Jobs! Summer internships! Fellowships!

2018 Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program.

Application due date: Rolling basis

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) invites applications from first and second year law students for the Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program beginning in May 2018. In New Jersey, this has long been the premier opportunity for students committed to or considering public interest and poverty law to learn about the challenges and rewards involved.Students placed in this summer program gain experience in a wide variety of public interest legal issues. Activities typically include client interviewing, legal and factual research, drafting legal documents, administrative agency appearances and, for students who have completed two years of law school, court appearances and more in-depth case involvement.Fellows interested in policy and research have participated in client needs assessment studies and other studies, helped to draft pleadings on major litigation, and conducted research in education, civil rights, welfare policy, child welfare, housing, and many other issues affecting the poor.  We expect that there will be at least 8 positions available at locations statewide.  Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as hiring decisions will be made on a continuing basis.

For more information and to download an application click here.

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

FASPE is pleased to announce that applications are now open for its 2018 summer legal ethics program. Summer Ethics Fellowship for Law Students and Recent Graduates FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is now accepting applications for its 2018 Law program. FASPE Law is a fully-funded, two-week summer program that uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive study of contemporary legal ethics. FASPE Law is predicated upon the power of place. Fellows visit Auschwitz and other sites in Germany and Poland where they consider how to apply the lessons of history to the ethical challenges they will face in their careers. In 2018, the program will take place from Monday, May 21 to Friday, June 1. (Fellows are expected to arrive in Europe by Sunday, May 20.) All program costs are covered, including the equivalent of round-trip travel from New York to Europe, as well as all European travel, lodging, and food. FASPE Law Fellows travel and share some seminars with Fellows in the FASPE Business and Journalism programs. FASPE Law is open to current JD and LLM students and those who received a JD or LLM between May 2016 and January 2018. It is designed to address ethical challenges in all fields of law, including the private sector, public interest organizations, and the government.

More info here.

Due November 5:  Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Internship

Application Deadline: November 5, 2017

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, in cooperation with the Institute for International Law and Justice, administers a fellowship program for selected NYU School of Law students that combines academic and practical experience in international law and human rights. The International Law and Human Rights  Fellowship Program offers the opportunity to complete a specialized training program in international law, undertake a summer internship at a leading institution or organization, and complete a substantial research paper growing out of that work experience. Established in 2002, the Fellowship Program is undertaken with support from the Public Interest Law Center (PILC). A modest stipend is available for students selected for the Fellowship.

CHRGJ is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 International Law and Human Rights Fellowship Program. Download the program description, list of organizations, and application instructions and forms. The application deadline is Sunday, November 5 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). Complete application packets must be submitted to ilhr.fellows@gmail.com.

More info here.

New Orleans’s Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, 2Ls, 3Ls or Recent Grads Sponsor Fellows

The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) is a multi-disciplinary impact strategy center and “think and do tank” as well as a membership organization. We are dedicated to expanding democracy, winning a just economy, and transforming the country by transforming the South. The Workers’ Center is a critical architect of permanent progressive civil society infrastructure in the South. At the end of our first decade, we are gearing up to advance a long-term Southern agenda for an inclusive economy. NOWCRJ has been nationally recognized for direct worker organizing, strategic campaigns, policy advocacy, litigation, and coalition building to advance immigrant rights, racial justice, and economic equity.

For further information and how to apply: http://nowcrj.org/join-our-team/

Due December 1: Brooklyn Defender Services – Brooklyn, NY, Staff Attorney – Immigration Practice

Application Deadline: 12/01/2017

BDS is one of the largest public defense providers in the United States. We represent nearly 40,000 clients per year in a variety of legal proceedings in New York City, primarily indigent criminal, family, and immigration defense. BDS represents clients who have diverse, complex and multi-faceted needs in a high volume and very fast-paced setting.

For complete job description and to apply here.

Due January 31:  Center for Death Penalty Litigation, 2Ls with interest in Capital Post-Conviction Work

In recent summers, law student interns have visited clients, traveled across the state interviewing witnesses and jurors, worked on clemency cases, assisted with research and writing of direct appeal and post-conviction claims, attended capital trials, and assisted at evidentiary hearings.

