Plentiful Government Service Internships & Jobs

U.S. Army JAG On-Campus Interviews

US army JAGThe U.S. Army JAG has registered for OCI on Friday, September 27.  Captain Elisabeth Gilman, from Joint Base Lewis McChord, will be on campus to interview all interested 2Ls, 3Ls and LL.M.s.

Applications are being accepted through the OCI tab in “Symplicity”.  To see complete information and to apply, select OCI Fall 2013 – Session 2”, then select the Review” button.  You may bid for an interview with Captain Gilman by submitting a cover letter and a resume.  Application deadline is Thursday, September 12, 2013. 

Please visit http://www.goarmy.com/jag.html for guidance and complete application requirements.

San Francisco City Attorney 2014 Legal Intern Program Seeking Applicants for Spring, Summer & Fall

SF city attyThe San Francisco City Attorney’s Office seeks 35 1Ls and 2Ls for its unpaid part-time (min. 20 hrs/wk) Summer (early June – early Aug.) Internship Program, and approximately 25 2Ls and 3Ls for unpaid, part-time (min. 10 hrs/wk) internships in each of the Spring (mid-Jan. – mid-Apr.) and Fall (early Sept. – early Nov.) semesters.

Attorneys are organized into teams and, as closely as possible, intern will be placed in teams according to their preferences.  Litigation-oriented teams include Child Protection and Family Services, Code Enforcement, Contracts & Construction, Complex Litigation, Government, Labor, Land Use, Litigation, and Workers’ Compensation.  Other teams include Airport (located at SFO), Energy and Telecommunications, Ethics & Elections, Finance and Real Estate, Health & Human Services, Port (Located at Pier 1), Public Utilities, Taxation, and Transportation.

Interns work closely with 2-3 Deputy City Attorneys in drafting regulations and statutes, reviewing contracts, representing the City in court, and advising City agencies and departments.  They may also observe trials and depositions.  All interns attend a 1-day orientation program, receive computer training, and participate in CLEs, lectures, events and tours.  Past activities have included a ride on a Fireboat, as well as tours of Pacific Bell Park, the Animal Care and Control facility, the Youth Guidance Center, and the court system.

The Office provides legal services to the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, School District, and other City and County offices.

For complete info and application instructions please click here.

King County Superior Court Judicial Clerk/Bailiff Position for 2014 Grad

KC superior courtThis is a year-long judicial clerkship in King County Superior Court beginning in August of 2014. Duties include assisting the judge with legal research and writing, processing orders, managing the court’s calendar, trial management, and overseeing all functions of the courtroom. You may also supervise legal externs and interns working in chambers, including assisting them with research and writing projects. The position is an extremely rewarding experience for a young lawyer interested in litigation. You will learn a great deal about the trial court, the rules of procedure, and motion and trial practice.  Washington State Bar membership is required.

Qualified applicants should possess strong oral communication and writing skills, attention to detail, and an ability to manage multiple tasks at one time. In addition, the position requires someone who is customer service-oriented, enjoys interacting with people, including jurors, attorneys, pro se litigants, and the general public, in a helpful, courteous manner.

Interested applicants should forward a resume, cover letter, law school transcript, short writing sample (5-7 pages) and a list of references (4 maximum) to Kathleen Manning, bailiff/law clerk for Judge Mariane Spearman via email at spearman.court@kingcounty.gov.  Interviews will be conducted at the King County Courthouse in October or November of 2013.  All applications must be received by October 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm to be considered for this position. Persons of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Federal Communications Commission Now Accepting Applications for Attorney Honors Program

FCCApplications for the Fall 2014 program will be accepted through October 1, 2013.

The Federal Communications Commission’s Attorney Honors Program is a two-year employment and training program designed to introduce law school graduates to the field of communications law and policy. On July 26, 2013, the FCC will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2014 class from law students in their final year of study and judicial clerks. Applications must be received October 1, 2013.

Honors Program attorneys will participate in the many varied aspects of federal administrative practice as they relate to the FCC’s oversight of television, radio, cable, wireless, wireline, satellite, and other communications services and facilities. Participants will also benefit from a wide variety of learning experiences. Attorneys at the FCC draft decisions in adjudicatory and rulemaking matters, work with internal and external constituencies to resolve complex policy issues before the agency, participate in international negotiations, represent the FCC in dealings with other government agencies, Congress and the private sector, and defend FCC decisions in the federal courts. For complete info and application instructions please click here.

US Mission to the European Union Seeking Legal Interns

US State DeptThe U.S. Mission to the European Union (USEU) seeks highly motivated students for several internship opportunities. Interns at USEU serve as full-time and respected members of the Mission team, allowing them to gain a comprehensive understanding of major issues in the transatlantic relationship and acquire first-hand practical experience of the diplomatic work of the U.S. government.

Both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens may apply to intern at USEU, but only U.S. citizens are eligible for certain internships.  A security clearance must be obtained for certain internships. While internships are unpaid, we offer a rewarding experience in an excellent working environment.

USEU is situated in the heart of Brussels and enjoys convenient access to public transportation. For insight into the activities of our Mission’s interns, visit the USEU Intern blog on Facebook.

LEGAL INTERNSHIPS: The  U.S. AmbassadorDeputy Chief of Mission, and Legal Counselor are located in the Executive Office (EXEC). This intern will have first-hand exposure to the workings of USEU at the highest level on a range of key policy and legal issues.  Specific duties, under the supervision of the Staff Assistant, are likely to include preparing briefing materials for the Ambassador, performing research and assisting in the preparation of the Ambassador’s public remarks, and helping represent the U.S. government at public events.

This intern also works directly with the Mission’s legal counselor, tracking and analyzing cases in the European Court of Justice with a nexus to U.S. policy, as well as observing and reporting on other legal developments relating to the EU institutions. Applicants from U.S. law schools are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: This internship is open to U.S. Citizens only. Please apply here and clearly mention in your statement of purpose that you wish to intern in the Executive Office of USEU.

Bountiful Summer 2014 Internships, Urban Justice Center Hiring for Veterans’ Advocacy & Spokane County Bar Hiring Volunteer Lawyer Program Coordinator

Summer 2014 Goldmark Equal Justice Paid Internship at Unemployment Law Project in Seattle or Spokane

Unemployment ClaimsThe Unemployment Law Project (ULP) provides legal representation to unemployed workers of Washington State who have been denied unemployment benefits or whose right to those benefits is challenged.

A “total immersion” experience, the legal intern will work with ULP staff on all levels of client assistance, including client intake interviews, case review, representation at administrative hearings, written appeals to the Commissioner of the Employment Security Department, and possible appeals to the Superior Courts and Courts of Appeal.

The internship is open to law students who have completed their second year prior to the summer of 2014 and to recent law school graduates. The successful candidate will display proficiency in case review and identification of issues, excellent writing abilities and have client intake experience. Although being Rule 9 qualified is not a requirement, being so might open up additional advocacy opportunities.

Interviewing on average two to four potential clients a week, the intern will prepare for and represent clients at an average of one to three hearings a week, as well as meet each of those clients, in person or telephonically, at a pre-hearing conference in preparation for each hearing. The intern will be responsible for identifying the legal issues in assigned cases, researching applicable law, and formulating a written theory of both the client’s and the employer’s case.

This is 10 week internship with a $8000 stipend. Applications accepted on a rolling basis through October 11. For complete application information and instructions please click here.

Summer 2014 Internship with the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

HHSThe Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG) for the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks second year law students with a demonstrated interest in public service and health care law. We anticipate selecting applicants for two to four unpaid summer law clerk positions lasting approximately ten weeks during the summer of 2014.

OCIG promotes the mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) through timely, accurate, and persuasive legal advocacy and counsel. Legal interns will investigate cases, perform legal research, draft briefs, and write legal memorandums. Each legal intern will have an opportunity to work with all three branches of OCIG: the administrative and Civil Remedies Branch, the Industry Guidance Branch, and the Advice Branch. The Administrative and Civil Remedies Branch handles civil fraud and abuse cases involving Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs; works with the Department of Justice in the global resolution of civil False Claims Act cases; initiates administrative cases; and defends the decision to exclude providers from participating in Federal health care programs. The Industry Guidance Branch issues advisory opinions to the public and the health care industry on whether an activity constitutes grounds for sanction under the Anti-Kickback Statute, Civil Monetary Penalties Law, or other authorities, and provides legal advice to HHS and the Department of Justice on the Anti-Kickback Statute. The Advice Branch provides legal advice on issues such as the scope and exercise of OIG’s authorities and responsibilities; investigative techniques, procedures, and conduct; audits and inspections; and the impact of legislative proposals.

