Archive for October, 2017

PSJD Public Interest News Digest – October 13, 2017

Sam Halpert, NALP Director of Public Service Initiatives

Hello there, interested public! It’s Friday again, and our world has been pretty busy this week–particularly in relation to student loans and structural issues related to public defender services. To see what I mean, read on!

Until next week,

Student Loans & Consumer Law

Conflict on Campus

Law & Technology

Pro Bono

Disaster Response

Civil Justice

Criminal Justice

Music Bonus!

This week, it’s a classic film bonus also!


Job’o’th’Week (Experienced Edition)

Help Wanted

Photo: Brenda Gottesman – CC License

General Tribal Attorney

The Organization

The Nisqually Indian Tribe is known for its innovative programs to restore and protect the Nisqually River and Puget Sound as well as its efforts to build a vibrant economy and create jobs for its community. Messages can be sent to Leighanna Scott.

The Position

Assist and advise the Nisqually Tribal Council, Legal Department Director, and tribal departments in the legal matters related to the management, affairs, and interests of the Tribe.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice and services to Tribal Council.
  • Coordinate with Director to provide legal advice and assistance to tribal law enforcement; tribal court; the Indian child welfare department; the tribal health clinic; and other administrative departments (social services, education, personnel, accounting, planning, etc.)
  • Coordinate with Director in the negotiation of agreements with other state and local governments.
  • Advise Tribal Council regarding compliance with applicable federal, state, and tribal laws, grant and contractual obligations, internal policies.
  • Review, advise and coordinate execution of contracts entered into by Nisqually Tribe.
  • Collaborate with Tribal Council to create, modify, and facilitate enforcement of tribal laws, codes, and policy.
  • Provide legal advice to Tribal Council related to employment classification and dispute resolution.
  • Review contracts and draft ordinances, legal briefs, memorandums, policies, codes, resolutions, and other legal documents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Ready for this new opportunity? Check it out here on PSJD.


PSJD Public Interest News Digest – October 6, 2017

Sam Halpert, NALP Director of Public Service Initiatives

Happy Friday, everyone! I and many other NALP staffers will be out of the office today for the NALP Summit on Emerging Careers for Law Grads. In keeping with today’s theme, therefore, some choice words from legal futurist Richard Susskind:

“[I]f you’re interested in access to justice, there’s never been a better time because you can greatly change the way in which we deliver access to justice.”

Richard Susskind, in remarks to the Indiana State Bar Association (28 Sept. 2017)


Student Loans

Disaster Relief

Civil Access to Justice

Criminal Justice

Music Bonus!

And now, some parting words from Leonard Cohen:


Job’o’th’Week (Entry-Level Edition)

Help Wanted

Photo: Brenda Gottesman – CC License

Staff Attorney (Appellate) 

The Organization: 

The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center (MJC) is accepting applications for an appellate staff attorney position in its Washington, D.C. office. MJC is a public interest law firm that litigates high-impact civil rights and systemic reform cases in courts around the country. Working in collaboration with four other MJC offices, the Washington D.C. office is part of the firm’s Appellate Project, which seeks to advance criminal and racial justice through litigation before federal and state courts of appeal and the Supreme Court of the United States. For more information about MJC and its past work, click here.

The Position:

MJC is looking for an attorney with one to three years of experience, who is passionate about both criminal justice issues and appellate work. The successful candidate will work on appeals that concern a broad array of issues, including prisoner and detainee rights, police misconduct, constitutional rights of accused persons, and religious discrimination at the border. Specific responsibilities include:

Know you would be a stellar fit for the position? See the full post on PSJD.