Job o’ the Day: John T. Gorman Foundation Fellowship with Pine Tree Legal Assistance’s KIDS LEGAL Project

From the PSJD job posting:

With generous funding support from the John T. Gorman Foundation, Pine Tree announces the availability of a two-year attorney fellowship position, starting September 2013.   The position is intended for an attorney with less than 3 years of experience (including clerkships). The fellowship will be housed within Pine Tree’s KIDS LEGAL project and will focus on advocacy, training and outreach specific to the educational needs of low-income youth in public high schools, with the goal of helping them better prepare for successful adulthood.  The position can be housed in any one of the following Pine Tree offices: Lewiston, Augusta, Bangor, Machias or Presque Isle. (The Portland office does not have space to accommodate the position.) 

The specific responsibilities of the Fellow will include:

  • Handle a minimum caseload of  50 educational matters per year;
  • Conduct a minimum of 5 trainings on educational rights/responsibilities for parents and stakeholder organizations;
  • Provide a minimum of 30 free case consultations/year to local professionals who have questions about educational challenges facing their client population; and
  • Expand the self-help tools and resources on www.kidslegal.org based on new legal developments and their experience working with local families.

All applicants should be admitted to the Maine bar or be eligible to practice in Maine under Rule 89(c) of the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure. The ideal candidate will also have strong academic credentials and previous experience as a teacher or in other work with at-risk youth.   All applicants must write a 250 word project proposal describing the specific student population and/or schools that will be the focus of their work, if they are selected.

Applications are being accepted until July 31, 2013. For more information, view the full job listing at PSJD.org (log-in required).

 

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