Register now for AEJ Summer Intern Orientation plus other Public Service Opportunities!

Alliance for Equal Justice Summer Orientation – Friday, June 21! Register now!

When: Friday, June 21, 2019, 10am-3:30pm
Where: Seattle University School of Law, Room c-5, or Gonzaga Law School, Courtroom

What is the Alliance for Equal Justice? What should you know to get the most out of your summer public interest internship? Join UW, Seattle U, and Gonzaga law schools on June 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Seattle University School of Law or at Gonzaga University School of Law to learn about the Alliance, receive substantive training, and meet students interning at other public service organizations. Register HERE! Lunch will be provided.

It Takes Roots seeks National Organizer

It Takes Roots (ITR) to Grow the Resistance centers the leadership and power of urban and rural communities on the frontlines of racial, gender, housing, environmental, energy and climate justice in the United States to advance regenerative economies and healthy communities. ITR is a multiracial, multicultural, multi-generational alliance of networks and alliances representing over 200 organizations and affiliates in over 50 states, provinces,
territories and Native lands in the U.S. and Canada, and is led by women, gender nonconforming people, Indigenous Peoples, Black, Latina/o, API, Arab and working class white communities.

ITR seeks a National Organizer to lead, develop, and implement programs across its 4 key alliances (Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network, and Right to the City Alliance).

For additional details and to apply please visit here.

ACLU Racial Justice Project (RJP) seeks Fall 2020 Legal Fellowship Applicants

ACLU’s RJP is dedicated to the advancement of a country in which people of color have full access to the benefits of American society and live with dignity, opportunity, and freedom from discrimination.  Through litigation, advocacy, grassroots mobilization, and public education, RJP fights to dismantle barriers to equality for people of color in education, housing, the economy, and the criminal legal system.  RJP has filed strategic litigation challenging the school-to-prison pipeline, attacks on educational diversity and inclusion programs, discrimination in housing and lending, racial profiling, debtors’ prisons, and the violation of the rights of Native Americans.

RJP seeks to sponsor a Legal Fellow to develop a project that advances our campaign to fight the criminalization of poor people of color through court fines and fees. The Legal Fellow will function as part of the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program’s litigation team.

For additional details and to apply please visit here. Application deadline is June 30, 2019.

Reminder: UW Law Clinics are still hiring Work Study Interns!

The UW Law School Clinical Law Program provides legal representation, advice and other appropriate legal services to eligible clients on a pro bono basis. During the summer, legal interns provide legal assistance to clients of the Federal Tax Clinic, Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic, and Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. Intern tasks vary from clinic to clinic and generally include legal research, analysis and writing, client interviewing and other communications, court or administrative agency appearances, case management as well as additional tasks assigned.

The UW Clinical Program seeks up to six summer legal interns. Pay is $17/hour for up to 40 hours/week. Applicants should specify if they have a preference for working in a particular clinic.

How to Apply: Send a cover letter (include LARW instructor), resume and brief legal writing sample to clpapps@uw.edu. Please apply ASAP – positions open until filled. For questions regarding Work Study eligibility, please contact the Work Study Office of Student Financial Aid (workstdy@uw.edu) before applying.

EJW Seeks Disaster Recovery Legal Corps Fellow

EJW LogoHouston Volunteer Lawyers, the pro bono service arm of the Houston Bar Association, has been selected to host a legal fellow as part of the Equal Justice Works Disaster Recovery Legal Corps for 1 year. The Equal Justice Works Disaster Recovery Legal Corps is a cohort of approximately twenty Legal Fellows placed at nonprofit legal services organizations in Texas and Florida to provide direct services, educate community members, and leverage volunteer resources in order to ensure that low-income individuals directly affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have access to a range of legal services needed to stabilize and rebuild their lives. The legal fellow will be supervised by Houston Volunteer Lawyers and based in Houston

For additional information and to apply please visit here. Applications reviewed as received.