Interested in Health and the Law? Position Openings in Reproductive Health & Public Health (HIV/AIDS)

Worker’s Rights Attorney Position in Upstate New York Deadline Extended to 9/8, Due TODAY!

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Empire Justice is a statewide, multi‐issue, multi‐strategy non‐profit law firm focused on improving the “systems” within which poor and low-income families live. With a focus on poverty law, Empire Justice Center undertakes research and training, acts as an informational clearinghouse, and provides direct representation and support to local legal services programs and community based organizations. As an advocacy organization, we engage in legislative and administrative advocacy on behalf of those harmed by poverty and discrimination. As a nonprofit law firm, we provide legal assistance to those in need and undertake impact litigation in order to protect and defend the rights of disenfranchised New Yorkers.

The Workers’ Rights Attorney will represent individuals and groups of low-wage and immigrant workers in the Genesee Valley region in wage theft and related claims. The Attorney will work with community organizations and worker centers to develop effective strategies to address wage theft and other forms of workplace exploitation.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) Seeking Assistant Information Officer for Six Months in Tehran, Iran, Due 9/9

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Under direct supervision of the Head of Office and within the delegated authority, the incumbents will be responsible for the following duties: Provide general support to Tehran Liaison Office in all aspects of assistance (including office management, programming and coordination); Promote dialogue with representatives of the central authorities, institutions and civil society groups; Support international staff with regular updates; Ensure that related project monitoring and reporting activities are carried out; Prepare regular reports (daily, weekly, monthly and other reports as requested by the Head of Office); Liaise regularly with other UN Agencies and NGO partners to ensure greater interaction and cooperation; Participate in relevant UN working group meetings;
Support the translation of UN and other official documents; Arrange meetings; Participate in conferences and seminars; Assist Head of Office with briefing notes, background papers and talking points; Maintain up-to-date knowledge of diverse Afghan-related issues; Supervise national staff;
Under the direction of the HoO, represent UNAMA in official meetings with local authorities, communities and organizations; and Perform other duties as required.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP in Phoenix, AZ Seeking Students for Temporary Paid Law Clerk Position, Position Starts Immediately

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We are currently seeking 10-20 or so preferred law students to put in a minimum of 15-20 hours a week at $12/hour for the next 2-3 weeks. We have compiled a team of approximately 90 law students from the Phoenix, Tempe, Tucson, Portland, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston areas. The position requires law clerks to conduct document coding and data entry into a main database used for class certification, export report comparisons, and class notice.  Students may complete the work remotely.  Candidates must be detail-oriented with the ability to learn and produce quickly.  While there is potential for additional work after the completion of this project, there is no guarantee of any amount of work assigned to any contracted candidate.

Interested candidates should submit a resumé and availability immediately to David Pierce Uffens at David@dpierceassociates.com.

PATH Seeking Project Administer, Reproductive Health

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Pilot Introduction and Evaluation of Sayana Press is a four-year project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Sayana Press (SP) is an innovative subcutaneous injectable contraceptive. The project will facilitate the introduction of Sayana Press in four countries:  Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger and Uganda. The project aims to make Sayana Press available through routine health service delivery channels and build the evidence base for global decision-making about whether and how to include Sayana Press in family planning programs in the future. Looking beyond the current introductions, the project also plans to work closely with ministries of health in Senegal and Uganda to build the evidence base on issues such as the operational feasibility and cost-effectiveness of Sayana Press self-injection among women.

PATH is currently recruiting a Program Administrator (PADM) for the Pilot Introduction and Evaluation of Sayana Press project.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

USAID Seeking Public Health Specialist on HIV/AIDS in Zambia

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USAID/Zambia has an immediate opening for a Public Health Specialist (HIV/AIDS Strategic
Information) in the HIV/AIDS Multisectoral Office.

