Paid fellowship positions galore! And work opportunities for 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and recent grads

Due Oct. 14: Work with clients through UW’s Moderate Means Program

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Application Deadline:  Friday, October 14, 2016

Open to:  All students (1Ls may train fall quarter but will not begin to interview clients until winter quarter)

Time Commitment:  Five hours a week for two quarters. Fall quarter training is 2-4 pm on Fridays.

Application Process:  Submit a letter of interest and resume to Ann Spangler (

The Moderate Means Program is the flag-ship pro bono program for students at the University of Washington School of Law. The UW MMP provides legal referrals for low and moderate income individuals as a part of the statewide WSBA Moderate Means Program.

Law students serving as MMP volunteer interns interview potential clients by telephone to collect information and evaluate their cases. Qualifying cases will be referred by interns to participating attorneys who have agreed to represent clients for a reduced fee. After completing the training, MMP interns will be expected to commit to a minimum of five hours a week for the duration of the winter quarter (one hour is a weekly staff meeting).

Due Oct. 31: NWIRP hiring bilingual staff attorney

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The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish speaking bilingual attorney to provide direct representation, community outreach and education to individuals seeking legal assistance in a variety of immigration matters. This position is based in NWIRP’s Granger Office, which is located in Granger, WA, a city of over 3,000 people located in a rural area 25 miles southeast of Yakima. From this location, the office serves clients from across Central and Eastern Washington. The office has a staff of seven and serves a client base consisting largely of farmworkers and their families. The staff 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.

Application Process: Send cover letter, resume and references to: with the subject “Staff Attorney Application – Granger”. Full consideration will be given to those who apply by October 31, 2016 but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Rolling deadline: Paid fellowship, work for the organization that won Lawrence v. Texas and other landmark cases

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Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Lambda Legal is pleased to announce the 2016-2018 Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights.  Lambda Legal is a national nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, 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.  The Garner Fellowship is a paid, full-time legal fellowship awarded to a recent law graduate to work in any of Lambda Legal’s five offices. The fellowship is open until filled and will run through the summer of 2018.

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; sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV discrimination in employment, schools, youth in out-of-home care systems, health care, identity documents, the criminal legal system, and other areas; and harassment and violence.  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, University of Alabama v. Garrett, In re Marriage Cases, Varnum v. Brien, Benitez v.  North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group, Brandon v. County of Richardson and Obergefell v. Hodges, et al.

Application Process: Please send résumé, writing sample, and letter of interest indicating the Lambda Legal office(s) in which the applicant would be interested in working; a description of experience working in communities of color; a description of interest in addressing LGBT and HIV issues in African-American communities; and particular areas or legal issues of interest relating to the position to: Amy Shapiro, Legal Administrative Manager

Rolling deadline: Paid summer immigrant defense fellowship for rising 3L 


Application Deadline: Open until filled

Centro Legal de la Raza seeks paid summer California Bar Foundation Removal Defense Fellow. Due to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policies, hundreds of asylum-seekers and other non-citizens are detained in the California Central Valley without access to lawyers or others who can help them. Apart from this fellowship, no legal service provider in California has funding to assist these individuals. At the end of March of 2015, ICE contracted with GEO Group, a private prison company, to re-open the Mesa Verde Detention Facility in Bakersfield, California. Individuals in immigration custody do not have the right to a government appointed attorney. Accordingly, the vast majority of individuals are forced to represent themselves while detained. Although many have meritorious defenses to deportation, without representation, individuals are much less likely to succeed in their cases. The California Bar Foundation summer fellow will be integral to establishing a long term pro se and pro bono representation project for individuals in immigration custody in Bakersfield.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the fellowship position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only: 1) cover letter addressed, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three professional references to Place these words in the subject line “CA Bar Foundation Summer Removal Defense Fellow.”

Rolling deadline: The Center for Reproductive Justice is hiring! Staff attorney, legal fellowship positions open

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The Center for Reproductive Rights is growing and hiring U.S.-based positions.

Senior Director, Policy & Managing Director, DC Office: A senior management position that will oversee the Center’s federal, state, and local policy work in the United States, as well as lead the DC office in deepening our efforts, maximizing our impact, and investing in the growth of our DC presence and staff.

Staff Attorney: A key member of the Center’s U.S. litigation team who will participate in impact litigation on reproductive rights and justice issues in federal and state courts around the country.

Staff Attorney for Judicial Strategy: An integral player in the Center’s judicial strategy work, which focuses on ensuring strong protection for reproductive rights in the courts.

Legal Fellow, U.S. Legal Program: A fantastic opportunity for an early career attorney to work with the Center’s preeminent U.S. litigation team, which has helped millions of women and their families by securing government funding for abortions, striking down abortion bans and other access restrictions, and protecting teens’ access to emergency contraception and confidential reproductive healthcare services and information.

Rolling deadline: Paid fellowship for recent grads at whistleblower firm


Application Deadline: Open until filled

Kohn, Kohn, & Colapinto, LLP is the leading whistleblower rights law firm, serving both national and international clients.  Legal Fellows are responsible for assisting in all aspects of the litigation process and have responsibility over ongoing cases, including assisting in research and writing assignments, trial preparation, pre-trial discovery and other work normally assigned to associate attorneys.  Legal Fellows also assist with key public policy assignments that are part of the firm’s pro bono programs, designed to expand the scope of whistleblower protections.  Pays $41k – $55k/year. Practice areas include: Employment/Labor, First Amendment, General Public, International Human Rights, Litigation, Regulatory Affairs

Application Process: The Public Interest Law Fellowship position is a one-year full-time paid position, specifically designed for recent law school graduates.  You must be a graduate from an accredited law school, and you must have sat for a bar examination at the time the Fellowship commences.  Applications are being reviewed on a “rolling” basis. If you are interested in applying for the one year Law Fellowship position please fill out the application form from the following link: