RSVP for the Perkins Coie Pro Bono Fair on October 30

Tuesday, October 30: Perkins Coie Pro Bono Fair, Don’t be SCARED of Pro Bono! Join us for a Halloween-Themed Pro Bono Fair.

2018 Seattle Citywide Pro Bono Fair

Legal services organizations from across the Seattle area will be in attendance to meet with lawyers and law students looking for pro bono opportunities. This is a great time to explore the many ways you can use your legal knowledge to help your community while developing new legal skills. Some of the approximately 20 legal service providers attending include Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, University of Washington School of Law’s Pro Bono Patent Network and Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, Center for Children and Youth Justice’s Lawyers Fostering Independence program, Kids in Need of Defense, Seattle Clemency Project, and Wayfind.

Back by popular demand, we will be hosting a one-hour ethics CLE from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with ALL NEW ethics questions.

Ethics Jeopardy: Show your ethics pride in this interactive game show competition that will discuss ethical issues that arise in daily law practice, the Washington Rules of Professional Conduct, and other jurisdictional specifics. Think you know it all? Bet it all on the Daily Double! But whatever you do, don’t forget to answer in the form of a question.

1.0 Ethics CLE credit is pending.

Kindly RSVP by October 22, 2018.  RSVP here. 

 

 

Washington Association for Justice Fellowship Due October 19, $7,200 stipend; Echoing Green Fellowship

Pro Bono & Externship Table Talk and Networking Fair

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
12:30-1:20
Gates Hall Galleria

Meet over 26 organizations, discuss Pro Bono and Externship opportunities. Practice table talk and networking skills. Attire: business casual.

Pizza and the Practice of Consumer Law

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12:30-1:20
Gates Hall Room 117

Panelists include:
·         Audrey Udashen of the WA Attorney General’s Office
·         Beth Terrell of Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC
·         Christina Henry of Henry & DeGraaf, P.S.
·         Amanda Martin of Northwest Consumer Law Center
·         Julia Kellison of Northwest Justice Project
·         Anthony Leahy of Consumer Education and Training Services (“CENTS”)

Come hear about how to become a warrior for economic justice! You’ll hear the good, the bad, and the ugly (including changes in the consumer law practice in the age of Trump) from private practitioners, legal aid, nonprofit, and the Attorney General’s office — what they do, how they came to this work, what you need to know about the practice.  This moderated panel discussion will involve Q&A with you!  FREE PIZZA and SALAD will be provided! RSVP SCS online.

Washington State Association for Justice Fellowship

Application due: October 19, stipend $7,200 for the 12-week programWSAJ Logo

The Washington State Association for Justice (“WSAJ”) has established a Fellowship Program to introduce a diverse group of law students to the plaintiffs’ bar generally and to WSAJ specifically.  The Fellowship Program (the “Program”) will allow selected students to observe the work of trial attorneys as part of a summer-long mentoring program.  Fellows will gain exposure to the work of trial attorneys by “shadowing” three mentor law firms, each for a four week period.  They will attend depositions, hearings, settlement proceedings, and possibly even trial with their mentors.  They will also have the opportunity to work on short-duration projects, including a writing assignment.

Application is due October 19

Click here to apply.

Due October 30:  Echoing Green Fellowship

The Search for the 2019 Fellows Begins…
Apply Today!

We are excited to announce that the search for our next class of world changers has begun! Passionate, driven community leaders, movement builders, and social innovators are encouraged to apply to our 2019 Fellowship program.

The application is closes Tuesday, October 30, at 2 p.m. (14:00) Eastern Time—be sure to mark your calendars, and hit ‘Submit’ before then

More information and apply here.

Disaster Recovery Legal CorpsEJW Logo

Disaster Recovery Legal Corps is a two-year legal fellowship designed to increase access to civil legal assistance for individuals affected by the three big hurricanes of 2017 — Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The fellowship will place 18 lawyers in Texas and 3 lawyers in Florida, where they will work with established nonprofit legal services organizations to serve the highest-need communities in disaster-affected areas. Fellows will provide legal assistance on issues related to housing, employment, homeowners’/flood insurance, public benefits, and other problems that may arise in the context of a disaster. Additionally, Fellows will expand the capacity of nonprofit legal services organizations to ensure that all residents have access to the legal services they need to stabilize and rebuild their lives.

For complete job description and to apply here.

