Local organizations hiring students for summer externships

Due May 1: Northwest Justice Project hiring Labor Trafficking Attorney

Application Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) seeks applications from qualified attorneys to address labor trafficking in agriculture in collaboration with our Farm Worker Unit (FWU). The FWU is based in Yakima and provides legal assistance to low-income agricultural workers throughout Washington. This position is funded by a grant from the federal Office for Victims of Crime (VOCA) and Washington’s Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) to serve individuals impacted by labor trafficking and to increase awareness of trafficking and appropriate services in vulnerable communities throughout Washington. This is a full-time position funded for three years.

Apply and learn more here.

Rolling Deadline: Seattle Community Law Center hiring summer and school-year externs

Application Deadline: Open until filled

overcome barriers to financial and medical stability. The Disabled Homeless Advocacy Project (DHAP) provides the accommodations, resources, and encouragement necessary to keep clients who are homeless engaged in their disability claim. DHAP delivers legal aid “in the field” at local shelters and sites accessible to the homeless population. The Social Security Advocacy Project (SSAP) helps clients who have a legal problem with disability benefits that they are already receiving.

Apply and learn more here.

Rolling Deadline: Thurston County Public Defense hiring summer externs

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Thurston County Public Defense (TCPD) gives legal representation to people who can’t afford a lawyer, in criminal and dependency cases in Thurston County District Court and Superior Court.

Apply and learn more here.

Rolling Deadline: Summer externship opportunities with the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction-Equity and Civil Rights Office

Application Deadline: Open until filled

An extern would assist the Equity and Civil Rights Office and Legal Affairs Unit in providing support, information, and dispute resolution to help families and educators understand their rights and responsibilities. This will include: • Conducting legal research regarding civil rights issues affecting students and schools, including discrimination on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, and disability; • Drafting guidance materials, tools, and resources to assist schools and families understand their rights and responsibilities; • As needed, assisting with complaint investigations, analyzing potential discriminatory practices, and resolving concerns about discrimination by students, parents, employees, and others; and • Researching other legal issues that arise in the agency, such as public disclosure and allegations of unprofessional conduct by educators.

Apply and learn more here.

Rolling Deadline: Kids In Need of Defense hiring attorney in California

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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. As the leading national organization that works to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone, KIND is dedicated to providing direct and pro bono representation as well as positive systemic change in both law and policy to improve the protection of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. KIND also assists children who are returning to their home countries through deportation or voluntary departure to do so safely and to reintegrate into their home communities. In addition, we work to ensure the voices of these children are heard and we help them become their own advocates. Launched in fall 2008, KIND is headquartered in Washington, DC and has 10 field offices across the United States.

Apply and learn more here.

Rolling Deadline: American Immigration Council hiring staff attorney

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Council’s legal department advocates for fundamental fairness in U.S. immigration law. It is staffed by experienced immigration lawyers who play a leading role in immigration litigation across the country.

Apply and learn more here

New job opportunities…including some paid ones!

CARDOZO LAW INSTITUTE IN HOLOCAUST AND HUMAN RIGHTS: PAID SUMMER 2016 LAW INTERNSHIP – ATROCITY PREVENTION LEGAL TRAINING PROJECT

logoThe Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) is a leading global center for the study, teaching, and promotion of human rights.  Specifically, CLIHHR strengthens laws, norms and institutions to prevent mass atrocities, protect human rights and rebuild communities globally.

The summer internship program is ten (10) weeks long, and will begin on or around June 1, 2016.  Student interns are expected to attend training sessions on relevant skills to conduct the necessary legal and other research in furtherance of the project. It is based at the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) in New York, N.Y.  CLIHHR has stipends for two positions. The stipend for the summer is $5000.

 Applicants are expected to have strong legal research and writing skills. Students with prior knowledge of and/or a demonstrated interest in international human rights law or atrocity prevention are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information, click here

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL – NATURAL RESOURCES SECTION: Oregon Department of Justice, Portland, Oregon

logo1The Department of Justice seeks attorney applicants for an Assistant Attorney General position in the Natural Resources Section of the General Counsel Division. This Portland – based position is represented by the Oregon Association of Justice Attorneys. This position offers a challenging and stimulating practice, and the opportunity to be involved in natural resource matters of great importance to Oregon. The successful applicant will be assigned to work with Oregon agencies on matters relating to the Portland Harbor Superfund Site, but may also have opportunities to work on other environmental and natural resources issues, depending on interest and experience. We seek applicants with demonstrated knowledge and practice experience working on federal and state environmental and natural resources legal matters. Applicants must be committed to working on matters involving federal and state cleanup laws, including CERCLA.

We seek an attorney with a strong work ethic, a commitment to public service, excellent academic credentials, strong advocacy and analytical ability, effective communication skills (both written and verbal), client counseling skills, the ability to work on a team that include both lawyers and non-lawyers, and the ability to work collaboratively with policy makers and stakeholders. Practice experience on environmental cleanup matters is preferred and a litigation background is desirable.

This position will be filled at either the Assistant Attorney General or Senior Assistant Attorney General level depending on experience and other factors. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Paul Garrahan, Attorney-in-Charge, Natural Resources Section, at 503-947-4520, or to Steven Wolf, Chief Counsel, General Counsel Division, at 503-947-4342.

A complete job description and application instructions are available at:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/

If you have questions about the application process or need assistance with the on-line process, please contact Jill Woods, 503-947-4329, jill.l.woods@doj.state.or.us.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE – CIVIL DIVISION, IMMIGRATION LITIGATION: FALL 2016 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

2000px-seal_of_the_united_states_department_of_justice-svgThe Office of Immigration Litigation, District Court Section (OIL?DCS) is a highly active litigation section in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. OIL?DCS handles immigration matters at the district court level in any of the 94 federal district courts nationwide and provides centralized expertise on district court?related immigration matters. The section’s work spans complex are?as of federal law. OIL?DCS work frequently addresses questions of federal jurisdiction, statutory interpretation, administrative law, and constitutional law – all in the context of federal immigration law, regulations, and policy. Some DCS attorneys possess specialized expertise in specific subject areas, such as detention, employment?based immigration, denaturalization, and/or terrorism? related immigration issues. In addition to district court cases, OIL?DCS handles matters in the courts of appeals that arise from its district court cases. The District Court Section is one of the few sections within the Department of Justice in which an attorney can handle cases at both the trial and appellate levels.

