Robert Masur Fellowship; National Employment Law Project 2018 Summer Law Clerk, and more.

Due April 27: 2018 Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties

Applications are now open for the 2018 Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties at The Nation Institute. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 27, 2018, to be eligible for the fellowship.

The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second years) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. The fellowship recipients each receive a $2,000 honorarium. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization, work on a law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties.

Applicants should submit a proposal, no more than two pages, describing their intended summer project, along with a resumé, a brief letter of recommendation, and the name of their faculty or organizational sponsor HERE  https://nationinstitute.submittable.com/submit/103596/robert-masur-fellowship-in-civil-liberties or send a hard copy application to the address below:

Robert Masur Fellowship
The Nation Institute
116 East 16th Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10003
For more information, visit www.nationinstitute.org,
or email annelise@nationinstitute.org with any questions

Due February 9: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Diversity Committee Summer Law Fellowship

Location: Various locations

Selected Fellows from historically underrepresented backgrounds will receive a $500 stipend weekly stipend for 8 weeks for work with selected criminal defense offices. Apply for this opportunity here.

National Employment Law Project (NELP), 2018 Summer Law Clerk
Location: Berkeley, CA
Deadline: Rolling

Law clerks will focus on NELP’s fair chance advocacy and assist NELP attorneys in all aspects of this work. Learn more and apply for this position here.

Due February 15: Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services, Staff Attorney-Family LawTacoma Pierce County Bar Association

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Salary: Full time, $50,000/year (grant funded and non-negotiable)

Benefits: Medical/dental insurance; vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, flexible schedule

Program Role: The mission of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLS) is to ensure meaningful access to justice for low-income individuals by providing clients with volunteer attorney advice, representation, self-help materials, and paralegal support.

This position will (1) provide legal assistance to clients eligible for services in Pierce County under the South Sound Immigrant Survivor Project (SSIP); will (2) develop and supervise a newly funded Client Follow-Up Program to provide improved access to resources and follow-up assistance for pro se clients.

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, please submit BY E-MAIL ONLY a letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to Laurie Davenport, Program Director, at vls@tacomaprobono.org

Due February 19: King County Public Defense Attorney

Salary: 65,109.41 – $98,162.48 Annually

Location: Dexter Horton Building – 710 Second Ave. #200 Seattle

Job: Full, 40 hours/week

Summary: The Department of Public Defense (DPD)  provides legal representation to indigent clients in several practice areas, including felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile offenders, dependencies, involuntary commitment, civil commitment of sexually violent predators, and contempt of court.

The Department is looking for talented, committed, hardworking advocates with excellent trial, research and writing skills. DPD is accepting applications from attorneys possessing between three to five years of experience in either criminal defense or family defense.

Apply online: http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs