Eastside Legal Assistance Program Seeking Domestic Violence Legal Program Managing Attorney, Position Open Until Filled
Are you an experienced attorney in the area of Domestic Violence and Family Law? Do you have experience in successfully managing employees, programs and volunteers? If the answer is yes, then ELAP has a dynamic opportunity for you to make equal access to justice in our community a reality by managing our Domestic Violence Legal Program. ELAP provides civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence (DV) throughout King County. As a member of the leadership team this position reports to the Executive Director.
Ziontz Chestnut Law Firm Seeking Entry-Level Associate Attorney
Small, well-established Seattle law firm seeks entry-level associate with a strong academic background and excellent research and writing skills to join its practice beginning in fall 2016. The firm primarily represents American Indian tribes, and also represents environmental organizations, businesses and individuals. Work on litigation, transactional and other matters with dedicated attorneys who enjoy their careers. Salary depends on qualifications. Please send your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample as a single PDF file by September 30, 2015, to Hiring Attorney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2101 4th Avenue, #1230, Seattle, WA, 98121.
National Indian Gaming Commission Seeking Records and Information Management Specialist, Due 9/2
As an independent federal regulatory agency, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) was established pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA).
The Commission’s primary mission is to work within the framework created by IGRA for the regulation of gaming activities conducted by tribes on Indian lands to fully realize IGRA’s goals. The NIGC offers an exciting, rewarding and challenging opportunity to be a part of positive interaction in Indian Country. The opportunity to work with Indian Nations, tribal regulatory partners and others within the Indian gaming community will offer experiences not offered anywhere else in the federal government.
Attention 1Ls and 2Ls! Environmental and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) Seeking Law Student Volunteer for ENRD Law Clerk Program, Due 9/6 (2Ls), 1/3 (1Ls and 2Ls)
ENRD invites 1L and 2L applicants to apply for volunteer (unpaid) legal internships in
ENRD’s Law Clerk Program. Applications for 8-week internships in Washington, D.C. for
Summer 2016 will be accepted from August 1, 2015 to September 6, 2015 (from 2L applicants)
and from December 1, 2015 to January 3, 2016 (for 1L and 2L applicants). Admission is rolling,
and 2L applicants who are not selected during the first period ending on September 6 will be
considered in the second period of applications.
Bayview/Hunters Point Community Legal Seeking Bilingual Spanish/English Staff Attorney, Priority Consideration to Applications Received Before 9/7
Bayview/Hunters Point Community Legal is the first nonprofit in the country to guarantee the ability to access legal representation for everyone living in a single neighborhood. We believe that everyone should be able to use the law to improve their lives and solve their problems. We believe that when this happens, poverty can be dramatically reduced.
We’re hiring a staff attorney to help us tackle the tough cases. This position will focus on family law cases, including domestic violence restraining orders, but will also include work in a variety of other subject areas. This position, like all our positions, also includes a significant volunteer management component: you will be expected to help train, mentor, and manage our legal volunteers.
Attention Rising 3Ls! Attorney General’s Honors Program Application Period Now Open for Entry-Level Attorneys, Due 9/8
The Attorney General’s Honors Program is the Department of Justice’s recruitment
program for entry-level attorneys, and is the only way DOJ hires law students directly out of law
school. Judicial law clerks, full-time graduate law program (LLM) students, and law school
graduates in qualifying full-time legal fellowships are also eligible. The first opportunity for law
students to apply for the Honors Program is the summer before their third year of law school.
For the 2015-2016 Attorney General’s Honors Program, the on-line centralized electronic
application opened on July 31, 2015, and will close on September 8, 2015. Environment and Natural Resources Division intends to fill 10 slots this year.
Alaska Supreme Court Clerkship for Fall 2016, Due 9/11
The Alaska Court System is accepting applications for Fall 2016 for the Alaska Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court is the appellate court of final authority in Alaska. There are five Supreme Court Justices. Four justices are located in Anchorage, one justice is in Fairbanks. The Court of Appeals hears appeals in criminal and quasi -criminal cases (such as juvenile delinquency cases). There are three appellate judges, all located in Anchorage. Judicial clerks conduct legal research and prepare memoranda of law for judges or justices. Positions commence mid-August to early September 2016.
Justice Craig Stowers will be conducting interviews for the whole Court at UW Law on Thursday, October 1, 2015. (Justice Stowers will become Chief Justice in July.)
To apply for positions in the Supreme Court and be considered for an interview with Chief Justice Stowers on October 1, applicants must submit the following: a cover letter, resume, a copy of all law school transcripts, and a brief writing sample which was not substantially edited by someone else. Two or three letters of recommendation from law professors or employers are also required to complete the application and be considered for an interview. All application material should be delivered to the Center for Public Service Law in Room 346 by Friday, September 11, 2015 at 5:00p.m. Please note this date is earlier than deadlines posted on the Court’s website.
You only need to submit one set of application materials, addressed to:
Chief Justice Craig Stowers
Alaska Supreme Court
303 K Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
To request letters of recommendation from UW Law faculty, please use the LOR Tracker.