Most of the OIL?DCS’s litigation responsibilities are defensive in nature. Immigration litigation defense consists of a wide range of individual and class action cases, including petitions for writs of habeas corpus, Administrative Procedure Act challenges to denials of immigration benefits, actions for declaratory or injunctive relief, mandamus actions, and constitutional claims. OIL?DCS also affirmatively files and prosecutes denaturalization cases.

For more information, click here

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR – OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS: FALL 2016 LEGAL INTERN

logo2This volunteer position is located in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Employment Complaints and Adjudication Division (ECAD).  DOI’s mission is to protect and manage the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage; provide scientific and other information about those resources; and honor its trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities.  OCR is responsible for the development and enforcement of all civil rights and equal opportunity programs within DOI.  ECAD’s duties include: (1) adjudicating employment discrimination complaints filed against DOI by federal employees and applicants; (2) providing technical assistance and policy guidance to DOI Bureaus on all legal, administrative, and procedural matters concerning employment discrimination complaints; and (3) providing training to DOI employees, managers, and supervisors on their rights and responsibilities under applicable federal sector equal employment opportunity laws and statutes.  

The incumbent will perform the following duties under the direct supervision of a licensed attorney:  

  • Independently review and edit procedural dismissals and draft merit?based adjudications of employment discrimination complaints.  This entails analyzing evidence in a complaint file and report of investigation, conducting legal research, and writing a legal decision.   
  • Attend ECAD staff meetings, OCR staff meetings, and meetings with DOI Bureau EEO representatives.
  • Identify, monitor, and present significant developments in employment discrimination law.
  • Draft internal legal memoranda.

The incumbent must demonstrate not only superb analytical and legal writing skills, but also a familiarity with the Federal Rules of Evidence and EEO laws/policies/regulations.  

The position is located at DOI’s Headquarters, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20240, and requires a security clearance.  During the Fall and Spring semesters a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week is preferred, and during the Summer a commitment of 40 hours per week is preferred.

For more information, click here.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE – OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: Fall 2016 Legal Intern

2000px-seal_of_the_united_states_department_of_justice-svgThe Office of International Affairs (OIA) solicits applications from energetic, organized, and detail-oriented first year (second semester), second? and third?year law students (L), undergraduate students (UG), and graduate students (G) to fill intern/extern openings. Unpaid positions are available during academic semesters and summers. Many interns/externs receive academic credit for their experience. OIA works with criminal prosecutors in the United States to secure the return of fugitives from abroad and to obtain from foreign countries evidence and other assistance (e.g. freezing of accounts and forfeiture of funds) needed in criminal investigations and prosecutions. OIA assists federal, state and local prosecutors and law enforcement agents pursuant to a network of bilateral and multilateral treaties and law enforcement agreements.

In turn, OIA assures that the United States meets its reciprocal obligations to foreign countries by responding to their requests for the extradition of fugitives and the production of evidence located in the United States. In addition to handling the thousands of international extradition and evidence gathering (mutual assistance) cases opened each year, OIA, with the Department of State, is responsible for the negotiation of law enforcement treaties, both bilateral and multilateral, needed to effect extradition and facilitate evidence gathering. When treaties come into force, OIA is responsible for working with treaty partners on an ongoing basis to assure the effective implementation of these important agreements.

For more information, click here

UNITED EDUCATORS – PAID LEGAL INTERNSHIP

ueUnited Educators (UE) is seeking a rising 2L or 3L as a Legal Intern in its Claims Department for summer 2016.  This is a full-time, paid, 12-week internship.

UE is the pre-eminent provider of liability insurance and risk management services to educational institutions.  Founded in 1987 as a risk retention group, UE is owned and governed by the nearly 1,300 educational institutions (public and private universities, colleges, independent and public K-12 schools, and community colleges) it insures.  

The intern will assist in all aspects of claims handling.  The Claims Department is made up of claims attorneys and claims analysts who manage the defense strategy and resolution of lawsuits and other claims brought against the educational institutions insured under UE’s policies.  Our cases involve higher education legal issues, traditional employment and general liability matters, and insurance coverage analysis.  Please see our website (www.ue.org) for more information on our organization and the services we provide.

For more information, click here

KIND Seattle Seeking AmeriCorps JD Member Law Student Intern

zuno-client-kindKIND’s Seattle office is seeking a Law Student AmeriCorps JD Member for KIND’s Seattle office. The AmeriCorps JD Member will assist the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow with providing legal services to unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in immigration proceedings. KIND’s strong preference is for the intern to begin the internship during Summer 2016.

AmeriCorps JD students will serve 450 hours supporting attorneys and paralegals engaged in this effort. Students will conduct legal screenings, country conditions research, and legal analysis to support the claims of unaccompanied children placed in removal proceedings. They will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff and gain in-depth understanding of this complex and cutting-edge area of law.

Spanish fluency is required.

The internship will provide students with an opportunity to practice their client interviewing and counseling skills, and gain familiarity with the substance and procedure of immigration law.

For more information, click here (jAC Student Announcement_FINAL[2])

Check out these upcoming judicial externships!

Judicial Externships Available in Summer 2016

 The Honorable Charles K. Wiggins of the Washington Supreme Court.

 justice_charles_wigginsTo apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and legal writing sample. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. Applications may be submitted by mail:

 The Honorable Charles K. Wiggins

Washington Supreme Court

P.O. Box 40929

Olympia, WA 98504-0929

 Or by email to Sylvia Campbell at Sylvia.Campbell@courts.wa.gov.

 The Honorable Ann Schindler of the Washington Court of Appeals, Division I.

116as To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, self-edited writing sample, and list of references by email to erin.sanders@courts.wa.gov or by regular mail.

 The Honorable Ann Schindler

Washington Court of Appeals, Division I

600 University Street

Seattle, WA 98101

 Judge Sharon L. Gleason of the U.S. District Court for the District Of Alaska.

judge_sharon_l-_gleason To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample, and list of references by email to Anne_Masneri@akd.uscourts.gov (PREFERRED) or by regular mail.

