Summer is over, but summer internship applications are here! San Francisco Attorney’s Office, Queens Legal Services, Legal Services for Children, National Employment Law Project and more!

Due October 27: San Francisco City Attorney’s Office Internships

Application deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017

The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office’s Law School Internship Program offers students an opportunity to work in a large and award-winning municipal law office, which has been nationally recognized by the American Bar Association for outstanding excellence. Our internship program reflects an important priority for the City Attorney’s Office; to give back to the legal community in meaningful and important ways.  The program runs from January 8th, 2018 through March 16, 2018, with a mandatory orientation on Monday, January 8th.

Applications must include the following: (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) brief legal writing sample. Please email your application to CATintern.Applications@sfgov.org or by U.S. Postal Service to:

Palek Sheth
Managing Director of the Affirmative Litigation Task Force
S.F. City Attorney’s Office City Hall, Room 234
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

Due November 30: Jackson Lewis Labor and Employment Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

Jackson Lewis Scholarship program is designed to provide support to law school students, pursuing a career in Labor or Employment Law, who are from underrepresented groups. All applicants will be considered but diversity is “a plus”.

As part of its on-going commitment to the advancement of a diverse legal community, Jackson Lewis hopes the scholarship program will encourage and reward law students from underrepresented social and economic background to pursue legal careers in the areas of Labor and Employment law. Through the Program, Jackson Lewis awards $5,000 to a second or third year law student from the University of Washington School of Law.

  1. Eligibility

1) Candidates must be enrolled at the University of Washington School of Law as a 2L or 3L student, as of September 1, 2017.

2) Candidates may not be current or past employees of Jackson Lewis.

  1. Application Requirement Checklist:

1) Current resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts.

2) A legal writing sample (maximum 10 pages).

3) Letters of recommendation. Two letters of recommendation from former employers or professors regarding the academic ability, character, or professional aptitude of the applicant.

4) A personal statement of no more than 500 words. The form and content of the personal statement are up to you. Successful applicants might describe their interest in labor and employment law; significant personal, academic, and professional experiences; meaningful intellectual interests and extracurricular activities; factors inspiring them to obtain a legal education, and/or significant obstacles, challenges, or disadvantages met and overcome.

III. Selection Criteria

1) A demonstrated desire to pursue a career in labor and/or employment law,

2) exceptional academic performance at the undergraduate, graduate (if applicable), and law school levels,

3) relevant work experience, community service, leadership skills and special accomplishments, and

4) belonging to a socially or economically underrepresented group in the legal profession preferred.

Please submit your completed application to martha.tanner@jacksonlewis.com by November 30, 2017.

This scholarship is not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Jackson Lewis. Rather, it is open to all second and third year UW School of Law students in the hope that greater diversity among the attorneys practicing labor and employment law will benefit the entire profession.  The recipient will be announced by December 15, 2018

QUEENS LEGAL SERVICES (QLS), New York, NY, Summer 2018 Interns.

Legal Services NYC fights poverty and seeks racial, social and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers. Our neighborhood-based offices and outreach sites across all five boroughs help more than 80,000 New Yorkers annually

For complete application here and further information here.

Due December 15: LEGAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN (LSC) – SAN FRANCISCO SUMMER LEGAL INTERNSHIPS

Application Due: December 15, 2017

Founded in 1975, Legal Services for Children (“LSC”) is one of the country’s first non-profit law firms dedicated to providing free legal representation and social work services to children.  Our mission is to ensure that all children in the San Francisco Bay Area are raised in a safe environment with equal access to a meaningful education and other services that are necessary to thrive and grow.  We believe that our youth deserve positive alternatives to unnecessary placement in foster care, juvenile justice facilities, and immigration detention.  LSC pioneered the interdisciplinary approach that is considered a best practice in juvenile law today.  We deploy attorney-social worker teams to assist at-risk children who need to access the legal system to stabilize or improve their lives.  LSC’s attorneys represent children in legal matters that involve guardianship, dependency, school discipline, immigration, infraction defense, and other civil legal matters. Our social workers provide crisis intervention, case management, counseling, and psychosocial assessments.  LSC staff also engage in policy and advocacy projects aimed at advancing the rights of children.

For complete application and further information here.

