NHELP Paid Spitzer Summer Internship Program for 3Ls, Juvenile Justice Center Fellowship and Summer Internship and more.

National Health Law Program: Paid Spitzer Summer Internship Program for rising 3Ls- Apply Today

The National Health Law Program is pleased to announce the Spitzer Summer Internship Program in honor of former Executive Director Emily Spitzer. Up to three law students will be awarded Spitzer Internships to explore public interest health rights advocacy.

Spending the summer with National Health Law Program will enable students to learn from our legal and policy experts, and gain invaluable insight into the challenges of public interest advocacy. Our goal is to train future generations of public interest lawyers and policy advocates to protect and further the health and civil rights of all people. The paid internship allows us to provide law students from law schools from all parts of the country with annual summer positions in each of our three offices – Washington, Los Angeles, and Chapel Hill.

This internship is open to rising 3L students who have a proven and demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in working toward the expansion and protection of health care access for low-income and underserved populations. Visit www.healthlaw.org to learn more and apply.

More info here.

Immigrant Justice Corps: : Justice Fellowship Application Now Open!! Class of 2019 IJC Logo

Immigrant Justice Corps (“IJC”), is the nation’s first and only immigration legal fellowship program. IJC seeks to expand access to counsel by increasing the quantity of immigration lawyers and the quality of the immigration bar. Each year IJC recruits talented young lawyers (“Justice Fellows”) and college graduates (“Community Fellows”) many of whom are first-generation immigrants and bi-lingual graduates from the country’s top universities, for a two-year fellowship.  IJC trains Fellows to be experts in immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community–based organizations in New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley, Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas, Maryland, Virginia and Florida to provide legal services to low income immigrants. IJC is exploring expansion to California, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania as well.

The Fellows provide a broad range of immigration services including deportation defense, applications for asylum, naturalization, green cards and other forms of relief available to juveniles and victims of crime, domestic violence or human trafficking.  Quality legal assistance allows immigrants to avoid deportation and separation of families.  Immigrants who can improve their legal status are better able to gain lawful employment, receive financial aid to college, access health care and live stable, productive lives in the United States.

IJC is infusing the legal profession with a new generation of lawyers and advocates committed to providing high quality representation and innovative thinking about the delivery of legal services to a vulnerable population, including the use of new technologies.

More info here.

Juvenile Law Center: Now Accepting Applications for Legal Fellowship and Internships

The Juvenile Law Center is now accepting applications for the Zubrow Fellowship and summer 2019 legal internships.

“Applications for the two-year Zubrow Fellowship are due October 5. Applications for summer internships will be reviewed on a rolling basis until February 8, 2019, and we will begin reviewing 1L applications after December 1st.

We are pleased to be able to offer a stipend to summer 2019 legal interns if they are unable to secure financial assistance from outside sources. Students should direct questions about fellowships to zubrow@jlc.org and about internships to internships@jlc.org.”

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The Department of Justice office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.  We welcome applications from candidates who are interested in positively contributing to Justice and hope that you will consider joining the dedicated public servants at the Department of Justice.  To learn more about Justice and our legal careers, please visit our website at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers.

Hiring Organization: USAO Central District of California:  Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year, Criminal Division

Hiring Organization USAO Central District of California:  Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year, Civil Division

Hiring Organization Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD):   Law Student Volunteer (Summer 2019) and Law Student Volunteer – Environmental Enforcement and Environmental Defense Sections (Spring 2019)

Hiring Organization USAO Eastern District of North Carolina:  Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year and Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Hiring Organization Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR):  Law Student Volunteer

Hiring Organization USAO District of New Mexico:  Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Hiring Organization USAO District of Nebraska:  Law Student Volunteer

Teamchild: Hiring King County and Yakima Staff AttorneyTeam Child Logo

  • King County Staff Attorney: TeamChild is seeking a full-time staff attorney in our King County office.  Primary job duties include providing holistic civil legal representation to youth who are at risk of or already involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. For full job description see below.