We eagerly recruit 2Ls to fill our summer intern positions. Because of the nature of the work our students perform, we typically do not allow split summers and we prefer that all interns begin work on the same date. Further, we ask each intern to commit to a 10 week program, usually beginning the first work-day of June. Most summers, CDPL is able to offer interns monetary compensation for their work through the Weston Fenhagen Fellowship. Students interested in a summer internship should provide the following by January 31: 1) Cover letter clearly articulating the applicant’s interest in death penalty defense or criminal defense work 2) Current resume 3) Writing sample of 10 pages or less 4) Phone numbers and email addresses for three references, including at least one person familiar with your skills and abilities in a professional setting.

We prefer that applications be submitted electronically whenever possible. Applications should be submitted through our website. Applications are considered on a rolling basis with all hiring decisions made by Feb. 28th each year. Contact will@cdpl.org with specific questions.

CDPL complies with the letter and spirit of all federal, state, and local employment discrimination laws and does not discriminate based on race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, family responsibility, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or disability.

More information here.

ACLU of Washington, Internship 2018

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is pleased to offer full-time summer legal internships to interested law school students for the summer of 2018.

At the ACLU-WA, law students gain exposure to a broad range of civil liberties and civil rights issues and the opportunity to improve legal writing and research skills. Students can work in either the litigation department, or in the policy advocacy group. Students will work closely with staff attorneys on active litigation, case development, advocacy with community groups and government entities, and legal research.

Educational benefits include obtaining hands-on experience in applying constitutional theories and case law to legal problems and learning how to conduct factual investigation of complaints. Students become familiar with administrative regulations and agency protocols, while developing a practical understanding of constitutional law.

Prerequisites include academic standing as a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year law student during the duration of the internship time period, an interest in civil liberties and civil rights, good interpersonal and analytical skills, and the ability to write in a clear and concise manner.

Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and list of references with contact information via email. If interested in the litigation department, email legalprogramassistant@aclu-wa.org. If interested in the policy advocacy group, email field@aclu-wa.org. The subject line of your email should include your name and “Summer Intern”.

Because positions are filled on a rolling basis, we encourage interested students to apply early.

Due November 30: The People’s Law Office Summer 2018 Internship

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

People’s Law Office is accepting applications for our 2018 summer internship and educational program, which focuses on civil rights litigation rooted in social justice and radical legal work.

Interns will participate in a wide range of litigation-related work and will be exposed to a progressive law office that has been committed to being “people’s lawyers” since 1969. Our attorneys and legal workers have successfully fought for the civil and human rights of people who have been wrongfully convicted, falsely arrested and subjected to excessive force and torture at the hands of law enforcement officials and prosecutors. The office has also steadfastly represented political activists and individuals who have been targeted by governmental officials because of their political views or organizing work.

The program is open to law students. Candidates should demonstrate experience in and/or commitment to social justice, organizing and/or social movements.

More info here.

Why DOJ ordered these Seattle lawyers to stop helping some immigrants; Case Studies in Defender/Civil Program Collaboration; Federal Lawsuit Challenges King County’s Solitary Confinement of Imprisoned Children

Why DOJ ordered these Seattle lawyers to stop helping some immigrantsNWIRP Logo

By Liz Jones, KUOW

“The cease and desist order came as a shock. It was from the U.S. Justice Department, ordering a group of Seattle lawyers to stop helping in some deportation cases.

The lawyers contend DOJ’s action could cut off free legal help for thousands of immigrants across the country, and they’re fighting back with a lawsuit.

“It has a dramatic impact,” said Matt Adams, legal director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), the group suing the Justice Department. “More than 30 organizations and firms have issued declarations, talking about how the government’s cease and desist order would create havoc with the services they’re providing around the country.”

Read the full article here.