Applications accepted no later than September 16. For complete description and application instructions please click here.

Summer 2014 Legal Internship with the Center for Ocean Solutions

Center for Ocean SolutionsThe Center for Ocean Solutions (COS), a collaboration of Stanford University (through Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Hopkins Marine Station), the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, is seeking summer Legal Interns for ten-week positions starting in May or June 2014. The Center’s mission is to solve major problems facing the ocean and prepare the leaders who take on these challenges.

The Legal Intern will work primarily on research and writing projects within the Center’s ecosystem health, climate change, and land-sea interaction initiatives. Legal aspects of this work are likely to include environmental, public lands, administrative, and/or international law. Policy aspects of this work are likely to include monitoring and analysis of key state, federal, and international ocean governance and policy-making activities. Examples of recent Legal Intern projects include:

  • Researching the state of law of cumulative impact assessment under federal and state statutes;
  • Facilitating the use of science-based indicators and thresholds in management under existing statutory and regulatory frameworks;
  • Identifying policy and education opportunities to manage vectors of marine invasive species in California state waters;
  • Researching the impacts of relevant Executive Orders and their funding histories as points of comparison to the recently issued Executive Order on National Ocean Policy;
  • Reviewing U.S. state and local climate change adaptation strategies to inform coastal decision makers in the Monterey Bay area;
  • Assessing the interpretation of optimum yield in various natural resource areas to inform federal Fishery Management Council members’ thinking about optimum yield under the Magnuson-Stevens Act;
  • Reviewing state laws for opportunities to expand decision making through an ecosystem services lens;
  • Assessing implications for ocean and coastal management by examining successes and failures in the implementation of U.S. public lands management statutes; and
  • Identifying legal tools for addressing local causes of ocean acidification.

Applications accepted through October 15. For complete description and application instructions please click here.

Urban Justice Center in NYC Hiring Staff Attorneys for Veteran’s Advocacy Project

Urban Justice Center NYCThe Veteran Advocacy Project(VAP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for a Housing Staff Attorney. The position will focus on litigation and advocacy on behalf of low-income veterans in housing matters. The attorney will be responsible for providing direct legal assistance to veterans in the Supportive Services for Veterans Families program, including representation in Housing Court, at NYCHA hearings, and in advocacy involving HUD-VASH vouchers. In addition, the position will involve work with veterans on minor matters concerning consumer finance, child support, and government benefits. 2 + years of Housing Court litigation experience. Military experience or prior work with veterans is a plus.

They’re also seeking applicants for a Student Veterans Staff Attorney. The position will focus on litigation and advocacy on behalf of low-income veterans, with a focus on those transitioning from the military to civilian life in school.

The attorney will be responsible for providing direct legal assistance to veterans, primarily at higher education campuses around the New York metropolitan area, including representation in public benefits hearings, VA educational benefits claims, consumer finance, and child support. In addition, the position may involve work with veterans on Social Security claims and housing matters. Military experience or prior work with veterans is a plus, including knowledge of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Applications accepted through August 19. For complete info and application instructions please click here.

Spokane Volunteer Lawyer Program Seeking Program Coordinator

Spokane County BAThe Board of Trustees of the Spokane County Bar Association is accepting resumes for the full time position for coordinator of its Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Qualifications shall include: ability to work with people, managerial and accounting skills, grant writing experience, participation in The Alliance for Equal Justice network, ability to work under stress, experience working with volunteers is desirable. Prior family law experience helpful. The successful applicant will be able to manage all aspects of a small non-profit organization and work equally well with low-income clients in crisis, volunteer lawyers, and legal aid colleagues.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to: SCBA VLP Position, Spokane County Bar Association, 1116 West Broadway Avenue, MS ANX-4-SCBA, Spokane, WA 99260 or email: pyoude@spokanebar.org. Application deadline is August 14, 2013.

WA Attorney General Opening Preferred Pool, DC Fellowship with Partnership for Public Service, Fall Internship at CCR and Fellowships with National Immigration Law Center and Equal Justice Society Open Up

WA Attorney General’s Office Opening Preferred Pool Status

WA AGOThe Washington State Attorney General’s Office invites third-year law students (those who will graduate from law school in 2014) and judicial clerks of appellate courts whose clerkships will end in the summer of 2014 to apply for “preferred pool status” within our larger attorney hiring pool.  We expect that at the end of the process, up to 8 to 10 applicants will attain “preferred pool status”.

