Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program Seeking Legal Externs for Winter, Spring, and Summer 2016 Quarters, Due 12/10, 2/15, 5/2 Respectively
The Volunteer Legal Services Program in Pierce County is a program of the Tacoma-‐Pierce County Bar Association funded by local contributors to the Tacoma-‐Pierce County Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded to support the Bar’s volunteer attorney program, and IOLTA/LawFund as a grantee of the Legal Foundation of Washington. The mission of the Volunteer Legal Services Program is to facilitate access to volunteer attorney advice and representation, as well as self-‐help materials and general legal information, for low-‐income individuals who have civil legal needs in Pierce County, Washington.
Northwest Health Law Advocates Seeking Health Justice Advocate, Due 12/13
Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA) is a Seattle-based non-profit organization that works to achieve accessible and affordable health care for all through policy and legal advocacy, public education and support to community-based organizations. Founded in 1999, NoHLA is a leader of consumer advocacy on health care issues Washington State.
We are seeking a full-time Health Justice Advocate to work on issues related to consumer involvement in Washington’s innovative and changing landscape of health care delivery systems, with the goal of securing access to quality health care for all, regardless of income, ability, language or national origin. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of health laws and experience as a health advocate; strong communication, research and writing skills; and the ability to work individually and in teams or coalitions. There will be opportunities to collaborate with advocates on a national level.
Attention Recent & Post Grads! Legal Aid Services of Oregon Seeking Part-Time Staff Attorney/Pro Bono Coordinator, Due 12/14
LASO is a non-profit organization that provides free legal assistance to low income clients in civil cases. The Portland Regional Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO-PRO) is seeking a part-time staff attorney with 3-10 years of experience to assist in the coordination of pro bono projects for the office. The position is grant funded at a .6 FTE (21 hours per week) for two years, and will be a .5 FTE (17.5 hours per week) permanent position thereafter.
The attorney in this position is responsible for creating and maintaining excellent relationships with the private bar and helping to operate the Volunteer Lawyers Project. The staff attorney/pro bono coordinator will be responsible for conducting client intake, recruiting and mentoring pro bono attorneys, coordinating the daily operation of the office’s pro bono projects and some contract management. The functions of this position will include advising clients on legal matters but will not generally include representing clients.
Attention Recent Grads! Assistant Attorney General Position Opening for Natural Resources Division in Olympia
The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is the chief legal officer for the state of Washington, serving more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor.
The Natural Resources Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office seeks an experienced attorney with an interest in natural resource management, environmental, contract, and real property law. This is a project position only funded through June 2017. The position represents the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Aquatic Resources Division, the manager of more than 2.6 million acres of state-owned aquatic lands. This area of practice will involve understanding and applying the state’s Aquatic Lands statutes in RCW Title 79; the State Environmental Policy Act; general principles of property law, including landlord-tenant law; federal law pertaining to watercourse boundaries, navigation, and commerce; environmental law; and the common law pertaining to the Public Trust Doctrine. The position involves client advice and diverse litigation in state and federal courts and administrative forums.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Seeking Applicants for Unpaid Patent Experience Externship Program, Due 12/16
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is seeking applications for the unpaid Patent Experience Externship Program (PEEP). Opportunities are available in all of the USPTO Offices: Alexandria, VA; San Jose, CA; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; and Dallas, TX.
The program is intended to give students an opportunity to experience what it’s like to work at PTO, as well as interact with experts in several disciplines, explore opportunities and develop or enhance personal and professional skills. This is an 8-week program with two sessions. The first session will begin on May 31, 2016 and will end on July 29, 2016. The second session will begin on June 13, 2016 and will end on August 12, 2016.
Center for Reproductive Rights Seeking Global Legal Program Summer 2016 Legal Intern, Due 12/18
The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all governments are legally obligated to respect, protect, and fulfill.
The Center’s Global Legal Program (GLP) is looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful and highly organized law student intern with a commitment to reproductive rights issues to engage in a variety of legal research and writing projects related to GLP’s fact-finding, advocacy, and litigation in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and at the United Nations. This internship, which will be based at our New York headquarters, will provide the successful candidate with experience using legal advocacy and international human rights law to advance reproductive rights around the world.
The internship is full-time, from June 2016 through August 2016. Interns are encouraged to seek outside funding for their internship. This internship is eligible for a small stipend if outside funding cannot be obtained.
City of Bellevue Seeking Assistant Director in Intergovernmental Relations, Due 12/18
The Assistant Director conducts research, provides strategic analysis, and develops policy recommendations and position papers for the City Council and City Manager related to intergovernmental and regional and state legislative issues. Coordinates with the Intergovernmental Relations Director to ensure alignment with the city’s overall intergovernmental strategic plan. Represents the City at assigned regional forums; provides support to regional committees; and acts as staff support for City Council members appointed to intergovernmental committees. Supports the Intergovernmental Director by overseeing the city’s internal cross-departmental regional issues cabinet: facilitates the identification of emerging issues, coordinates the monitoring of legislative proposals; develops and manages grants team; and ensures all representation on intergovernmental issues is aligned with the City’s overall strategic plan, vision, priorities and adopted policies.
National Lawyers Guild in San Francisco Seeking Law for the People Intern, Due 12/21
The National Lawyers Guild Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF) seeks an enthusiastic and administratively competent intern for the spring semester. The individual will gain access to the Bay Area progressive legal community and knowledge of challenges and attacks on human rights throughout the country. Includes working on issues such as demonstrations law (defending protesters), human rights, immigrant rights, anti-racism and queer/transgender rights. Also involves engaging with members of the NLGSF at events in various parts of the Bay Area.
The internship is a semester long, during which time the intern will assist office staff with general administrative duties and be assigned individual projects to complete during the semester.
Eastside Legal Assistance Program Seeking Family Law Intern, Due 12/22
The Eastside Legal Assistance Program (“ELAP”) is looking for a law student to intern in our Domestic Violence Legal Program (“DVLP”) for the Winter Quarter 2016.
ELAP is a non-profit organization that provides no-cost civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence, including related family law issues (such as custody, parenting plans, spousal support, etc.), throughout King County, Washington, and to low-income residents of East and Northeast King County. The intern will work with staff attorneys in the representation of clients, including providing assistance to draft pleadings and to interview clients, as well as to research points of law. By the conclusion of the internship, it is expected that the intern will craft a legal memorandum that can be used as a writing sample.
This position will provide experience in practical legal skills such as client interviewing, legal issue spotting, case development, and working with low-income clients. In addition, the intern will learn substantive and procedural aspects to family law practice, with an emphasis on representing domestic violence survivors. This position is unpaid but can be sponsored for academic credit if available through the student’s school.
Department of Finance and Administrative Services Recruiting for City of Seattle’s ADA Coordinator, Applications Due 12/29
The Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) is recruiting for the City’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II Coordinator.
This position will develop and manage a new Citywide program to proactively ensure the City’s programs and services are compliant with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable state and local disability rights laws. This new program will lead the City in policy-setting, coordination, and training for ADA compliance. This work will include establishing a governance structure to ensure the successful implementation and ongoing operation of the program. This position will serve as the point of contact for the public and other external constituents, as well as City departments, in fielding customer inquiries and requests, and coordinating with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights to address and mitigate any formal complaints. This position will also work closely with the Mayor, City Council and City Budget Office as they decide how best to allocate resources in support of ADA Title II compliance. ADA experts in the City Attorney’s Office will provide legal support to this position and program.