For more information about Disaster Recovery Legal Corps, please contact Qudsiya Naqui here.

Recruitment for Veterans Legal Corps (VLC) Positions

VLC for Recent Grads
VLC Members provide direct representation to low-income and homeless veterans, active duty service members, and military families to address complex legal problems stemming from physical and mental injuries sustained during military service, poverty, homelessness, problems with disability and other income maintenance benefits, child support, expungement issues, fines, consumer debt, and a host of other legal issues.

For additional questions, please reach out to Selena Hunn here.

Internship Summer 2019 USAO Southern District of Texas

1000 Louisiana Avenue, Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77002
About the Office:

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas, with approximately 185 Assistant United States Attorneys, is among the largest in the country. Our office prosecutes federal crimes, represents the interests of the United States in civil cases, and represents the United States in appellate and postconviction litigation.  The Southern District of Texas stretches from the Houston area southwest to the Mexican border. The United States Attorney’s Office operates staffed offices in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Houston, Laredo, McAllen, and Victoria.

To apply and further job information here.

Internship Summer 2019 Tax Division (TAX)

DOJ TAX DIVISION
Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year 2019
601 D. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530

About the Office:

The Tax Division seeks to engage volunteer law student interns during the summer semester for its Appellate Section, Civil Trial Sections, Financial Litigation Unit (FLU), and Criminal Appeals and Tax Enforcement Policy Section (CATEPS).

The Appellate Section, Civil Trial Sections, and the FLU handle civil cases presenting a variety of legal issues involving federal tax law, bankruptcy law, constitutional law, property law, and commercial law, as well as the panoply of evidentiary, procedural, and jurisdictional issues that are the staple of any civil litigation docket. The Tax Division’s Appellate Section handles appeals of civil cases and U.S. Tax Court cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and participates with the Office of the Solicitor General in proceedings before the Supreme Court.  The six regional Civil Trial Sections handle litigation in the United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts nationwide, and the seventh civil section – the Court of Federal Claims Section – defends all tax suits filed in the United States Court of Federal Claims. The FLU handles post-judgment litigation in U.S. District Courts (and occasionally in Bankruptcy Courts) to collect money judgments obtained by the Civil Trial Sections.

CATEPS handles or supervises the appeals of federal criminal tax cases prosecuted by the Tax Division’s Criminal Enforcement Sections and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices.  CATEPS also works with the IRS and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to develop policies that govern the investigation and prosecution of tax crimes.

For further job information and to apply here.

Internship Summer 2019 Tax Division

Tax Division
717 N. Harwood Street, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75201

The Tax Division seeks to engage volunteer law student interns during the summer semester for its Appellate Section, Civil Trial Sections, Financial Litigation Unit (FLU), and Criminal Appeals and Tax Enforcement Policy Section (CATEPS).

The Appellate Section, Civil Trial Sections, and the FLU handle civil cases presenting a variety of legal issues involving federal tax law, bankruptcy law, constitutional law, property law, and commercial law, as well as the panoply of evidentiary, procedural, and jurisdictional issues that are the staple of any civil litigation docket. The Tax Division’s Appellate Section handles appeals of civil cases and U.S. Tax Court cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and participates with the Office of the Solicitor General in proceedings before the Supreme Court.  The six regional Civil Trial Sections handle litigation in the United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts nationwide, and the seventh civil section – the Court of Federal Claims Section – defends all tax suits filed in the United States Court of Federal Claims. The FLU handles post-judgment litigation in U.S. District Courts (and occasionally in Bankruptcy Courts) to collect money judgments obtained by the Civil Trial Sections.

CATEPS handles or supervises the appeals of federal criminal tax cases prosecuted by the Tax Division’s Criminal Enforcement Sections and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices.  CATEPS also works with the IRS and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to develop policies that govern the investigation and prosecution of tax crimes.

For further information and to apply here.

