Fellowship Opportunities in Equal Justice Works, Appellate Advocacy, and Animal Rights!

Alaska Network for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) Seeking Staff Attorney, Due 11/22

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This position will assist the ANDVSA Legal Program in coordinating statewide efforts for legal services for domestic and sexual violence.

This job description defines areas for which an individual has primary responsibility and is not intended to limit the scope of the job in any way.  Supervised by ANDVSA Senior Staff Attorney; Interview and screen prospective clients for eligibility into ANDVSA’s Legal Program; Civil Legal representation including case and factual research and appellate work if necessary; Maintain a caseload of civil legal cases, primarily family law (statewide); Case-conference and coordinate with ANDVSA Legal Program staff regarding case referrals; Assist ANDVSA Legal Program with efforts to ensure successful representation of victims in the courts including advocacy and legal research; Confer and consult advocates, attorneys and other professionals.

For more information, click here.

U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division Seeking Trial Attorney, Due 11/24

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The Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP) primarily investigates and prosecutes cases against human rights violators and other international criminals. The work of the office is divided into three primary portfolios. First, within the Human Rights portfolio, HRSP investigates and prosecutes human rights violators for genocide, torture, war crimes, and recruitment or use of child soldiers, and for immigration and naturalization fraud arising out of efforts to hide their involvement in such crimes. Second, within the International Violent Crime portfolio, HRSP prosecutes crimes of violence committed abroad, particularly crimes involving victims or perpetrators who are U.S. government employees, contractors and dependents. Third, within the Immigration Crimes portfolio, HRSP prosecutes members of international human smuggling networks who present national security concerns and/or who endanger the lives of migrants, and multi-jurisdictional immigration fraud-related offenses. HRSP’s attorneys may perform work in all of its portfolios.

The Section’s prosecutions are usually pursued jointly with a United States Attorney’s Office and involve complex international investigations. HRSP also is actively engaged in policy and legislative work regarding its diverse portfolios that involves close coordination with U.S. government agencies and international organizations.

For complete details, click here.

Defenders of Wildlife Seeking Legal Fellow

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The legal fellowship is a 1-2 year position based in Defenders’ Washington, D.C. National Headquarters office. The position is intended for a highly qualified individual committed to wildlife and natural resource conservation. Primary emphasis is on providing legal research, writing, and litigation support for cases involving federal wildlife and natural resources laws to conserve biological diversity, and the advancement of Defenders’ conservation policies.

For more information, click here.

Attention 2Ls and 3Ls! U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Seeking Spring and Summer Intern in the Office for Civil Rights, Applications Considered on Rolling Basis

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The Civil Rights Division (CRD) in the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) seeks legal interns to assist with its enforcement and outreach efforts.  OCR promotes and ensures that people have equal access to and opportunity to participate in certain health care and human services programs without facing unlawful discrimination.  CRD carries out this mission by enforcing Federal laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age and, in certain circumstances, sex and religion, in programs and activities that receive financial assistance from HHS.  CRD also enforces Federal laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in health care and social service programs of state and local governments.

Interns will gain invaluable exposure to public health issues from the perspective of the Federal government.  Specifically, the interns will assist CRD personnel with discrimination complaints, investigations, pre-grants, clearances, and regulatory compliance.  Additionally, interns will develop an understanding of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Act of 1975.

For more information, click here.

U.S. Attorney’s Office Seeking Summer 2015 Intern in Washington DC

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The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia is unique among U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the size and scope of its work. It serves as both the local and the federal prosecutor for the nation’s capital. On the local side, these prosecutions extend from misdemeanor drug possession cases to murders. On the federal side, these prosecutions extend from child pornography to gangs to financial fraud to terrorism. In both roles, the Office is committed to being responsive and accountable to the citizens of the District of Columbia.

The Office also enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States in civil suits brought in the district. Its location in the seat of the federal government gives it responsibility for many cases of national importance, including far-reaching challenges to federal policies and employment practices.

In all things, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia is committed to ensuring the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Our Office offers volunteer and academic credit internships to undergraduates, graduate students and to law students. Work study funds may be available contingent upon the budgetary constraints of both the educational institution and this Office. We accept college undergraduates, graduate students, and second and third year law students, with the permission of their school, to work in the Office assisting our attorneys in case preparation. In the summer, most students work 40 hours a week.

For more information, click here.

Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) Seeking Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney in Washington DC

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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. KIND is dedicated to providing both pro bono representation and positive systemic changes in law and policy to benefit unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. Launched in fall 2008, KIND is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

KIND seeks a Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney in its Washington, DC field office to help develop, maintain, and oversee the provision of pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied children residing in Virginia and Washington, DC through KIND’s network of major law firms and corporate partners. This includes helping children to understand the immigration process and training volunteer attorneys to effectively represent individual child clients before immigration authorities.

For more information, click here.

New Deadline for Equal Justice Works Fellowship in Texas, Due 12/1

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Every year Texas Access to Justice Foundation provides funding for Equal Justice Works Fellowships at TAJF grantee sites. We recently learned that Equal Justice Works’ applicant pool for the 2015-16 Class has very few applicants with TAJF grantees as the host organization. While TAJF has made no decision regarding any current applicants, they have asked Equal Justice Works to re-open the application to diversify the pool. Again, the quality of the current candidates has not yet been reviewed or judged – this decision is about the total number of applications received. All applicants will be carefully reviewed once the pool is complete.

Equal Justice Works is seeking additional applications in Texas

Equal Justice Works is re-opening the competition exclusively for applications with TAJF grantees as host organizations. We strongly encourage your students to consider applying.

The new deadline for these Fellowship applications is December 1, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST. You can find more information on the program and its application below. Should you have any questions please contact Carolyn Schorr at cschorr@equaljusticeworks.org or (202) 466-3686 ext. 137. To speak to TAJF about this opportunity, please contact Lisa Melton at ldmelton@teajf.org.

Attention 1Ls!  Snohomish County Public Defender Association Seeking 2015 Legal Intern, Due 12/19

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The Snohomish County Public Defenders Association is seeking 1L Summer interns for 2015 positions.  The Snohomish County Public Defenders Association represents indigent individuals in the Superior and District Courts of Snohomish County. Currently the office has a Felony unit, Misdemeanor unit, Civil Commitment unit, and a Predator unit. Generally the interns will be responsible for conducting research and writing projects as assigned by a supervising attorney with specific projects coming from any of the above units. Additionally other projects may be assigned as needed and depending on the interns’ interest.

The 1L interns will go through a portion of the training that the 2L Rule 9 interns will go through. After that training period the interns will generally be assigned research and writing projects. These projects will come from, at least historically, all units within the office. The ideal start time would be shortly after the school year ends and go to just before the next school session. There can be some flexibility as to start and end dates.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and a writing sample. We are currently accepting these materials. Ideally material should be sent to Paul Thompson. Or, in the alternative, they can be mailed to the Snohomish County Public Defenders Assoc, Attn: Paul Thompson, 2722 Suite 200, Colby Ave , Everett, WA. 98201. No phone calls accepted. Email questions to pthompson@snocopda.org. The above materials will be accepted until December 19th applicants will receive a response as to the status of their materials.

NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. Offering Appellate & Supreme Court Advocacy John Payton Fellowship, Due 1/15/15

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The prestigious John Payton Fellowship offers attorneys an unparalleled opportunity to engage in civil rights litigation and advocacy with the nation’s leading civil rights and racial justice law firm.

Payton Fellows will have the opportunity to litigate cutting-edge civil rights cases, particularly with a focus on appellate and Supreme Court advocacy in LDF’s program areas, which include education, criminal justice, voting, and/or economic justice. The Fellows will also help develop public policy and create public education campaigns about racial discrimination, in addition to leading community meetings, participating in conferences, and/or developing public information pieces. During her or his tenure, the Payton Fellow will cultivate relationships with leading litigators, government officials, academics, and organizing/ advocacy experts.

The program will annually hire one Payton Fellow. The inaugural Fellowship will commence in 2015.

For more information, click here.

More Sizzlin’ Jobs and Internships to Apply For!

Attention Class of 2016! NARF Announced Paid Summer 2015 Internship. Deadline: 9/29

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About NARF: Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide. NARF’s practice is concentrated in five key areas: the preservation of tribal existence; the protection of tribal natural resources; the promotion of Native American human rights; the accountability of governments to Native Americans; and the development of Indian law and educating the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues.

Summer Clerkships: NARF is currently seeking candidates for its Summer 2015 Clerkships! Each year, NARF conducts a nation-wide search for law students to participate in its Law Clerk Program. Positions are available in all three of NARF’s offices: Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C.