California bosses can no longer ask about your previous salary

By Margot Roosevelt, The Orange County Register

“Previous salary? A bill in Sacramento to outlaw that question is getting bipartisan support. Salary history information is widely viewed as one reason why women still make 79 centers for every buck a man makes more than 50 years after the practice was outlawed nationally.”

Read the full article here.

Free Webinar: Join us to learn about Case Studies in Defender/Civil Program Collaboration

When: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

This webinar will showcase successful Defender/Civil program partnerships that are supported with Federal Funds. Presenters will discuss their experience in obtaining funding, challenges and successes of working together, and where their program is in the future. This webinar is created as one session in a 5-part series.

Register here.

Columbia Legal Services:  Federal Lawsuit Challenges King County’s Solitary Confinement of Imprisoned Children and Denial of Educational Service

“Children imprisoned at King County’s Regional Justice Center (“RJC”) in Kent, Washington, filed a class action lawsuit in federal court Monday challenging King County’s policies and practices of holding children in long-term solitary conferment and denying adequate educational services.”

Read the complete article here.

Summer is over, but summer internship applications are here! San Francisco Attorney’s Office, Queens Legal Services, Legal Services for Children, National Employment Law Project and more!

Due October 27: San Francisco City Attorney’s Office Internships

Application deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017

The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office’s Law School Internship Program offers students an opportunity to work in a large and award-winning municipal law office, which has been nationally recognized by the American Bar Association for outstanding excellence. Our internship program reflects an important priority for the City Attorney’s Office; to give back to the legal community in meaningful and important ways.  The program runs from January 8th, 2018 through March 16, 2018, with a mandatory orientation on Monday, January 8th.

Applications must include the following: (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) brief legal writing sample. Please email your application to CATintern.Applications@sfgov.org or by U.S. Postal Service to:

Palek Sheth
Managing Director of the Affirmative Litigation Task Force
S.F. City Attorney’s Office City Hall, Room 234
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

Due November 30: Jackson Lewis Labor and Employment Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

Jackson Lewis Scholarship program is designed to provide support to law school students, pursuing a career in Labor or Employment Law, who are from underrepresented groups. All applicants will be considered but diversity is “a plus”.

As part of its on-going commitment to the advancement of a diverse legal community, Jackson Lewis hopes the scholarship program will encourage and reward law students from underrepresented social and economic background to pursue legal careers in the areas of Labor and Employment law. Through the Program, Jackson Lewis awards $5,000 to a second or third year law student from the University of Washington School of Law.

  1. Eligibility

1) Candidates must be enrolled at the University of Washington School of Law as a 2L or 3L student, as of September 1, 2017.

2) Candidates may not be current or past employees of Jackson Lewis.

  1. Application Requirement Checklist:

1) Current resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts.

2) A legal writing sample (maximum 10 pages).

3) Letters of recommendation. Two letters of recommendation from former employers or professors regarding the academic ability, character, or professional aptitude of the applicant.

4) A personal statement of no more than 500 words. The form and content of the personal statement are up to you. Successful applicants might describe their interest in labor and employment law; significant personal, academic, and professional experiences; meaningful intellectual interests and extracurricular activities; factors inspiring them to obtain a legal education, and/or significant obstacles, challenges, or disadvantages met and overcome.

III. Selection Criteria

1) A demonstrated desire to pursue a career in labor and/or employment law,

2) exceptional academic performance at the undergraduate, graduate (if applicable), and law school levels,

3) relevant work experience, community service, leadership skills and special accomplishments, and

4) belonging to a socially or economically underrepresented group in the legal profession preferred.

Please submit your completed application to martha.tanner@jacksonlewis.com by November 30, 2017.

This scholarship is not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Jackson Lewis. Rather, it is open to all second and third year UW School of Law students in the hope that greater diversity among the attorneys practicing labor and employment law will benefit the entire profession.  The recipient will be announced by December 15, 2018

QUEENS LEGAL SERVICES (QLS), New York, NY, Summer 2018 Interns.

Legal Services NYC fights poverty and seeks racial, social and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers. Our neighborhood-based offices and outreach sites across all five boroughs help more than 80,000 New Yorkers annually

For complete application here and further information here.