 The Honorable Sharon L. Gleason

U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska

222 West Seventh Avenue, No. 54

Anchorage, AK 99513-7545

 Opportunities with other judges in these and other courts are also available. If you are interested in a judicial externship, please complete the Externship Interest Form at http://tinyurl.com/newcmqd.

Externship Fair – Wednesday, March 2, 12:30-1:20p.m. in Room 115

taupc7ah_400x400 Now is the time to plan for externships in the 2016-2017 school year. Come meet representatives of various organizations to learn about what they do and opportunities available during the school year. Some organizations may also still have openings for the summer.

 Please go to Symplicity for details and to RSVP.

 Current list of participating organizations:

  • CoMotion (formerly UW Center for Commercialization)
  • Earthjustice
  • Legal Voice
  • MultiCare Health System Legal Department
  • New Beginnings Legal Advocacy Program
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • Seattle City Attorney’s Office
  • Seattle Community Law Center
  • Solid Ground Family Assistance Program
  • Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney
  • U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Legal Office
  • U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of the Solicitor
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel
  • Unemployment Law Project
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Washington State Attorney General’s Office

DUE PROCESS OF LAW FOUNDATION (DPLF) seeking Legal Intern

logo1DPLF, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization based in Washington, D.C., works to strengthen the rule of law and promote respect for human rights in Latin America through applied research, strategic alliances, advocacy and outreach.

Our vision is a Latin America in which civil society, using national and international legal instruments,participates fully in consolidation of the rule of law, and in which judicial institutions are independent,transparent, accessible, and able to fulfill their role in strengthening democracy. DPLF was founded by Professor Thomas Buergenthal, retired judge at the International Court of Justice (The Hague), and his former colleagues from the UN Truth Commission for El Salvador.

The legal intern’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, following and researching various issues of interest to DPLF and keeping the project staff informed on relevant legal and factual developments.

Research issues include:

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Impact of the mining industry on indigenous Peoples
  • Transitional justice
  • Inter-American Human Rights System
  • Pretrial detention
  • Selection of Judges in Central America

In addition to legal research, interns will have the opportunity to participate in activities surrounding DPLF’s thematic hearings before the Inter?American Commission on Human Rights where logistical support and attendance at events and meetings on behalf of the organization will be required.

Application Instructions: Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, 2 writing samples(English and Spanish) to info@dplf.org, with “Legal Internship Application” in the subject line.

Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) – Atlanta is looking for applicants for attorney fellowship position!

zuno-client-kindWe are recruiting for a justice Americorps attorney fellowship position in KIND’s Atlanta office.  We are seeking to fill this position immediately.  Here is the posting:

 https://supportkind.org/jobs/justice-americorps-fellow-atlanta-ga/

 Christina Iturralde, who is running KIND’s Atlanta office and is frankly, fantastic, will be overseeing the lucky attorney fellow.  Also, we were also funded for a justice Americorps paralegal in KIND’s Atlanta office, in addition to this attorney fellow position, which means the attorney fellow will have tremendous support for his or her case work.  The paralegal, Kevin Amaya, has already started in KIND’s Atlanta office and is looking forward to the attorney fellow coming on board.  In short, the justice Americorps attorney fellow will be able to hit the ground running with a great team in place, and working in a beautiful office at our generous Atlanta host, Troutman Sanders LLP, I might add! 

 Applicants should send cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and references to: jobs@supportkind.org. No phone calls please.

INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES ASSOCIATE (HUMAN RIGHTS LAW)

logo2 International Rights Advocates (IRAdvocates) seeks a full time associate to work on its international human rights cases, which employ legal strategies to hold multinational corporations accountable for human rights abuses. All cases are administered through Washington, D.C.

 The applicant must be a U.S. licensed attorney with at least three years substantive, civil litigation experience in U.S. courts and possess the ability to work independently under time constraints.*  The applicant should also possess excellent research and writing skills, as well as a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and/or human rights advocacy. Please also note that this position may require travel outside the U.S. (particularly to Colombia and Indonesia). Women and Persons of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. IRAdvocates is an equal opportunity employer.*

 *Please note that this is not an entry level position. We will not review any applications with less than the required minimum 3 years of substantive, civil litigation experience.

 **Only selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. Please do not call the office.

 Specific Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with legal issues that arise in transnational corporate accountability litigation, including case law under the ATS and TVPA, international human rights, and issues of corporate law (alter ego), choice of law and forum non conveniens.
  • Experience working with and relating to indigenous peoples in the Latin America, Africa, and Asia, especially concerning human rights.
  • Spanish-language ability strongly preferred.
  • Interest, enthusiasm, and affinity for using the law as a vehicle for social change.

 To Apply: Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Jianing Xie at info@iradvocates.org. Please address your materials to Terrence Collingsworth. Position open until filled.

American Health Lawyers Association Diversity Internship & other job opportunities for students and practicing attorneys

International Paraolympic Committee – Legal Counsel (Sport, Regulation & Compliance)

olyipcThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC supervises the organisation of the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as International Federation for ten sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions. The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sport opportunities for all persons with an impairment from the beginner to elite level. The IPC aims to make for a more inclusive society for people with an impairment through para-sport and promotes the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

The IPC offers the position of a full-time IPC Legal Counsel (Sport, Regulation & Compliance) (f/m) at the IPC Headquarters in Bonn, Germany, starting as soon as possible. This is a unique opportunity for the appropriately qualified and motivated lawyer to work at the cutting edge of sport and to influence the development of one of the most dynamic sport organisations in the world.

If you are interested in the position and your profile meets our requirements, please send your CV and cover letter in English to alexandra.schnurr@paralympic.org (IPC Human Resources Senior Manager) by February 8, 2016. Please also state your earliest possible starting date as well as your salary expectations (please give a precise figure in Euro).

International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR) Initiative at Georgetown University Law Center

georgetownThe International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR) Initiative, based at Georgetown University Law Center, is seeking a program manager to establish and oversee a Secretariat to manage its work promoting the recognition and protection of the rights of migrants through research, education, and advocacy grounded in the IMBR – a comprehensive, coherent articulation of the legal rights of all international migrants. (IMBR job posting_to circulate). The program manager will join the growing Initiative at an exciting time and will be responsible for piloting a new advocacy campaign to promote the IMBR in the Americas and to expand its partnerships in the region.