From a practical standpoint, this means that between August 1st and November 1st of 2014, divisions with approval to fill vacancies consistent with the interests and experience of those who have preferred status, must consider these particular candidates before they will be allowed to consider candidates from the larger pool.  The files of preferred pool candidates not placed by November 1, 2014 will revert to the larger hiring pool. To be considered for the 2013 Preferred Pool, application material must be received by close of business Thursday, September 5, 2013. For complete info please click here.

Interested in Helping Revitalize the Federal Gov’t? Consider a Fellowship at the Partnership for Public Service

Partnership for PS logoThe Public Service Fellows Program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.

At the Partnership, fellows are integral to the day-to-day operations, programs and activities of our organization. They value the contributions of fellows and work to provide relevant and useful experiences in return. Fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events, and projects to help revitalize the federal government by focusing on the people working in it. Fellows’ duties vary across the Partnership’s internal teams, but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities. For more info please click here.

Fall Internship at Center for Constitutional Rights

CCR logoThe Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) seeks experienced second or third-year law students with a strong commitment to social justice to provide legal research and analysis as part of a semester-long unpaid internship opportunity. CCR is a national not-for-profit legal, educational, and advocacy organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change. CCR’s legal internships are part of CCR’s new Social Justice Institute (SJI), an innovative training institute for social justice law students and lawyers created in partnership with the Bertha Foundation.  The SJI supports existing and aspiring social justice lawyers through a range of programs including: post-graduate fellowships, the summer Ella Baker Program, fall/spring internships and externships, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses, regional conferences and national training institutes.

Interns will have the opportunity to work with CCR attorneys on a range of issues and projects.  Responsibilities include: assisting in legal research and writing; performing factual research and review; reviewing and indexing documents released by government agencies in FOIA litigation; assisting in writing reports and engaging in advocacy; and assisting with trial preparation.

For complete internship description and application instructions please click here. Applications due no later than July 31.

National Immigration Law Center Seeks to Sponsor Post Grad Fellowship Applicant

NILC logoThe National Immigration Law Center (NILC) invites third-year law students or judicial clerks to apply for NILC sponsorship of applications to the Equal Justice Works, Skadden, or other post-graduate fellowships.

NILC seeks fellowship applicants to work on a project benefiting low-income immigrants in one of NILC’s priority areas: immigration enforcement, workers’ rights, access to public benefits, access to health care, or access to legal status. NILC will work closely with the selected applicant to ensure that the project proposal is integral to NILC’s priorities and meets a core need in the immigrant community. The fellow will work out of either our Los Angeles or Washington, DC, office.  Applications will be taken on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received by July 29, 2013. For complete application instructions please click here.

Equal Justice Society  in Oakland Now Accepting Applications for the Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Post Grad Fellowship

The Equal Justice Society is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Fellowship, named after the first African American woman to serve on the federal bench.

EJS is a national civil rights law organization heightening consciousness on race in the law and popular discourse.  Specifically, EJS is working to fully restore the constitutional protections of the Fourteenth Amendment by replacing the Intent Doctrine with a Disparate Impact standard that addresses contemporary forms of racism.

Applications accepted through October 1. For complete description and instructions please click here.

Post Grad & Internship Opportunities in Children’s, LGBT, Housing, Immigration & Employment Discrimination

Deadline is Friday, 5/17! Legal Services for Children in San Francisco Hiring Staff Attorney

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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. Their 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. They 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. They 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, and other civil legal matters. Their 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.

LSC seeks a Staff Attorney to represent children in various administrative and judicial proceedings and work with LSC on policy and advocacy efforts.  For more about the position check their website here. Applications are due no later than Friday, May 17.

Fall EEOC Externship/Internship Opportunity in DC

EEOCThe General Counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is accepting applications for an unpaid internship or externship during the Fall of 2013, at the EEOC’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination.  The General Counsel oversees the Office of General Counsel (OGC), which is the litigation arm of the EEOC.  OGC, headquartered in Washington, DC, is composed of several units including: Appellate Services, Litigation Advisory Services, Litigation Management Services.

The Fall intern/extern may be given assignments for the General Counsel involving legal research, writing, or other work, but may also be given assignments relating to the work of one or more of the four units described above.  The precise starting and ending dates of the internship will depend upon the intern’s interest and availability, but a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week for at least 8 weeks is preferred. For complete position information check out the description on PSJD here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through July 31.

