Fair Work Center Legal Clinic Summer Internship, WA AGO’s 2018 Honors Program, and more!

Due June 8:  Fair Work Center Legal Clinic Summer Internship

Paid summer internship at the Fair Work Center Legal Clinic in Seattle. The Fair Work Center Legal Clinic offers a free civil legal aid clinic operated in partnership with Seattle University and the University of Washington schools of law. We educate, advise and represent individuals in employment law cases.

The Fair Work Center Legal Clinic is hiring a temporary Intake Manager position for 6 weeks (beginning mid-June). In this position, you will work with two staff attorneys to schedule and conduct legal consultation with workers experiencing various workplace issues. You will also answer calls, schedule consultation sessions, and coordinate other legal clinic logistics as needed. Experience with client counseling is a plus but not required. Pay rate will begin at $22/hour.

For more information about the FWC, visit http://www.fairworkcenter.org.

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to Danielle@fairworkcenter.org by June 8.

Due May 31: Health Justice Project – Healthy Housing VISTA Attorney

The Health Justice Project (HJP) is hiring a full time VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) attorney to build its healthy housing advocacy work. The HJP healthy housing attorney will be responsible for increasing the capacity of the HJP, other Illinois medical-legal partnerships, and poverty lawyers to engage in meaningful and effective advocacy to improve access to healthy housing for vulnerable and low income families.

The HJP is a medical-legal partnership legal clinic housed in Loyola University Chicago School of Law. The HJP partners with Erie Family Health Center (a large federally qualified health center), and LAF (the largest provider of free legal services to people in poverty in the cook county area) to address the health-harming legal needs of patients/clients by advocating for access to health care, access to healthy housing, and the rights of people with disabilities. The HJP uses a holistic approach, addressing a wide variety of complex civil legal needs for clients, and utilizes both direct services for individual clients and upstream strategies to effectuate

The VISTA program is a volunteer-based national service program administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. VISTA members receive a living allowance in the amount of approximately $14,000 per year, an educational award of $6,000 or an end of services stipend of $1,800 at the end of the service year, student loan forbearance or deferment, health insurance, child care assistance, and are eligible for SNAP benefits. The HJP will also provide a monthly transit pass. This position is a one year position beginning on August 6, 2018 and continuing until July 31, 2019 with the possibility for a renewal.

Applicants must receive their law degree and take the bar exam before August 2018. Fluency in Spanish and experience working with people in poverty is preferred but not essential. Candidates of color and candidates from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. If interested, submit an application through the Americorps program portal by setting up an account at my.americorps.gov. Contact the HJP Director, Kate Mitchell at kmitchell9@luc.edu with any questions. Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2018.

Apply here.

Due August 15: Washington State Assistant Attorney General – 2018 Honors Program

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office is pleased to invite you to apply to our 2018 Honors Program. The 2018 Honors Program will culminate in offers of an Assistant Attorney General position to a small (5-8) number of applicants. The AGO’s Honors Program is open to all third-year law students (those graduating in the spring of 2019) of law schools accredited by the American Bar Association and judicial clerks of the appellate and federal level. Those who receive offers will be placed into Assistant Attorney General positions starting in August of 2019. Offers are contingent upon passing the July 2019 Washington State Bar examination or, for judicial clerks not yet members of the Washington State Bar Association, admission to the Washington State Bar by one’s start date.

Apply here.

Due May 23: Staff Attorney, Oregon Law Center

OLC is a legal services program committed to achieving justice for the low-income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services. OLC does not receive funding from the federal Legal Services Corporation.

The staff attorney will handle impact litigation and individual cases, with a significant emphasis on impact work in state and federal courts. The staff attorney will conduct community education and outreach to clients and community-based groups, which includes irregular hours, frequent daytime travel and occasional overnight travel. There are also opportunities to promote the interests of low-income individuals in the development and implementation of laws, regulations, policies and practices that directly affect our clients.

More info here.