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  • Yakima Staff Attorney: TeamChild is seeking a full-time staff attorney in our Yakima County office.  Primary job duties include providing holistic civil legal representation to youth who are at risk of or already involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare system

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Immigration organizations need you! DOJ, KIND, and more hiring interns and fellows

Due Nov. 15: Immigrant Justice Corps hiring 3Ls and recent grads for immigrant rights fellowship

IJC LogoApplication Deadline: 11:59 EST Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2016 

The IJC fellowship is a two year fellowship where recent law school graduates and new lawyers are placed with leading non-profit legal service providers in New York City and surrounding counties to provide to provide critically needed direct legal services to immigrants.

Application Process: Apply online and learn more here.

Due Dec. 16: KIND needs school-year and summer interns to work with unaccompanied and refugee children


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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.

Application Process: Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of 3 references to Melody Young at myoung@supportkind.org. Include “[Your Name] – Legal Internship” in the subject of the email. Read more about the internship here.

Due Jan. 27: Legal Services of Northern California hiring 1L and 2L summer law clerks 

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Application Deadline: January 27, 2017

At Legal Services of Northern California, law clerks are exposed to the major legal problems facing low-income families and learn the practice skills necessary to work in public interest law. Each law clerk will be assigned to a mentor attorney in his or her office. The mentor attorney will guide the law clerk throughout the summer and supervise his or her legal work. All law clerks will have opportunities to work with other staff over the course of the internship. Read more here.

Application Process: Recruitment for summer law clerks will begin in late fall 2016.  LSNC will interview candidates in January and February 2017. To apply, 1L and 2L students should send a resumé and cover letter, including your preferred office placement(s), by January 27, 2017 to: Summer Intern Program, Legal Services of Northern California, 515 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Rolling deadline: DOJ Civil Rights Division, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration hiring Spring interns

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Application Deadline: Rolling

DOJ is looking to select law student interns for the spring 2017 semesters to work along side our attorneys and equal opportunity specialists. The position involves assisting our staff in litigation and investigating allegations of discrimination, such as conducting legal research, reviewing documents, compiling data, drafting letters, preparing legal memoranda, and sitting in on and/or conducting witness interviews, as well as policy-related work, such as preparing comments on proposed regulations and draft legislation, and attending interagency meetings. The position is unpaid and we prefer that the student work for a duration of at least 10 weeks. Our ideal candidate has strong research, writing and communication skills as well as an interest in learning. Demonstrated interest or experience in immigration or employment discrimination a plus but not required. Positions with the Department of Justice are open to U.S. citizens only. Learn more about the internship here.

Application Process: If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, references, transcript, and short writing sample to OSC’s internship opportunities email at crt.volunteervacancies-OSC@usdoj.gov. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. For more information about the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, please see our webpage at http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/osc.

Still looking for a summer job?

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking bilingual attorney to work in our office in Wenatchee, Washington.

nwirplogo__square_background_for_twitter_-e1441317557331The 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 community members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions; and 3) representing victims of violent crimes in applying for immigration benefits (including self-petitions, U visas and other forms of relief). The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

The attorney will 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.

Send cover letter, resume and references to: wenatcheeattorney@nwirp.org with the subject “Staff Attorney Application – Wenatchee”. Full consideration will be given to those who apply by May 13, 2016, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Summer opportunity: Center for Children and Youth Justice

39285ecLawyers Fostering Independence is looking for an intern or extern with a demonstrated or well-stated interest in child welfare, juvenile justice, or related fields, and/or experience working with youth, at-risk families or underserved communities. In addition we are looking for a person with solid interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills, an ability to be curious and communicate effectively with a variety of individuals, and a knack for being detail oriented. To apply, please send a cover letter, 1-page resume, transcript, writing sample limited to 5 pages, and a list of references to hgateless@ccyj.org. Cover letter should be addressed to:

 Mr. Hickory Gateless

Center for Children and Youth Justice

615 2nd Ave, Ste 275

Seattle, WA 98104

ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS – HUMAN RIGHTS LEGAL FELLOWSHIP

mastheadRobert F. Kennedy Human Rights is currently accepting applications from students and recent graduates interested in applying to Equal Justice Works, Soros, Skadden, or other post-graduate public interest fellowships and seeking a fellowship host.

