DPD Rule 9 Positions, ILS Bar Scholarship, NY Public Defender Fair, and More!

King County DPD seeks 2020 Summer Legal Interns (Rule 9 Licensed)

The Department of Public Defense (DPD) is actively recruiting 2nd year law students to begin a 10 week paid internship beginning in June 2020.  This is an excellent opportunity for students contemplating a career in public defense.  Application deadline is rolling — positions will remain open until filled, but early application is encouraged.

DPD represents indigent clients in several practice areas: criminal defense (felonies and misdemeanors), juvenile defense, family defense, involuntary commitment (mental illness), sex offender commitments, and contempt of court.  Students will be offered an internship in a single practice area and should express any preference in their cover letter.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here.

UC Hastings Law School seeks Director of Public Interest and Public Service Programs

The Director for Public Interest and Public Service Programs oversees and manages programs, resources and advising to support and promote students and alumni pursuing non-profit and government careers. The Director designs, coordinates and will expand programming for law students and alumni relating to public interest and public service opportunities, post graduate fellowships, post-graduate judicial clerkships, summer funding, career development/transitions and starting their own law practices.

For further information and to to apply please visit here. Please note — depending on experience, this hire will be hired at either the Associate Director or Director level. Position open until filled.

The Wilderness Society seeks Megan Dickie Leadership Fund Summer Legal Clerk (Summer 2020)

Seeking a highly motivated current second-year law student for a paid summer law clerk position in our Denver, CO office.   The position is paid and includes a stipend to assist with costs associated with relocating to Denver for the summer.

The Wilderness Society (TWS) is the leading American conservation organization working to protect our nation’s shared wildlands. Founded 1935, TWS works to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for its wild places. TWS believes that public lands belong to and should benefit all of us.  TWS’s Denver Office houses its Agency Policy and Planning team, which focuses on defending and protecting important landscapes, wildlands, and bedrock conservation laws and policies, including through land use planning.

TWS seeks a highly motivated current second-year law student for a summer law clerk position in its Denver, CO office.  The position is paid and includes a stipend to assist with costs associated with relocating to Denver for the summer. For additional information about the position and to apply please visit here.

Registration Now Open for the Second Annual New York State Public Defenders Career Fair! (Buffalo, NY)

The University at Buffalo School of Law, in conjunction with the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services, the Chief Defenders Association of New York, the New York State Defenders Association, and the New York County Defenders Office will host the second annual New York State Public Defenders Career Fair. All current law students and recent graduates with an interest in criminal law or public service are welcome to attend for free.

More than 20 criminal defense providers will be available to meet with applicants to discuss public defense opportunities throughout New York State.  Many offices will be conducting on-site interviews for internships and employment opportunities.

To register and for additional information, please visit : www.law.buffalo.edu/pd-career-fair. There is no registration deadline, but applicants who submit resumes by September 20 will have their materials forwarded in advance to the employers of their choice.

Spokane County Bar Association: Indian Law Section 2019-2020 Bar Preparation Scholarship

The Spokane County Bar Association (SCBA) Indian Law Section (ILS) was established in 2008 to create a forum and opportunity for the exchange of ideas in the field of Indian law for practitioners in the Inland Northwest, and to further the development and improve the application of justice in this field of law. For the past ten years, the SCBA ILS has organized and held an all-day Indian law conference in Spokane, Washington. The SCBA ILS leadership uses the proceeds from these conferences to fund a bar preparation scholarship for individuals who recently have or are planning to take a state bar exam in the near future, and who have demonstrated a commitment to furthering the goals of the SCBA ILS.

For additional information about the scholarship, and to apply, please visit here. Applications are due by October 15, 2019, and applicants will be notified if they are selected by December 15. 2019.