Fall Externship/Internship with ACLU LGBT & AIDS Project in New York

ACLU LGBT projectThe ACLU LGBT & AIDS Project brings “impact” lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the country – cases designed to have a significant effect on the lives of LGBT people and those with HIV/AIDS.  The Project’s legal strategies are built on the idea that fighting for civil rights means not only persuading judges but also ultimately changing the way people think.  As the Project litigates for change, it implements targeted media, online and outreach campaigns to change public attitudes through education and to give people on the frontlines the tools they need to act.

Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the LGBT and AIDS Project team.   Interns will gain experience by:
  • Conducting factual and legal research.
  • Assisting in the drafting of pleadings, briefs and other litigation documents.
  • Researching and drafting materials for public education.
  • Researching prospects for new litigation, including both factual and legal claims.

Please see full description here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 7.

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas Seeking Asylum Attorney

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HRI is looking for an attorney to head the Asylum Program. A candidate for the position must be a passionate human rights advocate and an exceptional attorney. The person must work to promote HRI’s mission and cultivate strong ties with the individuals, organizations, and funders key to the success of the Asylum Program (AP).The Asylum Attorney is responsible for direct client representation, pro bono program support, and legal outreach. For complete job description visit here. Applications will be accepted through June 30.

Two Housing Staff Attorney Positions at California Rural Legal Assistance

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The two staff attorney positions are in Delano and Madera, CA. Responsibilities include providing legal services to low income clients and client groups including advice, negotiation, litigation and administrative advocacy; reviewing and supervising the work product of Community Workers and Clerical support staff relating to all clients being advised or represented by him/her; undertaking significant statewide impact activity, including institutional and group litigation or community economic development beneficial to the low income community; developing leadership in working with community, client and other advocacy groups related to statewide impact issues; working to develop specialized knowledge in a substantive area of poverty law and acts as a resource for other staff through participation in at least one CRLA task force; coordinating advocacy in substantive areas through collaboration with other human services providers, non-profit organizations and community, client or other advocacy groups. For more information please check out CRLA jobs page here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

SJTon DOMA/Prop 8, Info for Graduating 3Ls, Federal Jobs Webinars, ELAP Fundraiser Breakfast & Honoring Public Servants

Social Justice Tuesday: Discussion on DOMA & Prop 8

SJTlogoTuesday, April 23, 12:30-1:20pm, room 133

Presented by the American Constitution Society and co-sponsored by Federalist Society, Law Women’s Caucus, OutLaws, and ACLU.

Come join the American Constitution Society for a Social Justice Tuesday discussion about the recent DOMA and Proposition 8 cases argued before the Supreme Court. Our speakers include Ilya Shapiro, who filed an amicus brief in the DOMA case on behalf of the Cato Institute, and Margaret Chen of the ACLU of Washington.

Join us for some free food and learn more about these exciting cases!

If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu by 12:00 pm Monday, April 22.

Attention Graduating 3Ls! Financial Planning & Loan Repayment Checklist for Graduation

graduating chickHow do I find out about bar loans? How should I plan for my financial future?  What should I do if I don’t have a job yet? What  are my loan repayment options?

Get these questions answered and more.

The Office of Admissions & Financial Aid together with the Center for Public Service Law and the Center for Professional Development are teaming up to provide graduating 3Ls a two-part info session twice!

Tuesday, April 23, Room 117, 12:30-1:20: Graduation Checklist for 3Ls: Financial Planning/Jobs

Wednesday, April 24, Room 117, 12:30-1:20: Loan Repayment Options for 3Ls

Tuesday, April 30, Room 117, 12:30-1:20: Graduation Checklist for 3Ls: Financial Planning/Jobs

Wednesday, May 1, Room 117, 12:30-1:20: Loan Repayment Options for 3Ls

Interested in Working for the Federal Government?

USAJOBS_Home_ScreenCome to three important webinar sessions on job search strategies for federal employment:

Wednesday, April 24 12:30-1:20 Room 118:  Webinar I: Landing Your Dream Job or Internship

Wednesday, May 1 12:30-1:20 Room 118: Webinar II: What Happens After My Application is Submitted

Wednesday, May 8, 12:30-1:20 Room 119: Webinar III: Securing Federal Employment Abroad

Coaching staff from the Center for Professional & Leadership Development and the Center for Public Service Law will be present at each webinar to answer any questions.