National Security Division Internship, Spring 2019 /Summer 2019 /Fall 2020, Office of Law and Policy

The National Security Division’s (NSD) Office of Law and Policy, United States Department of Justice, seeks interns for positions located in Washington, D.C. The mission of NSD is to coordinate the Department’s efforts in carrying out its top priority of preventing and combating terrorism and protecting the national security. NSD provides legal and policy advice on national security matters, litigates counterterrorism, counterespionage, and foreign intelligence surveillance matters, represents the Government before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and other federal trial and appellate courts, and conducts oversight over Federal Bureau of Investigation national security investigations and foreign intelligence collection. The Office of Law and Policy is responsible for, among other things, resolving novel and complex legal issues relating to national security that arise from the work of the Division and other parts of the Department; providing advice and guidance to Department leadership, the Intelligence Community, and other Executive Branch agencies on matters of national security law and policy; overseeing the development of legislation, guidelines, and other policies in the area of national security; working with foreign governments on a variety of national security issues; and handling appeals that arise in national security cases. The Office works with a variety of other Department components, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of Legal Counsel, and the Office of Legal Policy, as well as other departments and agencies, such as the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State.

For further information and to apply here.

USAO Georgia Internship Summer 2019

The USAO for the Southern District of Georgia prosecutes federal crimes committed in the Southern District of Georgia, which includes 43 counties along the coast and into rural areas of southeast Georgia. Those crimes include, but are not limited to, mail, wire, tax and securities fraud; environmental crimes; firearm crimes; bank robbery; drug crimes; and internet predators. In addition, the office represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in district and bankruptcy court in the Southern District of Georgia. The Civil Division attorneys act as defense counsel for government agencies and employees. Types of civil cases handled include, but are not limited to: discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, religion); bankruptcy; immigration; and Federal Tort Claims Act. Civil Division attorneys also act as plaintiff’s counsel in areas, including Medicaid and Medicare fraud; the False Claims Act; and any other cases in which the United States has been injured financially or where injunctive relief is needed. The office also has an active appellate practice representing the United States in written briefs and oral arguments before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. There are 26 AUSAs who serve within the Criminal, Civil and Appellate Divisions within the office. The office is headquartered in Savannah and has a fully staffed Augusta branch office.

For further information and to apply here.

Criminal Division Fraud Section Internship Summer 2019

Criminal Division (CRM)
FRAUD SECTION
Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year
WASHINGTON, DC 20005

Opportunities are available in the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section (“the Section”) for qualified candidates interested in summer legal internships or academic semester legal internships (sometimes called “externships”).

The Fraud Section is responsible for conducting grand jury investigations and prosecutions in cases that require centralized treatment because of the complexity of the scheme, the multi-jurisdictional nature of the criminal activity, the sensitivity of the issues, or the necessity for developing model prosecutions to establish the viability of a particular statute, theory, or technique.  Fraud Section investigations often involve business crimes such as financial institution fraud; Internet fraud; fraud in the insurance industry; international criminal activities in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and multi-district schemes that victimize consumers, such as telemarketing and other mass marketing frauds.  The Section’s prosecutions also focus on fraud involving government programs, including health care fraud, procurement fraud, mortgage fraud, as well as investment and securities fraud.

For further information and to apply here.

USAO, Internship Summer 2019, Civil Division

USAO Eastern District of New York
Civil Division
271 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201 About the Office:

The Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York has primary responsibility for representing the federal government in civil litigation in the Eastern District of New York. Summer interns assist in the prosecution and defense of civil cases on behalf of the United States before the District Court, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Bankruptcy Court.Student interns are afforded the opportunity to participate in the wide range of work performed by our Assistant United States Attorneys. Intern assignments can include assisting in trial preparation, participating in witness interviews or civil depositions, and legal research and writing. Summer interns are also strongly encouraged to observe hearings and trials in the District Court, and even to participate.

For further information and to apply here.

UW LAW IMAP Orientation on October 6, Washington State Association for Justice: Fight for Social Justice –with your legal practice

Social Justice Tuesday: Pro Bono and Externship Information Session

When: October 9
12:30-1:20 pm
Room 127

What is the Pro Bono Honors Program?
What is an externship?
What is the Pro Bono and Externship fair that is being held on October 16? How do I participate?
How do I complete the Public Service Graduation Requirements for JD Students in the Class of 2020 and 2021?

If you would like lunch please RSVP via SCS online, by Monday, October 8 by noon.

This Saturday at UW LAW: Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project Orientation 

Liberty scales

When: Saturday, October 6
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
William H. Gates Hall, Room L201

IMAP is a coalition of law students, attorneys, social service providers, and formerly incarcerated parents who seek to change the rights afforded to incarcerated and previously incarcerated parents in Washington. We center reproductive justice and prison abolition in the work that we do.