Due December 15: LEGAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN (LSC) – SAN FRANCISCO SUMMER LEGAL INTERNSHIPS

Application Due: December 15, 2017

Founded in 1975, Legal Services for Children (“LSC”) is one of the country’s first non-profit law firms dedicated to providing free legal representation and social work services to children.  Our mission is to ensure that all children in the San Francisco Bay Area are raised in a safe environment with equal access to a meaningful education and other services that are necessary to thrive and grow.  We believe that our youth deserve positive alternatives to unnecessary placement in foster care, juvenile justice facilities, and immigration detention.  LSC pioneered the interdisciplinary approach that is considered a best practice in juvenile law today.  We deploy attorney-social worker teams to assist at-risk children who need to access the legal system to stabilize or improve their lives.  LSC’s attorneys represent children in legal matters that involve guardianship, dependency, school discipline, immigration, infraction defense, and other civil legal matters. Our social workers provide crisis intervention, case management, counseling, and psychosocial assessments.  LSC staff also engage in policy and advocacy projects aimed at advancing the rights of children.

For complete application and further information here.

Due November 10: Equal Justice Works, Post Graduation Fellowship Application Re-opened for Selected ProjectsEJW Logo

Application Due: November 10, 2017

Equal Justice Works has extended the Fellowship application deadline to November 10 for several specific project types. Equal Justice Works has confirmed funding in the following categories and highly encourages students to apply in these areas:

  • LGBTQIA candidates of color serving LGBTQIA communities of color in NYC
  • Immigration or Veterans projects in Seattle, WA
  • Agriculture or poverty alleviation projects in Davenport and Betendorf Iowa and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline Illinois

Students can learn more and begin their application online here. Students with questions should email Fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org

The Council on Environmental Quality, 2018 Spring Legal Clerkship

CEQ Law Clerkship Opportunity: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has a law clerkship opening for the spring of 2018 (12-16 weeks), and is accepting applications from highly motivated 2Ls and 3Ls. Clerks are supervised by CEQ’s Office of the General Counsel, and provide critical research and writing assistance to both legal and policy staff on a variety of matters pertinent to CEQ’s functions, including oversight of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Through CEQ’s participation in policy processes across the Federal government, clerks have the opportunity to perform diverse, substantive legal work, including: (1) Drafting memoranda on environment, energy, natural resources, and general law issues; (2) Tracking Federal agency actions on environmental and infrastructure issues; (3) Attending interagency working group meetings; and (4) Assisting with responses to Freedom of Information Act requests and other inquiries regarding CEQ’s activities. Clerks also have the opportunity to analyze recent case law and to help advise CEQ’s policy teams on legal issues.

Job Requirements 

Requirements: CEQ seeks second and third year law students and recent law school graduates who are highly motivated, willing to contribute where needed, and able to exercise professional judgment and maturity. In addition, applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

Application

Prepare the materials in the checklist below and combine them into a single PDF file addressed to the CEQ Attorney Advisor, Howard Sun. Name the PDF file following our convention: Last Name, First Name – 2018 Spring Clerkship Application Date Submitted; e.g., “Smith, Jane – 2018 Spring Clerkship Application 11-01-17.” Email the PDF file to internships@ceq.eop.gov, indicating in the email subject line that you are applying for a Spring Law Clerkship; e.g., “Spring 2018 Law Clerkship Application.”

CEQ will contact selected applicants to interview. Should you need to hear from CEQ sooner, please advise us of this fact by emailing internships@ceq.eop.gov or calling the CEQ mainline at (202) 395-5750 and asking for Howard Sun.

Document Requirements

  1. Application form (see below)
  2. Cover letter (see instructions below)
  3. Resume (1 page maximum)
  4. References (see instructions below)
  5. Law school transcript (most recent; an unofficial transcript is acceptable)
  6. Writing sample (3-5 pages maximum)
  7. The application form can be downloaded here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/ceq/ceq_LEGAL_clerkship_application_new.pdf

Due October 27: UW Student Legal Services

Application Deadline: 10/27/2017

This is your chance to receive hands on training working on real-world cases.

