EJW Conference, DOJ Honors Program & Internships, Postgrad Jobs, and More!

Apply for a Travel Grant to the EJW Conference & Career Fair (October 18-19 in Arlington, VA)

The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair, bringing together more than 200 public interest employers to conduct interviews for full-time positions and internships. More than 1,400 law students from over 150 law schools attend the conference to participate in workshops and informal “table talk” discussions, receive résumé advice, and network with fellow law students and legal professionals. UW Law is able to fund $500 travel grants for up to 4 students to attend the conference!

To apply for a travel grant please submit the following: 1) a copy of your resume and 2) a brief statement of interest (limited to 250 words) about why you would like to attend to Ann Spangler spangler@uw.edu by August 21, 2019. Selected students will be notified by August 23, 2019.

*Students must apply for any prescheduled interviews by September 15, 11:59 p.m. ET

DOJ AG Honors Program – Application now Open!

DOJ LogoSince 1953, the Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program has been recognized as the nation’s premier entry-level federal attorney recruitment program.  The Honors Program attracts candidates from law schools across the country representing a broad cross-section of experiences and interests. Selections are made based on many elements of a candidate’s background, including a demonstrated commitment to government service, academic achievement, leadership, journal, moot court and mock trial experience, clinical experience, past employment, and extracurricular activities that relate to the work of Justice and the relevant component.  The Department of Justice seeks high caliber attorneys to advance its mission and welcomes applications from candidates whose backgrounds reflect the Nation’s rich diversity.

For complete details and to apply visit here. Application deadline is September 8, 2019 (for a fall 2020 start date).

DOJ Summer Law Intern Program (Summer 2020)

DOJ LogoThe Department of Justice’s Summer Law Inter Program (SLIP) is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships.  Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice.  Interns represent diverse backgrounds and  interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.

Eligibility: 
Law students who have completed at least one full semester of legal study by the application deadline are eligible to apply. Most successful applicants intern the summer between their second and third year of law school; however, graduating law students who will enter a judicial clerkship or a full-time graduate law program may intern following graduation.   All applicants should review the program’s eligibility rules.

For complete details and to apply visit here. Application deadline is September 8, 2019.

FCC Attorney Honors Program – Application Now Open

The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Attorneys at the FCC work on cutting-edge issues in the communications and technology arenas. They promote the deployment of high-speed broadband communications; protect the rights of consumers; promote access to communications services for all Americans, including Americans with disabilities; analyze high-profile mergers and acquisitions; and promote public safety.

The Federal Communications Commission’s Attorney Honors Program is a two-year employment and training program designed to introduce selected candidates to the field of communications law and policy. For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Application deadline is September 17, 2019 (for a fall 2020 start date).

NJP seeks Pro Bono Coordinator

NJP LogoThe Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that pursues its mission through legal representation, community partnerships, and education to combat injustice and promote the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities throughout Washington.

NJP is hiring an attorney serve as Pro Bono Coordinator. The Pro Bono Coordinator (PBC) will develop and integrate volunteer attorney activity with NJP’s advocacy work across the state. The PBC is responsible for oversight of NJP’s mandated private attorney involvement activities, volunteer attorneys working in and with NJP offices/units, and other pro bono opportunities (i.e. law students, paralegals) sponsored by NJP. The position oversees NJP’s compliance with the Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) private attorney involvement requirements.

For complete job description and application instructions please visit here. Priority deadline is August 15, 2019.

Clallam Public Defender seeks Staff Attorney

The Clallam Public Defender Office seeks a full-time Staff Attorney. The Attorney will be responsible for representing indigent defendants charged with misdemeanors in District Court, and must be able to organize and manage a caseload with minimum supervision.

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to: Harry Gasnick, Director, Clallam Public Defender, 212 East 5th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Position open until filled.

Community Action of Skagit County seeks Volunteer Lawyer Program Manager

The Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program (VLP) provides free, high quality, efficient and innovative civil legal assistance to low‐income people through the recruitment, training, mentoring, supervision, and support of volunteer lawyers. The VLP relies on the participation of lawyers who volunteer their time to assist low‐income residents of Skagit County with their civil legal needs. Pro bono services are provided through advice and brief service clinics, unbundled legal services, and full direct representation.

The VLP seeks a full-time Program Manager to provide leadership leadership in planning, developing, and implementing of the objectives of the program, and facilitate activities that ensure that the vision, mission, and initiatives of the program are effectively implemented and shared with the broader community. For a complete job description and application instructions please visit here. Position is open until filled.