Due November 10: Equal Justice Works, Post Graduation Fellowship Application Re-opened for Selected ProjectsEJW Logo

Application Due: November 10, 2017

Equal Justice Works has extended the Fellowship application deadline to November 10 for several specific project types. Equal Justice Works has confirmed funding in the following categories and highly encourages students to apply in these areas:

  • LGBTQIA candidates of color serving LGBTQIA communities of color in NYC
  • Immigration or Veterans projects in Seattle, WA
  • Agriculture or poverty alleviation projects in Davenport and Betendorf Iowa and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline Illinois

Students can learn more and begin their application online here. Students with questions should email Fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org

The Council on Environmental Quality, 2018 Spring Legal Clerkship

CEQ Law Clerkship Opportunity: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has a law clerkship opening for the spring of 2018 (12-16 weeks), and is accepting applications from highly motivated 2Ls and 3Ls. Clerks are supervised by CEQ’s Office of the General Counsel, and provide critical research and writing assistance to both legal and policy staff on a variety of matters pertinent to CEQ’s functions, including oversight of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Through CEQ’s participation in policy processes across the Federal government, clerks have the opportunity to perform diverse, substantive legal work, including: (1) Drafting memoranda on environment, energy, natural resources, and general law issues; (2) Tracking Federal agency actions on environmental and infrastructure issues; (3) Attending interagency working group meetings; and (4) Assisting with responses to Freedom of Information Act requests and other inquiries regarding CEQ’s activities. Clerks also have the opportunity to analyze recent case law and to help advise CEQ’s policy teams on legal issues.

Job Requirements 

Requirements: CEQ seeks second and third year law students and recent law school graduates who are highly motivated, willing to contribute where needed, and able to exercise professional judgment and maturity. In addition, applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

Application

Prepare the materials in the checklist below and combine them into a single PDF file addressed to the CEQ Attorney Advisor, Howard Sun. Name the PDF file following our convention: Last Name, First Name – 2018 Spring Clerkship Application Date Submitted; e.g., “Smith, Jane – 2018 Spring Clerkship Application 11-01-17.” Email the PDF file to internships@ceq.eop.gov, indicating in the email subject line that you are applying for a Spring Law Clerkship; e.g., “Spring 2018 Law Clerkship Application.”

CEQ will contact selected applicants to interview. Should you need to hear from CEQ sooner, please advise us of this fact by emailing internships@ceq.eop.gov or calling the CEQ mainline at (202) 395-5750 and asking for Howard Sun.

Document Requirements

  1. Application form (see below)
  2. Cover letter (see instructions below)
  3. Resume (1 page maximum)
  4. References (see instructions below)
  5. Law school transcript (most recent; an unofficial transcript is acceptable)
  6. Writing sample (3-5 pages maximum)
  7. The application form can be downloaded here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/ceq/ceq_LEGAL_clerkship_application_new.pdf

Due October 27: UW Student Legal Services

Application Deadline: 10/27/2017

This is your chance to receive hands on training working on real-world cases.

Student Legal Services has two openings for Rule 9 eligible third-year law students for positions starting immediately through the end of the school year. Rule 9 Legal Interns advise and represent UW students in a wide range of legal issues including landlord/tenant, estate planning, debt collection, family law, immigration, contracts, and other issues. Legal Interns are expected to work 10 to 12 hours per week, but the hours are flexible.

As a Rule 9, you will manage your own case load and collaborate with other interns and the Director/Staff Attorney and your cases.

Apply via Symplicity Job Requisition #15434

Due November 10:  Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Bilingual Staff Attorney Position in Wenatchee, WA

Application Deadline: 11/10/2017

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Bilingual Staff Attorney to work in our office in Wenatchee, Washington. Fluency in Spanish is required.

The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation; (2) individual consultations; (3) self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and (4) community education. The attorney will focus on providing legal representation in various matters, but focusing on 1) defending individuals in removal proceedings; 2) representing victims of violent crimes in applying for immigration benefits (including self-petitions, U visas, T visas and other forms of relief); and 3). representing community members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters as needed.

The attorney will also work closely with other staff members and community partners in the Eastern and Central Washington regions in conducting outreach and community education, and providing individual consultations to persons who may be eligible for immigration benefits

To apply and complete job description here.