Student Legal Services has two openings for Rule 9 eligible third-year law students for positions starting immediately through the end of the school year. Rule 9 Legal Interns advise and represent UW students in a wide range of legal issues including landlord/tenant, estate planning, debt collection, family law, immigration, contracts, and other issues. Legal Interns are expected to work 10 to 12 hours per week, but the hours are flexible.

As a Rule 9, you will manage your own case load and collaborate with other interns and the Director/Staff Attorney and your cases.

Apply via Symplicity Job Requisition #15434

Due November 10:  Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Bilingual Staff Attorney Position in Wenatchee, WA

Application Deadline: 11/10/2017

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Bilingual Staff Attorney to work in our office in Wenatchee, Washington. Fluency in Spanish is required.

The 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 victims of violent crimes in applying for immigration benefits (including self-petitions, U visas, T visas and other forms of relief); and 3). representing community members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters as needed.

The attorney will also 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

To apply and complete job description here.

Due November 22:  Brennan Center for Justice: Counsel, Liberty and National Security Program

Application Due: November 22, 2017

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Part think tank, part public interest law center, part cutting-edge communications hub, we are known for our rigorous research. We craft innovative policies and we fight for them — in Congress and the states, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion.

The Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program works to advance effective national security policies that respect the rule of law and constitutional values. Our current program priorities include protecting against abuses of emergency powers and surveillance authorities, reining in excessive government secrecy, and countering Islamophobic policies and rhetoric.

Position: The Brennan Center seeks an attorney for its Liberty and National Security Program. The position is based in the Brennan Center’s Washington, D.C. office and requires occasional travel to New York City and other locations. The position is funded for a two-year period; an extension of this period is possible but not guaranteed.

The attorney will focus primarily on the Program’s efforts to protect against the abuse of emergency powers and to ensure that domestic security activities are conducted in accordance with the rule of law.

Applications:  Applications are due by November 22, but earlier applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please visit http://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/njyOv7EqhF/Counsel-Liberty-And-National-Security-Program and upload the following application materials: cover letter, resume, two writing samples (up to 10 pages each), and contact information for three references. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: brennancenterjobs@nyu.edu with “Counsel Position (Liberty and National Security)” in the subject line, after registering in the online system.

National Employment Law Project 2018 Summer Legal Internships

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) is seeking law students for our 2018 summer legal internship program in New York City and Washington D.C.

The National Employment Law Project (www.nelp.org) is a non‐profit research and advocacy organization that fights for policies to create good jobs, expand access to work, and strengthen protections and support for low-wage workers and the unemployed. We collaborate with national, state and local allies–including worker centers, community groups, immigrant advocacy organizations, unions, faith-based organizations, policy makers and think tanks–to create good jobs and enforce hard-won worker rights. NELP is one of the country’s leading workers’ rights organizations, developing innovative policy models, conducting research and education, supporting worker organizing, and engaging in strategic communications.

More information here.

Advocating for Workplace Justice; Legal Lunchbox Series; Nonprofit Law Institute; Homeless Advocacy 101 Workshops; Immigrants Under Fire: Policies and Practices Jeopardizing Health

Peggy Browning Fund:  Advocating for Workplace JusticePeggy Browning Fund

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
Where: UW School of Law, Room 133

Network with Labor and Employment Lawyers.  Panel, discussion, reception.  Learn about PBF’s paid Summer Fellowships ($6,000 & up).  Free refreshments

Panelists include Liz Ford of Fair Work Center, Madison Brown, UW Law student, Liz DeVleming, National Labor Relations Board, Region 19, Danielle Franco-Malone of Schwerin Campell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, Beau Haynes of Washington Wage Claim Project, and Kelly Skahan, UW Law student.

