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.
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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

 

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.

NWIRP hiring for two post-grad positions

NWIRP hiring for two-year Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Fellowship beginning in June

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) will host a fellow over two years as part of the Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps. The fellowship will begin on or about June 1, 2018 and end on May 31, 2020. The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps is a legal fellowship program designed to increase capacity and access to civil legal help for crime survivors. A cohort of approximately sixty fellows are placed at nonprofit organizations across the country to provide direct representation to survivors of crimes, including human trafficking, fraud/identity theft, campus sexual assault, and hate crime, and immigrant survivors of crime with meritorious claims for immigration relief, and outreach and education to community partners. All fellows will incorporate crime survivors’ rights enforcement into their practice and will receive training from  the National Crime Victim Law Institute and other training and technical providers.

Learn more and apply for the fellowship here.

 

NWIRP hiring full-time staff attorney for the Family Services Unit

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a full-time bilingual staff attorney to work in
our Family Services Unit (FSU) in Seattle, Washington. The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: direct representation; individual consultations; self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and community education. The attorney will focus on providing legal representation in various matters, but focusing on 1) defending individuals in removal proceedings, and 2) representing community members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions. The attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

Learn more and apply for the staff attorney position here.

MELAW, Muslim Community Resource Center need volunteers April 15 for legal clinic

Due April 16: Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging now accepting 2018-19 post-graduate fellows

The Borchard Fellowship in Law & Aging offers the opportunity to carry out a substantial project related to law and aging in partnership with a host agency. Up to three fellowships are available to law school graduates interested in, and perhaps already in the early stages of pursuing, an academic and/or professional career in law and aging.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Juvenile Law Center launches new website

 We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new website for Juvenile Law Center! We partnered with Message Agency, a Philadelphia-based digital firm specializing in work with nonprofits, to build on our past website’s success and create a tool better able to reach the public and share our vital information for youth in the justice and child welfare systems.”

Volunteers needed for legal clinic from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 15

MELAW in conjunction with the Muslim Community Resource Center (MCRC) will be hosting a legal clinic this Sunday, April 15 from 2-5 PM in Redmond. This clinic is open to all who income qualify, but will be focused on reaching the Muslim and Middle Eastern community.   
 
We are still in need of additional volunteers for this Sunday’s clinic. Based on previous clinics, the highest demand for services is in the following practice areas:
  • Immigration (over 50% of clients)
  • Family Law
  • Employment
  • Housing
Additional clinic details:
  • Location: Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS), 17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond, WA 98052;
  • Date: January 21;
  • Time: 2-5 PM;
  • 30 minute sessions per client;
  • Hosted as a King County Bar Association Neighborhood Clinic.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kerem Levitas at klevitas@gmail.com and include the following information:
  • Name, phone number, email, mailing address.
  • Practice areas;
  • Bar number;
  • Languages spoken.

Echoing Green and Soros Justice Fellowships, Northwest Justice Project joins OPEIU 8, and October On Campus Interviews

Due October 24: 2018 Echoing Green Fellowship 3L Application Dates

“The search for the next class of Echoing Green Fellows will officially begin when the application opens on September 26. To support our 2018 applicants, we will be sharing a series of tips, resources, and opportunities over the next couple of months.

The application timeline:
• Application Opens: September 26, 2017
• Application Closes: October 24, 2017
• Second Round Application Opens: January 2018
• Finalists Interviews in New York: April 2018
• 2018 Fellows Announced: June 2018

To learn about eligibility requirements, Fellowship selection criteria, and to review frequently asked questions, please visit echoinggreen.org/apply. ”

Due December 7:  Soros Justice Fellowships.

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. The fellowships are part of a larger effort within the Open Society Foundations to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the United States by challenging the over reliance on incarceration and extreme punishment, and ensuring a fair and accountable system of justice.

More information here.

NW Justice Project staff joins together with OPEIU 8

“Northwest Justice Project (NJP) employees voted by an overwhelming margin to form a union with Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU) Local 8 on Tuesday, after a mail ballot election process conducted by the National Labor Relations Board. The group of 163 case attorneys, legal assistants, paralegals, receptionists, screeners and other employees join with thousands of OPEIU Local 8 members in social service and healthcare organizations to improve standards for all non-profit workers.

“Choosing this work and serving our clients have always given me a sense of kinship with my co-workers but never more so than now,” said Abby Goldy, attorney at NJP in Seattle. “Knowing that there was an overwhelming favorable response to the formation of our union has re-energized me for our work. With a union, I am confident we can work together towards a better organization and I look forward to our next steps.”

Northwest Justice Project is Washington’s statewide publicly funded legal aid program that provides critical civil legal assistance and representation to low-income people. These workers help keep families in their homes, advocate for children and adults with disabilities, ensure people get access to medical care, and much more. Each year, their services reach nearly 30,000 people around Washington state.”

More information here.

Due September 4 at noon:  OCTOBER OCI: Thinking about your next move professionally?

Application Deadline:  Monday, September 4, 2017 at noon.

If you haven’t submitted applications to the October OCI employers now is the time to do so. We had two new employers join the session at the end of last week so we have extended the application deadline to Monday, September 4 at noon to give all students a chance to apply for these new additions. You can view all of the October OCI postings, see the application materials requested, and apply for the positions in the OCI portal in Symplicity. The OCI application instructions are attached and can also be found in the Document Library in Symplicity.