Due November 22:  Brennan Center for Justice: Counsel, Liberty and National Security Program

Application Due: November 22, 2017

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Part think tank, part public interest law center, part cutting-edge communications hub, we are known for our rigorous research. We craft innovative policies and we fight for them — in Congress and the states, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion.

The Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program works to advance effective national security policies that respect the rule of law and constitutional values. Our current program priorities include protecting against abuses of emergency powers and surveillance authorities, reining in excessive government secrecy, and countering Islamophobic policies and rhetoric.

Position: The Brennan Center seeks an attorney for its Liberty and National Security Program. The position is based in the Brennan Center’s Washington, D.C. office and requires occasional travel to New York City and other locations. The position is funded for a two-year period; an extension of this period is possible but not guaranteed.

The attorney will focus primarily on the Program’s efforts to protect against the abuse of emergency powers and to ensure that domestic security activities are conducted in accordance with the rule of law.

Applications:  Applications are due by November 22, but earlier applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please visit http://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/njyOv7EqhF/Counsel-Liberty-And-National-Security-Program and upload the following application materials: cover letter, resume, two writing samples (up to 10 pages each), and contact information for three references. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: brennancenterjobs@nyu.edu with “Counsel Position (Liberty and National Security)” in the subject line, after registering in the online system.

National Employment Law Project 2018 Summer Legal Internships

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) is seeking law students for our 2018 summer legal internship program in New York City and Washington D.C.

The National Employment Law Project (www.nelp.org) is a non‐profit research and advocacy organization that fights for policies to create good jobs, expand access to work, and strengthen protections and support for low-wage workers and the unemployed. We collaborate with national, state and local allies–including worker centers, community groups, immigrant advocacy organizations, unions, faith-based organizations, policy makers and think tanks–to create good jobs and enforce hard-won worker rights. NELP is one of the country’s leading workers’ rights organizations, developing innovative policy models, conducting research and education, supporting worker organizing, and engaging in strategic communications.

More information here.

EJW 2017 Conference with US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg; Student Debt Relief Basics; Kids in Need of Defense (KIND): How to Prepare for Dependency Review Hearings; Volunteer for Citizenship Day!

Deadline September 13: Equal Justice Works 2017 Conference and Career Fair featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsbergEJW Logo

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Date:  Thursday and Friday, October 27 & 28, 2017

Location: Arlington, VA

Students and recent graduates can interview with 165+ public interest employers from across the country including non profits, public defender offices, government agencies and more! Click here for the latest list. The deadline to apply for prescheduled interviews is September 13.. Students may have their résumé reviewed by trained professionals and take part in inspiring conference workshop sessions including this year’s conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday afternoon. We recognize that one of the biggest hurdles to attending the Conference & Career Fair is affording the trip to DC so this year we’re helping students connect for carpooling and hotel sharing and the first 500 registered students will qualify for a chance to receive one of ten $100 travel stipends.

More information and register here.

EJW Webinar: Student Debt Relief Basics.

Date:  Thursday, August 24, 2017

Time:  12:00 pm

Location: Webinar

“On August 24th at 3:00 pm EST, we will have our latest educational free webinar, “Student Debt Relief Basics.” This free webinar will teach you about the various repayment plans, loan cancellation provisions, how to earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness, what to do if you are behind on your payments, and how to lower your loan payments using loan repayment assistance programs. You can join live or watch later. If you register prior to the live event, you will receive a recording in the 48 hours following the live version. Register for a free webinar today!

Free Podcast:  FTCA and Other Civil Rights Claims – Immigration Enforcement & Damages Actions Supreme Court Courthouse (c) Stockvault

Date:  Thursday, August 24, 2017

Time:  9am – 12 pm

Location:  Podcast (free)

Increased immigration enforcement is likely to include enforcement practices that give rise to damages action.  Claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, Bivens, and Section 1983 are important tools to combat abusive enforcement practices and ensuring that federal and local law enforcement abide by their constitutional obligations. This program will give a general overview of each of these claims. PLI will also discuss employing a media strategy, in addition to litigation, to highlight abusive enforcement practices, as an advocacy tool in its own right. PLI will cover the legal standards and procedures to bring an administrative claim and both individual and impact litigation under the Federal Tort Claims Act.  PLI will similarly cover Bivens and Section 1983, as well as the defenses government defendants commonly raise in these cases.  This will include the types of conduct that can be challenged and the life of a damages claim from fact-gathering to judgment.