For complete info and application instructions please click here.

LAW Adovcates of Whatcom County Seeks New Executive Director. Act Fast! Rolling Deadline.

lawadvocateslogoLAW Advocates is a non-profit organization based in Bellingham that provides civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in Whatcom and Island Counties, primarily through volunteer attorneys.

The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the vision of the Board of Directors of LAW Advocates as laid forth in its strategic plan and directing LAW Advocates’ activities in all areas including the delivery of legal services, development and finance, personnel and administration, and community relations.

For complete job description and application instructions please click here. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis so act fast!

Washington State House of Representatives, Office of Program Research in Olympia Seeks Research Analyst or Committee Counsel. Deadline: Rolling thru 7/26WAstateleg

The Washington State House of Representatives’ Office of Program Research (OPR) is seeking candidates for a legislative committee policy staff position as a Research Analyst or Committee Counsel. This position is nonpartisan and exempt from civil service.

The person selected to fill this position will provide staff support to the House Early Learning & Human Services Committee. This committee considers issues relating to early learning from birth to kindergarten, as well as a broad array of issues affecting children and families, including parent education, foster care, dependency, child protective services, child welfare services, children’s mental health, and family reconciliation services. The committee also considers issues relating to family support programs, including TANF and Disability Lifeline, persons with developmental disabilities, adults in need of drug and alcohol treatment, vocational rehabilitation, at risk-youth, youth violence prevention, and juvenile offenders.

For complete job description and application instructions please visit Symplicity or click here.

 

US Department of Energy Seeks Entry-Level Attorney for Idaho Office. Deadline: Rolling thru 8/5

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The U.S. Department of Energy – Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID) has an opening for an Entry Level Attorney looking for a challenging career. The Idaho Operations Office is located in Idaho Falls in southeastern Idaho. Our office has oversight responsibility for the Idaho National Laboratory. Our mission is at the forefront of helping the Nation meet our energy, scientific, environmental, and national security goals. These include developing and deploying new energy technologies and reducing our dependence upon foreign energy sources. Additionally, DOE-ID is responsible for the safe environmental cleanup of legacy contamination.

The Office of Chief Counsel within DOE-ID has six attorneys who assist an office of federal employees. This office has oversight responsibility for a contractor workforce of over 6,000 and a budget of over a billion dollars. Our practice areas are diverse, including Environmental, Government Contracts, Labor and Employment, Administrative Law, and wide-ranging Litigation.

This is a permanent position in the excepted service without time limitation and will not be filled by a competitive appointment. Service in this position may be fully creditable toward civil service retirement. Any selected applicant who is in the competitive service will be taken out of the competitive service when he or she occupies this position and will compete only with other excepted status employees in the event of a reduction-in-force.

For complete job description and application instructions please click here.

USDA Office of General Counsel Seeks Entry-Level Attorney for Juneau Office. Deadline: Rolling thru 7/31

USDA-logoUSDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.  Our vision is to expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nation’s natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.

Attorneys assigned to field offices in the Office of the General Counsel (offices physically located outside the Washington, D.C., Headquarters) provide legal advice and services to all agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture in administering USDA programs and activities within the defined geographic area. The incumbent serves as an attorney providing legal advice, research, analysis and interpretation of federal, state and local laws, as well as oral and written opinions, memoranda, pleadings, briefs and legal support of all USDA programs and litigation, and performs other legal services as assigned.

For complete job description and application instructions please click here.

 

Attention Current Judicial Clerks! The Public Justice Center in Baltimore Announces Post Grad Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellowship

MurnaghanfellowshipThe Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellowship is awarded annually to a recent law graduate who has completed a judicial clerkship.  The Fellow must have passed a state bar examination and be eligible for admission to the bar of that state by the commencement of the Fellowship.  Applicants should possess excellent research and writing skills and a demonstrable commitment to social justice.

To apply for the 2015-2016 Fellowship (beginning September 2015), applicants should submit a resume, law school transcript, the names of three professional or academic references, and a brief statement of interest. We request this application by October 17, 2014.

For complete information please click here.

Attention Class of 2016! EarthJustice Seeks Summer 2015 Clerks for Offices Nationwide. Deadline: Rolling so Act Fast!

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Earthjustice is seeking summer law clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment.