The incumbent serves as the Public Health Specialist (HIV/AIDS Strategic Information). S/he is a senior program specialist and key public health advisor responsible for HIV/AIDS Strategic Information (SI) activities within USAID/Zambia. S/he works at a project management level with government ministries, implementing partners, non-governmental organizations, contractors and grantees to coordinate the design and ensure appropriate, high quality implementation and strengthening of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and evaluation projects as defined in the Country Operational Plan (COP). S/he also has duties and responsibilities in health management and information systems program management.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

Equal Justice Works 2014-2015 AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships Now Open!

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Our AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship positions are filling up! This year, we have positions available for our Veterans Legal Corps, where Fellows will provide legal services in a variety of issue areas to veterans and military families, and Employment Opportunities Legal Corps, where Fellows will work to reduce legal barriers to employment for disadvantaged populations. Most fellows will have an option to renew for a second year, contingent upon continued funding.

Fellows begin their one-year term between August 1 and September 30. Host sites began posting positions in late June, and most available slots will be filled this month.

For a list of positions, click here and here.

For an updated list of sponsor preferences, click here.

Puget Sound Sage Seeking Executive Director, Due 10/2 at 5:00 PM PST

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Puget Sound Sage is seeking an Executive Director who is a values-driven, visionary and strategic leader committed to furthering economic, racial and social justice. Sage holds a central role in forging ground breaking change in the Northwest, reflected in recent victories to increase the minimum wage, ensure paid sick and safe time, and advance affordable housing, equitable development, environmental justice and community benefits agreements. Our success is measured through winning campaigns, but also long-term movement building, including the length and depth of true alliances between labor, immigrant rights, housing, and environmental- and faith-based partners. Sage’s board and community partners represent tens of thousands of constituents in the Puget Sound region, creating a unique capacity to create large-scale synergy for social change. And our staff team possesses a potent combination of research, organizing and racial justice analysis skills, deep union roots, broad community networks, and environmental leadership.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

Campion Advocacy Fund Seeking Homelessness Program Director

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The Campion Advocacy Fund is seeking a politically savvy campaigner, with excellent communication skills and a well-honed understanding of Washington State’s progressive landscape, to serve as our Homelessness Program Director.

Ending homelessness and protecting wilderness—Campion Foundation’s keystone goals—require policy change and political action. We cannot buy enough housing to end homelessness, nor can we purchase the remaining public lands. Rather, we must use a variety of different vehicles to influence the public sector. By supporting a range of high-impact advocacy strategies, delivered through the creative collaborations among our experienced staff, risk-taking trustees and visionary nonprofit leaders, we can  do far more than any of us can accomplish working alone.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

 

 

Moderate Means Program Seeks Fall Volunteers, CPSL Coaching Reminder, Olympia Quarter Fellows, QLaw FallTacular & Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Released from Prison

Looking for the Chance to Work with Real Clients? The Moderate Means Program is Recruiting Interns for Fall Quarter

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The Moderate Means Program is a joint venture between the WSBA and the three law schools in Washington State. The Program offers students the opportunity to interview potential clients and refer them to attorneys who will represent them for reduced fees.  Students in the Program will learn about family, consumer and housing law; will gain experience in client interviewing and the Legal Server database; and will have the opportunity to work with private attorneys.

Student interns commit to a minimum of five hours a week.  Those selected to participate in the program will be expected to attend approximately fifteen hours of training, some of which will be on weekends.  Client telephone intake will begin as soon as the initial training is completed.  Applicants are encouraged to commit to at least two quarters in the program.  

Application: You may apply to be an MMP intern by submitting a cover letter, resume and class schedule to Ann Spangler at gatespsl@uw.edu.  Please include “MMP” in the subject line of your e-mail.  Applications are due no later than 5:00 on Friday, October 4. This program is open to 2Ls and 3Ls in the fall.  1Ls can participate in the spring.

For program questions please email Chach Duarte White, Interim MMP Attorney.

Reminder to Public Service Focused 2Ls & 3Ls: It’s Coach Switch-a-roo Time!

CPSL_Logo3Ls: Now that you have survived two years of law school you can officially switch from working with Aline Carton-Listfjeld as your career coach and start working with Assistant Dean Michele Storms on public service career planning and professional development. Lucky you!

Aline primarily works with 1Ls and 2Ls whereas Dean Storms primarily works with 3Ls. Don’t fret, we always ensure the smoothest of transitions to make sure that Dean Storms is fully up to speed on everything going on for you! Keep in mind that Aline is available as a backup if you need immediate assistance and Dean Storms is unavailable.

To schedule an appointment with Dean Storms please email Ann Spangler at spangler@uw.edu. Please do not attempt to schedule an appointment with Dean Storms through Symplicity.

2Ls: Welcome back! Now’s a great time to start scheduling appointments with Aline. The best way to schedule is through Symplicity.

Reminder: If your career plans have shifted with more of a focus towards private sector opportunities, please let us know and we will help you connect with a career coach with Center for Professional and Leadership Development.

Wishing you all a great quarter!

Be an Olympia Quarter Fellow – Take an Externship in Olympia During Winter Quarter

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The Olympia Quarter Fellows Program provides a select group of students from the University of Washington Law School and the Evans School of Public Affairs the opportunity to discover how legislation, regulation, and judicial decisions work together to create Washington law and public policy. Program participants will develop practical legal and policy making skills through full-time externships in the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of state government. Placements are also available in local government offices and with non-profit organizations. Students will work in their externship placements during the University of Washington’s Winter Quarter, which coincides with the regular session of the Washington State Legislature.

Justice Gerry Alexander, who retired from the Washington State Supreme Court at the end of 2011, is expected to teach the required General Externship Perspectives for students doing externships in Olympia during Winter Quarter 2014.

Examples of available placements include the following: Washington Supreme Court, Office of the Governor’s General Counsel, Washington Attorney General’s Office, State Representative Gerry Pollet, Thurston County Office of Assigned Counsel, Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney and Columbia Legal Services, Olympia Office.

If you are interested in taking an externship in Olympia during Winter Quarter 2014, please contact Esther Park at ejp@uw.edu.

Volunteers needed for QLaw Foundation’s 8th Annual FallTacular!

Q_LawEvent Description: 8th Annual FallTacular to support and celebrate the QLaw Foundation’s endeavors—including public interest law grants, the GLBT Legal Clinic, and Project OUTReach: community education programming. As the QLaw Foundation’s only annual fundraiser, the FallTacular is vital to the continuation of these programs. The annual fundraising event and is attended by over 150 attorneys, judges, elected officials, and business professionals.

Event Details: FallTacular will be held on Tuesday, October 10 at the Bertha Knight Landes Room at City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave, Seattle.

Volunteer Details: We need 8 volunteers total: 4 to volunteer from 5pm to 7pm and 4 to volunteer from 7pm to 9pm. Volunteers will assist with registration and other tasks.

Volunteer Benefits: Volunteers are welcome to stay for the entire event (tickets are normally $40). This is an excellent opportunity for networking with the LGBTQ legal community.

For more information on QLaw Foundation or the event please visit click here  or email Nicholas Oakley .

To sign up: Please email Nicholas Oakley  with your name, email address, phone number, and the time slot in which you can volunteer.

Human Rights Award Winning Iranian Lawyer Released from Prison

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Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent human rights attorney and this year’s recipient of the ABA International Law Section’s International Human Rights Award, has been released from prison in Iran.  Ms. Sotoudeh was serving six years in prison for endangering national security and misusing her profession as a lawyer.  On the eve of a visit by Iran’s moderate president, Hassan Rouhani, to the United States, the Iranian authorities on Wednesday unexpectedly freed 11 of Iran’s most prominent political prisoners, including seven other women and three men.

The ABA Justice Defenders Program and Amnesty International along with the International Human Rights Committee this past year had been a supporter urging for her release. Learn more here.