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City of Bellevue is looking for a Legal Planner!

coblogoThe Legal Planner/Consulting Attorney position in the Development Services Department supports the code development, permit review, inspection and enforcement functions of the City.  Specifically, this position is responsible for providing legal and policy advice and counsel for Development Services (DS), working under moderate to general supervision of the Land Use Director.

Development Services is a multi-department line of business that offers one-stop shopping for general information and the permits needed for development activity, and for enforcement of codes in the City of Bellevue. Staff supporting the DS function include code compliance officers, current planners, engineers, finance analysts, inspectors, plans examiners, permit technicians, and support staff from the Development Services, Fire, Transportation, and Utilities departments. DS staff also work closely with staff from other departments, like Planning & Community Development, to develop codes necessary to implement policy direction adopted by the City Council.

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U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) – 2017-2018 LEGAL HONORS PROGRAM

hudseal_teal_1The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of General Counsel (OGC) is accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Legal Honors Program.

HUD’s Legal Honors Program is designed for law students graduating from J.D. and LLM programs, and recent law school graduates completing a judicial clerkship. The Legal Honors Program is HUD’s only hiring program for entry-level attorneys. Subject to appropriations, approximately 10-20 legal honor positions are available annually in headquarters and field offices. Successful candidates begin work in August or September and participate in a 14-month appointment that may lead to a permanent position, pending bar admission. During the program, Legal Honors are assigned mentors, are given the opportunity to rotate to other offices within OGC, and participate in additional training and monthly discussions to enhance their program experience and develop their legal abilities.

The program is highly competitive and candidates are selected on the basis of merit. Selection considerations include many factors such as: academic achievement; law review and other publication work; extracurricular activities such as moot court competitions and legal clinics; employment history;and participation in activities related to HUD’s mission.

Visit the OGC website at www.hud.gov/offices/ogc to access the brochure and a fillable version of the application form. Please note electronic application opens on Friday, July 1, 2016, and closes on Friday,September 9, 2016.

HELLER HURON CHERTKOF & SALZMAN – Litigation Associate (Washington, D.C.)

U.S. Capitol at DuskHeller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman, a boutique public interest-oriented civil rights/employment discrimination law firm representing individuals located in Washington, D.C., is currently accepting applications for a junior litigation associate position. The associate will work initially under the supervision of more senior attorneys in the office, but is expected to be involved in all phases of federal and state litigation, including investigating potential cases, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, arguing motions and fully participating in trials.

Applicants should have an interest in litigation and civil rights work; strong academic credentials; superior research, writing and verbal skills; and the ability to multi-task on a variety of cases. A clerkship and/or one year of employment litigation experience is preferred, as is membership in the District of Columbia and Virginia or Maryland bars.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript, no later than April 29, 2016, to Cassandra Lenning, Esq., Heller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman PLLC, 1730 M Street, N.W., Ste. 412, Washington, D.C. 20036. Applications may also be submitted by email to Lenning@HellerHuron.com, subject line: “2016 Litigation Associate.”

Heller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. To find out more about our practice, please visit our website at www.hellerhuron.com.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL – LEGISLATION AND POLICY CLINICAL TEACHING FELLOW

loyola_chicago_law_school_logoLoyola University Chicago School of Law invites applications for the post-graduate Child Law Legislation and Policy Clinical Teaching Fellowship. This two-year Fellowship, a non-tenure track faculty position,will commence July 1, 2016.

Under the direction of the director of the Child Law Policy Institute, housed in the Civitas Child Law Center at Loyola’s School of Law, the Fellowship provides an opportunity for a recent law school graduate to gain experience in the area of clinical law teaching specific to policy and legislative reform.The Clinical Fellow will work closely with the Policy Institute’s director, participating in the Institute’s policy initiatives. The Policy Institute works on a broad range of projects related to children, including child protection, juvenile justice, domestic violence and children’s health through policy reform,legislative advocacy, research and training. The Fellow also will participate in the development of course curriculum for the Child Law Legislation and Policy Clinic and may have the opportunity to participate in teaching and supervision of students involved in other child law classes. The Fellow will been couraged to develop independent areas of interest, consistent with the mission of the Child Law Policy Institute.

Criteria for Selection: Preference will be given to recent law school graduates with experience in legislative and policy research and analysis on the state and/or federal level and familiarity with the legislative process; a demonstrated interest in the field of child law; and an interest in pursuing a career in clinical law teaching. Candidates with at least two years of relevant experience are preferred.Must possess excellent communication and writing skills.

Selection Process: Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. The position will begin July 1, 2016. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a letter of interest describing the candidate’s reasons for applying for the fellowship, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) samples of scholarly or other written work, (4) a law school transcript, (5) two letters of recommendation, and (5)the names and contact information of up to three additional individuals prepared to provide professional references.

Applications may be submitted through Loyola University Chicago’s Careers website at: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58764.

Inquiries should be directed to:Professor Anita Weinberg, Director, ChildLaw Policy Institute, Loyola University Chicago, 25 E. Pearson,11th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60611, aweinbe@luc.edu.

ROSEN, BIEN & GALVAN, LLP – Associate Position (San Francisco, CA)

logo-rbggRosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP, a San Francisco law firm specializing in complex trial and appellate litigation in both federal and state courts, seeks an attorney with two to five years of litigation or clerkship experience. We have a broad practice, including both public interest and private sector litigation. Key practice areas include business and commercial litigation, employment counseling and litigation, civil rights, white collar and government investigation, and First Amendment. More information about the firm can be found at our website, http://www.rbgg.com/.

 Excellent research and writing skills are essential. Applicants must be admitted to the California Bar, and ideally be available to start as soon as possible.

 Application due May 19, 2016. Please apply via e-mail to kvanzetti@rbgg.com, and include all of the following:  a cover letter addressed to the Managing Partner, Michael W. Bien, a resume, two writing samples, two or more references (including mailing address, email, and telephone number), and law school transcript. In your email, please also identify where or from whom you heard about this position. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please; our website will be updated when the position is filled.

WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH – THE BENACH COLLOPY ASYLUM SUMMER FELLOWSHIP 2016

wwh_tvSurging violence against transgender and gender nonconforming communities worldwide continue to force a record number of individuals to seek protection at U.S. borders and points of entry. Many of these people qualify for asylum based on past persecution, but encounter difficulties navigating the complex U.S. immigration system. The Benach Collopy Fellowship offers the opportunity for an outstanding law student to work side by side with transgender asylum seekers to vindicate their rights and access the legal process in a way that is supportive and affirming.

Under the supervision of expert asylum attorneys at the respected law firm of Benach Collopy and the Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program, the Fellow will represent transgender asylum seekers fleeing persecution based on gender identity. The fellow will work closely with clients at Benach Collopy LLP and Whitman-Walker Health, both located in Northwest DC. Whitman-Walker Health is a medical-legal partnership dedicated to providing appropriate trans-affirming services.

The Fellow will work directly with clients, carrying active caseloads for filing to USCIS and the Immigration Court under the supervision of experienced attorneys.

Submit all applications via email only to Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program Attn: Cori Alonso-Yoder, calonso-yoder@whitman-walker.org, with the subject line “Benach Collopy Fellowship Application.” Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references.Please describe your interest in the issues addressed by the Fellowship and specify your desired start and end dates.

Deadlines: Applications must be received by April 15, 2016.

Transgender, gender queer, and gender nonconforming individuals are encouraged to apply.