Legal Lunchbox™ Series: Working with Clients with Intellectual Disabilities

Date:  October 31, 2017

Time:  12:00 pm to 1:35 pm

Where: Webinar

“In cooperation with WSBA Public Service and in honor of Disability Awareness Month, this month’s Legal Lunchbox will focus on the ethics and best practices of working with clients with intellectual disabilities. We will begin the seminar discussing ethics and the relevant RPCs in detail, as well as hearing some best practice tips. A panel will round out the seminar discussing the practical aspects of day to day life for persons living with intellectual disabilities and will provide more best practice tips for attorneys representing them.”

More info here.

Nonprofit Law Institute 2017

When: Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

Time:  12-6 p.m.

Where: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 500 5th Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109

CLE sponsored by the WSBA Corporate Counsel Section in partnership with Wayfind.

“Join us for the second annual Nonprofit Law Institute! The Nonprofit Law Institute is for attorneys who want to learn more about serving nonprofits, and for expert practitioners desiring a deeper dive into this fascinating area. Breakout sessions offer exciting choices. Come learn from leaders in the nonprofit legal field and share your interest and experience working with community organizations.

This CLE will also be available online as a live webinar. If you unable to join us in-person in Seattle, please join us from your desk at your computer. Make sure to indicate that you are joining us for the webinar in the registration process, so we can send you the webinar information.”

More info here.

Homelessness Advocacy 101 Workshops: Seattle Budget Advocacy

When:  Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Time: 5:45-8:00 p.m.

Where:  Ballard Library

“YOU can be a voice for real and positive investments to help, shelter, and house thousands of people. We hope you will join the Coalition for an engaging, fun, and inspiring Homelessness Advocacy 101 workshop!

We build on the energy of hundreds of community members across King County who care deeply about affordable housing, safety, shelter, and justice for people who are homeless. When people speak up clearly and loudly to our state representatives, asking them to prioritize smart programs and supports, good policies, and fair and robust budgets, we see big results for our community.”

More info here.

Free Webinar – Understanding Risk Management for Nonprofit Organizations

Date:  November 1, 2017

Time:  10:00 am

This session will focus on three areas: identifying and assessing organizational risk, financial risk management, and the Board’s role in risk management. In particular, the training will discuss how to identify and understand common areas of risk such as governance and oversight, contract, financial, regulatory compliance, physical and other injuries, reputational risks intellectual property, personnel management, and data security. It will also discuss what risks are transferable, through insurance or otherwise, and what risks are not, such as loss of funding. It will also explore how to mitigate risk by developing a mitigation and response plan, including prevention; training and emergency response; establishing reserves against loss; and the purchase of insurance. Finally, the session will delve into the Board of Director’s duties in ensuring a proper risk management plan is in place.”

More info here.

Northwest Health Law Advocates Presents Immigrants Under Fire: Policies and Practices Jeopardizing Health

Date:  November 7, 2017

Time:  7:30 am check in, 8:00 am Briefing.

Where: Centilia Cultural Center
1660 S. Roberto Maestas Festival Street, Seattle, WA 98144

“Join us for an insider briefing over light breakfast fare as prominent immigration law and health law experts discuss actions and threats at the federal level that are already affecting immigrants’ safety, health status, and access to needed care. Find out about current advocacy to protect Washington immigrants whose health is at risk.”

More info here.

2018 ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference

Dates: May 10-12, 2018

Where: San Diego, CA

“The Equal Justice Conference joins all components of the civil legal aid community to discuss and address issues related to the delivery of legal services to low-income individuals in need of legal assistance. Top 5 Reasons to attend:

  • Inspiring Keynote Speakers
  • Multiple Networking Opportunities
  • More than 85 sessions with CLE accredited programming
  • Breakfast and lunch included with registration
  • A wide selection of low or no cost pre-conference programs”

More info here.

Goldmark Internship, California DOJ Attorney General’s Honors Program, National Trans Bar Association Seeking Board Applicants

Goldmark Internship deadline extended to Monday, October 23, 2017Logo for the Legal Foundation of Washington

Legal Foundation of Washington Board of Trustees holds a competitive process each year to select a legal aid program in Washington State to host the Goldmark Intern during the following summer. The 2018 host program is the Disabled Homeless Advocacy Project (DHAP) http://seattlecommlaw.org/projects/disabled-homeless-advocacy-project/ a program of the Seattle Community Law Center .   Internship applicants should review the position description and qualifications here.