If interested, please e-mail fellowships@rfkhumanrights.org to submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in working with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and including a description of the nature of your funding source
  • Resume
  • Brief writing sample (preferably related to international human rights law)
  • List of three references

Applications are considered on a rolling basis; most fellowships begin in September and last for one year, but other arrangements can be made where needed.

Please note, due to the high volume of applications received, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates with regard to the interview process. No calls or emails, please.

 For more information, click here 

Due May 2:  IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CORPS – Summer Legal Intern

fullscreen20capture20122620142011220520am-bmpImmigrant Justice Corps is the country’s first immigration legal fellowship program.  Our internal legal staff of three directly supervises community fellows — BIA accredited representatives — and provides secondary supervision to our justice fellows — law graduates.

We are looking for a full-time summer legal intern to provide some combination of the following services:

  • Legal research for fellows — we wish to develop memoranda on recurring legal issues such as particular         social group precedent in asylum law; a survey of recent Chinese asylum decisions
  • Assistance in writing an editing an update to a  treatise on immigration and HIV
  • Assistance at legal clinics, including citizenship clinics and potentially asylum application clinics
  • Assistance with screening individuals in immigration court for possible relief
  • Conducting client intakes at various locations around NYC
  • Other functions as needed

Salary: Unpaid

Application Instructions: This is an *unfunded* internship.  IJC will only accept an intern who brings his or her own funding or receives credit through his or her law school.  

 To apply please send a detailed cover letter and resume to vneilson@justicecorps.org

For more information, click here

Due May 8: MARYLAND OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER – Juvenile Defender

opd_home_01An Assistant Public Defender combines his/her demonstrated dedication to the representation of indigent clients with his/her strong and zealous litigation skills to provide exceptional representation on behalf of all his/her clients. The attorney in this position is expected to work independently in managing an active juvenile caseload while simultaneously working in a team-oriented environment focused on a client-centered approach to representation. The position will commence in September, 2016 and will be located at 14735 Main Street, Suite 272B, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772.

  • Demonstrated commitment to zealous and comprehensive juvenile public defense.
  • Criminal trial experience preferred, specific experience representing juveniles strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work independently, and effectively manage an active caseload.
  • Strong client communication skills.
  • Must have membership in good standing in the Maryland Bar or Bar of another State by August, 2016.

 Salary: $56k – $70k/year

Application Instructions: To apply for this position please submit a: (1) current resume, (2) cover letter addressing the above qualifications, (3) list of references, and (4) completed Applicant Essay (available on our website under “Careers”). Cover letters should be addressed to: Johanna Cohen Leshner, Director of Recruitment, 6 St. Paul Street, 22nd Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.

 Please email items (1)-(4) in one email to attorneyjobs@opd.state.md.us. In the subject line of the email please indicate “APD Juvenile Division District V.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information, click here

Due July 1: URBAN JUSTICE CENTER – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 2016 FELLOWSHIP

d5b7456c37302f006e90326b08d881fe_400x400The Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center announces the opportunity to apply for sponsorship for post-graduate legal fellowships starting in the fall of 2017 (applications due fall 2016).   

The Community Development Project is seeking prospective third-year law students and recent law graduates currently clerking or with clerkships beginning in the fall to sponsor for public interest law fellowships offered by the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Equal Justice Works, Kirkland & Ellis New York City Public Service Fellowship Program, and other similar programs.  We are looking for fellowship applicants interested in providing legal services in the areas of consumer justice, workers’ rights, and/or the intersection between workers’ rights and immigration law.

The Community Development Project strengthens the impact of grassroots organizations in New York City’s low-income and other excluded communities.  We partner with community organizations to win legal cases, publish community-driven research reports, assist with the formation of new organizations and cooperatives, and provide technical and transactional assistance in support of their work towards social justice.  Currently our work with grassroots groups includes affordable housing, workers’ rights, consumer economic justice, land use, zoning, transactional legal services, and worker cooperatives.  Please read an overview of our work for more information.