We will be discussing prison abolition, reproductive justice (particularly for incarcerated parents), and family law 101. There will also be food! Please RSVP to Meredith Ruff (meredith.ruff11@gmail.com) by Thursday 10/4. We recognize that this is a large time commitment, but we ask that you attend the whole thing. If this time does not work for you but you are still interested in being a part of IMAP, please let us know.

UW Law Panel, Washington State Association for Justice: Fight for Social Justice –with your legal practiceWSAJ Logo

When: Wednesday, October 10
12:30-1:20
UW Law, Room 117

Join us for a panel with civil attorneys who stand up in courts for real people. Learn about the plaintiffs’ practice from trial lawyers who are on the front lines every day, holding corporate and other powerful interests accountable.

Lunch provided, please RSVP to Raphaela@washingtonjustice.org.

October 31 – November 4: National Lawyers Guild Law for the People Convention in Portland, Oregon.NLG Logo

UW Law students: the upcoming 2018 National Lawyers Guild Law for the People Convention is an unparalleled opportunity to recharge your social justice batteries.  This year’s event takes place Wednesday, October 31, to  Sunday, November 4. at the Benson Hotel, Portland, OR. More information about the NLG#Law4thePeople Convention can be found here.   UW Law students can apply for up to $75.00 for documented travel reimbursement to attend this event. As funds are limited, we are only able to offer travel reimbursement to a limited number of students.  If you are interested, please submit a personal statement limited to 200 words about why you would like to attend along with your resume to Ann Spangler at Spangler@uw.edu by Wednesday, October 10 , at 3 pm. Students selected for travel reimbursement will be notified on Friday.

Pop Up Justice – Hold on to Hope and Democracy 2018 Social Justice Film Festival

When: October 5-7 and 11-14

Now more than ever, we are challenged to imagine how hope is a discipline and democracy our mission. I invite you all to “Hold on to Hope and Democracy” with each other and as the theme of the 2018 Social Justice Film Festival October 5-7 and 11-14. Over seven days, 37 films, and five community venues around Seattle, from the University of Washington Ethnic Cultural Theatre, Northwest African American Museum and the Duwamish Longhouse we will screen films about some of the most important public interest issues of our times to inspire and provoke conversation in community.

A complete lineup of films and post film discussions can be found here.

Washington Pro Bono Patent Network Brown Bag

When: October 9
12:30-1:20
W.H. Gates Hall Room 138

On behalf of CASRIP, Professor Jennifer Fan and Jasbir (Jesse) S. Kindra, invite you to a upcoming Washington Pro Bono Patent Network Program. In addition to hearing from CASRIP about the pro bono services that are available for low income inventors, Rob Woolston of Perkins Coie, will discuss his experience wit the program and working with inventors that have been matched to his firm.

WSBA CLE October Seminar Calendar, Climate Rights: Defense of Activists and Climate JusticePhoto of Environment

Date: October 5
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Product Code: M191005WBR

Presented in partnership with the WSBA World Peace Through Law Section

In a special presentation by Climate Defense Project, this program will focus on the legal defense of climate activists both within and outside Washington state, particularly as it relates to movement lawyering, political trials, and justification defenses. Topics will include professional aspects of representing activist-clients. Finally, the presenters will touch on issues of climate injustice and Indigenous rights, as well as the pursuit of complementary legal strategies by the climate movement.

Register here.

October 12: 2018 Washington Women Lawyers Annual Event- Our Time is Now 

WWL’s Fourth Annual Event will feature a keynote panel moderated by the Hon. Faye Chess, recently appointed to Seattle Municipal Court bench.  The theme for this year’s event is “Our Time is Now.” If you would like to sponsor this event or register please visit here for more information.

Legal Lunchbox™ Series: A Primer in Pro Bono Eviction Defense

Format: Webcast
Date: October 30, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:35 PM PT
Credits: 1.50 Law & Legal Procedure

Product code: LL191031WEB

As Washington faces an unprecedented homelessness crisis, most tenants are forced to go-at-it alone in eviction court with often devastating results. Many of these outcomes could be different with the benefit of legal counsel.

This 90 minute program invites newcomers to housing law to learn the basics of defending pro bono clients in eviction matters. This session will provide attorneys from any practice area with the practical tools and information to confidently and competently represent tenants facing imminent homelessness. In addition to an overview of the eviction process, common defenses, and controlling law, the speakers will discuss special considerations for representing clients in a fast-paced clinic environment.