The program manager should be based in Washington, DC, and will receive support from and access to resources at the Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute. Please note this is an 18-month full-time independent consultancy and not an academic appointment. The salary will be $75,750 for the 18-month period.

Applications are due by January 29, 2016. More information about the IMBR Initiative can be found here.

AMERICAN HEALTH LAWYERS ASSOCIATION – DIVERSITY IN HEALTH LAW  2016 SUMMER INTERNSHIP

ahlaAs part of AHLA’s initiative to cultivate diversity among attorneys practicing health law, the Association provides opportunities for talented law students of diverse backgrounds so they can learn more about this segment of the legal profession.

The eight?week internship provides interns numerous networking opportunities with leading health care attorneys, attendance at the Association’s Annual Meeting where top?notch CLE sessions on the latest in health and life sciences law are offered, and various legal research/writing projects for AHLA’s Professional Resources and Public Interest departments.

One of the most frequent observations that former interns note about AHLA’s Diversity Internship program is how the experience has opened their eyes to the wide range of career options available to them as aspiring health care attorneys. AHLA is now accepting applications. Application deadline is Monday, February 8, 2016. To apply for this internship, send a formal cover letter and resume to Cynthia Conner, Vice President of Professional Resources, at cconner@healthlawyers.org. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be notified. No phone calls, please.

See more here.  Application Deadline: 02/08/2016 – See more at: https://www.psjd.org//opportunitydetails?OppID=63943#sthash.r4fwlLvh.dpuf

KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE (KIND) – Pro Bono Recruitment and Training Manager (Washington, DC)

zuno-client-kindKids in Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative partnership among the Microsoft Corporation, Angelina Jolie and other interested philanthropists, law firms and corporate supporters. KIND is dedicated to providing both pro bono representation and positive systemic changes in law and policy to benefit unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. Launched in fall 2008, KIND is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has field offices across the U.S.

KIND’s Pro Bono Recruitment and Training Manager will report to KIND’s Vice President for Legal Service and support KIND’s national recruitment and training efforts. The position is based out of the Washington DC office. Some travel to field offices may be required. Find job responsibilities & information about application materials here (Pro Bono Recruitment Training Manager).

SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION – SUMMER LAW CLERKS AND INTERNS

seiuService Employees International Union (SEIU) has openings for part-time law clerks and full- and part-time externs during the 2016-2017 academic year, and for full-time law clerks in the Spring of 2016.

 SEIU is a progressive, dynamic and growing labor organization representing over 2 million members in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, principally in the property service, public service, and health care fields.  Attorneys in SEIU’s Legal Department engage in innovative lawyering to further the organization’s interests in organizing new workers, improving working conditions, engaging in political action, and achieving social justice.  This includes representation of SEIU in litigation before courts and administrative agencies involving the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, election campaign finance laws, and local and state labor relations statutes. 

 Law clerks and externs in the SEIU Legal Department conduct legal research and draft legal memoranda, work with attorneys on pending litigation, attend hearings and conferences, and meet with union leaders. Generally, law clerks and externs are assigned to work in the Legal Department in Washington, D.C. However, a full-time law clerk may be assigned to work at a field location.  One or more of the summer clerks will be selected through the Peggy Browning Fund (www.peggybrowningfund.org).

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/fskxwywhwk

OUR CHILDREN’S TRUST – LEGAL INTERN- SPRING & SUMMER 2016

logoOur Children’s Trust is a nonprofit organization seeking law student interns or externs who are interested in using the law to fight climate change. Internships (or externships) can be full time or part time, and the work can be done remotely or in our office in Eugene, Oregon. For the summer internship, preference will be given to law students who can commit to a 10-week, full-time internship.

The legal intern will directly support OCT’s legal efforts in local, state, federal, and/or international actions. The intern will be able to choose from a wide variety of projects to work on, which could include assisting attorneys around the country and the world in their legal efforts; working with experts; conducting legal and evidentiary research; drafting legal memoranda; drafting climate recovery ordinances; drafting, reviewing,and editing complaints, briefs, motions, and declarations; and assisting with discovery.

We rely heavily on legal interns and externs for these tasks, placing a premium on careful, accurate, and self-directed work. Each intern is responsible for monitoring their own workload. Julia Olson, OCT Executive Director and lead attorney on the case against the U.S. government, supervises the interns, providing themwith varied work experiences and holding regular legal meetings to review and discuss their work. The intern will be exposed to administrative, jurisdictional, statutory, and constitutional issues in multiple jurisdictions. This is an unprecedented opportunity for a law student to be part of a cutting-edge legal strategy and work with some of the top attorneys and scientists from around the world to address the climate crisis.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA LEGAL SERVICES (CCLS) – STAFF ATTORNEY 0-3 YEARS EXPERIENCE

a2f83e_e51c4f9b115c4dd59ac0f02764e40178CCLS provides high quality legal services, from advice and brief services to full representation, and education to members of the client community and foster a cooperative and productive relationship with the staff and community groups. A commitment to impact litigation, team work and community lawyering is essential. 

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES include:

  • Provide legal representation to clients consistent with CCLS program priorities.
  • Participate in planning and strategy meetings with project partners.
  • Work with CCLS advocates to ensure the delivery of high quality legal service
  • May need to participate in weekly CCLS case review meetings.
  • Identify and analyze systemic issues through individual casework, reviews of the CCLS data and participation in statewide networks of legal services advocates.
  • Interface with other CCLS and California advocates on issues of mutual interest.
  • Co-counsel client cases with other legal staff.
  • Work with client groups and community-based service providers to identify community lawyering opportunities.
  • Participate in community outreach and education events.
  • Adhere to CCLS policies and procedures.
  • Attend continuing legal education seminars and keep abreast of changes in the law.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please e-mail cover letter (in your cover letter please indicate the CCLS office location you would prefer), resume, and three references along with a legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages) to: Manuel Romero, HR Director (mromero@centralcallegal.org)

Attention Recent Grads! Employment Opportunities in the Washington Courts, Immigration Law, and Public Defense

KIND Seeking Children’s Coordinating Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinating Atorney in Seattle

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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 seeks a Children’s Coordinating Attorney to provide representation to unaccompanied immigrant children in Seattle area.

Based in KIND’s Seattle field office, the Children’s Coordinating Attorney will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide appropriate legal orientation presentations to immigrant children at risk of deportation;
  • Complete detainee intakes following presentations;
  • Prepare and conduct pro se workshops and individual orientations to assist these children;
  • Undertake direct representation as permitted for children in their cases before the immigration court and/or review boards;
  • File all relevant paperwork and applications with government agencies, immigration court, and state courts, where applicable;
  • Recruit, train, and provide hands-on mentorship to volunteer attorneys representing unaccompanied children in immigration matters;
  • Participate in staff meetings and KIND-wide calls;
  • Assist in the supervision of law student interns and volunteers;
  • Assist with periodic trainings and presentations; and
  • Serve as an ambassador of KIND with local coalitions, courts, and agencies.

Responsibilities of the Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Interview and screen individual child clients, some in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, and help them prepare for their immigration hearings;
  2. Match child clients with pro bono attorneys;
  3. Recruit, train, and provide hands-on mentorship to volunteer attorneys representing unaccompanied children in immigration matters and related state court matters;
  4. Develop and maintain updated guidance materials, sample filings, and legal training presentations;
  5. Foster and manage KIND relationships with law firms and corporate counsel in coordination with the Director of Pro Bono Recruitment and Training;
  6. Assist in office operations, including case management, data entry and maintenance, and reports;
  7. Participate in conferences, meetings and trainings as needed;
  8. Potentially provide direct representation to individual child clients in immigration or state court dependency proceedings; and
  9. Collaborate with KIND management in support of KIND’s mission.

For more information, click here.

American Civil Liberties Union – Capital Punishment Project Seeking Spring 2016 Legal Intern for ACLUF Capital Punishment Project

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For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

The Capital Punishment Project (CPP) of the ACLU’s National Office in Durham, N.C. seeks applicants for its Spring 2016 Legal Internship. A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit. Arrangements can be made with the student’s school for a work/study stipend or course credit.

The Capital Punishment Project, part of the ACLU’s Center for Justice, challenges the unfairness and arbitrariness of capital punishment while working toward the ultimate goal of abolishing the death penalty. The Project engages in public advocacy and strategic litigation, including direct representation of capital defendants. The Project’s litigation is conducted throughout the country, with a particular focus on the South.

For more information, click here.

Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem Seeking NDS Fellow for Fall 2016, Due 11/25

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THE NEIGHBORHOOD DEFENDER SERVICE OF HARLEM (NDS) is a community-based, holistic public defender office located in Harlem.

NDS Fellows assume the responsibilities of a Staff Attorney, representing clients on misdemeanor cases. This includes appearing in court at clients’ arraignments, regular court appearances, plea negotiations, hearings, and trials. NDS Fellows interview clients and their families in the office or the local jails, conduct legal research, write motions, and compose pre-pleading and pre-sentencing memoranda. NDS Fellows spearhead and coordinate work performed by team members (investigators, social workers, team administrators).

NDS Fellows participate in a rigorous and comprehensive training program over the course of the Fellowship. This training includes significant internal training and orientation at the commencement of the Fellowship period, as well as ongoing internal and external training opportunities over the life of the Fellowship. NDS places a high priority on continuing education for staff, and the Fellows are expected to participate in our training program.

For more information, click here.

US Department of Health & Human Services Office of the General Counsel, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Division Seeking 2016 Summer Honors Legal Intern, Due 11/27

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The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division, is seeking motivated and enthusiastic applicants for its 2016 Summer Honors Legal Intern Program. Legal internship opportunities are available in our Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD offices.

The OGC-CMS Division recruits law students to work as interns each summer. Interns will have the opportunity to assist Division attorneys in all aspects of their work, including research, writing, and client meetings.

For more information, click here.

Attention 1Ls & 2Ls! Public Counsel Seeking Summer Interns

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Public Counsel has nine exciting law projects and several subprojects that accept summer interns. Our projects include a sophisticated appellate law practice, a comprehensive children’s rights program that handles school condition and discipline matters, special education cases, and adoptions, a community development team that supports affordable housing development and assists non-profit and small businesses with a variety of transactional needs, an immigrants’ rights group that does compelling asylum work on behalf of victims of torture and political persecution, a homelessness prevention unit that defends unlawful detainer complaints, advocates for welfare benefits, and eliminates outstanding tickets and warrants for persons at-risk of homelessness, and complex consumer fraud and impact litigation that addresses the injuries of individuals as well as systemic reform.

Public Counsel’s 2016 summer internship program will run for ten weeks, commencing on May 31, 2016, and ending on August 5, 2016. Both 1L’s and 2L’s are eligible for these internships. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications from 2L’s are currently being received and considered.  Applications from 1L’s will not be accepted until December 1, 2015. If you are a 1L, please wait until December 1 to transmit your application.

For more information, click here.

Interested in Working for the US Department of Justice This Summer? 

Wide Range of Practice Areas: As the nation’s largest legal employer, DOJ  offers opportunities for law students and attorneys in virtually every legal practice area. Explore the work of various DOJ organizations and find those that best match your interests and expertise.

Offices Nationwide: Several organizations have offices throughout the country, including the Antitrust Division, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Trustee Program, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Environment and Natural Resources Division, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices are organized into districts and located in every state and territory.  More information about Justice field-office locations employing attorneys is available on the DOJ Offices by State Chart.

Law Student Opportunities: Learn everything you need to know about interning or externing at the DOJ. From the Volunteer Internship Program* to the paid SLIPS Program** there’s an opportunity out there for you!

*Please note that application deadlines for the volunteer internship program varies by office.
** The summer 2016 SLIPS deadline has passed. Summer 2017 applications will open in July 2016.

Court of Appeals, Division I of Seattle Seeking Staff Attorney, Position Open Until Filled

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Staff Attorneys assist the court in resolving all types of motions and cases before the court and in handling court administrative matters as requested. Typical duties include reviewing briefs and trial court record, drafting prehearing memoranda, opinions, rulings, and orders. Knowledge and experience handling personal restraint petitions is highly desirable.

Graduation from an accredited law school AND a member in good standing in the Washington State Bar Association AND four years experience in public or private appellate practice, an appellate court, or judicially related system

For more information, click here.

Seattle University School of Law’s Center for Professional Development Hiring Associate Director

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Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Associate Director to join our community.

Reporting to the Director of the Center for Professional Development(CPD), this position will counsel law students and law school alumni/ae to identify their career interests and goals, as well as to develop skills and strategies for their job searches and professional development.

This position will focus on public interest and government opportunities including the Presidential Management Fellowship Program and the law school’s Summer in D.C. Program.

For more information, click here.

Attention Attorneys with 2+ Years Experience! Nez Perce Tribe Seeking Tribal Prosecutor

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Nez Perce Tribe seeks Tribal Prosecutor to:

  • Represent the Tribe in all criminal and juvenile cases before Nez Perce Tribal Court, reviewing reports and charging cases, drafting written complaints, motions, proposed orders, legal briefs, jury instructions, sentencing recommendations, and other legal documents.
  • Work closely with the Tribal Police Department, Conservation Enforcement, Social Services, Probation, Domestic Violence Programs, and other tribal agencies in filing and prosecuting their cases in Tribal Court.
  • Supervise an office assistant, deputy prosecutor, and Child Support Enforcement attorney.

For more information, click here.

City of Seattle Seeking Race and Social Justice Initiative Manager, Position Open Until Filled

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The City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Manager will provide leadership and vision to ensure innovative, effective strategies to achieve racial equity in the City of Seattle.

The ideal candidate is an experienced and effective advocate for structural change, grounded in principles of racial equity and social justice; a creative thinker; and an effective collaborator, supervisor and project manager.

The RSJI Manager reports directly to the Director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR), which coordinates RSJI across Seattle city government. The RSJI Manager and the SOCR Director serve as the primary public faces of the Initiative, establishing and ensuring the integrity and impact of the Initiative within City government and the community. The RSJI Manager supervises 5-7 SOCR staff members who work directly on the Initiative.

For more information, click here.

Check Out the Race & Equity Initiative Here at the UW!

September 29: Social Justice Tuesday – What I Did Last Summer in Public Service Law

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Date: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
Time: 12:30 – 1:20 PM
Location: William H. Gates Hall RM 127

Student Panel:
• 2L Zoe Wong, California Department of Justice, Natural Resources Division
• 3L Wyatt Gjullin, Center for Constitutional Rights & Earth Rights International
• 2L Josh Pazderka, Seattle Community Law Center

Learn about public service “real world” experiences from students who have experienced it firsthand.
• How did they find their jobs?
• How did they fund their summers?
• What did they learn?

If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu RSVP by 12:00 pm Monday, September 28, 2015.

October 2: On DC Careers, Politics and Being White House Advisor – A Conversation with UW Law Alumnus Gaurab Bansal

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Date: Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
Time: 12:30 – 1:20 PM
Location: William H. Gates Hall, RM 127

Gaurab Bansal serves as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Cabinet Secretary. He helps lead the team that liaises with Cabinet departments and agencies on behalf of the President and the White House. Gaurab’s portfolio includes coordinating implementation of key initiatives across the Administration. Prior to joining the White House, he was deputy chief of staff at the Export-Import Bank of the United States Gaurab served as corporate counsel on President Obama’s 2012- re-election campaign in Chicago. Before that he practiced law with Perkins Coie LLP in both Seattle and Washington, D.C., where he focused on technology startups, venture capital, and business and political law. Gaurab started his career as a public elementary and middle school teacher in Houston. Gaurab is a native of Baltimore and continues to keep his permanent  home in Seattle.

Limited seating luncheon, please RSVP via Symplicity.

October 2: Free CLE on Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2015

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Date: Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM PST
Location: Webcast

CLE Credits: 3.0

This training is designed to help mitigate the crisis faced by low-income families everywhere by providing attorneys with a basic understanding of common issues and strategies in providing pro bono assistance with administrative hearings.  The program will focus on California law, but will also cover many topics such as due process and other rights that apply nationwide; therefore, advocates from other forums would benefit from the information and attending the program.

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of administrative hearings low-income clients most frequently need, involving:
    • State public benefits, including Social Services claims andUnemployment Insurance claims;
    • Federal public benefits, including Supplemental Security Income;
    • Professional licensing, including nursing licenses and Department of Social Services clearance; and
    • Unpaid wages, and other wage and hour-related rights.
  • Best practices and common advocacy strategies and procedures for administrative hearings, including:
    • Obtaining evidence
    • Drafting position statements/hearing briefs
    • Presenting your case at hearing
  • Rehearings and further appeals
  • California law and practice specifics

To register, click here.

October 5: Conference: Access to Information as a Human Right – UW School of Law and Center for Human Rights

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Date: Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
Location: William H. Gates Hall

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (LAW 115): Access to Information as a Human Right: a conversation with Kate Doyle of the Evidence Project at the National Security Archive. Moderated by Ricardo Gómez, UW Information School. Session full—please RSVP for wait list!

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (LAW 115): Access to Information as a Tool for Human Rights in El Salvador: a conversation with Salvadoran human rights defenders Mirla Carbajal, lawyer with the Human Rights Institute of the Universidad Centroamericana, and Dina Cabrera, community activist and survivor of the Santa Cruz massacre; and Philippe Bourgois, Professor of Psychiatry and Anthropology at UCLA and survivor of the Santa Cruz massacre. Moderated by Tony Lucero, Chair of Latin America and Caribbean Studies at the UW Jackson School of International Studies.

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (LAW 115 & Lobby): Evening reception

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (LAW 138): Keynote address by Baltasar Garzón of the Fundación Internacional Baltasar Garzón, speaking on access to information in international human rights law. Baltasar Garzón is a Spanish jurist responsible for landmark cases which have advanced the principle of universal jurisdiction in international law, including the 1998 indictment of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.

The conference is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please RSVP here to reserve your space.

October 6: Social Justice Tuesday: Pro Bono is for Everyone!

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Date: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
Time: 12:30 – 1:20 PM
Location: William H. Gates Hall RM 127

Why do pro bono? What are the benefits? What are the community needs? How do you integrate pro bono into your busy law practice or even as a busy law student? What are some of the challenges of pro bono work and how do you overcome them? How do you find opportunities? Where can I get training?