Please RSVP in Symplicity or to gatespsl@uw.edu

Honoring Our Public Servants: Connecting Citizens with Their Government 

Federal PS recognition weekPlease join the Partnership for Public Service and Public Employees Roundtable at the third annual Public Service Town Hall on:

Monday, May 6 at 10:00 am in Room 115 for the streaming video.

Federal agency leaders will discuss the value of government service, how to communicate that value to the American people, and ways to support and motivate employees in this challenging and uncertain environment.

Moderator: Cokie Roberts, Political Commentator ABC News

3rd Annual Eastside Legal Assistance Program Breakfast for Justice

ELAP_2012_Logo_for_web_mod_3_AEH_560x560Please join ELAP at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue on Thursday, May 16th, at 7:30am  for the Third Annual ELAP Breakfast for Justice to ensure that everyone has equal access to our justice system.

The Fight Against Domestic Violence: Turning Victims Into Survivors

Keynote speaker Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney, will offer insight into the phenomenon of victim recantation in the criminal prosecution of domestic violence cases and will talk about the support that vulnerable victims need to change their lives and end the abuse.

To register click here. If you can’t attend the breakfast but would like to help ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, please make a donation by clicking here. Your tax-deductible gift will make a real difference in the life of someone in crisis.

The Eastside Legal Assistance Program non-profit agency that provides access to justice through free civil legal aid to low income residents of East and Northeast King County Washington and domestic violence legal aid throughout King County.

Positions Open!

You Can Still Apply for the QLaw Foundation Summer Grant

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The QLaw Foundation has officially extended its deadline for its $5000 summer grant application. It’s now due April 10.

The QLAW Foundation Summer Grant Program funds innovative public interest projects that benefit the gay, lesbian bisexual or transgender (GLBT) community and/or people living with HIV/AIDS. The award consists of $5000 (max) for 10 full-time, 40-hour weeks.

The goal of the QLAW Foundation grant program is to ensure that unmet legal needs are recognized and prioritized, and that the next generation of legal advocates for GLBT rights develops the skills necessary for careers in the public interest.

See here for more information.

REAP Externship

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Columbia Legal Services announces that it is still accepting application’s for this fall’s REAP Externship protecting rural farmworkers. The externship seeks a Spanish/English bilingual person willing to live in eastern WA for fall quarter.  There is a stipend for housing. Learn more information here. (Photo:National Farmworker Ministry.)

The goal of the externship is to expand access to justice for migrant and seasonal farm workers, who are among the poorest and most vulnerable group of workers in the U.S. With approximately 289,000 farm workers and family members, Washington has the fourth largest population of migrant and seasonal farm workers in the country.

This externship honors Laurel Rubin, who was a young, talented legal aid lawyer and advocate for farm worker justice. Laurel died tragically on her way to meet with clients in Southeastern Washington. Laurel was passionately committed to advocating for farm worker justice and helping farm workers obtain some measure of fairness and respect. Despite working in a somewhat isolated and rural community, Laurel’s good will, intelligence, and tenacity quickly established her promise as a justice fighter and admired community asset. Her memory lives on in this statewide collaborative program through the training of law students advocating for farm worker justice.

3LS! Summer Internship at the Urban Justice Center’s Veteran Advocacy Project

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The Veteran Advocacy Project of the Urban Justice Center provides legal representation to low-income veterans, with a focus on those living with PTSD, substance abuse problems, and other mental health issues. When these veterans face legal challenges, such as eviction or an improper denial of benefits, it dramatically increases the risk that they will spiral further into illness, become homeless, or commit suicide. The Veteran Advocacy Project intervenes before veterans reach the breaking point by connecting them with resources and ensuring their access to housing, health care, and income.

Our practice covers Housing Court, VA claims, public benefits, military discharge upgrades, and more. We are seeking 3Ls with excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, demonstrated proficiency in legal research, and the ability to communicate well with others, including those living with mental illness. Interns will participate in outreach, client interviews, and take on legal matters of their own. They will be able to represent veterans in administrative hearings, write legal memos, or participate in discharge upgrades or VA claims cases. They will be provided with training and supervision, and are invited to attend all training sessions offered to the 2013 summer intern class at the Urban Justice Center. Internships are unpaid and a minimum of 8 weeks.