Open Until Filled: Project on Predatory Student Lending – Racial Justice Fellowship, 2018-19

The Project on Predatory Student Lending seeks an outstanding new lawyer to join our team for a year as a Racial Justice Legal Fellow. Established in 2012 as part of the Legal Services Center’s Consumer Protection Clinic, the Project on Predatory Student Lending uses litigation and advocacy to make it legally and financially impossible for the predatory for-profit college industry to cheat students, and to relieve borrowers from fraudulent student loan debt. The for-profit college industry exploits the promise of higher education, and perpetrates a massive fraud on students who are trying to build a better life. It transfers billions of dollars of taxpayer funds intended to support higher education to corporate profits, leaving students and families poorer than they started. Rather than providing opportunity, the industry reinforces existing societal inequalities by specifically targeting people of color, women, immigrants, veterans, the unemployed, and first-generation college goers. The Project provides direct legal services to former students of for-profit colleges across the country, and has an active docket of high-impact cases. To learn more about the Project’s work, including our significant recent cases, please visit www.projectonpredatorystudentlending.org.

The Racial Justice Legal Fellow will develop cutting-edge litigation to combat the discriminatory efforts of current higher education policies. The fellow will also lead outreach efforts by engaging with existing clients and community partners and forging new partnerships with communities impacted by the predatory for-profit industry. The ideal candidate will have:

  • A passion for the Project’s mission;
  • Exceptional listening skills and a strong ability to convey information orally and in writing;
  • A commitment to using litigation and advocacy to combat systemic inequality;
  • A client and community centered orientation to public interest lawyering; and
  • The ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

Candidates must have a J.D. and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or have the ability to receive temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04. At least one year of experience is preferred. Background in the fields of civil rights, consumer protection, administrative law, and/or organizing are relevant to this position, but not required. Some travel may be required. This is a one-year appointment, from summer 2018 to summer 2019.

More info here.

Columbia Legal Services seeking staff attorney

Due May 15: Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute and Clinic and Clooney Foundation for Justice ‘TrialWatch Legal Fellow’

Columbia Law School LogoThe Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute and Clinic (“HRI” and “the Clinic”), and the Clooney Foundation for Justice (“CFJ”) are seeking a full time TrialWatch Legal Fellow. The Legal Fellow would be appointed at Columbia University as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar or an Associate Research Scholar, depending on experience. The appointment will run from August 2018 to May 2020.

In connection with a collaboration between CFJ, HRI, and the Clinic, the Legal Fellow will play an integral role in the development and implementation of CFJ’s TrialWatch initiative. This initiative will monitor and respond to trials that pose a significant risk of human rights violations, with a particular focus on trials in which the law may be used as a tool to oppress vulnerable groups, to silence speech, or to target political opponents or critics. The Legal Fellow will also work in the Clinic, designing and implementing a clinical project in connection with the TrialWatch initiative, as well as contributing to syllabus development, seminar teaching, and scholarly research and writing. Read more here.

Due May 27: Columbia Legal Services hiring Yakima or Wenatchee staff attorney

Columbia Legal Services seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to work in our Wenatchee or Yakima office. The Attorney will engage in systemic, multi-forum legal advocacy to dismantle the structures that perpetuate poverty, racism, and other injustices in Washington. This position will focus primarily on advancing legal protections for farm workers and immigrants in our rural communities, including employment, civil rights, and access to equal opportunities. Read more here.

June 28: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) hiring legal interns for fall

CEQ Law Clerkship Opportunity: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has a law clerkship opening for the Fall of 2018 (12-16 weeks), and is accepting applications from highly motivated 2Ls and 3Ls. Clerks are supervised by CEQ’s Office of the General Counsel, and provide critical research and writing assistance to both legal and policy staff on a variety of matters pertinent to CEQ’s functions, including oversight of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Through CEQ’s participation in policy processes across the Federal government, clerks have the opportunity to perform diverse, substantive legal work, including: (1) Drafting memoranda on environment, energy, natural resources, and general law issues; (2) Tracking Federal agency actions on environmental and infrastructure issues; (3) Attending interagency working group meetings; and (4) Assisting with responses to Freedom of Information Act requests and other inquiries regarding CEQ’s activities. Clerks also have the opportunity to analyze recent case law and to help advise CEQ’s policy teams on legal issues. Read more and apply here

King County Public Defense, Public Counsel LA hiring

Due April 18: King County Dept. of Public Defense hiring attorneys

The Department is looking for talented, committed, hardworking advocates with excellent trial, research, and writing skills, and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The successful applicant will have a passion for public defense and a demonstrated commitment to helping those who are less fortunate. He or she will also have a demonstrated ability to receive feedback and integrate that feedback into his or her practice. Read more and apply here.

