Start this quarter off right with these new job opportunities!

COHEN, MILSTEIN, SELLERS & TOLL, PLLC seeking Associate Attorney

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is one of the country’s premier class action firms. With approximately 80 attorneys and five offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation concerning Securities Fraud, Antitrust Violations, Civil Rights and Employment, Consumer Protection, Employee Benefits, Qui Tam/False Claims Act, International Human Rights, Catastrophic Injury and matters representing state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation.

Cohen Milstein’s Washington, DC office has an opening for an associate in the Civil Rights and Employment practice group, which works to protect the rights of victims of civil rights and workplace law violations.

Please apply through the following link

Fair Food Standards Council seeking Human Rights Attorney

The mission of the Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC, http://fairfoodstandards.org) is to monitor the development of a sustainable agricultural industry that advances both the human rights of farmworkers and the long-term interests of growers through implementation of the Fair Food Program (FFP), a unique worker-led, market-driven social responsibility program which emerged from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ successful Campaign for Fair Food. The FFP has become the gold standard for social responsibility in US agriculture, recognized by longtime labor and human rights observers as “the best workplace monitoring program in the US” and “one of the great human rights success stories of our day.”

To learn more, please see the FFSC’s annual report (http://fairfoodstandards.org/reports.html) or the New York Times’ 2014 article (http://nyti.ms/1lLaEs2).

Attorneys make findings of fact and apply the Fair Food Code of Conduct to those facts, draft comprehensive reports, negotiate corrective action plans; carry out complaint intake, investigation and resolution through negotiation or formal decision drafting; conduct legal research; prepare memoranda of law on issues affecting farmworker rights; and make presentations to staff and director, as well as the public.

FFSC is based in Sarasota, FL, with work-related travel throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Salary and benefits are competitive within the non-profit sector.

Applicants should send a resume/CV and a cover letter indicating interest in the position to Judge Laura Safer Espinoza at info@fairfoodstandards.org. The subject line of the email should read FFSC Attorney Position. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

 2015 SUMMER INTERNSHIP – UNITED FARM WORKERS OF AMERICA

The United Farm Workers (UFW) organizes to end poverty and empower farm workers to advance economic and social conditions within rural and Latino communities. Our specialty is labor law and our focus is providing effective legal servicesthat promote the growth of the UFW’s organizing and collective bargaining abilities. Significant pro-worker changes in the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act became law in January 2012 and the continuing challenges to implement the law contribute to making the internship experiences unique and invaluable.

The UFW Legal Department has the capacity to work with 2 (two) law student interns in the summer or during another 10 week period. UFW law school interns participate in evidence gathering (including worker interviews), case development and legal research, writing, and analysis in the areas including labor law, civil rights, contracts, wage/hour violations and trademark protection. Law interns may also assist training organizing staff on basic labor law. Interns may spend part of their time working out of the UFW’s Legal Department headquarters in Keene, California andpart of the time working out of UFW Regional offices in Delano, Salinas, Santa Rosa, and Oxnard. The UFW Legal Department has 4 attorneys with a total of over sixty years of experience in the legal field in addition to a team of paralegals.

E-mail cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no more than 10 pages) to Marym1970@ufw.org with “Law Student Intern Application” in the subject line.

ContactMary Mecartney National Headquarters; 29700 Woodford-Tehachapi Road Keene, California 93531

Due April 7: Attorney position with U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR – OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR – NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICE

The United States Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor seeks an experienced attorney to join the New York Regional Solicitor’s Office. The salary range for this position is $79,145.00 to $111,213.00 plus benefits. Our website is www.dol.gov/sol.

The New York Regional Solicitor’s Office litigates cases pursuant to the various laws administered by the Department of Labor in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, Executive Order 11246, and numerous whistleblower statutes. The office also provides legal advice to Department of Labor agencies in our region.

Attorneys are responsible for the analysis, preparation and litigation of cases brought in the region by the Secretary of Labor. Attorneys prepare discovery requests and responses, represent the Secretary of Labor by taking depositions, prepare pleadings, legal memoranda and briefs, and represent the Secretary of Labor at pretrial hearings and trials/hearings before courts and administrative tribunals. 

