BAM! Jobs galore for both entry-level and internship positions!

May 16: Summer Work Study Positions in the Clinical Law Program

Interested in earning money and gaining experience in tribal public defense, tax law, transactional law and other public interest subject matter?  If you are a rising 1 or 2L, apply now for full time summer work study positions in the Clinical Law Program.

Client representation, research, writing and policy analysis are among the tasks involved in these positions which run from July 1 through Sept. 29, 2015. Please submit your letter of interest (include your LARW instructor’s name), resume and writing sample to hdaniels@uw.edu (or bring them to Suite 265 in Wm. Gates Hall) before May 16.

August 1: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Legal Division Externship (Fall 2015)

The Legal Division of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) seeks 2L or 3L law students for its Washington, DC office starting in September 2015 and ending in December 2015. The central mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans—whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products. The consumer bureau is working not only to write effective rules, but also to educate consumers, enforce the law and study consumer financial markets. Above all, this means ensuring that consumers get the information they need to make the financial decisions they believe are best for themselves and their families—that prices are clear up front, that risks are visible, and that nothing is buried in fine print. In a market that works, consumers should be able to make direct comparisons among products and no provider should be able to build, or feel pressure to build, a business model around unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices.

The Legal Division serves as counsel to the Bureau, advising the Director on all legal matters; reviewing documents for clearance, rulemakings, enforcement, and other policymaking projects; handling defensive, appellate, and amicus litigation; managing and overseeing responses to Congressional requests for information; and ensuring compliance with federal ethics regulations and other federal guidelines. The Legal Division has three components: (1) General Law, Ethics, and Oversight, (2) Law and Policy, and (3) Litigation.

To apply for the externship position, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and unofficial law school transcript to Joseph Frisone, Joseph.Frisone@cfpb.gov. The cover letter should include a statement that indicates how many hours per week you will be able to commit to the externship. Preference will be given to applicants who can commit forty hours per week.

Application Deadlines: Applications will be considered from March 1 through August 1.

Citizenship Requirement: Student volunteers are required to be United States citizens.

The ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence is seeking a staff attorney for its training and technical assistance team

The Commission is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to manage national training and technical assistance projects at its Washington, DC office. Funding is from the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. As a part of the Commission’s Technical Assistance Unit, the attorney will have responsibility for working in a team to plan, develop and host national, multi-day, in-person, web-based and telephonic continuing legal education programs for attorneys representing victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Responsibilities include: identification and recruitment of subject-matter experts as faculty; coordination of curriculum design; development of publicity and registration materials; development, editing, and publication of written resources; contracting with training sites and other vendors; managing registration; on-site coordination of in-person trainings; and budget management.

Although this is not a litigation position, the attorney must have the skills and experience to work effectively with experts to create training materials for attorneys to provide high-quality representation to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in civil protection order cases, custody cases and related civil matters.

Application: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and contact information for three professional references to Catherine.fernandez@americanbar.org Commission staff cannot respond to inquiries.

Hazelton Fellow position with Professor Manheim!

Professor Lisa Manheim is looking to hire a student to serve as a Hazelton Fellow from May 30 through June 12 (i.e., for the two weeks following upper-level exams) to assist in cite-checking and other editorial tasks related to a book chapter. Hours are flexible and will depend on the time it takes to complete the project. The topic relates to Election Law. Interested candidates should email an expression of  interest along with a resume, a law school transcript, and a list of three professor references to Professor Manheim at manheim@uw.edu.

LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF ORANGE COUNTY – 2015 Summer Internship

The mission of Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services in southeast Los Angeles County is to provide civil legal services to low-income individuals and to promote equal access to the justice system through advocacy, legal counseling, innovative self-help services, in-depth legal representation, economic development and community education.

Summer Law Student Internship with LASOC’s Compton/Norwalk Office as well as corresponding Courthouse Self-Help Center and Restraining Order Clinic. Learn about family law, civil matters, housing law and more.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Christine Martin
Staff Attorney
725 W. Rosecrans Ave.
Compton, California 90222
cmartin@legal-aid.com

Whitman-Walker Health is seeking a Supervising Attorney to join their team

The Supervising Attorney oversees legal intake, maintains a diverse caseload providing legal advice and direct legal representation, and supervises and mentors staff and volunteers. The Supervising Attorney plays a key role in our pro bono program by assisting with recruitment and mentorship of volunteers, coordinating legal clinics, and overseeing case placement.

Whitman-Walker Health is a community health center dedicated to providing the highest quality care and serving greater Washington, DC’s diverse urban community. WWH specializes in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities, people living with HIV, and individuals facing barriers to accessing care. Established in 1973, WWH provides integrated services focused on improving health and wellness, including primary medical and HIV specialty care, dental services, behavioral health services (mental health and addiction treatment), medical adherence nurse case management, public benefits and insurance navigation, legal services, HIV education, prevention and testing, support groups, and wellness services such as nutrition, yoga, meditation, and acupuncture.

Whitman-Walker Health is proud to be one of the oldest medical-legal partnerships in the country. Our legal services team works collaboratively across all disciplines to provide to reduce health harming legal issues to improve patient access to care and patient health outcomes.

Qualifications. WWH seeks an attorney dedicated to our mission and passionate about serving our clients, specifically the LGBT community and people living with HIV. The applicant must have a minimum of five years of legal practice experience. Candidates with expertise in our practice areas are strongly encouraged to apply and are preferred. The applicant must also have at least one to three years of supervisory experience. Applicants must be a member of the District of Columbia Bar or eligible to waive in immediately. Additional membership in the Maryland and/or Virginia Bar is preferred.

Hours and salary. Our standard work week is 37.5 hours, although attorneys frequently work additional hours. The salary is competitive, depending on experience. Whitman-Walker offers an excellent benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, and a generous 403(B) retirement plan.

For more information on qualifications, salary, and how to apply, please consult Whitman-Walker’s online Career Center. Applications must be submitted online.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

University Legal Services is seeking full-time staff attorney for Client Assistance Programs

University Legal Services, Inc (ULS) is seeking a full-time staff attorney for our Client Assistance Program (CAP). This position provides advocacy services to individuals with disabilities seeking vocational rehabilitation services from the DC Rehabilitation Services Administration (DC RSA). ULS is a federally funded not-for-profit public interest law firm that serves as the protection and advocacy program for people with disabilities in the District of Columbia.

Interested applicants please email a resume and cover letter to: Sandy Bernstein, Legal Director, atsbernstein@uls-dc.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, position will be posted until filled.

In-Person Assistor Position–Legal Aid Justice Center (Falls Church)

The Legal Aid Justice Center is seeking an In-Person Assistor to educate individuals about health insurance coverage options and to provide one-on-one application assistance. This temporary position will be based in our Falls Church (Northern Virginia) office.
Preferences:
• Spanish, Vietnamese, or Korean fluency required
• Prior experience with health insurance programs as a lawyer, paralegal, broker, or caseworker.

Competitive salary based on experience. Exceptional fringe benefits and a great work environment. This is a temporary position (five to nine months, depending on funding). To apply, please send a cover letter including location preference, résumé, and references by e-mail to: hiring@justice4all.org