Register here.

October 13: Filipino Lawyers of Washington Annual Banquet

FLOW’s 10th Annual Barrio Fiesta brings together over 250 attorneys, judges and community leaders to celebrate the year’s achievement and to recognize individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to their communities. This year’s keynote speaker and founding FLOW member is the Honorable Benes Z. Aldana. Read more about the event and purchase tickets here.

 

 Free Webinars presented by Equal Justice WorksEJW Logo

Student Debt Relief Basics: How to Repay Your Loans and Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Thursday, October 4 at 3:00 P.M. (EST)
A must attend for anyone with student debt, this free webinar explains how to reduce your monthly student loan payments and qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Register here.

Public Interest Law Job Interviewing 101 at the Conference and Career Fair

Monday, October 8 at 2:00 P.M. (EST)
This webinar will provide you with some helpful interviewing tips you can use to help you land your public interest law dream job at the 2018 Conference and Career Fair!​​​​​​. Register here.

Looking for a summer internship, academic year externship, or post-graduate job or fellowship?

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP): Spring and Summer 2019 Internships, Granger, Seattle, Tacoma & Wenatchee

NWIRP is the only organization in Washington State providing comprehensive immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees. Our exciting and dynamic organization serves more than 10,000 individuals from more than 100 countries and 40 language groups each year.

We seek to hire individuals with a demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and a passion for serving immigrants and refugees in need of legal services.

See complete job description and apply here.

ACLU of Maine, Legal Intern, Summer 2019
Application Deadline 1/31/2019

Practice Areas: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, LGBTQ Issues

The American Civil Liberties Union is the largest and oldest organization in the United States dedicated to protecting the civil liberties of all people in this nation through litigation, public education, advocacy, and organizing. The ACLU litigates impact cases addressing a wide range of constitutional issues, including free speech, religious freedom, police misconduct, post-9/11 issues, reproductive freedom, voting rights, privacy, drug policy, LGBT rights, and the rights of people of color, women, immigrants, and prisoners. The ACLU of Maine advances civil liberties through litigation, legislation, and public education. The organization has over 8,000 members statewide. The office is in Portland.

See complete job description through PSJD and apply here.

Muslim Advocates, Spring 2019 Legal Internship in Washington DCStockvault- Nicolas Raymond _Washington DC Capitol

Practice Areas: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Litigation, Policy, Racial Justice

Muslim Advocates (MA), a national legal advocacy and educational organization, is seeking applications from law students for Spring 2019 internships in our Washington, DC office. MA interns will participate in a wide range of activities and will join an organization working on the frontlines of some of the nation’s most pressing civil rights issues. Interns will be expected to work at least ten hours per week for a period of ten weeks.

See complete job description and apply here.

Housing Works, HIV Law Project Law Student Intern
Location: Brooklyn, NY  Deadline: Rolling Basis

The law student intern will assist in the representation of indigent people living with HIV and AIDS in the areas of housing, immigration, and benefits. See the complete job description through PSJD and apply here.

Community Legal Services, Inc., Summer Law Student Internship
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Rolling Basis

Interns will work directly with clients, engage with communities, and contribute to systematic advocacy efforts to advance economic and racial equality. See the complete job description through PSJD and apply here.

Earthjustice, Legal Externship, Internship Program
Location: San Francisco, CA
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Legal externs work under the direct supervision of attorneys in the development and implementation of legal strategies to combat some of the most pressing threats to the environment around the world. More info and apply here.

County District Attorney’s Office, Summer 2019 Prosecution Internship
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Deadline: December 21, 2018

Interns will gain invaluable opportunities for real practical prosecution experience by appearing court and observing trials and hearings. See the complete job description through PSJD and apply here.

Center for Popular Democracy, Internship in Lawyering & Policy Innovation, Summer 2019

Internship Location: Brooklyn, NY

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is a high-impact national organization based in New York City and Washington, D.C. that promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy by partnering with grassroots organizations around the country to build community power and transform the state and local policy landscape. CPD provides legal and strategic policy and research support to movements, and on state and local legislative campaigns, that advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial justice agenda.  We also collaborate with established and emerging grassroots groups as they develop and refine their community organizing methodology and internal management, fundraising, and communications infrastructure. We engage deeply with our 50 affiliates in 34 states and Puerto Rico on a wide range of policy, research, organizing, and campaign related projects.