Register here.

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND): Quick Topic Webinar [Live]: How to Prepare for Dependency Review Hearings

Date:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 

Time: 12-1 pm

Location:  Webinar.

Zaida Rivera, KIND Seattle Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney -Microsoft Fellow, will be presenting a live webinar on how to prepare for your client’s Dependency Review Hearings. After a client has been ordered a dependent on the State of Washington, the court is responsible for the client’s well-being. To ensure that a client’s needs are met, periodic review hearings are scheduled with the court every 6 months. Attorneys must prepare ISSPs and review hearing orders in advance of the review hearing, and present orders on the date the hearing is scheduled. To learn more about this process and your obligations, please join us for this live webinar. There will be an opportunity to ask questions as well.

Please RSVP online here.

KIND (Kids in Need of Defense): 2nd Annual Back to School Campaign

The campaign aims to highlight attorneys who are heeding the call to help unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children by providing pro bono legal representation to these children as the new school year begins.

As unaccompanied children are getting ready to start school, over 50% of them have no one to represent them in immigration court. With the help of an attorney, they can focus on their education and fulfill their aspirations for their future.  These are children living in Washington State like Otto, who arrived in the U.S. when he was 10 years old, escaping severe child abuse and threats from MS-13.  Otto was granted asylum right before going on a school camping trip with his class.  He went from having a childhood dominated by violence and fear, to living with the fear of being sent back into danger, to the rest of his childhood before him.

More info here.

OneAmerica: Volunteer for Citizenship Day Saturday, September 23, 2017OneAmerica Logo

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 8:30am-5:30pm

Locations: Renton, Renton Technical College; Wenatchee, Wenatchee Valley College; Pasco, Columbia Basin College

Volunteers needed at three Citizenship Day events in Washington in Renton, Wenatchee and Pasco

Citizenship Day  is a free, one-day legal clinic to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship, and it’s hosted by AILA-WA, OneAmerica, and committed community partners statewide. Demand for naturalization services is higher than ever – in fact, N-400 filings in Washington State have increased nearly 30% on average, compared to the same quarter of last year! For many immigrants, U.S. citizenship is the best defense in uncertain times. Please join us for the day, and help hundreds of legal permanent residents take the first step.

Click here to sign up to volunteer, and more info here.

Webinars on Estate Planning for Veterans, Immigration, & Student Debt Relief! Beer with Michele Storms! and Golf!

Legal Lunchbox™ Series: Estate Planning Basics, presented by the WA Veterans Will ClinicLegal Assistance Sign

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm

Location:  Attend via webinar

Cost:  Free

In this 90-minute CLE, presented by the WA Veterans Wills clinic, presenters Katie Ludwick and Tony Ramsey will provide you with background and tips for drafting estate planning documents and they will discuss the unique aspects of working with veterans during the estate planning process.

Register here.

Flights & Rights #6 at KEXP featuring ACLU of WAMichele Storms of ACLU!

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:  KEXP Studios Gathering Space, 472 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

 Flights & Rights is our monthly community series in the KEXP Studios Gathering Space! In July we’ll hear from Deputy Director Michele Storms will lead a discussion on police reform in Seattle and beyond. Police accountability has always been at the heart of the ACLU’s work, and the endemic killing of black people, including Charleena Lyles right here in Seattle, demands we push even harder and mobilize together to end the needless killing. Fremont Brewing will provide a beer tasting. Must be 21+ and RSVP to attend.

Register here:

Equal Justice Works: “Student Debt Relief Basics” webinar

Date: Thursday, July 27, 201

Time: 3:30 pm

Location: Attend via webinar

On July 27th at 3:30 pm, we will have our latest educational free webinar, “Student Debt Relief Basics.” This free webinar will teach you about the various repayment plans, loan cancellation provisions, how to earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness, what to do if you are behind on your payments, and how to lower your loan payments using loan repayment assistance programs. You can watch live or watch later. If you register prior to the live event, you will receive a recording in the 48 hours following the live version.