Interested applicants who are eligible for the fellowships described above (i.e., prospective third-year law students, recent law graduates currently clerking or those with clerkships beginning in the fall), should send a resume and cover letter including a brief description of their interest in being considered for sponsorship by the Community Development Project as well as information about the type of fellowship project they are considering.  Applicants should show a basic familiarity with the fellowship opportunities available and the requirements of each. 

Please note: this is not a job posting.  General application materials will not be considered.  Send the requested documents by e-mail with the words “Fellowships 2016” in the subject line to cdpfellowships@urbanjustice.org.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through 5 p.m. EST on July 1, 2016.  Due to our rolling deadline, early applications are encouraged.

For more information, click here

Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Washington State Attorney General seeking additional summer interns!

washington-ago-color-sealWhile the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Washington State Attorney General had expected to only take two interns this summer, we now have the capacity to take at least one (and maybe two) more.  Therefore, if you could please post this opportunity on your respective job bulletin boards, I would greatly appreciate it.  Should you or any of the applicants have any questions, feel free to contact me.   The deadline to apply for an internship is Friday the 6th of May.  When a candidate applies, please have them send an email to our recruiting coordinator, Letrice Tobin, at LetriceA@ATG.WA.GOV.   All applications must be completed using the link below:

A New Virtual Opportunity to Connect with Employers! Check Out the Equal Justice Works 2015 Virtual Conference and Career Fair!

Do you love reading this blog? Are you tech savvy, professional and fun to work with? Are you UW work-study eligible? Looking for some part-time work while in school? If you answered yes then this might be the job for you!

Announcement

Communications Assistant Job Description

Hours Per Week: approximately 6
Hourly Rate: $15 per hour
Duration: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016. Immediate opening. .
Report to: Director, Center for Public Service Law
About the Center for Public Service Law:

The Center for Public Service Law at UW Law aims to educate, empower and inspire all of our students, graduates and broader law school community to incorporate public service into their lives, regardless of where they work or what kind of position they hold.

The Center works to nurture the culture of a service-oriented legal education, career and community as a key component of the UW Law mission to be Leaders for the Global Common Good. To that end, we provide programming, opportunities and connections to help UW Law students and graduates realize this vision of generous public service.

 Position Overview:

The Center for Public Service Law at the UW School of Law is the hub of public interest and social justice activities and career support at the law school. The communications assistant will provide support to the CPSL with its online outreach and marketing primarily through its blog (commongooduw.org) and weekly online newsletter. The blog provides the latest local, national and international news, announcements, events, job and internships postings related to public service law. It is updated three times per week. The weekly newsletter recaps the last week’s blog postings and directs its over 700+ recipients to the blog.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Organize and queue up prospective blog postings received via email by CPSL Director into Jobs/Internships, Announcements and Events.
  2. Consult with Director which items should be prioritized and included for each blog post prior to publishing.
  3. Using the Word Press blogging platform, post pre-approved Jobs/Internships on Mondays; Announcements on Wednesdays, and Events on Fridays following the pre-determined style, design and template of the blog.
  4. Using Campaign Monitor email marketing platform, compile the blog headlines and links from the last week and send newsletter every Monday to 700+ recipients.
  5. Other job duties as assigned.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with online marketing including Word Press, Campaign Monitor, LinkedIn and Facebook
  2. Experience with MS Publisher
  3. Interest and/or experience in providing community/ public service
  4. Interest in the law and legal profession
  5. Interest in journalism/communications

Required Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated ability to use MS Office products and email
  2. Comfortable and interested in using and learning new technology
  3. Creative eye for online design and marketing
  4. Strong writing skills
  5. Fast learner
  6. Self-motivated
  7. Good judgment
  8. Professional
  9. Interpersonal skills
  10. Good sense of humor
  11. Ability to meet deadlines in fast paced environment 

Application Instructions:

Please email a resume (no more than one page) and cover letter to Aline Carton-Listfjeld, Director, Center for Public Service Law at acarton@uw.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Open until filled.

A New Virtual Opportunity to Connect with Employers! Equal Justice Works Virtual Conference and Career Fair Taking Place Friday, 10/30, Registration Open Through 10/27

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While our annual Conference and Career Fair has attracted employers and law students from across the country for twenty years, there are some who are unable to attend the in-person event due to time and/or financial constraints. We are excited to pilot the Equal Justice Works 2015 Virtual Conference and Career Fair to connect more students and employers!