More info and apply here.

Mercy Corps, Legal Internship (Spring)
Location: Portland, OR
Deadline: Not Specified

Legal interns will conduct research, review contracts, participate in meetings, and interact with clients to further Mercy Corps’ mission of helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Learn more about this position and apply here

US Department of Labor, Full-Time Permanent Trial Attorney Position

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor (SOL) seeks two top-quality, experienced trial attorneys to join the San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, or Los Angeles, CA sub-Regional office. These are full time, permanent GS-0905 positions in the excepted service. These positions have promotion potential to the GS-14 level. The Trial Attorneys will handle all phases of litigation before federal courts and administrative bodies under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and other statutes enforced by the Department. Demonstrated interest in public interest law and/or experience with employment laws and/or vulnerable worker populations is desirable.

Ability to speak Chinese, Korean or Spanish is not required, but preferred. Must be active member of the California Bar if selected for San Francisco or Los Angeles

SALARY: For more information, refer to the 2018 OPM General Schedule Salary Tables for the locality areas of Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, and Los Angeles, CA.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Requires a first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in good standing of the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. In addition to being a member of the bar, applicants must have had the amount of post-law school legal experience indicated below. An LL.M may be substituted for a maximum of one year experience.

The qualifying experience must have been progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature that demonstrates the ability to perform the work at the grade level for which application is being made. At the GS-14 level, at least twelve months of the qualifying experience must have been at a level of difficulty comparable to the next lower grade in the federal service. Qualifying experience in military service shall be counted as a continuation of any legal position held immediately prior to such service. In any case, the experience of the applicant must be of sufficient recency to indicate that he/she is capable of performing the duties of the position.

EMPLOYMENT/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizenship or eligible for employment in the United States; must meet DOL investigation requirements.

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and veteran’s documentation (if applicable) to Hoffman.Maryvette@dol.gov by October 15, 2018 (by 11:59 pm, Pacific Time).

City of Seattle: Office of Labor Standards, Senior InvestigatorCity of Seattle Logo

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
As a leader on workplace practices that promote equity, advance race and social justice, address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents, the City of Seattle created an Office of Labor Standards (OLS).

This position will handle a complex investigation caseload including directed investigations, company-wide investigations involving numerous ordinances, and investigations requiring in-depth legal research and analysis. Responsibilities include research and planning for directed and complaint-based investigations, conducting investigations, and recommending resolutions to complaints of violations of the Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (PSST), Fair Chance Employment Ordinance (FCE), Minimum Wage Ordinance (MW), Administrative Wage Theft Ordinance (WT), Secure Scheduling Ordinance (SS), the Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative (HEHS), and other labor standards the City may enact in the future.

The Senior Labor Standards Investigator position is a full-time, hourly, over-time eligible position that will report to the Enforcement Manager.

See the complete job description and apply here.

ACLU: Technology and Liberty Project Attorney

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking a multi-disciplinary and innovative Technology and Liberty Project Advocate who thrives in a collaborative organization and can skillfully handle diverse approaches to issues at the intersection of technology and the full spectrum of civil liberties.  This position joins our Technology and Liberty Project (one of three at ACLU affiliates), which leads cutting-edge advocacy, organizing, and litigation strategies to protect constitutional rights in the face of game-changing advancements in technology.  Our innovative approach centers race equity, fairness, accountability, and transparency, with a particular focus on disproportionately impacted communities.

This is a two-year position based at the ACLU of Washington office in Seattle and reports to the Technology and Liberty Project Director.

See the complete job description and apply here.

THE SINGER CONNECTICUT PUBLIC SERVICE POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Location: Harford, CT
Application Deadline: 12/03/2018

Practice Areas: Administrative Law, Childrens’ Rights, Disability Rights, Elder, Employment/ Labor, Family, Housing, Litigation, Public Benefits/ Social Security, Racial Justice, Veterans Issues, Women’s Rights

The Fellowship Program offers recent law school graduates the opportunity to engage in the practice of law with any of the Singer Qualified Host Employers. A Singer Qualified Host Employer (QHE) is a 501(c)(3) organization with at least one office in Connecticut and which provides legal services to the underserved population of Connecticut. Applicants are encouraged to research any potential host organization before seeking to obtain the unconditional commitment letter of sponsorship that is required as part of the Application process.