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample of no longer than ten pages to Darren Cohen, Deputy Regional Solicitor, at NYSOLJOBS@dol.gov.  Applications must be received by April 7, 2015.

Due April 15: Assistant Attorney General – AGO’s Washington State University Division in Pullman

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges, and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. The mission of the AGO is to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and citizens of the state of Washington. The Office is comprised of over 500 attorneys and 700 professional staff. Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of the AGO. It is the recognition, respect, and appreciation of all cultures and backgrounds and the fostering of the inclusion of differences between people. Appreciating, valuing, and implementing principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, respectful environment. The corevalues of the AGO are served by a strong commitment to the value of diversity and by promoting an inclusive workplace.

The Washington State University (WSU) Division of the AGO, located in Pullman, has an opening for an attorney interested in providing legal advice and representation to the state’s land grant university, including its campuses in Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett. The WSU Division provides legal services in a wide variety of areas, including student affairs, employment, risk management, financial aid and student fees, academic programs and clinical placements, health care, intercollegiate athletics, research compliance, technology transfer, copyright and intellectual property, land use, real estate, data confidentiality and records management, public finance and bonding, gifts and trusts, constitutional law, civil rights, police matters, contracts, and construction.

Pullman, Washington, and the neighboring city of Moscow, Idaho, are small university towns offering the culture, diversity, and activities of larger cities. Pullman has achieved extensive recognition over the past few years for its quality of life, excellent schools, natural beauty, and safety (see http://www.pullman- wa.gov/about- pullman/awards-and- recognitions). A well- developed and extensive trail system, as well as proximity to mountains, lakes and rivers, make Pullman an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts.

To apply, click here.

Due April 17: On the Job! Senior Legal Officer, Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice

The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice is seeking candidates for a Senior Legal Officer position, to be based in their office in The Hague.

The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice is an international women’s human rights organisation that advocates for accountability for gender-based crimes through the International Criminal Court (ICC) and domestic mechanisms including through the participation of women in peace building and formal peace negotiation processes. The organisation works with women most affected by each of the armed conflict situations under investigation by the ICC. The organisation has extensive country-based programmes in collaboration with local and regional partners in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, and Libya along with ICC-related legal monitoring and advocacy programmes on the Central African Republic, Kenya, the Ivory Coast and Mali. The organisation currently has offices in The Hague (the Netherlands) and Amolatar (Uganda). The Senior Legal Officer (SLO) post is located in The Hague Office. The organisation is seeking to appoint a highly experienced Senior Legal Officer (immediate appointment).  This is an international call for applications. More details about the organization can be found at http://www.iccwomen.org

Interested applicants are encouraged to carefully review the description of the position and the desired qualifications herehttp://iccwomen.org/documents/Senior-Legal-Officer-2.pdf

Due April 19: Paid Internship – JOAN BAUER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FELLOWSHIP

Vermont Legal Aid seeks a law student for its Joan Bauer Domestic Violence Fellowship. Second year law students are preferred, although first year students will be considered. The intern will work on a special project identified by the Poverty Law Project. The internship will provide an opportunity to be part of an exciting, friendly, pro?active legal services program as well as the chance to gain a wide range of experience. This may include direct representation of domestic violence victims under student practice rules, helping to draft pro se information regarding family court, drafting information for our website, and participating in meetings with public and/or non?profit organizations. The position will be located in Springfield, VT. Applicants must have a car. This position last for 10 weeks and has a $4,000 stipend.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references as one PDF to Eric Avildsen, Executive Director, c/o Elizabeth Davis at edavis@vtlegalaid.org with the subject line “JBDV Application.” Applications must contain all requirements listed above to be considered complete and will be considered on a rolling basis.

Due April 19: THE OFFICE OF WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Office of White House Counsel advises the President, the Office of the President, and the White House staff on all legal issues pertaining to the President and the White House. It is often said that the office sits at the intersection of law, policy, and politics. The office advises on investigations, litigation, legislative and administrative proposals, policy initiatives, and judicial nominations, as well as providing legal advice on the myriad of questions that arise in the day-to-day work of the Executive Office of the President.

