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

DOL/ERND Honors Program Info Session, Immigrant Families Advocacy Project training, and more.

Thursday, September 27:  U.S. Department of Labor/Environment and Natural Resources Division Honors Program Information Session
Thursday, September 27, 2018
12:30-1:20 pm
Where: UW Law, Room 127

Assoc. Regional Solicitor Bruce Brown and Sr. Trial Attorney Abigail Daquiz and an attorney from ERND will share their experiences about litigating on behalf of ERND and the U.S. Department of Labor (the good, the bad and the rewarding) and provide information about how to apply to be an Honors Attorney.

October 12: Immigration Options for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence: U-Visa under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act

Date and Time: Friday, October 12, 2018
10 am – 2 pm
 
Where: Perkins Coie
1201 Third Avenue
Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101

The Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP) in conjunction with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), and the University of Washington School of Law invite you to participate in its annual program which will prepare you to help undocumented immigrants apply for the U-Visa. U-Visas grant temporary legal status to survivors of certain qualifying crimes who have been helpful to law enforcement.

More info here.

ACLU-WA: “Can I Vote?” flowcharts

ACLU-WA developed  Can I Vote Flowcharts for folks with convictions in English, Spanish, Somali, Oromo, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Korean. Please share widely!

Equal Justice Works Student Representative Program- Applications OpenEJW Logo

“Student Representatives are chosen to represent Equal Justice Works on their law school campuses based on a demonstrated commitment to public service, and serve as ambassadors in promoting public interest law and informing law students about how they can build their public interest resumes with Equal Justice Works Resources. It is an opportunity for students to add public interest leadership to their resumes and grow their networks. Students can learn more about this opportunity on the our website and apply here to be a Student Representative. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Reach out to Brooke at bmeckler@equaljusticeworks.org with questions.

Recruitment for Veterans Legal Corps (VLC) Positions 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. Organizations are currently recruiting legal Fellows for 2018-2019. All sites below are currently hiring, and recent grads may be eligible to apply if they took the July bar, depending on the host site. Organizations that are currently hiring are posted on our website, and will appear in the next newsletter. For additional questions, please reach out to Selena Hunn at shunn@equaljusticeworks.org.”

September 28: Minority Bar Association Happy Hour

Sponsored by ABAW, KCWWL, LBAW, LMBA and QLAW, will be held from 5:30-7:30 at Elephant & Castle, 1415 5th Ave, Seattle. This event is to promote interaction among minority bar associations in WA. There is no RSVP requirement, if anyone has questions please email walkerjb125@gmail.com.

 

WSBA Lunchbox Series ImageSeptember 25 Webinar Legal Lunchbox™ Series: Disability Law & Digital Accessibility Washington State Bar Association

 Hear from Conrad Reynoldson, Washington Civil & Disability Advocate, and Lissa Shook, Microsoft, about the evolving field of accessibility law and as it applies to technology, with an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, procurement regulations, and related international laws. To register, see 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.

Equal Justice Works Post-Graduate Fellowships and Summer Internships

Equal Justice Works Post-Graduate Fellowships and Summer InternshipsEJW Logo

Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Crime Victims Justice Corps is a new initiative designed to increase access to civil legal assistance and enforce the rights of victims of human trafficking, campus sexual assault, fraud, and hate crimes. View the open positions here. Organizations are seeking applicants that are recent graduates and are already licensed to practice law.

Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

The Disaster Recovery Legal Corps is a two-year Fellowship program designed to increase legal assistance for individuals affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Organizations are seeking candidates that are recent graduates and already licensed to practice law. Now recruiting for the following sites:

Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships

AmeriCorps Legal Fellows make a lasting impact on the communities they serve by expanding the legal resources in low-income and underserved communities and facilitating pro bono opportunities.

Now recruiting a Veteran Legal Corps Fellow to provide direct representation to veterans:

  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association (Pittsburgh, PA) – Application Link

Equal Justice Works Georgia Housing Corps Fellowships

The Georgia Housing Corps (GHC) is an Equal Justice Works initiative designed to promote community redevelopment and address housing instability for low-income residents in communities harmed by the foreclosure crisis throughout the state of Georgia. The GHC is currently hiring Fellows and Community Advocates at the following location:

  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society (Fulton County, GA)

Contact Michelle Gaeng at mgaeng@equaljusticeworks.org if you’re interested in applying for a GHC Fellowship position.

Summer 2018 Internships

Organization: National Women’s Law Center
Position: Summer Internship
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Intern will work with the Legal Director on litigation across the Center’s program areas and the Director of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund on a variety of tasks including intake and case analysis. Apply for this position here.

Organization: National Lawyers Guild Bay Area Chapter
Position: Law 4 The People Summer Intern
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Deadline: May 25, 2018

The Summer Intern will assist office staff and demonstrations committee with various assignments and projects to support active committees throughout the summer. Find out more about this position and apply here.

Organization: Mil Mujeres
Position: Legal Intern (Summer 2018)
Location: Alexandria, VA
Deadline: May 27, 2018

The intern assist the team by giving “Know Your Rights” presentations and conducting client intakes, preparing legal documents, and conducting legal research. Learn more about this position and apply on idealist.com.

Organization: Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Position: Summer Law Clerk
Location: Sacramento, CA
Deadline: Not Specified

The Law Clerk will handle a wide variety of work related to intake, case management of individuals who have been victims of religious discrimination, and research assistance on pending litigation.  Apply for this summer position 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.

Upcoming: Symposium on Legal Financial Obligations

June 6: LFOs: Beyond Defining the Problem; Advancing Solutions

The Washington State Minority & Justice Commission is proud to share the final flyer and program agenda for its upcoming Symposium, Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs): Beyond Defining the Problem; Advancing Solutionson June 6, 2018, at Seattle University School of Law (901 12th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122). The Symposium will be held in conjunction with “Exploring Policy Implementation and Alternatives,” a conference organized by the University of Washington Department of Sociology that will take place immediately after the Symposium at Seattle University School of Law. Please see below and attached. Feel free to share this email with your networks. These events are FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP HERE by May 31. Space is limited.