The virtual event will take place from 12 – 3 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 30. Registration is free and open through October 27.

Employers are registering now and will continue to register and post positions over the next few weeks. Registered employers include: California Appellate Project, Death Penalty Litigation Clinic, and Public Advocates.

As this is a pilot event, it will have a smaller number of attendees than our in-person Career Fair. We hope to grow the virtual event in the future.

For more information, click here.

Seattle Office for Civil Rights Seeking Civil Rights Investigator, Due Tomorrow!

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Investigate complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and contracting equity filed with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) under Seattle ordinances, and state and federal statutes.

Under production requirements and with only general supervision, receive and investigate complaints of discrimination; plan case strategy; apply legal theories of discrimination; interview parties and witnesses; conduct fact-finding and resolution conferences; prepare witness statements and affidavits; collect and analyze documentary and other evidence; write findings of fact; negotiate predetermination settlements and conciliation agreements; perform training regarding discrimination laws and policies; maintain case files, and manage a case load.

For more information, click here.

Attention Recent Grads! Inner City Law Center Seeking Staff Attorney for Homelessness Prevention Project, Priority to Applications Received by 10/30

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Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a non-profit law firm serving the most vulnerable individuals and families in Los Angeles.

ICLC is currently searching for a full-time Staff Attorney in our Homelessness Prevention Project focusing on eviction defense litigation. Staff attorneys for the project defend low-income defendants in eviction cases as part of the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act pilot program. The pilot program is designed to ensure unrepresented parties in certain civil cases affecting housing have meaningful access to justice and to address substantial inequities that result when parties cannot afford the cost of retaining a lawyer.

For more information, click here.

Governor Inslee’s Office Seeks Policy Advisor on Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development, Due 10/31

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This position will focus on economic development issues relating to outdoor recreation which includes performing policy planning, analysis, development, and implementation consistent with the Governor’s priorities. The success of this position will be based on measurable results relating to economic development strategies for increasing the number of new jobs and economic activity related to outdoor recreation. A secondary measure will be increased participation by citizens and visitors in outdoor recreation as well as increases in outdoor recreation opportunities. This position is responsible for working with outdoor recreation related businesses, the recreation industry, state and federal agencies, stakeholders, tribes, legislators and constituents to better understand the political landscape and provide informed counsel to the Governor.

For more information, click here.

Partnership for Public Service Now Accepting Applications for Public Service Fellows Program, Paid Position, Due 10/31

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The 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.

Fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events and projects to help revitalize the federal government. True to the Partnership’s emphasis on people, the fellows program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. We also strive to ensure a quality experience in terms of work and personal relationships throughout the fellowship term.

For more information, click here.

Attention Recent Grads! Civil Division of the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Seeking Entry-Level Attorney, Due 11/1

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The Civil Division of the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s office seeks an entry-level attorney with at least one year of experience for an opening in its Litigation Unit. Attorneys in this unit review claims for damages, advise the Risk Management Department, and defend the county in lawsuits filed in state and federal courts. Duties include conducting discovery, performing legal research, providing oral and written legal advice, drafting memoranda and legal pleadings, and representing Snohomish County and its officials in litigation. The Civil Division provides significant opportunities for growth, as attorneys will handle cases independently, as well as partner with senior attorneys on higher profile cases.

Applicants should have a strong interest in public sector law; excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills; and proficiencies in computer-aided research and word processing. The ability to work with other attorneys, support staff, elected officials, and county personnel is essential. Membership in the Washington State Bar Association is required upon hiring. In accordance with state law, deputy prosecuting attorneys must be United States citizens (and must pass a criminal background check).

The salary depends on qualifications. The position includes a generous benefits and leave package. Snohomish County is an equal opportunity employer. 

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample and references to: Jason Cummings, Chief Civil Deputy, Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, 3000 Rockefeller, M/S 504, Everett, WA 98201 or by email at jcummings@co.snohomish.wa.us. The deadline for submittals is November 1, 2015.