Please send a resume and cover letter to veterans@urbanjustice.org with the subject: “summer 2013.”  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Internship at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is accepting applications for legal interns for Fall 2013. Seated within the Executive Office of the President, OSTP advises the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs.  The Office of General Counsel works on a variety of issues in a “small firm environment,” including providing legal advice to, among others, the President’s Science Advisor and U.S. Chief Technology Officer.

Interns are given immediate hands-on experience related to questions on ethics and employment law, FOIA requests, and open government issues.  Interns also perform time sensitive research and analysis where quick turnaround is often required.  Students report to me, and I work very closely with interns to ensure that their experience is substantively rewarding and meaningful.

Students should have a strong academic record and commitment to public service.  The internship is unpaid, but provides students with invaluable experience on the inner working of the highest levels of government.  Students who are U.S. citizens are welcome to apply.  More information and application instructions are available online.

For questions, please contact Lauren Andersen, at landersen@ostp.eop.gov.

Equal Justice Works Rapoport Foundation Fellowship for Work on LGBT Issues in New York City

Screen shot 2013-03-19 at 8.22.29 PMRising 3Ls can apply this summer. Applications open July 8, 2013.

The Rapoport Foundation (“The Foundation”) has joined with Equal Justice Works in honor of its founder, Paul Rapoport, to fund five fellowships that support work at an organization in New York City working on LGBT issues.  One every two years, for the next ten years, beginning in the fall of 2014.

Please note that the fellowship criteria proposed by The Foundation are very specific.

The Foundation’s preferences, in this order, are as follows:

  • An applicant who is LGBT (those who identify their sexual identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender) and a person of color working at a host organization on LGBT issues in New York City.
  • An applicant who identifies as LGBT and is of color working on any social issue in the NYC area.
  • An applicant who (if not identifying as LGBT) works with a project and host organization that address these types of issues in the NYC area.
  • Same criteria as #1 above but working in the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • Same criteria as #1 above but working in the South.

These fellowships will be offered through Equal Justice Works Fellowships. Therefore, the application process (creating a project and securing a host organization); duration (two years); when students apply (as a rising 3L); and application timeline (application period is open from July 8 to September 17) will be the same.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Fellowships team at fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org.

Three Top Jobs: Deadlines Approaching

1. Become a Summer 2013 White House Intern with Office of Science and Technology Policy

Applications due December 3, 2012

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is accepting applications for legal interns for Summer 2013. The application deadline is December 3, 2012. Seated within the Executive Office of the President, OSTP advises the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. The Office of General Counsel works on a variety of issues in a “small firm environment,” including providing legal advice to, among others, the President’s Science Advisor and U.S. Chief Technology Officer. (Photo from OSTP website.)

Interns are given immediate hands-on experience related to questions on ethics and employment law, FOIA requests, and open government issues. Interns also perform time sensitive research and analysis where quick turnaround is often required. Students work very closely with staff mentors to ensure that their experience is substantively rewarding and meaningful.

Students should have a strong academic record and commitment to public service. The internship is unpaid, but provides students with invaluable experience on the inner working of the highest levels of government.  Students who are U.S. citizens are welcome to apply. More information and application instructions are available online.

For questions, please contact Lauren Andersen, at landersen@ostp.eop.gov.

2. Apply for the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

Applications due January 4, 2013

The ABA Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2013 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program on November 1, 2012 for second-year law students and December 1, 2012 for first-year students.

The program places diverse law students with state and federal judges for summer internships. Applications are due no later than January 4, 2013.

For more information or to apply, please visit www.ambar.org/jiop.

3. Excited to Teach Law? POST GRAD Teaching Fellowship at the University of Chicago Law School

Applications Due December 3, 2012

The University of Chicago Law School invites applications for one or more full-time position(s) as an Olin Fellow, appointed with the rank of Instructor, for the 2013-2014 academic year. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second term. A successful applicant must have a J.D. or other terminal law degree by the time the appointment begins; have expertise or research emphasis in one or more of these areas: administrative law, constitutional law, and law and economics; and have the ability to develop and teach a graduate level course in one of those subjects. The successful applicant will teach one one-quarter course or seminar during the term and will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Law School. Candidates must apply online at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website and upload a current curriculum vitae and a list of references. All application materials must be received by December 3, 2012. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. (Photo from University of Chicago Law School website.)