Register here

Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers CLE: “Protecting Legal Rights: Immigration in an Age of Uncertainty.”

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:  Peninsula College Campus (Little Theater) 1502 E. Lauridsen Ave, Port Angeles, WA 98362

Please join us on Friday, July 28th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for a CLE presentation – “Protecting Legal Rights: Immigration Law In An Age of Uncertainty”. Presenters include Noah Purcell, Washington State Solicitor General and Jorge Baron, Executive Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

2 general CLE credits are pending for attorneys. However, this event will be open to the general public, college students, and legal community.  Please help us to celebrate, protect, and promote access to justice in our community.

This is a special fundraiser on behalf of Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers. Suggested donation is $20 ($10 for students). There will also be a Happy Hour Reception prior to the presentation from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the P.U.B. Learn more and register here.

Latino/a Bar Association of Washington and KCBA Pro Bono Services: “Immigration 101 for Non-Immigration Practitioners.”

Date: Monday, July 31, 2017

Time: 8:30 am – Noon

Location: KCBA, 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700, Seattle, WA 98101

Please join KCBA Pro Bono Services and the Latino/a Bar Association of WA for a training on the basics of immigration law for non-immigration practitioners. Many clients of Pro-Bono Services are part of the vibrant immigrant community in WA State. This training aims to help you become better equipped to make knowledgeable referrals and understand our clients’ general legal interactions more fully when seen in the context of their immigration status.

Topics to be covered in brief include:

  • Introduction to Immigration Law, Removal Proceedings
  • Family Based Petitions
    U-Visas
    T-Visas
    Asylum
    Working with Youth and Unaccompanied Minors
    Updates in immigration

Registration is Required – In-person space is limited so be sure to register as soon as possible. You can also attend via video streaming. There is no cost associated with the CLE. It will be directed towards interested volunteer Attorneys and Clinic Assistants through the King County Bar Association, members of the Latino/a Bar Association of WA, and member of other Pro Bono programs across Washington State.

To RSVP for either in-person or video streaming attendance, please email ericat@kcba.org. If you have any questions please email clinics@lbaw.org

KCBA 2017 Golf Tournament and CLE KCBA Logo

Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Time: Pre-golf Ethics CLE 10:00-11:30am (early check in for golf and CLE open at 9:15am)

Location: Rainier Golf and Country Club

Please join us for the KCBA 2017 Golf Tournament & CLE, being held Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the Rainier Golf & Country Club, 11133 Des Moines Memorial Drive South, Seattle, WA.

Register here

DOJ Civil Rights Division hiring school-year externs

Due May 24: AGO hiring for Agriculture and Health Division

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state of Washington, and the Attorney General’s Office serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. In furtherance of its mission to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and people of the state of Washington, the AGO covers a remarkably diverse legal landscape, including social and health services, consumer protection, civil and administrative litigation, environmental law, torts, tribal law, labor law, appellate practice and criminal prosecution.

Apply and learn more here.

Due June 2: Texas Civil Rights Project hiring staff attorney

Application Deadline: Friday, June 2, 2017

The Texas Civil Rights Project (“TCRP”) seeks a passionate, talented attorney based in our Austin, Texas office. While the position will focus on impact litigation and other advocacy on behalf of immigrants and their communities, the attorney will also be staffed on matters within TCRP’s Criminal Justice Reform and Voting Rights programs.

Apply and learn more here.

Opening June 28: Equal Justice Works Fellowship applications

Application Deadline: Open from June 28 to Sept. 27, 2017

The 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application will open June 28 and close September 27, giving law students more time to draft a standout application! Students should start to prepare for the 2018 Fellowship application now by reaching out to non-profit organizations they may want to partner with on an innovative proposal.

Check out where Fellows have been hosted in the past for some ideas, but keep in mind that any non-profit in the country is eligible! Please refer any non-profit organizations interested in hosting to Sarah Lilly at SLilly@equaljusticeworks.org for questions and assistance.

Read more and prep your application here.