 

Rolling Deadline: Public Counsel hiring summer law clerks in LA

If you are seeking an opportunity to develop your interviewing and legal advocacy skills while also helping to address the growing homeless epidemic in Los Angeles, being a summer clerk with Public Counsel CARES is for you. Public Counsel CARES stands for “Connecting Angelenos to Resources and Essential Services.” As a summer law clerk, you will be able, with the supervision and support of our staff attorneys, to advocate on behalf of impoverished clients, helping them secure desperately needed shelter, food, healthcare, transportation and other social services and benefits and train others to do this work as well. Read more about Public Counsel here.

2019 Equal Justice Works Fellowship; Environment and Natural Resources Division Internship

2019 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Applications Open on June 27 and Due on September 19EJW Logo

Want to design your own Fellowship? Equal Justice Works Fellows create projects that enable them to be the solution for the nation’s injustices. We have funded over 1800 Fellows since 1992.

Fellowship candidates partner with a non-profit organization in any US state or territory to design a unique two-year public interest project and then apply together to Equal Justice Works for funding.

Timeline

  • June 27, 2018 Fellowship application opens online
  • September 19, 2018 Application Due
  • December 2018 Interviews with sponsors begin for selected candidates
  • December 2018 – April 2019 Interviews continue; Fellowships are offered on a rolling basis
  • September 2019 Fellows begin service

More info here.

Due April 22:  Environment and Natural Resources Division InternshipPhoto of Environment

The Environment and Natural Resources Division litigates in five key areas: pollution, lands and natural resources, wildlife, Indian resources, and land acquisition. Attorneys represent many federal agencies by preparing and arguing civil and criminal enforcement cases, appeals, and by defending challenged federal agency actions arising from well over 100 federal environmental laws. Cases are at the cutting edge of environmental and natural resources practice. The Division’s work protects our environment for future generations.

Assignments will vary. In general, interns assist the Division’s trial lawyers in preparing cases for filing and supporting the litigation effort post-filing, and assist the Division’s appellate lawyers in researching issues on appeal. Responsibilities typically include conducting legal research, drafting pleadings, discovery, and memoranda of law dealing with a variety of federal environmental and natural resource issues. The Division handles cases covering a broad spectrum of issues including the listing of endangered species and civil and criminal enforcement of federal pollution control laws. An internship provides an outstanding opportunity to work on cutting edge issues of environmental law.

More info here. 

Spring quarter begins! Looking for summer funding or a job?

Northwest Justice Project: Foreclosure Consequences Advocacy Team Summer 2018 Internship/ExternshipsNJP Logo

Under the supervision of  experienced staff attorneys, the student will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to indigent individuals and communities.  The law student will aid attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning.  Students may also help develop self-help materials for pro se litigants, develop training materials for staff and clients, work on outreach to minority communities, and work on other special projects, depending on the needs of the team.

More info here.

Northwest Justice Project: Medical Legal Partnership Summer/Fall 2018 Law ClerkNJP Logo

Under the supervision of  experienced staff attorneys, law clerks will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to indigent individuals and communities.  With the Medical Legal Partnership, law clerks will aid three attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning. Law clerks may also help develop self-help materials for pro-se litigants, training materials for staff and clients and work on other special projects depending on the needs of the office.

More info here.

Due April 13: The Betty Jane Narver Policy FellowshipWashington State Temple of Justice

We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Narver Fellow. The application deadline is April 13, 2018.

The Betty Jane Narver Fellowship is a graduate level policy position within the Washington State Budget & Policy Center. The goal of the fellowship is to expand the diversity of voices, perspectives, and experiences that influence state policy.  We are seeking candidates with experience with communities that are underrepresented in state policy debates who have an interest in working on policies that impact people with low and moderate incomes and communities of color. The fellowship is open to any currently enrolled graduate student in a college or university, and to recent graduates with a master’s degree or Ph.D.

To achieve our goal of training and supporting new voices in the policy arena, we’re especially interested in candidates from diverse backgrounds. Bilingual and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

The fellow will receive a stipend to total $6,000 over 6 to 9 months for a minimum of 360 hours, which can be scheduled around the fellow’s classes or other commitments. This position is not eligible for benefits.

More info here.