More info here.

THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Practice Areas: National Security, Policy

The Governance Studies program at The Brookings Institution (“Brookings”) is accepting applications for a two year Fellow appointment in support of Lawfare, a high-impact, rapidly-growing, nonpartisan website examining issues at the intersection of national security and the law, published in cooperation with Brookings. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in in national security policy, a working knowledge of and strong interest in Congress and legislative politics, and experience reading and analyzing legislation.

More info here.

Northwest Justice Project is HIRING!

Click on the links below for the full job description and to apply:

Staff Attorney – Skagit Project

VOCA Staff Attorney Spokane

In addition, NJP is continuing to seek applicants for the following positions:

Staff Attorney – Vancouver

Assistant Senior Attorney – CLEAR

Human Resources Specialist

October 6 at UW Law: Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project Orientation

Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project Orientation 

Liberty scales

When: Saturday, October 6
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
William H. Gates Hall, Room L201

IMAP is a coalition of law students, attorneys, social service providers, and formerly incarcerated parents who seek to change the rights afforded to incarcerated and previously incarcerated parents in Washington. We center reproductive justice and prison abolition in the work that we do.

We will be discussing prison abolition, reproductive justice (particularly for incarcerated parents), and family law 101. There will also be food! Please RSVP to Meredith Ruff (meredith.ruff11@gmail.com) by Thursday 10/4. We recognize that this is a large time commitment, but we ask that you attend the whole thing. If this time does not work for you but you are still interested in being a part of IMAP, please let us know.

Social Justice Tuesday, UW Law JAG Panel and more!

Social Justice Tuesday – Fight to Win: Recent Social Justice Legal Victories

When:  Tuesday, October 2, 2018
12:30-1:20
W.H. Gates Hall Room 127
Speakers: Malou Chavez, with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Janet Chung with Columbia Legal Service
David Ward with Legal Voice
Impact litigation is generally focused on changing law or on the rights of specific groups of people. Panelists will address recent legal social justice victories and provide insight on the planning, preparing and filing or defending cases that affect more than one individual. What strategies worked? What were some challenges and barriers? Join us for lunch and prepare to be inspired by advocates working on issues in immigration, women’s rights, and civil legal aid.
RSVP SCS on line

JAG Day-Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines

When: Thursday, October 4
12:30-1:20 pm
W.H. Gates Hall Room 127
Are you interested in a career with JAG?
How do I apply for a position with JAG?
Want to learn more about JAG and what it does?
Please join us for a panel discussion to have these questions answered and more.
RSVP SCS on line

SABAW’s Annual Reception and FundraiserSABA Logo

When: Friday, September 28
6:30-9:30 PM
Noble Room at Washington Athletic Club
Join the South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) at its annual fundraiser reception.
For tickets and complete information here

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington-14th Annual Banquet

When: October 4, 2018
5:30-8:00 pm
Triple Door
Please join VABAW at the 14th annual. This event will consist of a fashion show Gustave Apiti’s designs, a keynote presentation by the Honorable John Chun, a raffle drawing and a scholarship fundraiser.
For tickets and complete information here

Washington Women Lawyer’s 4th Annual Event – Our Time is Now

When: Friday, October 12, 2018
6:00-9:00 pm
Fairmont Olympic – Spanish Ballroom
WWL’s Fourth Annual Event will feature a keynote panel moderated by the Hon. Faye Chess, recently appointed to Seattle Municipal Court Bench.
For tickets and complete information here

Filipino Lawyers of Washington Annual Banquet

When: Saturday, October 13
5:00-10:00 pm
Filipino Community Center

Our annual Barrio Fiesta brings together over 250 attorneys, judges and community leaders to celebrate the year’s achievements and to recognize individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to our communities.  This is also the premier fundraising event for the FLOW Foundation, which provides monetary scholarships to local law students.

In keeping with our tradition, we will be transforming the Filipino Community Center into a magical venue for our Barrio Fiesta.  Of course, the evening will feature an authentic Filipino buffet, cultural presentations, dancing, and highlights from our last ten years.  This is the most unique, entertaining, and fun-filled minority bar event, bringing together attorneys, judges, and community leaders to have a good time and to celebrate FLOW’s achievements.