Due June 30: Apply for a fall externship with SAM

Application Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017

SAM is a nonprofit corporation operating three museum venues in Seattle. These locations are the Seattle Art Museum in downtown Seattle, Olympic Sculpture Park on the central Seattle waterfront, and the Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. As the leading visual art institution in the Pacific Northwest, SAM draws on its global collections, powerful exhibitions, and dynamic programs to provide unique educational resources benefiting the Seattle region, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond.

Apply and learn more here.

Rolling Deadline: KCBA seeks Pro Bono Services Director

KCBA LogoApplication Deadline: Open until filled

KCBA seeks a fulltime director to lead and manage the bar’s pro bono programs.  The director works to leverage and grow the commitment of the local bar to provide effective representation and counsel in targeted areas of legal need.  Areas of responsibility include management of KCBA’s existing pro bono programs; volunteer recruitment, mentoring, and oversight; and coordination of KCBA activities with local, state, and national pro bono networks.

Apply and learn more here.

Rolling Deadline: Internship Opportunities in the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section

DOJ LogoApplication Deadlines: Deadlines differ based on which term

The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, created by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Special Litigation Section is one of several sections in the Civil Rights Division. We work to protect civil rights in the following areas:

1) the rights of people who interact with state or local police or sheriffs’ departments;
2) the rights of individuals with disabilities to receive services in their communities, rather than in institutions;
3) the rights of people in state or local institutions, including: jails, prisons, juvenile detention facilities, and health care facilities for persons with disabilities;
4) the rights of youth involved in the juvenile justice system;
5) the rights of people to have safe access to reproductive health care clinics; and
6) the rights of people to practice their religion while confined to state and local institutions.

Read more here.

Loans got you down? Scholarships applications for UW Alumni Association due May 12

Due May 12: Funding available through UW Alumni Association

Application Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017

The University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) awards scholarships to deserving University of Washington students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree at the UW. Funding for these scholarships comes from contribution from UW alumni and friends as well as proceeds from the Bridging the Gap Breakfast held annually on Homecoming Saturday.

Apply and learn more here.

Due May 14: Apply to be on the EJW National Advisory Committee

EJW LogoApplication Deadline: Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee (NAC) provides leadership, advice and outreach assistance to support Equal Justice Works in mobilizing the next generation of public interest attorneys. The NAC convenes a diverse group of law students and law school professionals to act as Equal Justice Works ambassadors within the law school and legal services communities and assist with the implementation of initiatives.

Apply and learn more here.

API Chaya, Equal Justice Works partner organizations hiring student interns

Due May 12, paid: API Chaya hiring legal intern for fall and winter 

API Chaya LogoApplication Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017
API Chaya hiring legal intern. The Legal Intern’s duties will include: Supporting advocates to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or human trafficking with legal matters (immigration law, family law, protection orders and criminal law); accompanying program participants to Protection Order hearings; working with local legal aid organizations to better serve survivors; working in partnership with pro-bono attorneys assisting program participants; possibility of community organizing/engagement opportunities for interns working more hours; other tasks as assigned.
The Intern will work approximately 10-20 hours/week and will be required to complete extensive training on domestic violence and sexual assault before working with survivors. Time Frame: A minimum of six months commitment works best for our organization. This internship runs between September 2017 and June 2018. An intern should be able to commit 10-20 hours a week, for a total of 250-500 hours. Compensation: A $2500 stipend is provided, funded by the South Asian Bar Association of WA. Applicants must be pursuing degrees or career paths in legal work or currently enrolled in law school. If students make a commitment of 2 quarters/semesters, they may independently explore the possibility of receiving a stipend for one quarter/semester and arrange for school credit for the other.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to arpan@apichaya.org by May 12, 2017.

Due May 19: Legal Aid Society New York hiring for staff attorney for civil practice

Application Deadlines: Friday, May 19, 2017

The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice has an opening for a DV/Immigration staff attorney position in the Family/DV Project of the Brooklyn Neighborhood Office. The attorney must have at least three years’ experience in immigration law. The Family/DV Project provides comprehensive direct legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence in a broad range of civil matters, including orders of protection, divorces, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, property rights, disability, housing, public benefits, health, employment, and immigration. The DV/Immigration staff attorney is expected to represent clients in all five boroughs primarily in immigration matters, including VAWA self-petitions, battered spouse waivers, asylum applications, and T and U-visas, as well as represent clients in multiple venues, including Immigration, Supreme, Family, and the Integrated Domestic Violence Courts. The attorney is required to work with Family/DV Project partners and community-based organizations in a city-wide collaboration to provide reciprocal referrals, training, case consultation, clinics, outreach and joint community education on various issues affecting survivors of domestic violence. The attorney will also be required to provide outreach at various off-site locations. The attorney will also actively participate in Citywide and Statewide committees and task forces on immigration and DV issues.

