Equal Justice Works funding deadline extended to May 15

Rolling Deadline: TeamChild hiring staff attorney for Yakima office

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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 systems. Advocacy involves breaking down legal barriers to a wide array of community based services and supports, including but not limited to, education, safe and stable living situations, mental health care and medical services, and other civil rights issues. Activities include legal advice and/or representation in administrative or judicial proceedings, negotiations or other dispute resolution processes, advocacy in juvenile court in partnership with public defenders to promote alternatives to secure detention, and collaboration with and referrals to community providers. The staff attorney is also responsible for other advocacy activities, including community training, outreach, and policy work on behalf of our client base.

Read more and apply here. 

 

Due May 14: Fellowship on the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons

IACHR LogoThe fellow will assist with tasks of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) persons of the ES/IACHR under the supervision of its human rights specialists during the period of the fellowship and, at the end of the fellowship, present to the ES/IACHR a detailed report on the activities carried out by the fellow. This fellowship is subject to the availability of funds.

Read more and apply here.

 

Due May 15: Equal Justice Works summer funding deadline extended

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 has been extended through May 15, 2018

There are two ways for your students to get involved:

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

Rural Summer Legal Corps; Wildlands Network; The Family Advocacy Center

RURAL SUMMER LEGAL CORPS APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 11:59 PM EST!EJW Logo

The Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC) program will connect 30 law students with different civil legal aid sites across the country this summer to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities. Students will gain valuable experience and will earn a $5,000 stipend for their summer service.

Each site has a different project focus and students can select up to three sites that they’re interested in with one application. The following sites in particular are seeking additional applications: Nebraska, Oklahoma, Northeastern New York, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Find out more about this program and apply here.

Wildlands Network Summer Interns

To achieve our mission of continental-scale conservation, Wildlands National Network employs a diverse team of scientists, advocates, policy experts, and other talented professionals who share a passion for wild nature. Our summer intern will be counted among these professionals. Wildlands Network is looking to employ 1 to 2 summer interns in our Seattle Office.

For complete job description, apply here.

Kids in Need of Defense, Children’s Coordinating Attorney

Application Deadline: Rolling Basis

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative partnership among the Microsoft Corporation, Angelina Jolie and other interested philanthropists, law firms and corporate supporters. As the leading national organization that works to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone, KIND is dedicated to providing pro bono representation as well as positive systemic change in both law and policy to improve the protection of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. KIND also engages in programming in Central America and Mexico to promote the best interests and protection of migrant children throughout the region.  Launched in fall 2008, KIND is headquartered in Washington, DC and has 10 field offices across the United States.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

KIND seeks a Children’s Coordinating Attorney to provide representation to unaccompanied immigrant children in Office of Refugee Resettlement custody in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties.

Apply here.

Due February 21: Tacoma Community College, Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion.

Responsibilities of the Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion
The Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the Leadership Team.  This position provides leadership in the college’s efforts to create an environment that values and demonstrates its commitment to equity and inclusion.   The Executive Director of Equity and Inclusion in collaboration with appropriate staff or units will ensure the development of diversity awareness and training, collaboration in the design of educational materials that enhance awareness of equity and inclusion, and facilitation of initiatives designed to enhance the college’s climate for faculty, staff, and students of all backgrounds.  The Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion serves as a strategic forward-thinking leader.  The position is responsible for aligning and integrating a range of new and existing initiatives at TCC into a cohesive platform of services that will foster a more inclusive, diverse community and to guide the college community to extend the values of diversity and equity broadly through teaching, scholarship, and community engagement.

Apply Here.

Due March 16: The Family Advocacy Center, Summer InternshipeWomen Foundation Grants_Photo of Woman and Kids

The Family Advocacy Center is a joint pilot project between Northwest Justice Project, the Center for Child and Youth Justice, and the King County Superior Court Parents for Parents Program developed to address civil legal issues that could either avoid or end a family’s involvement with the child welfare system. The FAC is comprised of a multidisciplinary team made up of an Attorney, a Social Worker, and a Parent Ally. The team provides legal services, social services, and peer mentorship that help stabilize families with the goal of keeping children out of foster care.

The FAC assists clients with family law, domestic violence, housing, public benefits, and limited consumer law issues. Our intern will assist primarily with family law issues, with options to expand scope of cases based on individual interests and will be based out of NJP’s Seattle office. The internship is open to 1Ls and 2Ls and is unpaid. Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication, attention to detail, compassion, and a sense of humor.  For consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to marjieh@nwjustice.org by March 16, 2018.

Due February 25: YWCA Sexual Violence Legal Services, Staff Attorney

Sexual Violence Legal Services (SVLS) aims to improve the legal response to survivors of sexual violence through (1) holistic legal representation in King and Snohomish Counties; (2) consultations for survivors, attorneys and advocates assisting survivors statewide; (3) trainings and education for legal professionals and advocates statewide; and, (4) brief services and resources for survivors, attorneys and sexual assault advocates statewide.

This position has a social justice component that will require critical thinking around how external systems impact the work we are doing through the intersectional lens of racism and poverty. Knowing the core principles of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work, as well as working well in non-white environments and championing anti-racism policy, are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.

The Staff Attorney implements the core services provided by SVLS. The ideal candidate will be a solutions-oriented, multi-tasking social justice advocate who is adept at facilitating creative and strategic trauma-informed legal representation and assistance for victims of sexual violence.

This is a temporary position with funding through December 31, 2018, with the possibility of becoming permanent dependent upon continued funding.

Apply here