Start off your February with new job opportunities throughout the U.S. and abroad!

Access to Justice seeking Attorney with at least three years of post-grad experience!

This position is located in the Access to Justice Initiative (ATJ). Established in 2010, ATJ serves as  a catalyst within the Department of Justice to marshal the power and resources of the Federal Government to secure fair and efficient outcomes for all in the justice system, regardless of wealth or status. ATJ staff work within the Department of Justice, across federal agencies, and with state, local, tribal, and international justice system stakeholders to increase access to counsel and legal assistance and to improve the justice system for people who are unable to afford lawyers.

The Attorney-Advisor works under the general supervision of the supervisor. The Attorney-Advisor and his/her supervisor develop a mutually acceptable project plan which typically identifies the work to be done, the scope of the project, and deadline for its completion. Within the parameters of the approved project plan, the Attorney-Advisor is responsible for planning and organizing the work, coordinating with staff and management personnel, and working with others both inside and outside ATJ as necessary to complete the work. The Attorney-Advisor is responsible for reporting problems to the supervisor and bringing any unanticipated issues to the supervisor’s attention. Completed projects, evaluations, reports or recommendations are reviewed by the supervisor for compatibility with organizational goals, guidelines, presentation, and effectiveness in achieving intended objectives.

Internship – International Criminal Court (ICC) Programme

REDRESS is currently seeking applications from law graduates and LLM students with a strong background in international law to work on its International Criminal Court (ICC) programme. Due to the particular work of the ICC Programme, the Legal Intern working on the ICC Programme must have excellent written French. The legal intern will be based in The Hague and be hosted in the offices of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court.

REDRESS legal interns working on the ICC Programme will work with REDRESS programme staff on a variety of assignments, including monitoring of victim-specific ICC jurisprudence in view of producing quasi-monthly “Legal Updates”, work on the Victims’ Rights Working Group Bulletin “ACCESS” published by REDRESS twice a year, background research for reports and submissions and other related projects. Also, the Hague based intern will also be tasked with attending relevant ICC and diplomatic meetings in The Hague and provide support to advocacy efforts.

More information on REDRESS’ work can be found on its website at: www.redress.org and on its work on the ICC at:www.vrwg.org

Kitsap Prosecuting Attorney’s Office seeking summer externs/interns – applications accepted on rolling basis

The Kitsap Prosecuting Attorney’s Office prosecutes all felonies and misdemeanors in Kitsap County, advise and represent all of the County’s elected officials and departments, provide legal advice to all county law enforcement agencies, establish and enforce child support obligations and provide victim and witness assistance services.  For more information on crime victims, see our Crime Victims section, Frequently Asked Questions and Useful Links.

In criminal matters, we represent the interests of the people of the State by ensuring that offenders within the county are timely charged with crimes that accurately reflect the offending conduct, and further, by taking all steps necessary to ensure that the conduct is appropriately punished.

Our Civil Division acts as the law firm representing the County and its agencies. The Civil Division advises and represents all of the County’s elected officials and departments on legal matters. The range of legal representation provided by the Civil Division is expansive and covers virtually every aspect of civil law.

The office is seeking 1L and 2L summer interns/externs. Applicants should email their resume, cover letter to Emily Jarchow at ejarchow@co.kitsap.wa.us. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

Due Feb. 9: FIAN International Traineeship Vacancy – Communications/Project Coordination

FIAN International is an international human rights organization that has advocated for the realization of the right to adequate food and nutrition for nearly 30 years. FIAN’s mission is to expose violations of people’s right to adequate food and nutrition wherever they may occur. FIAN’s International Secretariat offices are based in Heidelberg, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland. FIAN International has 19 national sections in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. www.fian.org

FIAN International is currently looking for a trainee to assist in the development of the 2015 edition of the publication Right to Food and Nutrition Watch (hereinafter the Watch), published by a Consortium of twenty civil society organizations and social movements;and to support FIAN International’s Communications Team. The trainee will work full-time (40 hours/week) and be based at the International Secretariat’s office in Heidelberg, Germany. The traineeship period is for one year, starting from 1 April, 2015.

Due Feb. 10: IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE PROGRAM SERVICES COORDINATOR – CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE  (AURORA, CO)

The Office of City Manager is looking for an Immigrant and Refugee Program Services Coordinator to provide outreach to Aurora’s immigrant and refugee community; serve as liaison between the City and Aurora Sister Cities International; coordinate participation in Immigrant/Refugee Task Force; serve as a liaison to the International Round table, assisting in the formulation of an annual work plan, producing meeting minutes, and generally staffing the Round table; serve as liaison to the Aurora Welcome Center;manage any MOU and/or service agreement between the City and the Center; assist in the coordination of City-wide translation services; assist in the planning and execution of Aurora Global Fest in coordination with the international community and appropriate city departments.

Due Feb. 17: City of Seattle – Equity and Environment Initiative 

The City of Seattle is launching a new Equity & Environment Initiative to advance racial and environmental equity in our community.  The Office of Sustainability & Environment has created a new position, Equity & Environment Program Manager, to work with City departments and offices and community partners to move the needle on equity in Seattle’s environmental work.

We are looking for someone who combines strong management, policy, and stakeholder engagement skills with experience working on racial equity and/or environmental justice.  If you or someone you know matches this description, please encourage them to visit this link to learn more and apply.  The posting is scheduled to close 2/17/15.

Due March 1: U.S. DOJ Executive Office for Immigration Review – Tacoma Immigration Court

The Tacoma Immigration Court has an opening for a Summer 2015 volunteer legal intern. The internship will entail in-depth research and analysis of novel legal issues, as well as preparation of legal memoranda for the immigration judges. Interns will have an opportunity to draft several decisions that will be taken under advisement by an immigration judge. Interns can expect to complete assignments that may later be used as writing samples. In addition, interns will be able to observe a variety of matters brought before the court. The intern will work under the supervision of the court’s judicial law clerks but will also have substantial interaction with the individual immigration judges.