Apply and learn more here. 

Due May 24: KCBA Housing Justice Project hiring managing attorney

KCBA LogoApplication Deadline: Applications sent in before Wednesday, May 24, 2017 will be given priority

Under the supervision of the Director of Pro Bono Services (PBS), the Housing Justice Project (HJP) Managing Attorney is responsible for Housing Justice Project operations in Seattle and Kent, Washington. HJP is a court-based homelessness prevention program providing accessible, volunteer-based legal services to low-income tenants facing eviction in King County. The HJP program is a vital part of the Pro Bono Services programs, the largest provider of volunteer legal services in Washington State. The HJP Managing Attorney’s office is in Seattle, but frequent travel to Kent is necessary. This is a full time, 40 hour per week, exempt position.

The HJP Managing Attorney is responsible for program management which includes planning, organizing, operation, and evaluation of HJP.  The individual in this position works closely with Director of PBS on the development of HJP programs and establishment of program priorities. As a member of the PBS Leadership Team and a senior staff member of the King County Bar Association, the HJP Managing Attorney actively participates in departmental and organization planning and represents HJP, PBS and KCBA in the wider legal and social services community.

Read more and apply here

Rolling Deadline: Equal Justice Works organizations still hiring

EJW LogoApplication Deadline: Open until filled

If students are still looking for positions this summer, they should check out our list of over 100 organizations currently seeking candidates. There, we’ve prepared sample emails for the students to send to the organizations to inquire about the program and to get the details on each site’s enrollment process.

Apply and learn more here.

Rolling Deadline: Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project hiring for Foreclosure Prevention Unit

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (“VLP”) has an exciting opportunity for an attorney admitted to practice in New York State to serve as a Staff Attorney in its Foreclosure Prevention Unit. Litigation experience and/or experience representing litigants in foreclosure matters is preferred but not required. Experience with low-income clients, and familiarity with public benefits, bankruptcy, consumer debt, and housing law is helpful but not required. We value strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, writing and computer skills. Fluency in another language besides English is helpful, but not required.

Apply and learn more here.

Need summer funding? Apply to EJW by May 19

Pro Bono Opportunity: Children’s Trust Landmark Climate Case

Our Children’s Trust is seeking law students and lawyers interested in fighting climate change and assisting with the electronic discovery process for the landmark constitutional case Juliana, et al. v. U.S.  Our Children’s Trust (OCT) is a non-profit organization working to secure the legal right to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate for current and future generations. OCT has supported young people in filing legal actions in every U.S. state, against the federal government, and in different countries around the world.

Volunteer law students and attorneys will directly support the federal constitutional and public trust climate case filed by 21 youth and Dr. James Hansen. A licensed attorney will supervise volunteers with the vital task of analyzing and reviewing documents in preparation for trial. Through this pro bono opportunity, volunteers will learn about the constitutional and public trust legal claims of the case and gain skills in document review on an advanced e-discovery platform. OCT requests that law students volunteer at least 10 hours per week and that attorneys volunteer at least 5 hours per week. 

To apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Allison Kole, allison@ourchildrenstrust.org. Please put “Pro Bono Opportunity” in the subject line.

Due May 19: Apply for summer funding from Equal Justice Works

Application Deadline: Friday, May 19, 2017

Equal Justice Works’ AmeriCorps JD program provides 1Ls and 2Ls with an opportunity to serve local communities this summer. Participants receive an educational award of $1,230 for three hundred hours of service and can work on issues of employment, veterans, disaster relief, immigration and/or elder abuse at nonprofit organizations and law school clinics. If students have already secured a position for this summer, students should review the application guidelines and apply! Nearly all law school clinics and nonprofit organizations working on the aforementioned issues qualify. Note that students cannot receive more than $4,422 in other funding for their internship to be eligible.

Apply and learn more here.