Due April 16: 500 Summer Opportunities & Funding Available Nationwide through AmeriCorps JDAmeriCorps Logo

Equal Justice Works is still looking for 1Ls and 2Ls to be part of a summer of service with AmeriCorps JD. While serving in communities across the nation, student AmeriCorps JD Service Members can apply their legal skills and knowledge to provide effective representation for low-income and underserved populations. This year, we’re looking for roughly 500 students to serve on projects focused on veterans, elder abuse, immigration (in NY only) and on civil legal aid generally.

All AmeriCorps JD service members will receive a $1,200 Segal AmeriCorps Education award upon successful completion of the program and are eligible to seek funding from the host or another source up to $4,422. The priority deadline is April 15, 2018.

More info here.

 Peggy Browning Fund: SEIU Healthcare 1199NW 2018 Summer FellowshipPeggy Browning Fund

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW is a statewide union of more than 29,000 nurses and healthcare workers across Washington State. We believe that healthcare works best when healthcare employees have a strong voice in decision-making. We are also part of the 2.1 million member Service Employees International Union, the largest, most united union of healthcare workers in the United States.

We’re a small legal team (two attorneys, one legal assistant) that services the diverse needs of an ambitious and dynamic labor union. In a typical moment, we have 50+ active legal matters ranging from grievances and ULPs, to advice on contract negotiations, campaign strategy, and internal union matters.

More info here. 

Crime Victims Justice Corps Application Opens Next Month – Interested Students Should Continue to Sign Up to Receive Updates

Equal Justice Works is finalizing host organization recruitment for the Crime Victims Justice Corps, a new initiative designed to increase access to civil legal assistance and enforce the rights of crime victims. The program will consist of 62 Fellows and 34 law students over a two-year period. Participants will provide legal services, outreach, and education to address legal needs resulting from human trafficking and a variety of civil legal issues arising from victimization, such as family law, education, employment, immigration, and consumer protection, as well as enforcing crime victims’ rights.

Any student interested in receiving further information about the program, including open Fellowship positions, should complete this form to receive updates. The Fellow and law student recruitment will begin in April/May 2018. Law students will begin their 8-10 week service on June 1.

AmeriCorps Legal Fellow Hiring Announcements 

The Veterans Legal Corps program, provides direct representation to veterans who are homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless and with eligible military families on issues including landlord tenant matters, problems with disability and other income maintenance benefits, child support, consumer and medical debt, drivers’ license reinstatement, and expungement issues.

The Equal Justice Works VISTA Affordable Housing and Preservation Project (VAHPP) is looking for legal fellows focused on preserving, maintaining, and improving project-based Section 8 affordable housing across the United States. The program is currently looking for legal Fellows at the following location(s):

The VISTA Tenant Engagement and Community Economic Development (TECDev) TECDev Legal Fellows provide capacity building services to their host sites to assist, inform, educate, and engage tenants of Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) properties regarding their rights, responsibilities and options. The program is currently looking for legal Fellows at the following location(s):

Alliance Jobs and Internships Board; Neighborhood Legal Clinic Internship

Access to Justice Board: Announcing the Alliance Jobs and Internships BoardATJ Logo

As part of our ongoing efforts to make the newly redesigned www.allianceforequaljustice.org website a useful tool for Alliance members, we’re happy to announce the launch of a job and internship page within the site. This page will serve as a one stop spot for people looking for jobs or internships within the Alliance. All types of opportunities are welcome, whether you’re looking for attorneys or people who serve other functions. We will continually advertise the page through the law school community and other WSBA groups and community partners to make sure we reach a wide variety of people.

King County Bar Association, Neighborhood Legal Clinic Intake and Referral Intern

The King County Bar Association promotes and supports a diverse and collegial membership; works with the judiciary to achieve excellence, equity, and accessibility in the administration of justice; and benefits the community through public service and engagement in public policy.

Apply here.

King County Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services Staff Attorney

The VLS Records Project Staff attorney provides training, supervision and mentoring to volunteer attorneys representing low income individuals in vacating criminal convictions and in obtaining Orders of Limited Dissemination in eviction matters. The attorney may provide legal advice and limited representation as well as assist with various program and volunteer development duties.

Apply here. 

