currently divided into three major areas:
- Protecting Our Natural Heritage focuses on cases that protect endangered species, national forests, national parks, other public lands, water resources, and the oceans.
- Safeguarding Our Health focuses on cases that protect public health, in particular clean air and water, toxic chemicals, and mercury.
- Promoting a Clean Energy Future focuses on cases that encourage clean energy and energy efficiency while challenging the reliance on coal, oil and other dirty fuels.
Summer law clerks work with attorneys on case development and litigation. Under the supervision of an attorney, a law clerk’s primary responsibilities are to perform legal and factual research, and to develop case strategy and legal theories. Law clerks may also have the opportunity to assist attorneys with preparing briefs and motions, to meet with clients and experts, to participate in moots of oral arguments, and to attend court proceedings and conferences with opposing counsel. In addition to involvement in ongoing litigation, the summer program includes seminars with attorneys from across the organization on current environmental issues.
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