This select group of young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. These committed citizens become a part of the White House team. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events.

To apply, please click here. 

While the interns’ responsibilities and tasks vary by department, all interns are united through weekly events including a weekly speaker series with senior staff members and small group meetings exploring different policy aspects of the Executive Office of the President through speakers, discussion and off-site field trips. Most importantly, the internship experience includes an emphasis on service and interns participate in regularly scheduled service projects at schools and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C.

Due April 20: American Indian Law Summer Program – Washington University in St. Louis Law School

Through this program, students have a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend the summer working with select American Indian tribes and communities, helping them safeguard their rights and preserve their unique cultures and ways of life. Students participate in litigation, policy development, legislative advocacy, and transactional work.

The work is challenging, but extremely rewarding. In the past, students have drafted tribal legislation,assisted with tribal policy and economic ddevelopmentand participated inlitigation in tribal court. They have also worked on major federal cases, including Plains Commerce Bankv. Long Family Land and Cattle Co., which was decided in 2008 by the U.S.Supreme Court.

Students who participate in the American Indian Law Summer Program work directly for Indian tribes and tribal organizations in Indian country. Since the program’s inception in 2004, participants have been placed on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation inNorth and South Dakota, the Tulalip Reservation in Washington State, and at the offices of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement in Honolulu, Hawaii.

To apply, please send a brief email describing your interest along with your resume and an official or unofficial copy of your transcript to the program director, Professor Steven J. Gunn, at sjgunn@wulaw.wustl.edu. Applications will be accepted—and positions filled—on a rolling basis.

Due April 30: Legal Research Internship – ORAM – ORGANIZATION FOR REFUGE, ASYLUM AND MIGRATION

Interns will conduct legal research, analysis, and writing under the supervision of an experienced attorney to improve the capacity of judges, lawyers, legislators, and other stakeholders to adjudicate the claims of refugees and asylum seekers requesting protection based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Internships available in Tel Aviv.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and personal statement explaining interest in working with ORAM to the Internship Coordinator at internship@oraminternational.orgPlease include “2015 Legal Internship Application” in the subject line of your e-mail. Please indicate fluency in languages in addition to English in your application. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled. All applications should be submitted electronically.

Contact Information:

Jessica Burnstein
internship@oraminternational.org
Zeitlin 1
Tel-Aviv

Due May 1: Equal Justice Society FALL 2015 CLERKSHIP (Oakland, CA)

The Equal Justice Society is a national legal organization focused on restoring constitutional safeguards against discrimination.  Our goal is to help achieve a society where race is no longer a barrier to opportunity.  Specifically, EJS is working to fully restore the constitutional protections of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause by replacing the Intent Doctrine with a Disparate Impact standard that addresses contemporary forms of racism.  We use a three-pronged approach to accomplish these goals, combining legal advocacy, outreach and coalition building, and education through effective messaging and communication strategies.

Our legal strategy aims to broaden conceptions of present-day discrimination to include unconscious and structural bias by using cognitive science, structural analysis, and real-life experience.  Currently, EJS targets its advocacy efforts on school discipline, special education, the school-to-prison pipeline, and inequities in the criminal justice system.

EJS has law clerk positions available for Fall 2015 at our office in Oakland (1999 Harrison St. Suite 800, Oakland, CA 94612).  EJS law clerks participate in legal research, writing, and analysis in the areas of civil rights and racial justice.  The positions are open to law students who have completed at least their first year of law school.  For more information, please visit http://www.equaljusticesociety.org or email jobs@equaljusticesociety.org.

EJS reviews law clerk applications & hires on a rolling basis.  Early application is highly recommended as positions fill quickly.  We will not accept applications after May 1, 2015Please email (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) writing sample (a legal memorandum that is no more than 10 pages), and (4) a list of three references to jobs@equaljusticesociety.org with “Fall 2015 Law Clerk Application” in the subject line.