Learn the answers to all these questions and so much more from the following distinguished guest speakers:

  • Joanna Plichta Boisen, Foster Pepper PLLC
  • Clay Wilson, Bridging the Gap/Moderate Means Program, UW Law
  • Jacob Witt, King County Pro Bono Services- Housing Justice Project
  • Phoebe Huang, UW Law Class of 2017

October 6: Race & Equity Initiative – Equity and Difference Speaker SeriesUW Logo

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Meany Hall

The Graduate School, in partnership with the UW Alumni Association, is welcoming speakers to campus to share their unique perspectives on race, equity and social justice. The series is a way to pay tribute to and learn from the leaders of the past, and to celebrate the new generation carrying forward the torch of inclusion and activism.

  • Oct. 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Meany Hall – An Evening with Harry Belafonte, with Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton
  • Jan. 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Kane Hall – Ralina Joseph, associate professor, communications and public lecturer
  • April 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Kane Hall – Touré on “Microaggression: Power, Privilege & Everyday Life”

To register, click here.

 

October 6: Jackson School Gathers Experts to Discuss Syrian Humanitarian CrisisUW Logo

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Thomson Hall RM 101

Syria’s drawn-out civil war has displaced more than 10 million people since 2011 and the flood of refugees from the area has drawn the concerned attention of the world.

The University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies will hold a free, public forum at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Room 101 of Thomson Hall. The forum is titled “Focus on Syria: A Humanitarian Crisis,” and will be moderated by Resat Kasaba, Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies and director of the Jackson School.

Panelists for the event are:

  • Jennifer Butte-Dahl, director of the Jackson School’s Master of Arts in Applied International Studies, who volunteered last month with the nonprofit organization Shelterbox on the Greek island of Lesbos (a destination for many refugees arriving by water).
  • Kathie Friedman, Jackson School associate professor whose research interests include forced migrations and refugees.
  • Neil McFarland, M.D., a family physician with UW Medicine who has volunteered in Greece, Jordan and other refugee camps.
  • Mark S.Ward, director of the Syrian Transition Assistance and Response Team at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, who will join the discussion via Skype.

For more information, contact Kristina Bowman, Jackson School communications specialist, at 206-221-1323 or kriscb@uw.edu.

October 16: Free CLE on Prison Law 2015

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Date: Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM EST
Location: Webcast

Prison conditions and prisoner treatment issues are getting unprecedented attention as the nation focuses on the magnitude of the national prison population.  With its sixth Prison Law program, PLI continues its examination of these important issues.  In an area where advocates face increasingly challenging legal issues whether they represent incarcerated people from a public interest practice, private practice or as a policy advocate, and where government lawyers also grapple with complex concerns, PLI’s Prison Law program offers a unique focus on evolving prison law issues.  Experienced faculty will discuss health care, solitary confinement, immigrants, juveniles, rights under the ADA, gender, and barriers to civil litigation filed on behalf of incarcerated people, as well as ethical issues that arise in prison actions.

What You Will Learn:

  • Solitary confinement – legal landscape and analysis
  • Issues of gender
  • Barriers to lawsuits brought on behalf of incarcerated people against individual prison officials and correctional institutions
  • Ethical dilemmas that arise in the course of representing incarcerated people
  • Health issues including mental health issues in prison
  • Issues affecting select populations

To register, click here.

October 21: New Israel Fund presents Safeguarding Democracy and Civil Rights in Israel

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Date: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Hosted by Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave NE, Seattle

A conversation with Sharon Abraham-Weiss, Executive Director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Israel’s oldest and largest civil rights organization

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During last summer’s war, already gaping societal divides in Israel were widened. The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the country’s equivalent of the ACLU, advocated for the protection of vulnerable populations near Gaza and the protection of civil liberties in wartime. ACRI has won legal landmarks before Israel’s Supreme Court such as recognition of same-sex marriages and non-Orthodox conversions from outside Israel, the right of women to become IDF pilots, and safeguarding Africans seeking refuge from genocide.

Sharon Abraham-Weiss, one of Israel’s foremost legal experts and litigators, comes to Seattle to share the vibrancy of Israel’s democratic values at a time when liberal Zionism and Jewish democracy is under question from inside Israel and out.

Sharon Abraham-Weiss is the executive director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI). Previously, she represented ACRI in such landmark cases dealing with family unification, social welfare, and state land distribution. She has also served on the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission of the Ministry of Economy. Ms. Abraham-Weiss is a founding member of Itach-Maaki: Women Lawyers for Social Justice and co-founder of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Breira Center, which coordinates law students volunteering in the community. Ms. Abraham-Weiss holds LL.B. and B.Sc. degrees from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an LL.M from Tel Aviv University. She also holds an M.A. in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a Wexner Fellow.

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel, established in 1972, is Israel’s oldest and largest human rights organization and the only one dealing with the entire spectrum of human rights and civil liberties issues in Israel. More about ACRI here.

The New Israel Fund is the leading organization committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis. Widely credited with building Israeli progressive civil society, we have provided millions of dollars to more than 850 organizations since our inception in 1979. More about NIF here.

October 21: KIND and Microsoft invite you to a Reception and Panel on the Child Migration Crisis

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Date: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

On behalf of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and Microsoft Corporation, we invite you to join us on October 21st for a reception and a discussion focusing on the dramatic surge in unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children entering the U.S.  We will be joined by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson as we discuss how KIND and its partners in Seattle are providing pro bono representation to growing numbers of vulnerable children.

During the program, we will present a clip from the documentary “La Prenda” (The Pawn) which highlights the pervasive sexual and gender-based violence in Guatemala, and the impunity that allows perpetrators to suffer few, if any, consequences. The film tells the stories of three victims, one of whom was matched by KIND with a pro bono attorney after she fled Guatemala and made her way to the U.S. Astrid was 14 years old when she was drugged, kidnapped, and raped. The film highlights the protection needs of girls escaping this violence and the reasons they must flee to survive.

We look forward to an interesting and informative evening!

To reserve your tickets, click here.

Need to Support Your Law School Education? Part-Time Paid Legal Assistant Position Now Open

Seattle Metro Chamber and Women’s Funding Alliance Seeking Director for 100% Talent, Position Open Until Filled

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The Seattle Metro Chamber and Women’s Funding Alliance have joined forces to launch 100% Talent, a voluntary, employer-led gender equity initiative designed to create a more inclusive economy and vibrant King County for all. We’re now hiring a director who will be primarily responsible for developing, implementing, and managing this five-year initiative.