Our work is currently divided into three major areas:

  • Protecting Our Natural Heritage focuses on cases that protect endangered species, national forests, national parks, other public lands, water resources, and the oceans.
  • Safeguarding Our Health focuses on cases that protect public health, in particular clean air and water, toxic chemicals, and mercury.
  • Promoting a Clean Energy Future focuses on cases that encourage clean energy and energy efficiency while challenging the reliance on coal, oil and other dirty fuels.

Summer law clerks work with attorneys on case development and litigation. Under the supervision of an attorney, a law clerk’s primary responsibilities are to perform legal and factual research, and to develop case strategy and legal theories. Law clerks may also have the opportunity to assist attorneys with preparing briefs and motions, to meet with clients and experts, to participate in moots of oral arguments, and to attend court proceedings and conferences with opposing counsel. In addition to involvement in ongoing litigation, the summer program includes seminars with attorneys from across the organization on current environmental issues.

Complete information and application instructions please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate the Holidays by Applying for an Awesome Job or Internship!

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty Seeks Legal Interns/Externs Year-Round

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The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty seeks diverse, well-qualified candidates with a passion for social justice. The Law Center offers sponsor-paid and unpaid fellowships, internships, and pro bono opportunities. The Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons of color, LGBT persons, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Legal Internships/Externships:
Legal internships are available year-round to second- and third-year law students. If you are interested in applying for an internship, please submit a cover letter, resume, 2-5 page writing sample, and two to three references to Janelle Fernandez. Internships are unpaid, but academic credit may be available. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Meridian Institute Policy Fellowship

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Meridian Institute is pleased to announce position openings within the Meridian Institute Fellowship Program – an opportunity for recent college graduates to work on varied and highly complex public policy issues, learn about the field of multi-party collaborative problem solving, and engage with leaders from a variety of sectors and interest groups. Meridian Institute has two offices (Washington DC and Dillon, CO) and fellows may be placed in either office, depending on staffing needs and their preferences.

Meridian Institute professionals combine extensive experience in collaborative process design, deep substantive knowledge, and proven mediation skills to help people engaged in society’s toughest issues to solve problems and make informed decisions. At Meridian, we design collaborative approaches that bring together people who understand the issues and have a stake in their resolution. In addition to process design, facilitation, mediation, and strategy assessment and planning, Meridian offers expert administrative and meeting logistics services and the creative and appropriate application of information technology tools, to support our projects. Some of the topics we work on include: Agriculture and Food Security; Climate Change and Energy; Environment and Natural Resources; Global Stability and Security; Health; Sustainability and Resilience; and Science and Technology

Applications due no later than February 7. Start date between June 1 and July 1, 2014. For complete description and application instructions please click here.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Seeking Summer Fellows

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The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is seeking up to three (3) Minority Law Fellows to match with exceptional, experienced, criminal defense attorney members for up to eight (8) weeks working in a criminal defense law practice.

The purpose of the fellowship is to advance diversity in the criminal defense community by giving law school students from underrepresented groups an opportunity to gain experience in a criminal defense law practice. Fellows will actively intern in Washington, D.C., New York, NY, or Denver, CO.  Each Fellow will receive a weekly stipend of $500.00.

For complete description and application instructions please click here. Applications due no later than January 15.

New Mexico Legal Aid Seeks Staff Attorney for Rural Office

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New Mexico Legal Aid is seeking a staff attorney to join our Silver City office. The Silver City staff attorney will represent low-income individuals and families in a wide variety of poverty law areas including family law, housing, public benefits, and consumer issues. The attorney will be active in local bar and community activities.  The work also will include participating in community education and outreach to eligible clients; and recruitment of and collaboration with pro bono attorneys.

The Silver City office handles creative, challenging and complex work throughout southwestern and west central New Mexico. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are passionate and strongly committed to helping NMLA better serve rural communities, including development of effective team strategies to handle complex advocacy and extended representation cases.

Requirements:  Experience with advocacy in rural communities will be highly preferred. Must be willing to travel. Candidates also must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, manage a significant caseload and build collaborative relationships within the staff and the community.  Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

Send a current resume, a list of three references, and a letter of interest explaining what you would like to accomplish if you are selected for this position to:  Gloria Molinar at: jobs@nmlegalaid.org

Salary:  DOE, NMLA is an EEO Employer.  Deadline to apply is January 3rd, 2014.

