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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking bilingual attorney to work in our office in Wenatchee, Washington.

nwirplogo__square_background_for_twitter_-e1441317557331The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation; (2) individual consultations; (3) self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and (4) community education. The attorney will focus on providing legal representation in various matters, but focusing on 1) defending individuals in removal proceedings; 2) representing community members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions; and 3) representing victims of violent crimes in applying for immigration benefits (including self-petitions, U visas and other forms of relief). The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

The attorney will work closely with other staff members and community partners in the Eastern and Central Washington regions in conducting outreach and community education, and providing individual consultations to persons who may be eligible for immigration benefits.

Send cover letter, resume and references to: wenatcheeattorney@nwirp.org with the subject “Staff Attorney Application – Wenatchee”. Full consideration will be given to those who apply by May 13, 2016, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Summer opportunity: Center for Children and Youth Justice

39285ecLawyers Fostering Independence is looking for an intern or extern with a demonstrated or well-stated interest in child welfare, juvenile justice, or related fields, and/or experience working with youth, at-risk families or underserved communities. In addition we are looking for a person with solid interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills, an ability to be curious and communicate effectively with a variety of individuals, and a knack for being detail oriented. To apply, please send a cover letter, 1-page resume, transcript, writing sample limited to 5 pages, and a list of references to hgateless@ccyj.org. Cover letter should be addressed to:

 Mr. Hickory Gateless

Center for Children and Youth Justice

615 2nd Ave, Ste 275

Seattle, WA 98104

ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS – HUMAN RIGHTS LEGAL FELLOWSHIP

mastheadRobert F. Kennedy Human Rights is currently accepting applications from students and recent graduates interested in applying to Equal Justice Works, Soros, Skadden, or other post-graduate public interest fellowships and seeking a fellowship host.

If interested, please e-mail fellowships@rfkhumanrights.org to submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in working with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and including a description of the nature of your funding source
  • Resume
  • Brief writing sample (preferably related to international human rights law)
  • List of three references

Applications are considered on a rolling basis; most fellowships begin in September and last for one year, but other arrangements can be made where needed.

Please note, due to the high volume of applications received, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates with regard to the interview process. No calls or emails, please.

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Due May 2:  IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CORPS – Summer Legal Intern

fullscreen20capture20122620142011220520am-bmpImmigrant Justice Corps is the country’s first immigration legal fellowship program.  Our internal legal staff of three directly supervises community fellows — BIA accredited representatives — and provides secondary supervision to our justice fellows — law graduates.

We are looking for a full-time summer legal intern to provide some combination of the following services:

  • Legal research for fellows — we wish to develop memoranda on recurring legal issues such as particular         social group precedent in asylum law; a survey of recent Chinese asylum decisions
  • Assistance in writing an editing an update to a  treatise on immigration and HIV
  • Assistance at legal clinics, including citizenship clinics and potentially asylum application clinics
  • Assistance with screening individuals in immigration court for possible relief
  • Conducting client intakes at various locations around NYC
  • Other functions as needed

Salary: Unpaid

Application Instructions: This is an *unfunded* internship.  IJC will only accept an intern who brings his or her own funding or receives credit through his or her law school.  

 To apply please send a detailed cover letter and resume to vneilson@justicecorps.org

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Due May 8: MARYLAND OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER – Juvenile Defender

opd_home_01An Assistant Public Defender combines his/her demonstrated dedication to the representation of indigent clients with his/her strong and zealous litigation skills to provide exceptional representation on behalf of all his/her clients. The attorney in this position is expected to work independently in managing an active juvenile caseload while simultaneously working in a team-oriented environment focused on a client-centered approach to representation. The position will commence in September, 2016 and will be located at 14735 Main Street, Suite 272B, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772.

  • Demonstrated commitment to zealous and comprehensive juvenile public defense.
  • Criminal trial experience preferred, specific experience representing juveniles strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work independently, and effectively manage an active caseload.
  • Strong client communication skills.
  • Must have membership in good standing in the Maryland Bar or Bar of another State by August, 2016.

 Salary: $56k – $70k/year

Application Instructions: To apply for this position please submit a: (1) current resume, (2) cover letter addressing the above qualifications, (3) list of references, and (4) completed Applicant Essay (available on our website under “Careers”). Cover letters should be addressed to: Johanna Cohen Leshner, Director of Recruitment, 6 St. Paul Street, 22nd Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.

 Please email items (1)-(4) in one email to attorneyjobs@opd.state.md.us. In the subject line of the email please indicate “APD Juvenile Division District V.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Due July 1: URBAN JUSTICE CENTER – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 2016 FELLOWSHIP

d5b7456c37302f006e90326b08d881fe_400x400The Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center announces the opportunity to apply for sponsorship for post-graduate legal fellowships starting in the fall of 2017 (applications due fall 2016).   

The Community Development Project is seeking prospective third-year law students and recent law graduates currently clerking or with clerkships beginning in the fall to sponsor for public interest law fellowships offered by the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Equal Justice Works, Kirkland & Ellis New York City Public Service Fellowship Program, and other similar programs.  We are looking for fellowship applicants interested in providing legal services in the areas of consumer justice, workers’ rights, and/or the intersection between workers’ rights and immigration law.

The Community Development Project strengthens the impact of grassroots organizations in New York City’s low-income and other excluded communities.  We partner with community organizations to win legal cases, publish community-driven research reports, assist with the formation of new organizations and cooperatives, and provide technical and transactional assistance in support of their work towards social justice.  Currently our work with grassroots groups includes affordable housing, workers’ rights, consumer economic justice, land use, zoning, transactional legal services, and worker cooperatives.  Please read an overview of our work for more information.

Interested applicants who are eligible for the fellowships described above (i.e., prospective third-year law students, recent law graduates currently clerking or those with clerkships beginning in the fall), should send a resume and cover letter including a brief description of their interest in being considered for sponsorship by the Community Development Project as well as information about the type of fellowship project they are considering.  Applicants should show a basic familiarity with the fellowship opportunities available and the requirements of each. 

Please note: this is not a job posting.  General application materials will not be considered.  Send the requested documents by e-mail with the words “Fellowships 2016” in the subject line to cdpfellowships@urbanjustice.org.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through 5 p.m. EST on July 1, 2016.  Due to our rolling deadline, early applications are encouraged.

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Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Washington State Attorney General seeking additional summer interns!

washington-ago-color-sealWhile the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Washington State Attorney General had expected to only take two interns this summer, we now have the capacity to take at least one (and maybe two) more.  Therefore, if you could please post this opportunity on your respective job bulletin boards, I would greatly appreciate it.  Should you or any of the applicants have any questions, feel free to contact me.   The deadline to apply for an internship is Friday the 6th of May.  When a candidate applies, please have them send an email to our recruiting coordinator, Letrice Tobin, at LetriceA@ATG.WA.GOV.   All applications must be completed using the link below: