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Eastside Legal Assistance Program seeks PAID Bilingual Phone Line Intake Assistant

elap_2012_logo_for_web_mod_3_aeh_560x560Do you Speak Spanish? Are you looking for a Part time Job while Attending Law School and want to Increase Access to Justice? Your role as the Legal Phone Intake Assistant will be to screen callers for eligibility, perform the detailed case intake, and summarize the case for ELAP DV Staff Attorneys or our Pro Bono legal clinic attorneys to provide issue-tailored legal advice.

Applicants with foundational knowledge of legal issues are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Staff phone line to answer calls from current and prospective clients
  • Screen callers for residence, income and civil legal matter guidelines
  • Perform detailed legal intake using the Legal Server Database.
  • Schedule legal clinic appointments and confirm or cancel existing appointments
  • Provide clients with referral information to appropriate community agencies
  • Assist with case management tasks as needed, such as data entry in Excel.
  • Report to ELAP Legal Clinic Coordinator
    *Training will be provided.

Position Requirements:

  • Commitment to ELAP’s mission in promoting equal access to justice.
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish).
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong word processing skills, computer literacy, and data entry experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to respond to clients with patience and a non-judgmental attitude.
  • Ability to learn quickly, absorb and process new information and sort out relevant facts.
  • Ability to interview clients and write brief case summaries

Required language:

  • Spanish

SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (SEIU) – Law student program interns and externs

seiuService Employees International Union (SEIU) has openings for part-time law clerks and full- and part-time externs , and for full-time law clerks in the Fall of 2016.

SEIU is a progressive, dynamic and growing labor organization representing over 2 million members in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, principally in the property service, public service, and health care fields. Attorneys in SEIU’s Legal Department engage in innovative lawyering to further the organization’s interests in organizing new workers, improving working conditions, engaging in political action, and achieving social justice. This includes representation of SEIU in litigation before courts and administrative agencies involving the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, election campaign finance laws, and local and state labor relations statutes.

Law clerks and externs in the SEIU Legal Department conduct legal research and draft legal memoranda, work with attorneys on pending litigation, attend hearings and conferences, and meet with union leaders.

Generally, law clerks and externs are assigned to work in the Legal Department in Washington, D.C. However, a full-time law clerk may be assigned to work at a field location. One or more of the summer clerks will be selected through the Peggy Browning Fund (www.peggybrowningfund.org).

Law clerks are paid $22/hour. Externs receive credit from their law schools. We are interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights and social change. The successful applicant will have a strong academic background with excellent writing and researching skills. Completion of the basic labor law course is not required, but applicants who have taken it should so note on the application.

NOTE: THESE POSITIONS ARE ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT LAW STUDENTS; LAW SCHOOL GRADUATES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.

To apply for this opportunity include:

· a cover letter that contains references .
· resume
· short writing sample
· law school grades

Submit all of the required materials at the same time.

If you are having technical difficulty in uploading your materials, send an email to LalaFatima.Alaoui@seiu.org . No telephone calls please.

Due Date: April 22 – EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW (EOIR)
SAN FRANCISCO IMMIGRATION COURT – Law Student Volunteer

seal_of_the_executive_office_for_immigration_reviewTypical assignments include drafting decisions on applications for asylum, researching and writing memoranda on whether a particular criminal offense renders a person subject to removal, and drafting decisions on motions to reopen in which a final order has been issued. In every assignment, law interns research and apply immigration statutes, regulations, and case law, thus increasing their familiarity with the field of immigration law and allowing them to exercise their research and writing skills. All interns work under the supervision of a staff attorney.

A cover letter; a resume; a legal writing sample (no longer than 8 to 10 pages); and a law school transcript (unofficial). Applicant’s should submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the internship with the Court, as well as the number of hours per week you are able to devote to the internship position and your school’s specific requirements for an intern position. Please forward applications to sanfranciscointern@usdoj.govEmail links icon.

Applications for part-time and full-time Fall 2016 internships will be accepted until April 22, 2016.