Due October 20:  The National Trans Bar Association is Seeking Applicants to Serve on Our Board of Directors!

Application Due:  Friday, October 20, 2017

As a new and growing organization, Board members have an exciting opportunity to shape the direction of NTBA and direct its mission and programs moving forward. NTBA has been many years in the making and was recently founded with the following core mission:

  • Recruit, support and develop the skills of trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) legal professionals and law students;
  • Increase access to affordable, legally and culturally competent legal services for TGNC communities;
  • Work in partnership with existing organizations to foster bold, inclusive, and creative legal strategies to expand formal legal protections for TGNC people and meaningfully address issues of equity; and
  • Elevate intersectional work and cross movement collaborations

More info and apply here.

Due October 23: California Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Honors Program

Application Due:  Monday, October 23, 2017. 

***ATTENTION THIRD YEAR LAW STUDENTS AND RECENT LAW SCHOOL GRADUATES***DOJ & OAG Seal for California

The Office of the Attorney General is now accepting applications for the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Earl Warren Solicitor General Fellowship! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to launch your legal career with the State of California’s top law agency!

Apply here.

Courts Sidestep the Law, and South Carolina’s Poor Go to Jail

By Timothy Williams, The New York Times.

“One homeless man has been arrested or cited 270 times on the same charge, trespassing. He has never been represented by a lawyer.”  In a profile focused on South Carolina, the New York Times called attention to how defendants facing misdemeanor charges often go without court-appointed representation. The ACLU is challenging the practice in South Carolina, and also in Florida.

Read full articles in the links above.

North Carolina Justice Center Fellow; Disability Rights Scholarship; ACLU; WA State Labor Council Intern

Due November 15:  North Carolina Justice Center, Leslie J. Winner Public Interest and Civil Rights Fellow

Application Deadline: November 15, 2017

The North Carolina Justice Center is seeking a Leslie J. Winner Public Interest and Civil Rights Fellow.  The Winner Fellowship provides the opportunity for a recent law school graduate to spend two years as a staff attorney at the North Carolina Justice Center-the state’s leading private, nonprofit, anti-poverty organization. The Fellowship is generously funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in honor of Leslie Winner.

More information here.

Due December 1: Disability Rights Scholarship Program

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

The Disability Rights Scholarship Program provides yearlong awards for master’s degree study to disability rights advocates, lawyers, and educators to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Learn more and apply here.

ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project, NY: Summer 2018 Internship Opportunity

ACLU of WADue Date: Rolling Basis

The Criminal Law Reform Project of the ACLU’s national office in New York City seeks legal interns for the Summer of 2018. A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit.  Arrangements can also be made with the student’s law school for work/study stipends or course credit.

More information and apply here.

Due November 30:  $5000 Labor and Employment Scholarship for 2Ls and 3Ls; Jackson Lewis Labor and Employment Scholarship Program

Application Due: November 30, 2017

The Jackson Lewis Scholarship program is designed to provide support to law school students, pursuing a career in Labor or Employment Law, who are from underrepresented groups. All applicants will be considered but diversity is “a plus”.  As part of its on-going commitment to the advancement of a diverse legal community, Jackson Lewis hopes the scholarship program will encourage and reward law students from underrepresented social and economic background to pursue legal careers in the areas of Labor and Employment law. Through the program, Jackson Lewis awards $5,000 to a second or third year law student from the University of Washington School of Law. Full details including eligibility, application requirements and selection criteria can be found on the attached one-sheet. The submission deadline is Thursday, November 30.

More info here.

Due November 17:  Washington State Labor Council Legislative Intern for ’18 session.