Attention Post Grads with 3+ Years Experience! City of Bellevue Seeking Assistant City Attorney, Due 11/3

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The Senior Attorney (Civil Division) in the City Attorney’s Office provides consultation, advice and representation for assigned City departments and may occasionally represent the City in civil litigation. The best candidate for this position must have significant experience in at least one or more areas of law applicable to the City’s operation, such as: municipal, finance, land use, transportation, utilities, employment, telecommunications and administrative law.  An emphasis in employment law and/or land use is highly desirable. Civil litigation experience is helpful.

For more information, click here.

Attention 2Ls and 3Ls! Western Environmental Law Center Seeking 2016 Summer Legal Intern, Due 11/6

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The Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) is accepting applications from law students currently in their second or third year of law school (2L or 3L) for summer 2016 legal internship positions to work with our attorneys in these locations: Helena, Montana, Taos, New Mexico, and Seattle, Washington. We are looking for bright and motivated individuals committed to public interest environmental law.

Under the supervision of a staff attorney in the office location in which they are hired, the selected interns will assist our attorneys with case development and strategy, conduct legal research, and draft pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents. The internships are unfunded positions. We will provide assistance to the selected applicants in seeking outside funding or law school credit, and in finding free or inexpensive housing. We offer a flexible summer work schedule to allow for outdoor recreation and travel.

For more information, click here.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Seeking Spanish Bilingual Immigrant Youth Attorney, Full Consideration to Applicants Who Apply by 11/8

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The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking bilingual attorney to provide community outreach, education and direct representation to individuals eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and to provide other services to immigrant youth and their families.

The staff attorney will work closely with other staff members and community partners in the region in conducting outreach and community education, and providing individual consultations and representation to persons who may be eligible for the DACA program. The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) individual consultations; (2) self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and (3) direct representation in priority cases. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters. This position will be based at NWIRP’s Seattle office. The attorney must have a car and driver’s license, and must be willing to travel around the State in order to conduct community education and workshops. The position will involve some evening and weekend work.

For more information, click here.

Attention 3Ls and Recent Grads! Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship Now Accepting Applications, Due 11/13

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Immigrant Justice Corps is recruiting its next class of Fellows.  We will award 25 two-year Justice Fellowships to recent law graduates from around the country and match them with top immigration non-profits in New York City and surrounding counties.  Justice Corps fellows serve the newcomers who most need legal help, and collectively they expand the quality and quantity of legal representation for under-served immigrants.  We are recruiting people with a demonstrated commitment to immigration law and the intent to remain in the field permanently.

Justice Fellows will be placed in leading non-profit legal services organizations, which will be selected as hosts on a competitive basis.  Fellows, once chosen, will have the opportunity to indicate their preferences for the host organization where they will work.  The goal of the program is to send the best new lawyers to where the need is greatest, and IJC will make final placement decisions.

For more information, click here.

Attention Recent Grads! The Arc of the United States Seeks Criminal Justice Fellow, Due 11/15

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This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, entrepreneurial and self-motivated person to work for The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability™ (NCCJD) as a Criminal Justice Fellow.

NCCJD is seeking a recent law school graduate to serve as a Criminal Justice Fellow with NCCJD for two years and work closely with the Program Manager for Justice Initiatives to take  NCCJD to the next level.  The objective is to continue NCCJD core programs and services, while developing a vision, resources and a plan to expand the programs and services, as well as advocating for needed system reforms and providing individual advocacy support for individuals with I/DD who are navigating the criminal justice system and their families.

The Fellow should have a passion for supporting the rights of victims, suspects/defendants/offenders, and witnesses with I/DD.  S/he will play a critical role in advancing the goals of NCCJD, working collaboratively with talented professionals in The Arc’s national headquarters with expertise in I/DD, criminal justice, public policy, communications and marketing.

For more information, click here.

Tenant Rights, Immigrant Rights, and Real Change Make Promising Advances

New York Seeking Better Legal Help for Immigrants

Judge Katzmann & Nisha Agarwal Photo By Kirk Semple, The New York Times, published Jan. 28, 2014

In the next several days, the deans of the nation’s top law schools will be notified of a new job opportunity for their graduating students. Applicants must be high achievers who want to be part of a groundbreaking start-up, live in New York City, train with veteran lawyers and help create a new paradigm in immigration representation.