Here is the current list of October OCI employers taking part in OCI Session 2 (October 5 & 6):

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fikso Kretschmer Smith Dixon Ormseth PS (Seattle, WA) – interviewing 2Ls
Senate Committee Services (Olympia, Washington) – interviewing 2Ls
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Worldwide) – interviewing 3Ls
U.S. Army JAG Corps (Worldwide) – interviewing 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs

Friday, October 6, 2017

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP (Portland, OR) – interviewing 2Ls
*Lukins & Annis, P.S. (Spokane, WA) – interviewing 2Ls
Southern Poverty Law Center (Montgomery, AL) – interviewing 2Ls
*If you applied to Likins & Annis through the last OCI session, you should not need to resubmit applications again. Applications submitted before the July 18th deadline from Session 1 were moved to Session 2 at the request of the employer.  You can review your submission and make adjustments to it in the OCI portal under Session 2.

Here are the rest of the important dates you will need to know about for participating in this round of OCI.

OCI Interview Invitation (Preselect) Visible: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
OCI Interview Time Request Window: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM- Friday, September 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM
OCI Revised Interview Schedule Visible: Monday, September 25, 2017 at noon
If other employers wish to interview on campus in October, we will create a new session for them and share that information with you via email to make you aware of the application deadlines and interview dates related to that employer’s visit. If you have questions about this, email lawpath@uw.edu.

Jobs! Fellowships! Clerkships! WA AGO’s; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; EarthJustice; Federal Defenders, and more!

Due August 14: Patent Experience Externship Program, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Image Credit: USPTO

Application Deadline:  Monday, August 14, 2017

The USPTO is seeking applications for the unpaid Patent Experience Externship Program (PEEP). PEEP offers opportunities in the areas of engineering, science, and law.  The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks and providing inventors exclusive rights over their discoveries. It’s an effort that contributes to a strong global economy, encourages investment in innovation, and cultivates an entrepreneurial spirit in the 21st century.

If you are considering asking for academic credit, please email a copy of your application material to extern@uw.edu.

Learn more and apply here.

Due August 14: Assistant Attorney General (Section Chief): Torts Division in Olympia/Tumwater

Application Deadline:  Monday, August 14, 2017

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office’s Torts Division has an immediate need to fill a managing attorney position, that is, the Section Chief of the Early Resolution Program (ERP) and Investigations Section in Tumwater, Washington.

Learn more and apply here.

Due August 15: Assistant Attorney General: Torts Division

Application Deadline:  Tuesday, August 15, 2017

There is an opportunity to join the Washington State Attorney General Office’s Torts Division in Tumwater as an Assistant Attorney General and thereby doing work that makes a true difference to the people of Washington. The Torts Division’s Transportation team represents the Department of Transportation, Washington State Patrol, Department of Licensing, Department of Health, General Administration, and the Attorney General’s Office. Attorneys on this team regularly defend the state in cases including highway design and maintenance, excessive force, and civil rights.

Learn more and apply here.

Due August 11: Garvey Schubert Barer Diversity Fellowship

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Application Deadline: Friday, August 11, 2017

The Kenneth L. Schubert Jr. Diversity Fellowship will be offered to students who will be in their second year of law school during the 2017-2018 school year. The Diversity Fellow will receive a paid 10-week summer associate position in our Seattle office between their second and third year of law school. After successful completion of the summer associate position and upon acceptance by the Diversity Fellow of an offered attorney position with the firm, the Diversity Fellow will receive an additional $15,000 ($7,500 payable at the start of the first semester of the third year, and another $7,500 payable at the start of the second semester of the third year) upon showing of continued outstanding academic performance.

Learn more and apply here.

Due August 15: EarthJustice Law ClerkEarthJustice Logo

Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Earthjustice is seeking summer law clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization.  We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country.  We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.

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Due August 15: Federal Defenders Of Eastern Washington And Idaho Fellowship Attorney

Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho is now accepting applications for a Fellowship Attorney position(s) in Spokane, Washington. This is a position for Fiscal Year 2018, with the possibility of an extension for Fiscal Year 2019. The primary practice areas will be before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. This organization litigates cases in four locations: Richland, Yakima, and Spokane, WA (all in the Eastern District of Washington); and Coeur d’Alene, ID (District of Idaho).

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Due September 10: Air Force JAG Corps

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Application Deadline: Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Air Force Jag Corps selects applicants based on the “whole person” concept. Selection factors include: academic performance; work experience; leadership traits; extracurricular activities;  personal integrity; demonstrated elements of core values; awards and honors; adaptability and flexibility; motivational statement; and military records (if applicable).

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Due November 1: Alaska Court System First Judicial District Clerkship Alaska State Seal

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Adventure and opportunity await the few clerks chosen for the 2018-19 year. Summer and winter activities-including sailing, kayaking, canoeing, power boating, fishing, skiing and hiking – abound and law clerks will find that working and living in Southeast Alaska will be a rich and rewarding experience.

Applications are now being accepted from 3L students from August 1, 2017 until November 1, 2017.

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