Deadlines and application requirements vary by Immigration Court. Please contact the Immigration Court of interest and ask to speak to the Judicial Law Clerk(s) about the intern program opportunities. Contact information for each of the Immigration Courts is available at http://www.justice.gov/eoir/sibpages/ICadr.htm.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 22, 2016

Due Date: April 15 – The Research and Fiscal Analysis (RFA) Division of the Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR) is excited to provide up to two summer internships

dor-whiteThe RFA Division provides fiscal and economic analysis for the Governor’s Office, the Legislature, other state agencies, local governments, and other divisions in the DOR. The high profile, varied, and interesting work in RFA provides students pursuing a career in economics, statistics, or financial analysis the opportunity to work in the government sector.

We are looking for someone who can work 30 to 40 hours per week during most weeks this summer. The start and end dates are flexible to accommodate the student’s schedule.

As a summer intern you will have an opportunity to assist tax policy specialists by:
· Updating tax analysis models and/or the underlying data
· Conducting analysis of existing or proposed tax changes
· Constructing, cleaning up, matching and merging databases
· Gathering and compiling data on various state taxes and tax changes

Required qualifications:
· Experience with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
· Completed at least four semesters or six quarters at an accredited college or university by the start of the internship.

Desired qualifications:
· Experience with Microsoft Access
· Experience with a statistical analysis software such as SAS, R, or STRATA

Compensation: $12.79 to 15.05 per hour.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must submit the following:
· Cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications
· Resume detailing your experience and education

Email your cover letter, resume, and an unofficial transcript to: ValerieT@dor.wa.gov by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016. We anticipate conducting interviews by April 29, 2016.

AFL-CIO Policy Research Fellow

wslc-logo-300pThe Policy Department is responsible for formulating and advocating ideas that benefit working people and their unions.

The Policy Research Fellow is a full-time, one year position in Washington, D.C. The Policy Research Fellow works with senior department staff to provide data, information, analysis, communications and ideas as needed to support the work of the Policy Department and other departments of the AFL-CIO and has primary responsibility for responding to data requests from AFL-CIO staff.

Temporary one (1) year appointment.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research in policy areas including economics, budget, tax, collective bargaining, labor standards, trade, health care, retirement security, education, and immigration;
  • General data collection and analysis;
  • Compiling and assisting in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of data, including data relating to labor markets, unions, and economic conditions;
  • Political, economic, and legislative analysis;
  • Assisting in the development, design, and organization of materials for meetings and conferences;
  • Assisting in the development, planning, and implementation of Policy Department activities;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Some travel may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A. or B.S. recommended, preferably in economics, sociology, political science, or other relevant fields;
  • M.A. or J.D. strongly recommended;
  • At least 1-2 years relevant work experience (full or part-time, including internships) and demonstrated success in relevant areas;
  • Familiarity with government databases, including BLS, FRED, and Census databases;
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including the ability to produce clear and timely analysis;
  • Proficiency in utilizing statistical information for policy analysis and advocacy;
  • Strong computer skills, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and proficiency with web based research;
  • Demonstrated interest in progressive policy;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a team;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments;
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills and subject areas as workflow requires;
  • Ability and willingness to work extended or irregular hours as needed.

BAY AREA LEGAL AID – Law Clerk Program

bayarealegal200-1Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) seeks dynamic law students with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to help provide comprehensive legal services to the poor. BayLegal is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2016 and Summer 2016 classes.

BayLegal is the largest staff based non-profit law firm providing free civil legal services to low-income individuals and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide services on a regional basis through local offices and clinics located in the following Bay Area counties: Alameda (Oakland); Contra Costa (Richmond); Marin; Napa; San Francisco; San Mateo (Redwood City); and Santa Clara (San Jose). Additionally, BayLegal has a regional Legal Advice Line which conducts intake and provides advice and counsel. With regional offices, and 100+ staff members, BayLegal is uniquely positioned to help people across county lines. BayLegal assists clients in five main priority areas: housing preservation, domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, economic security, consumer protection, and healthcare access.

Law clerkships are available throughout the year and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis year-round until all positions are filled (for summer candidates, we recommend submitting your application before February 1st). Please submit a completed BayLegal Law Clerk Application indicating your office(s) and project(s) preference along with a copy of your resume, cover letter, a list of at least three references and writing sample to:

Email: probono@baylegal.org OR

Mail: Bay Area Legal Aid – Law Clerk Program, 1735 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612