Application Due: November 17, 2017

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is seeking a full-time legislative intern beginning Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, for the 60-day legislative session that begins the following Monday, Jan. 8 to help develop and coordinate legislative advocacy for Washington working families. This is a fun and challenging opportunity to learn more about issues important to working families, our labor movement, public policy and the legislative process. Plus, there are many opportunities for interns to pursue and develop their own policy interests and to build relationships with affiliated unions, legislators and coalition partners.

Our fast-paced internship is open to anyone with an interest in public policy and a passion for the labor movement. We are looking for people with excellent writing and research skills, a positive attitude, a willingness to tackle a variety of tasks and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

More info and apply here.

UW Law Pro Bono & Externship Fair; Washington State Association for Justice Panel; Washington Attorneys With Disabilities Association Annual Reception

UW Law Pro Bono and Externship Fair

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time:  12:30-1:20 pm
Where: Galleria W.H. Gates Hall

Join over 30 organizations for the Pro Bono and Externship Fair. Learn about different organizations and what they do and the possibility of doing an externship or Pro Bono with them.   Organizations include:

ACLU of Washington
Federal Public Defender
Kids in Need of Defense
King County Prosecutor’s Office
Legal Action Center
LegalVoice
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
US Attorney’s Office
US Department of Labor

Washington State Association for Justice Panel at UW LawWSAJ Logo

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 12:30-1:20
Where: Room 127, William H. Gates Hall

Panel discussion with members of Washington Association for Justice.  Join us for a panel with civil attorney’s who stand up in courts for real people. Learn about the plaintiff’s practice from trial lawyers who are on the front lines every day, holding corporate and other powerful interest accountable Interested ? Please RSVP to raphaela@Washingtonjustice.org

Seattle Community Law Center Happy HourSCLC

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time:  5:30-7:30 pm
Where: The Point in Burien

Join me for happy hour October 19th at 5:30-7:30 at The Point in Burien.  We are growing our services in South King County with our new Mobile Legal Unit and we thought we would go ahead and plan a few gatherings in the South End to celebrate and grow the awareness of our work there.  This happy hour is strictly for socializing and learning more about SCLC’s work (not a fundraiser). The Point has generously extended happy hour pricing on drinks for anyone attending the event.

WSBA Disability and Ableism in the Legal Profession panelWSBA Logo

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Where:  WSBA, 1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101

This panel of legal practitioners will discuss the experience of disability and ableism through a variety of lenses.  Practitioners will share their personal experiences of existing obstacles for legal professionals with disabilities as well as solutions, best practices and knowledge important to making the legal profession inclusive for people of all abilities to enter, thrive, and lead. This panel will be held at the WSBA Offices from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. with the WADA reception following Register here.         

Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association Annual Reception

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Where:  WSBA, 1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101

You are cordially invited to join the Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association (WADA) for the Annual Reception.  We want you, your staff, networks and people served to be part of this celebration of WADA and its achievements. We also want to meet you to discuss ideas of how we can work together to bring opportunity for true equity to all.   This reception will be held at the WSBA Offices from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. RSVP here.

Peggy Browning Fund: Interested in Advocating for Workplace Justice? Join us! Register by October 20. Peggy Browning Fund

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
Where: UW School of Law, Room 133

Network with Labor and Employment Lawyers.  Panel, discussion, reception.  Learn about PBF’s paid Summer Fellowships ($6,000 & up).  Free refreshments

Panelists include Liz Ford of Fair Work Center, Madison Brown, UW Law student, Liz DeVleming, National Labor Relations Board, Region 19, Danielle Franco-Malone of Schwerin Campell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, Beau Haynes of Washington Wage Claim Project, and Kelly Skahan, UW Law student.

Register by Friday, October 20 (for food count) at http://tinyurl.com/y71817fw

Campaign for Equal Justice – Washington’s Medical-Legal Partnership

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When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: Noon-1:00 pm
Where: 1201 Third Avenue #2200, Seattle

Doctors and Lawyers Working Together for Good. Join us to learn about Washington’s Medical-Legal Partnership.  Featured Speaker: Dr. Ben Danielson, Founder, Washington Medical-Legal Partnership, Medical Director, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.

Lunch provided with RSVP.