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Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association Twelfth Annual Banquet

When:  Wednesday October 17
12:00 pm -1:30 pm
Four Seasons Hotel

MAMA Seattle’s Twelfth Annual Banquet will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle. MAMA Seattle is proud to present Kellye Testy and Annette Clark with the MAMA Seattle 2018 Betty Binns Fletcher Leadership and Justice Awards.  Washington State Supreme Court Justice Debra Stephens, friend and colleague of Kellye and Annette, will moderate a discussion with the honorees.

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Washington State Coalition for Language Access

When:  Friday, October 19
8:30-5:00
Lacey Community Center
Lacey, WA

Registration is still open for the 2018 WASCLA Summit, and slots are filling up fast.
Register now and don’t miss out!

At the 2018 WASCLA Summit, we’ll delve into identifying the essential components needed to create high-quality language access services into our programs statewide. We invite you to become part of this effort to make language accessibility work for everyone. Together Everyone Achieves More –TEAM–is this year’s Summit theme. TEAM up with us to learn about what’s in place now, new efforts underway, and to work on action plans to move language access services in Washington forward

To register here

Asian Bar Association of Washington Annual Gala

When: Friday, October 19
5:30-8:00
The Sanctuary
Keynote Speaker:
Frank H. Wu
Distinguished Professor, University of California Hastings
For tickets and further information here

Washington Attorneys with DisabilitiesWSBA Logo

When:  Wednesday, October 24
4:00-6:00 pm
1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101
Disability and Ableism in the Legal Profession

A panel of legal practitioners will discuss the experience of disability and ableism through a variety of lenses.  Panelists will share their personal experiences of entering and excelling in the legal profession. This program is for everyone who cares about achieving equity in the legal profession.
To register here

Free Training: What Advocates Need to Know about Representing Immigrant Survivors of Violence

When: December 4
9:00 am – noon
Seattle Central Library – Level 4 Room 1

Part I is now full and registration has been closed. Registration for Part II is still open. Part II, experienced NWIRP legal staff will provide training on: – Writing declarations for VAWA Self-Petitions, U visas, and T visas – Writing Advocate Letters of Support – How VAWA, U visa, and T visa applications are put together

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is hosting a FREE training for advocates working with immigrant survivors of violence. The session is free to attend, and will be held at Seattle’s Central Library.

To register and complete information here

The Brookings Institute- Governance Studies Program Fellowship

Job Description
The Governance Studies program at The Brookings Institution (“Brookings”) is accepting applications for a two year Fellow appointment in support of Lawfare, a high-impact, rapidly-growing, nonpartisan website examining issues at the intersection of national security and the law, published in cooperation with Brookings. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in in national security policy, a working knowledge of and strong interest in Congress and legislative politics, and experience reading and analyzing legislation.
For complete job description and to apply: Application Instructions:
Apply at here
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply. Applicants must submit the following documents:
CV with a list of publications
Cover letter describing research interests
Writing sample
Starting date is negotiable; however, filling the position by November 1, 2018 is strongly preferred.

Mercy Corps – Spring 2019 Internship

Portland, OR
Job Description
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

Legal Services advances the mission of Mercy Corps by ensuring that it is carried out in compliance with ethical standards, laws and regulations, and by providing creative solutions. Recognizing that our work is done within the context of limited resources and fast-paced decision-making, Legal Services does not attempt to eliminate all risk or problems, but simply to make decision-makers aware of issues and minimize the risk as much as practicable.

For complete job description and to apply here

Immigration Counseling Services – Staff Attorney

Portland, OR
Job Description
The Staff Attorney provides legal services to individuals in a wide variety of immigration matters.
For complete job description and to apply here

Oregon Law Center – Staff Attorney Farmworker Program

Job Description
Position: Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English) staff attorney to provide civil legal services to low-income farmworker clients on matters related to their status as farmworkers. The position is based in Hillsboro, Oregon and serves farmworkers statewide.
for complete job here

Legal Aid Services of Oregon-Statewide Pro Bono Program Manager

(LASO) is seeking a Statewide Pro Bono Program Manager to be based in its central administrative office in Portland.

For complete job description and to apply here

 

Due October 22: Soros Justice Post-graduate Fellowships

Due October 22:  Soros Justice Fellowships Deadline is Coming UpOSF Logo

The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. Eligibility criteria and application requirements can be found on the Open Society Foundations website. Contact lawpath@uw.edu with questions or for assistance with your application. Application deadline: Monday, October 22.