Eastside Legal Assistance Program Seeks New Program Director

ELAP_2012_Logo_for_web_mod_3_AEH_560x560We are looking for a highly motivated person to manage our volunteer legal services programs. The person will work independently and with others to help meet the legal needs of low income people and survivors of domestic violence. The perfect candidate will also be able to assist in expanding funding resources available to (ELAP).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Providing direct oversight of program services (legal advice clinics, lectures, brief services, direct representation, and interpreters) including monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports to the Executive Director

2. Supervising Clinic Coordinator and Community Outreach Manager

3. Overseeing organizing lectures, workshops, and Continuing Legal Education classes

4. Developing new program services to provide legal services to underserved clients

5. Developing and maintaining relationships with community partners in East King County, in the domestic violence community, and the legal community

6. Recruiting, training and supporting volunteer attorneys in coordination with the DVLP Managing Attorney

7. Maintaining good communication and positive relationships with volunteer attorneys to promote continued involvement with ELAP

8. Supervising Volunteer Manager

9. Overseeing recruiting, training and managing of office and clinic volunteers

10. Researching and analyzing data pertaining to the need for legal services in East and North King County

11. Assisting the Executive Director in development and fundraising activities

For complete description and application instructions please click here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Appellate Public Defense Externship Opportunity in Olympia

scalesSmall Olympia firm dedicated exclusively to appellate public defense is looking for a law student to help with research and writing.  We are simultaneously laid-back and passionate about doing an awesome job for our clients.  Extern will research issues and draft arguments for specific cases.  Extern will also research issues affecting the criminal justice system as a whole.  Extern will learn about appellate practice, legal writing, and issue-spotting.  Excellent experience for someone interested in either appellate or trial-level indigent defense.

We’re flexible about the number of hours per week and whether the extern works from our office, remotely, or a combination of the two.

Qualifications:

  • Dedicated commitment to indigent criminal defense.
  • Current 2L or 3L.
  • Outstanding legal research and writing skills.
  • Willingness to pursue outlandish legal issues.
  • Working knowledge of criminal law and criminal procedure.

Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of references to backlundmistry@gmail.com

Entry-Level Grant County Public Defender Position Opens Up 

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The Public Defender provides criminal defense to indigent persons in Grant County Superior Court, Grant County District Court and the Juvenile Division of the Grant County Superior Court. Compliance with Performance Guidelines; Client Representation and Responding to Client Complaints; Participation in all Aspects of the Criminal Defense System to Provide Effective Assistance of Counsel; Tracking Caseloads, Time Tracking Systems; Commitment to Grant County Mission, Vision and Code of Ethics; Employee must comply with all county policies and procedures.

For full description, benefit information, and to submit an online application in order to be eligible please go to: www.grantcountyweb.com. Applications accepted through December 31.

Public Advocates Seeks Civil Rights Policy Advocate/Attorney

public-advocates-logoPublic Advocates Inc., a bold and highly-regarded civil rights law firm and advocacy group, has a rare opening for an attorney to join our exceptional and dedicated staff. Our goal is to eradicate poverty and discrimination and promote thriving communities. For forty-two years Public Advocates has used a diverse set of legal and policy tools to achieve tangible legal victories and help low-income communities of color build their power to participate effectively in public decision-making. We are seeking an experienced policy advocate and/or attorney to join Public Advocates’ transportation, housing and climate justice team. Learn more about our work in these areas. Responsibilities

  • Policy Development: Develop, analyze and promote policy change in the areas of affordable housing, equitable development, public transportation and climate justice at the state and regional levels.
  • Legislative and Administrative Advocacy: Promote the policy agenda of Public Advocates and our coalition partners in Sacramento, in both legislative and administrative agency decisions affecting the needs of disadvantaged communities, and in Bay Area regional policy and investment decisions.
  • Coalition Leadership: Effectively and strategically co-lead large and sophisticated state and regional coalitions in policy, investment and budget campaigns.
  • Strategy: Help shape strategic directions in our housing, transportation, regional equity and climate justice work, incorporating policy advocacy, community collaboration, research, and media and communication to achieve our objectives.
  • Communication: Develop and execute outreach and media strategies, including messaging, community education, writing and representing Public Advocates and coalitions to the press and public.
  • Resource development: Help identify and pursue funding opportunities and contribute to foundation relations.

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. For complete description and application instructions please click here.

