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Office of Solicitor – Attorney

logo2With an emphasis on high ethical standards, excellence in public service and the delivery of quality legal services, the Office of the Solicitor performs the legal work for the United States Department of the Interior, manages the Department’s Ethics Office and resolves FOIA Appeals. With more than four hundred total employees, three hundred of which are attorneys licensed in forty states, the Office strives to provide sound legal services to fulfill the Department’s diverse and wide-ranging mission.

What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?:

  • The Office of the Solicitor has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty location identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this location on a regular and recurring basis.
  • For additional information on telework you may access the Department of Interior’s Telework Handbook at http://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/pb/documents/teleworkhandbookOctober2012.pdf.

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Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights – STAFF ATTORNEY, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA OFFICE

44019The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for the position of Los Angeles Staff Attorney in one of the Young Center’s newest regional offices. The Young Center is dedicated to promoting the best interests—safety and well-being—of unaccompanied and separated immigrant children in the United States. The immediate focus of the Young Center’s work is to serve as Child Advocate (best interests guardian ad litemin immigration proceedings) for unaccompanied and separated children pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) and the 2013 Violence Against Women Act. The Young Center is at the forefront of best interests advocacy for unaccompanied immigrant children and is the only organization in the country serving as Child Advocate for detained, unaccompanied children pursuant to the TVPRA.

The Staff Attorney position is a unique opportunity for an attorney to engage in written and oral advocacy on behalf of children in removal proceedings. The Staff Attorney will draft and submit best interests recommendations in immigration court, before asylum offices, to public interest attorneys, to the pro bono bar, and to the three federal agencies (DHS, HHS and DOJ) with responsibility for unaccompanied children in the United States. In Los Angeles, the Staff Attorney will work directly with detained children and children released to families or sponsors, to advocate for their best interests with respect to their custody, conditions of release, and their immigration proceedings. The Staff Attorney will help recruit, train and supervise bilingual and bicultural volunteer Child Advocates—teachers, law students, social workers, community members—who will work one-on-one with children. The Young Center team is a passionate and collegial group of professionals—attorneys, social workers, and administrative staff—committed to ensuring that children receive the full protection of federal immigration law, domestic child welfare law and international human rights law.

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CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – Equal Access Fund Attorney

chrcl_photoThe Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law is a non­profit, public interest law office dedicated to furthering the legal, civil, and human rights of immigrants, refugees, children, prisoners, and the poor.

We have expertise in complex and class action litigation and in constitutional law. A partial list of the Center’s major litigation includes Plyler v. Doe , 457 U.S. 202 (1982) (challenge to state statute excluding undocumented children from public elementary schools); Reno v. Catholic Social Services , 509 U.S. 43 (1993) (national class action for persons unlawfully denied legalization under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986); Reno v. Flores , 507 U.S. 292 (1993) (national class action on behalf of children denied release on bail pending the outcome of deportation proceedings); League of United Latin American Citizens v. Wilson , 131 F.3d 1297 (9th Cir. 1997) (state-wide class action challenging constitutionality of state proposition denying health care, social services and education to suspected undocumented immigrants); and Perez-Olano v. Gonzalez , 248 F.R.D. 248 (C.D. Cal. 2008) (nationwide class action enjoining policies and practices blocking abused, abandoned, and neglected immigrant children’s access to protective services and lawful permanent residence).

ABOUT THE POSITION:

The Center seeks a full-time attorney to work on complex litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, and to assist in providing technical support, advocacy support, and training to lawyers and paralegals employed by California legal services programs. The position also requires recruitment and coordination of law clerks and volunteers to assist in the Center’s work.

The position requires a pro-active and rigorously intellectual approach to the practice of law, ability to handle multiple projects at the same time, a positive attitude as well as a strong desire to work in the public interest.

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SOFTWARE FREEDOM LAW CENTER – ATTORNEY

sflc-0The Software Freedom Law Center,http://www.softwarefreedom.org, a New York based not-for-profit legal services organization that provides legal representation and other law-related services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), seeks a junior attorney passionate about defending software freedom.

The position requires involvement in SFLC’s diverse practice, including counseling and advising on copyright and trademark licensing and policy, patent defense, non-profit corporate foundation and management, and some litigation.

In addition, the Attorney will be expected to publish writings and make public presentations on topics relating to software freedom.

A software or computer science related technical background, and familiarity with FOSS strongly preferred. Ideal candidates will already run a completely FOSS machine.

Salary is comparable to public sector legal positions in New York and not commensurate with private practice. An excellent benefits package is provided.

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LAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND – NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS:  TRANSGENDER RIGHTS PROJECT LAW STUDENT INTERN

share_facebook_ll-logoLambda Legal seeks a Law Student Intern for its Legal Department at its New York City Headquarters. The intern will assist the Transgender Rights Project Director with research, preparation of legal filings, and project organization to advance Lambda Legal’s cutting-edge impact litigation and advocacy.

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) people and those with HIV, through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas.

Lambda Legal’s law reform, policy, and education work encompasses a wide range of areas critically important to LGBT people and those living with HIV, such as federal and state constitutional law issues; relationship protections, including the freedom to marry; child custody, visitation, assisted reproduction, adoption, and foster care; sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV discrimination in employment, schools, youth in out-of-home care systems, health care, identity documents, the criminal justice system, and other areas; asylum and immigration policy; harassment and violence; and anti-LGBT ballot initiatives. Lambda Legal has been involved in numerous landmark United States and state Supreme Court cases, including Lawrence v. Texas, Romer v. Evans, Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, In re Marriage Cases, Varnum v. Brien, Brandon v. County of Richardson, Lopez v. River Oaks Imaging & Diagnostic Group, Glenn v. Brumby, L.P v. City of Philadelphia, Fields v. Smith.

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May 6: THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT – Summer 2016 Law Clerk

tcrp_print_fullcolor_centered_lrg_eceThe Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to leading a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis by using cutting-edge communications and grassroots strategies to educate the public about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.

We are looking for a law clerk to join its legal department in support of its international campaign to bring the facts about the climate crisis into the mainstream and engage the public in conversation about how to solve it. The law clerk will be a key member of our legal team, helping with various legal research and writing projects and accompanying administrative tasks that are critical to the operation of Climate Reality and its programs.

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Due June 30: HUMAN RIGHTS NOW – Human Rights Project Manager/Researcher

513463996-japanese-activists-and-lawyers-lawyer-and-gettyimagesHuman Rights Now (HRN), a Tokyo-based international human rights NGO working for the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide with a special focus in Asia, is currently taking applications for a full-time staff position responsible for our advocacy activities and project management. It is a rewarding position dealing with coordination and implementation of both domestic and international projects and advocacy activities.

The applicant should have a demonstrable interest in human rights or public-interest issues, particularly for the Asia region, and experience in human rights or public-interest work is favored. The applicant must have a native-level ability in speaking and writing Japanese, and a high-level fluent ability speaking and writing in English.

For more details and how to apply, please see the information below.

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