Interested students must submit the following information by March 1, 2015:
(1) a cover letter detailing their interest in the internship,
(2) resume,
(3) 5-10 page writing sample,
(4) law school transcript (unofficial acceptable), and
(5) contact information for three references.

Please submit application materials and direct inquiries to Melissa Tuttle (melissa.tuttle@usdoj.gov) or Julia Hunter (Julia.hunter@usdoj.gov). You may also contact Melissa and Julie by phone at (253) 779-6020 if you have any additional questions.

Cure your post-NFL season blues with breakfasts, speakers, trainings, and bingo

2/3: Social Justice Tuesday – “Green Building” with Nicole DaNamur from Pacifica Law Group

Nicole is a LEED® Green Associate™ and has a passion for the intersectionSJT of green building, sustainability, and the law. She has presented on her holistic and proactive approach to the legal issues associated with high-performing buildings, and advocates for developing greater connections between the legal community and the sustainability community.

Sustainable “green” building has seemed to the be the domain of the wealthy but in fact it is a basic human right for everyone to be able to live, work and be educated in buildings that are not full of carcinogens and other chemicals leading to chronic long term health impacts.

Equitable sustainable in work and living spaces should belong to everyone but we may need a revolution in our thinking and work to make it happen. Come to this talk in room 127 at 12:30p to understand the relationship of sustainable building to the broader movement for social justice.

2/4: Public Service Law Connections Breakfast (7:30a-8:30a)

Interested in pursuing a career in public service law?  Want to hear from and meet attorneys from non-profit advocacy organizations and government agencies in an informal setting? Working on getting up earlier in the morning? Join us for an informal panel discussion & light breakfast with Seattle City Attorney’s Office, Columbia Legal Services, Hanford Challenge, US Dept. of Labor Office of the Solicitor, and KCBA Pro Bono Services. Please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu by Feb. 3. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to hear about their career paths and their hot public service career tips!

2/5: NLG Hosts a Legal Observer Training at UW Law

The National Lawyers Guild will be coming this Thursday 2/5 from 8:30-10:30 in room 118 to facilitate a training for law students on Legal Observing. Legal observers watch and record the actions of the police during demonstrations and their presence often deters police brutality. The information they collect is vital to court proceedings and legal actions that may arise as a result of unconstitutional actions by the police. Legal observers have been playing  a major role in the recent demonstrations in Seattle regarding the #blacklivesmatter movement and it’s a great way to put our law school privilege to use in the community.

2/6: Statewide Diversity Conference to be hosted UW Law

Since 2006, the Minority Bar Associations Collaboration Project (WAMBAC) has presented the Statewide Diversity Conference. Inspired by the ABA Conference for the Minority Lawyer, WAMBAC’s Statewide Diversity Conference is an opportunity for legal professionals to convene, learn about and discuss ideas, trends, and issues impacting and affecting diversity in the legal profession. Our theme for the 2015 conference is “Diversity is Good Business”.

2/6-2/7: Don’t forget the Northwest Public Service Career Fair

For twenty-five years, the NW Public Service Career Fair has linked law students & alumni with opportunities to make a difference.  We typically have more than 50 non-profits & government offices and more than 500 students & alumni from our 11 schools participating in the fairs. Help today’s clients and inspire tomorrow’s justice seekers.

In the morning during the Table Talk portion of the fairs, employers are available to talk to students who approach their tables.  This is a great opportunity for students to find out more about what different organizations do, to find out about a particular area of the law, to get a feel for different office cultures, and perhaps to impress someone enough to get hired.  There are always employers who participate in the table talk but not in the pre-scheduled interviews.  Table talk is not a formal interview, but it is a time for employers to meet and connect based on shared interests. There will also be interviews happening for students who submitted application material by the January 19 deadline.

2/9: Gates Public Service Law Speaker Series – Why Prosecutors Might Do Bad Things? with Professor Alafair Burke

Professor Burke, Professor of Law and Hofstra Research Fellow at Hofstra University teaches criminal law and criminal procedure subjects. Her research intersects criminal law and procedure and focuses on policing and prosecutorial policies. She has written about prosecutorial decision making, community policing and non-punitive responses to crime problems, and the criminal law’s treatment of domestic violence, both in punishing batterers and in explaining the conduct of battered women.

Before joining the law school faculty in 2001, Professor Burke served as a deputy district attorney in Portland, Oregon, where she tried more than 30 criminal cases, primarily against domestic violence offenders, and helped innovate neighborhood-based prosecution methods.

Co-sponsored by the King County Prosecutor’s Office

RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu

2/27: NALSA Salmon Bingo Dinner

The Native American Law Student Association at UW Law invites you to attend Salmon Bingo. Our annual Salmon Bingo Dinner will be held on February 27th from 5:30PM-8:30PM at the Ethnic Cultural Center on UW’s campus (3931 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105).

We will be having sides from Off the Rez and cedar smoked salmon along with jovial games of Bingo with prizes.

TICKET SALES: Tickets will be $10.00 per person/ $5.00 for children who will eat dinner/free for children who will not eat. Pre-sale for practitioners and faculty has begun. Please reserve your ticket now, because sales will be open to students on February 10th. We have limited space at this event and when we are sold out, we cannot open sales for more seats. (Please inform us if you will have children attend, so that we can ensure to accommodate them with appropriate Bingo prizes.)

We hope to see you soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Crys O’Grady at crystalo@uw.edu or (650) 269-5909.