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.

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

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.

For tickets and complete information here

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.

For tickets and complete information here

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.

NHELP Paid Spitzer Summer Internship Program for 3Ls, Juvenile Justice Center Fellowship and Summer Internship and more.

National Health Law Program: Paid Spitzer Summer Internship Program for rising 3Ls- Apply Today

The National Health Law Program is pleased to announce the Spitzer Summer Internship Program in honor of former Executive Director Emily Spitzer. Up to three law students will be awarded Spitzer Internships to explore public interest health rights advocacy.

Spending the summer with National Health Law Program will enable students to learn from our legal and policy experts, and gain invaluable insight into the challenges of public interest advocacy. Our goal is to train future generations of public interest lawyers and policy advocates to protect and further the health and civil rights of all people. The paid internship allows us to provide law students from law schools from all parts of the country with annual summer positions in each of our three offices – Washington, Los Angeles, and Chapel Hill.

This internship is open to rising 3L students who have a proven and demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in working toward the expansion and protection of health care access for low-income and underserved populations. Visit www.healthlaw.org to learn more and apply.

More info here.

Immigrant Justice Corps: : Justice Fellowship Application Now Open!! Class of 2019 IJC Logo

Immigrant Justice Corps (“IJC”), is the nation’s first and only immigration legal fellowship program. IJC seeks to expand access to counsel by increasing the quantity of immigration lawyers and the quality of the immigration bar. Each year IJC recruits talented young lawyers (“Justice Fellows”) and college graduates (“Community Fellows”) many of whom are first-generation immigrants and bi-lingual graduates from the country’s top universities, for a two-year fellowship.  IJC trains Fellows to be experts in immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community–based organizations in New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley, Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas, Maryland, Virginia and Florida to provide legal services to low income immigrants. IJC is exploring expansion to California, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania as well.

The Fellows provide a broad range of immigration services including deportation defense, applications for asylum, naturalization, green cards and other forms of relief available to juveniles and victims of crime, domestic violence or human trafficking.  Quality legal assistance allows immigrants to avoid deportation and separation of families.  Immigrants who can improve their legal status are better able to gain lawful employment, receive financial aid to college, access health care and live stable, productive lives in the United States.

IJC is infusing the legal profession with a new generation of lawyers and advocates committed to providing high quality representation and innovative thinking about the delivery of legal services to a vulnerable population, including the use of new technologies.

More info here.

Juvenile Law Center: Now Accepting Applications for Legal Fellowship and Internships

The Juvenile Law Center is now accepting applications for the Zubrow Fellowship and summer 2019 legal internships.

“Applications for the two-year Zubrow Fellowship are due October 5. Applications for summer internships will be reviewed on a rolling basis until February 8, 2019, and we will begin reviewing 1L applications after December 1st.

We are pleased to be able to offer a stipend to summer 2019 legal interns if they are unable to secure financial assistance from outside sources. Students should direct questions about fellowships to zubrow@jlc.org and about internships to internships@jlc.org.”

US Department of Justice InternshipsDOJ Law Jobs

The Department of Justice office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.  We welcome applications from candidates who are interested in positively contributing to Justice and hope that you will consider joining the dedicated public servants at the Department of Justice.  To learn more about Justice and our legal careers, please visit our website at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers.

Hiring Organization: USAO Central District of California:  Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year, Criminal Division

Hiring Organization USAO Central District of California:  Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year, Civil Division

Hiring Organization Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD):   Law Student Volunteer (Summer 2019) and Law Student Volunteer – Environmental Enforcement and Environmental Defense Sections (Spring 2019)

Hiring Organization USAO Eastern District of North Carolina:  Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year and Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Hiring Organization Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR):  Law Student Volunteer

Hiring Organization USAO District of New Mexico:  Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Hiring Organization USAO District of Nebraska:  Law Student Volunteer

Teamchild: Hiring King County and Yakima Staff AttorneyTeam Child Logo

  • King County Staff Attorney: TeamChild is seeking a full-time staff attorney in our King County office.  Primary job duties include providing holistic civil legal representation to youth who are at risk of or already involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. For full job description see below.