Exciting Post Grad Opportunities in the NW & California Spice Things Up

Attention 2013 Grads! ACLU of Washington Hiring Policy Advocacy Fellow: Project to Protect Health Care Choices

ACLU WAThe ACLU of Washington is working to advance a comprehensive, strategic and effective education and advocacy campaign to safeguard access to medical care free from restrictions based on others’ religious doctrine. Increasingly, secular hospitals are merging with religiously affiliated ones and coming under their religious restrictions to care. The ACLU of Washington believes that no patient should be refused access to lawful health care because of the religious doctrines of the institutions running hospitals, clinics, or other medical facilities. Health care facilities open to the general public should not refuse to provide reproductive health care and end-of-life care services; nor should they discriminate against LGBT patients and families. Religious ideology should not dictate which health care services a patient may choose.

This is a one to two year, full time position to provide legal and policy research on health care mergers in Washington and to coordinate implementation of the campaign plan. The position will work with an inter-departmental team of staff lawyers and advocates and will report to the Deputy Director.

Apply today. Applications reviewed upon receipt. For complete job description and application instructions please click here.

National Juvenile Defender Center Announces Gault Fellowship Application for 2014 & Recent Law Grads

NJDCLaw students graduating in 2014 are invited to apply for a two-year juvenile indigent defense
fellowship at National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) in Washington, D.C. starting in
September 2014.

The Fellow will perform extensive legal work for NJDC and assist with the provision of training and technical assistance to the juvenile defense community. The Fellow will work closely with juvenile defense attorneys, public defender offices, law schools, legal clinics, and nonprofit law centers to improve access to counsel and the quality of representation for all children. The Fellow will collaborate with NJDC staff to develop legal and policy work around a broad range of juvenile defense issues. The Fellow will write reports, articles, issue briefs, and fact sheets to inform the field. The Fellow will assist in the research, writing, and crafting of amicus briefs. The Fellow will engage in public speaking and juvenile defender trainings. The Fellow will proactively initiate projects to improve the provision of justice in the juvenile delinquency system. This is not a project-based fellowship. It is internally funded.

Applications are due no later than October 15. For full job description and applciation instructions please click here.

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Law Foundation  Announces Public Interest Project Based Fellowship for 2014 & Recent Grads

VABANCThis Fellowship Program will fund one law graduate who will work for one year to provide legal services to and advocacy for the Vietnamese American community and/or other underserved, under resourced communities. This year, the fellow will receive $50,000.

Qualifications for applicants:

  • J.D. in hand at the beginning of the grant period (Fall 2014), awaiting bar results, or planning to take the bar exam the following summer;
  • Strong demonstrated interest and desire in working with the Vietnamese American community and/or social justice work with subordinated communities;
  • Unique life experience or other experiences in overcoming personal adversity/challenges;
  • Overall academic excellence

Application due no later than October 31. For fellowship announcement details and application instrucitons please click here.

Attention 2013 Grads! Office of Public Defense Services in Salem, OR Hiring Entry-Level Appellate PD

PDofficeAPPELLATE CRIMINAL LAW. The Appellate Division of the Office of Public Defense Services represents financially eligible persons in criminal and parole appeals before the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, and, on occasion, the US Supreme Court. The division is accepting applications for the Deputy Defender 1 position.

The monthly salary range is $4,858 to $6,209 plus full state employment benefits.

Applicants must be members of the Oregon State Bar in good standing or taking the July 2013 bar examination.

Applications will only be accepted via the State of Oregon Employment website. Applications accepted through August 9.

Contact info: Laura Kepford, Operations Manager, Office of Public Defense Services, 1175 Court Street NE, Salem, OR  97301 or email Laura.Kepford@opds.state.or.us

Disability Rights Advocates Announces 2-Year Post Grad Fellowship for 2014 & Recent Grads

DiDRAsability Rights Advocates (DRA) accepts applications each year from third-year law students, judicial law clerks, or recent law school graduates for the DRA Fellowship. The DRA Fellowship is regularly awarded to an exceptional candidate who is passionate about disability, civil rights, and public interest law. This is a two-year fellowship that begins in September 2014. The deadline for applying for the DRA Fellowship is January 15, 2014.

DRA evaluates candidates for DRA Fellowship opportunities in DRA’s central office in Berkeley, California, and DRA’s branch office in New York City.

For complete fellowship description and application instructions please click here.