Equal Justice Works; LGBT Bar internship in D.C.; Center for Technology and Society

Due May 15: AmeriCorps JD – Summer Opportunities for 1Ls & 2Ls

Equal Justice Works is looking for 1Ls and 2Ls to be part of a summer of service with AmeriCorps JD. While serving in communities across the nation, student AmeriCorps JD Service Members can apply their legal skills and knowledge to provide effective representation for low-income and underserved populations. This year, we’re looking for roughly 500 students to serve on projects focused on veterans, elder abuse, immigration (in NY only) and on civil legal aid generally. If students have already secured a position with a legal host site for the spring or summer that fits in one of these priority areas, they can apply now. If they are still looking for an organization to serve at this summer, they can click here for a list of sites seeking applicants.

All AmeriCorps JD service members will receive a $1,200 Segal AmeriCorps Education award upon successful completion of the program and are eligible to seek funding from the host or another source up to $4,422. The priority deadline is May 15, 2018.

For more information please contact Brian Stone at americorpsjd@equaljusticeworks.org.

Equal Justice Works: Crime Victims Justice Corps Application Opens this Spring

Equal Justice Works is currently recruiting host organizations for the Crime Victims Justice Corps, a new initiative designed to increase access to civil legal assistance and enforce the rights of crime victims. The program will consist of 62 Fellows and 34 law students over a two-year period. Participants will provide legal services, outreach, and education to address legal needs resulting from human trafficking and a variety of civil legal issues arising from victimization, such as family law, education, employment, immigration, and consumer protection, as well as enforcing crime victims’ rights.

Any student interested in receiving further information about the program, including open Fellowship positions, should complete this form to receive updates. The Fellow and law student recruitment will begin in April/May 2018.

Spend the Summer with the LGBT Bar in Washington, D.C.!

Are you looking for an unforgettable summer experience? Apply for an internship with the LGBT Bar! Every summer, we welcome interns from across the country and around the world at the LGBT Bar’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Legal Intern: Assist with legal research and policy work. Experience the nonprofit world while interacting with pro bono counsel at Am Law 100 firms. Attend multiple events around the nation’s capital related to current policy and legal issues. Please note that this internship is open only to current law students and recent law school graduates.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to positions@lgbtbar.org with the position they are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Due March 9: Robert M. Cover – Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinical Fellowship

The Cover-Lowenstein Fellowship is a two-year position designed for lawyers with international human rights or other relevant experience who are interested in preparing for a career in human rights practice or human rights teaching.  The Fellow will help supervise the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and coordinate activities of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights.

The position is for a two-year term, starting in mid-summer 2018.

Applications should include:  a cover letter, a resume and the names and contact information for five references.  These may include professional as well as academic references.  Please have two or three of your references submit recommendation letters directly to the program.

Applications are due Friday, March 9, 2018, and should be sent by email to schell.law@yale.edu. Letters of recommendation should be sent to the same address.

More info here.

Due March 5: The National Center on Philanthropy and the Law (NCPL) is currently accepting applications for the NCPL Fellowship in Nonprofit Law

The National Center on Philanthropy and the Law (NCPL) is currently accepting applications for the NCPL Fellowship in Nonprofit Law. Each year, one Fellowship is awarded to a recent U.S. law school graduate. The NCPL Fellowship in Nonprofit Law permits one Fellow each year to spend a year in residence at a nonprofit organization. The 2018-2019 Fellow will spend the year at Lawyers Alliance for New York (Lawyers Alliance) working closely with senior staff and staff attorneys who have practice specialties that will expose the Fellow to a broad range of disciplines that address the legal needs of nonprofit organizations.

We would be most appreciative if you shared this opportunity with your students. Additional information and the NCPL Fellowship Application can be found at this link  http://ncpl.law.nyu.edu/application-information-5/. Please note that completed applications must be received by the NCPL no later than March 5, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact me at (212) 998-6168 or ncpl.info@nyu.edu.

Due March 1: The Center for Technology and Society, Belfer Fellows Program

The Center for Technology and Society at ADL is proud to announce our inaugural Belfer Fellows Program. The application is live and will be open until March 1, 2018. This fellowship will provide an individual with project-based funding ($25k-$50k) for one year to work with CTS on a project, to ensure justice and fair treatment for all in a digital environment.  This is a non-residential fellowship.  We will consider applicants with a wide range of experience, post-graduate and above.

We are excited about this opportunity and you can find more details and fill out the application here: https://www.adl.org/education/resources/fact-sheets/center-for-technology-and-society-belfer-fellowship