The call comes from the Immigrant Justice Corps, a new group that received a life-giving injection on Tuesday when the board of the Robin Hood Foundation, a poverty-fighting philanthropy, approved more than $1.3 million in funding.

The initiative is the long-nurtured idea of Robert A. Katzmann, the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, who has for years campaigned to redress a grave problem: the shortage of competent legal representation for immigrants, particularly those of modest means facing deportation.

Continue reading here.

Interested in Public Interest Post Graduate Fellowships? Wish there was a Comprehensive and User Friendly Deadline Calendar?

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Well look no further. PSJD has updated their fellowships calendar with an easy to use searchable database! This is the ultimate resource where you can find organization-based, project-based, clinical/teaching and entrepreneurial fellowships as well postings from host organizations (sponsors) seeking candidates for project-based fellowships (such as Skadden, Equal Justice Work, Berkeley Law Foundation).

Check it out here.

Not registered with PSJD? It’s pretty much mandatory if you want to build a career in public interest/ public service. It’s free and takes literally two minutes to set up. Register here

To learn more about the nuts and bolts of Public Interest Post Graduate Fellowships don’t miss our annual spring presentation on Tuesday, April 1, Room 133, 12:30 – 1:20 PM.

Real Change Offers Opportunity to Join its Board of Directors in May 2014

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The Real Change Board of Directors is actively seeking passionate, diverse, and experienced board members to help guide the organization as it grows.

Real Change board members have the privilege of working collaboratively to direct and support a well-established, first-rate organization. Board members are part of a truly cross-class team, which is a rare opportunity in a world usually segregated by income disparities. The board is made up of current and former vendors as well as community members and professionals who come together
to make policies and provide strategic direction and oversight.

For more information about Real Change and its board member application process, click here.

Chief Justice Madsen Presents the 2014 State of the Judiciary on Behalf of the Courts of Washington

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It has become a tradition for the Chief Justice to provide a written State of the Judiciary report at the start of the short session of the legislature and I do so now with appreciation for the opportunity to provide a brief look at how the courts of Washington fared in 2013, as well as the challenges coming in 2014.

What follows is a series of articles and interviews that highlight some activities and accomplishments of the judicial branch this past year. I believe this new approach to reporting on the state of our courts will be more informative and will put a human face on the issues affecting the courts and the people we serve.

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Housing as a Human Right Posts “Congressional Briefing on the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act”

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Leah Tedesco, Program on Human Rights & the Global Economy Fellow, Housing as a Human Right

If not made permanent, on December 31, 2014 the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) will expire, leaving renters living in foreclosed properties vulnerable. Without the protection of the PTFA, renters could have no idea their landlord has defaulted on their mortgage and could come home from work one day to find the locks changed and their belongings on the street.

At a Congressional briefing held last week, speakers praising the PTFA’s effectiveness in protecting innocent renters included Tristia Bauman and Jeremy Rosen from the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP), Matt Hill from the Public Justice Center, and Sham Manglik from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Representative Keith Ellison, who sponsored the bill, H.R. 3543, that would make the PTFA permanent and add a private right of action also spoke (Senator Richard Blumenthal who sponsored the Senate companion bill, S. 1761 was unable to attend).

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UW’s Innocence Project Northwest Ranks Fourth in Exonerations in 2013

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Due to the work of the UW’s Innocence Project Northwest, the state of Washington ranked fourth in the nation for exonerations in 2013. The ranking comes from the annual report of the National Registry of Exonerations, released Feb. 4.

In a record-breaking year of 87 exonerations, the state of Texas led with 13, followed by Illinois with nine, New York with eight and Washington with seven, five of which were gained through the Innocence Project Northwest. Following Washington were California with six and Michigan and Missouri with five each.

The report also indicated that DNA exonerations declined slowly in 2013, continuing a trend in recent years, and non-DNA exonerations rose sharply. DNA exonerations accounted for about one-fifth of the total for 2013.

Read the complete report here.