The position reports to the Senior Vice President of Programs and Partnerships and is primarily responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the Chamber’s 100% Talent Initiative. This five-year initiative, a joint project of the Chamber and Women’s Funding Alliance, is a voluntary, employer-led gender equity initiative designed to create a more inclusive economy and vibrant King County for all.

For more information, click here.

Health Care Authority’s Office of Legal Affairs Seeking PEB Hearings & Policy Coordinator, Position Open Until Filled

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The Health Care Authority’s Office of Legal Affairs is seeking an applicant to fill a hearings and policy coordinator position on a team that supports the Public Employees Benefits Division. Your rewarding work will include impacting the medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance benefits for many public employees, retirees, and their dependents throughout the state.

The PEB Hearing Representative represents HCA in complex cases at quasi-judicial administrative hearings before an HCA Presiding Officer or Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) in a wide variety of case types ranging from public employee appeals of health benefit plans, self-insurance plans, COBRA, ERISA, and self-insurance health plans.

For more information, click here.

Human Rights First Seeking Legal Intern for Refugee Representation, Position Open Until Filled

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Human Rights First’s Refugee Representation team welcomes law students to apply for its Fall 2015 legal internship in its Washington, D.C. office. This internship will provide qualified applicants with in-depth knowledge of the U.S. asylum system, as well as practical experience in interviewing, case preparation, and direct client service skills. Applicants must be currently enrolled in law school, have a strong interest and commitment to legal representation of asylum seekers, and wish to work directly with asylum seeking clients. Those selected for the internship will preferably be fluent in a relevant second language, but this is not a requirement for the position. This internship is unpaid and is part-time (minimum commitment of 2 days per week).

For more information, click here.

Law Office of Tim Leary, Criminal Defense Attorney Seeking Part-Time Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Position Open Until Filled

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This is a part-time position with flexible hours in a small, fast-paced, criminal defense law office.  The ideal candidate will have an exceptional telephone presence, strong organizational and computer skills, the ability to multi-task, and some writing experience in a professional environment.  The successful applicant will serve as the initial and primary point of contact for existing and potential clients as well as the lead in communications with court staff and other attorneys, so a mix of professionalism and empathy are a must.  We are looking for someone with a positive outlook, initiative and a desire to partner with the attorney.

Customer service and/or office experience is required.  A paralegal certificate would be nice, but don’t worry – we’ll train the right candidate.  To apply, please provide a resume with an e-mail denoting your interest to office@learydefense.com.

Compensation: DOE & Competitive
Medical Benefits
Monthly paid vacation and/or sick leave
Potential Bonuses depending on performance

City of Seattle Seeking Deputy Director of SPD Office of Professional Accountability, Position Open Until Filled 

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The City of Seattle is recruiting a Deputy Director for the Office of Professional Accountability (OPA). OPA, for employment purposes is considered within the Police Department, but is an independent office. This position reports to the OPA Director who reports directly to the Mayor. In the absence of the OPA Director, the Deputy will represent OPA. The Deputy will help manage the overall mission of the OPA and therefore is essential to its success. The Deputy will play a key role in the operational effectiveness of OPA, with responsibility for helping to meet OPA’s timeliness and transparency goals, including data input and collection, analysis of trends and timelines, compilation of information for public reports, social media presence, public presentation materials and responsiveness to participants. The Deputy will have primary responsibility for implementation of new programs. In collaboration with the OPA Director, the Deputy will play a highly visible and integral role in expanding the OPA community outreach programs and in the research, development and implementation of best practices in police accountability. The OPA Deputy will review case files in collaboration with the Director and serve as Civilian Acting Director as necessary.

For more information, click here.

Seattle Community Law Center Seeking Volunteer Student Advocate, Position Open Until Filled

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SCLC’s mission is to provided accessible legal advocacy to people living with physical and mental disabilities so that they may obtain the resources necessary to overcome barriers to financial and medical stability.

The position will provide opportunity to engage with clients of diverse backgrounds through the intake process and varying levels of involvement in direct representation of clients under the supervision of a staff attorney. Staff and setting provide a fantastic place to further your education while impacting the community. Interns may engage in client interviews and counseling, problem solving, legal and factual research, discovery, and written and oral client centered advocacy.

For more information, click here.

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) of Seattle Seeking Supervising Attorney for Pro Bono Programs, Position Open Until Filled

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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.

KIND seeks a Supervising Attorney for Pro Bono Programs to manage and oversee the provision of pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied children through KIND’s network of major law firms and corporate partners in Seattle.

For more information, click here.

Immigration Center for Women and Children Seeking Staff Attorney, Due 8/31

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The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) seeks a full-time staff attorney in our Oakland office. ICWC is a non-profit legal organization providing affordable immigration services to underrepresented women and children in California.

The attorney will work with other attorneys and legal assistants. The attorney will be responsible for providing direct immigration legal services, outreach and education to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes.

For more information, click here.

Homebase Center for Common Concerns Seeking Staff Attorney, Due 8/31

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HomeBase, a non-profit public policy law firm focused on homelessness, seeks a full-time attorney to join our San Francisco-based team. HomeBase seeks an experienced individual who will work closely on site with staff in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally to support efforts to prevent and address homelessness.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting implementation of federal, state, and local programs to address homelessness, housing, and poverty.
  • Identifying the local gaps and assessing the needs of the homeless response system, and providing tailored content and processes to build the capacity of community-based organizations.
  • Guiding implementation of data-driven systems to measure performance, evaluate outcomes, identify cross-system usage trends, and develop policy solutions to address homelessness.
  • Training key stakeholders about best practices, program models, and regulations to educate and inform community-based decision-making processes.
  • Facilitating community-based strategic planning processes and engaging key stakeholders in efforts to prevent and end homelessness.
  • Creating tools for local and national audiences, including curricula, manuals, user guides, and other training and resource materials.

For more information, click here.

Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP Seeking Junior Associate at Employment Litigation Firm, Due 8/31

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We have an immediate opening for a highly qualified junior associate to join our plaintiffs’ employment practice.  The associate will be responsible for managing individual plaintiff’s cases and will participate in local and national worker’s rights class actions. Between working together with our attorneys, managing cases with federal and state agencies and collaborating with top plaintiffs’ employment firms around the country, the associate will gain experience in the full scope of employment law.

For more information, click here.