General application guidelines and application procedures for lower courts can be found in guidelines set forth on the Alaska Courts webpage here.
If you are considering a post-graduate judicial clerkship and have not yet signed up for UW Law’s Class of 2016 judicial clerkship mailing list, please do so by clicking here and following the instructions. Please include your full name to expedite the approval of your subscription request. We often send information about judicial clerkships to this mailing list rather than the entire student body. As you may have heard, some judges begin reviewing applications outside of any established recruiting schedule. We collect this information and share it as much as we can, but it is important for you to also do your own research into courts and judges.
Law Students for Reproductive Justice Seeking Academic & Attorney Programs Coordinator, Due 9/30
Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) seeks a dedicated, motivated, skilled attorney to coordinate innovative national programs in core action areas of curriculum enrichment, community building, and professional development.
The Academic & Attorney Programs Coordinator (AAPC) will work closely with the Director of Academic & Professional Programs to oversee projects within the Curriculum Enrichment, Community Building, and Professional Development program areas. Projects include: Course Campaigns and Survey; Scholarship; Alumni and Attorney Outreach; and Continuing Legal Education (CLEs). This position has a national scope and offers abundant opportunities for professional growth in a supportive atmosphere.
Asylum Access Seeking Refugee Rights Toolkit Intern, Due 9/30
Asylum Access is an innovative nonprofit dedicated to realizing refugee rights in the Africa, Asia and Latin America through legal services, community legal empowerment, policy advocacy and litigation. The organization is currently seeking an intern to support the ongoing development of the Refugee Rights Toolkit.
The Refugee Rights Toolkit intern will be report directly to the Global Strategy and Operations Director and participate in developing a cutting-edge tool to support the development of refugee rights projects world-wide. In doing so, s/he will have the opportunity to lead dynamic research projects, work in a relaxed and supportive working environment, develop a solid understanding of the refugee rights and refugee response regime and receive mentoring by leading refugee rights lawyers and advocates.
Attention Rising 2Ls & 3Ls! Legal Foundation of Washington’s Goldmark Internship Program Now Accepting Applications, Paid Position, Due 10/16
The Goldmark Equal Justice Internship is a 10 week, paid summer internship for 2Ls and 3Ls. Created in honor of LFW’s second president, Charles Goldmark, the Goldmark Internship provides hands-on experience in providing legal aid through research, writing, casework, and client services. In addition to gaining valuable experience in public interest law, the Goldmark Intern receives an $8,000 stipend.
Please see LFW’s Goldmark Internship Program webpage for details of the host program site, Northwest Justice Project’s RISE project, which provides legal services to currently and recently incarcerated mothers.
Equal Rights Advocates Offering Ruth Chance Law Fellowship, Due 10/26
ERA is now accepting applications for our one-to-two-year in-house Ruth Chance Law Fellowship for the period beginning in the fall of 2016.
The Ruth Chance Law Fellowship is an entry level position for a recent law school graduate, which offers the opportunity to obtain training and experience in litigation and other aspects of public interest practice. As a member of the legal team at ERA, the Ruth Chance Law Fellow oversees the Advice and Counseling program, assists other attorneys with litigation and special projects, and participates in community outreach, public education, and policy advocacy efforts.
The Ruth Chance Law Fellow is a one- or two-year position (renewable by mutual agreement) beginning in August 2016. This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive public interest fellowship salary and excellent benefits, including three weeks paid vacation.
California Department of Justice Seeking Executive Office Legal Intern, Due 10/31
Legal Internships in the Attorney General’s Executive Office are designed for current law students who have completed at least one year of law school coursework. Internships are available in the Attorney General’s San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles Offices. These positions are unpaid and interns are responsible for their own transportation. Internships are available during the Summer term (application deadline: January 31st), the Fall term (application deadline: July 31st), and the Spring term (application deadline: October 31st). Interns are asked to dedicate at least 24 hours a week during the school year or 40 hours a week during the summer.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Seeking Research Assistant or Associate – Federal Budget and Tax Policy, Position Open Until Filled (Applicant Must Be Available to Start This Fall)
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nationally recognized non-profit that conducts research on budget, tax, and other issues and promotes policies to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people. We are seeking a Research Assistant or Associate (RA) – title commensurate with experience – to work with a team of highly skilled national policy analysts on a range of current federal budget, tax, and low-income policy issues.
The RA will collect and analyze data, develop written analyses and graphic presentations of findings, and use academic research and other resources. The RA will help prepare reports on, and analyses of, major decisions before Congress and the Executive Branch, examining the budget implications of such proposals, how their benefits would be distributed across different income groups, and the extent to which they will likely achieve their stated objectives. The RA will also work on projects for Policy Futures, a new Center initiative that focuses on medium- and long-term policy challenges, particularly the link between budget choices and the need to boost economic security and opportunity for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. In addition, the RA will respond to information requests by policymakers, the media, and other national organizations.