KING COUNTY Staff Attorney

  • Yakima Staff Attorney: TeamChild is seeking a full-time staff attorney in our Yakima County office.  Primary job duties include providing holistic civil legal representation to youth who are at risk of or already involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare system

YAKIMA COUNTY Staff Attorney

Internships: 2019 Goldmark Equal Access to Justice ($8,000 stipend), NWIRP, KCBA Family Law, and more!

Due October 10: 2019 Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship with Teamchild, $8,000 stipendLogo for the Legal Foundation of Washington

The Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship is a 10 week, paid summer internship for 2Ls and 3Ls created in honor of the Legal Foundation of Washington’s second president, Charles Goldmark. The Goldmark Internship provides hands-on experience in providing legal aid through research, writing, casework, and client services. In addition to gaining valuable experience in public interest law, the Goldmark Intern receives an $8,000 stipend. The 2019 host organization for the Goldmark Internship is TeamChild.

More info here.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Removal Defense Unit Internship in Seattle, and Legal Internship in Tacoma.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks bilingual law student applications for fall and spring internship position in its Removal Defense Unit (RDU) in its Seattle office. The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is also seeking law student applications for fall and spring internship positions in its Tacoma office.

These internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit.

More info here.

KCBA Family Law Intern/Extern Fall 2018 – Spring 2019KCBA Logo

The Family Law Programs of the King County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Services promote family safety and equal access to the leg

al system by assisting domestic violence survivors, children at risk of abuse or neglect, and clients facing barriers to accessing the courts due to language, disability, and other factors. The Kinship Care Solutions program provides pro bono representation in nonparental custody actions, and the Self -Help Plus program provides pro se

assistance in uncontested dissolutions and parenting plan actions.

Many of the cases that are handled help unaccompanied children from Central America and other countries who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by a parent and who may be eligible for protective immigration relief called Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS).

More info here.

Entry Level Staff Attorney for Housing Justice Project

The Housing Justice Project (HJP) is a homelessness prevention program providing accessible, volunteer-based legal services to low-income, residential tenants facing eviction in King County. Legal assistance is provided through counsel and advice, negotiated settlements, limited representation at Show Cause hearings, trials and appeals; and/or referrals depending on tenants’ needs and financial eligibility.

Apply here.

Position Announcement: Legislative Director for Militarism and Human Rights

“The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) seeks an experienced lobbyist to lead our Congressional advocacy to repeal the 2001 blanket authorization for war, promote respect for human rights and international law, and reduce armed U.S. interventions around the world. The Legislative Director for Militarism and Human Rights will join our team of lobbyists who develop and lead strategies to advance our legislative priorities in Congress and with the administration.”

Full description: https://www.fcnl.org/updates/legislative-director-for-militarism-and-human-rights-1608

Air Force JAG Corps – November Direct Appointment Program board is now open!

The Air Force JAG Corps’ November Direct Appointment Program board is now open!  Students/Graduates awaiting bar licensing/Alumni can apply at www.airforce.com/JAG.  The online application is due 10 October 2018, and the Staff Judge Advocate interview must be completed by 1 November 2018.

Students/alumni may call 1-800-JAG-USAF (524-8723) or airforcejagrecruiting@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Entry Level Position: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office, Attorney Honors Program. 

An extraordinary opportunity is available to start your legal career in fall 2019 in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of the General Counsel by gaining a position through its selective Attorney Honors Program. The NOAA Office of the General Counsel employs approximately 110 attorneys at headquarters in the Silver Spring, MD/Washington, DC area and six regional offices. The Office provides legal advice to the NOAA Administrator and NOAA program offices on a wide variety of legal issues including U.S. and international fisheries, marine mammals, endangered and threatened marine species, preservation of coastal areas, marine sanctuaries, and licensing of commercial satellites.

More Info Here.

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.