Archive for November, 2017

PSJD Public Interest News Digest – November 17, 2017

Sam Halpert, NALP Director of Public Service Initiatives

Hello there, interested public! After a Veterans’ Day hiatus and some technical difficulties with the collection of woodland creatures that bring me the news, the Digest returns! Among other things, this week has seen minor disagreements between judges and defenders over caseloads in Michigan, and major ones in Missouri. Student loan debt was also a theme, as legislators in DC and Wisconsin floated new loan relief assistance plans.

Enjoy Thanksgiving next week; more from me here, after the holiday,
Sam

Student Loans

Federal Hiring

News in Canada

Access to Justice – Criminal

Access to Justice – Civil

 

Music Bonus!

Just because:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSW1kUtuVQk

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Job’o’th’Week (Experienced Edition)

Employment Rights Litigation Attorney

Help Wanted

The Equal Justice Center is a non-profit, public-interest employment rights law firm and systemic justice advocacy organization. The EJC’s mission is to empower low-income workers, families, and communities to achieve fair treatment in the workplace, in the justice system, and in the broader community – regardless of immigration status. With eleven attorneys in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas, the EJC gives low-wage working people the power to use plaintiffs’ employment litigation to enforce their wage rights and other basic employment rights as well as the power to reform public policies and private employment practices.

The Position

The Equal Justice Center—a public-interest employment rights law firm and systemic justice advocacy organization—is seeking an employment litigation attorney for its Dallas office. The attorney will join EJC’s staff of fourteen attorneys (Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio) and will primarily engage in plaintiffs’ employment litigation representing low-wage working people to enforce fundamental employment rights, especially: wage rights; protections against workplace sexual assault and harassment; and immigrant employment rights. The attorney will also play a vital role in the Equal Justice Center’s systemic reform advocacy to empower low-wage and immigrant workers—regardless of their immigration status—enabling them to win fair treatment in the workplace, in the justice system, and in the broader society.

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

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Job’o’th’Week (Entry Level Edition)

Help Wanted

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Staff Attorney

The Organization: 

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc. (SDVLP) is a public interest law firm whose mission is to involve the private bar in the delivery of free legal services in civil matters to indigent San Diego County residents. SDVLP is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to provide legal services to victims of domestic violence.

The Position:

The staff attorney will spend half of the week in a legal clinic setting at the El Cajon courthouse, and will spend the remaining half of the week in SDVLP’s main downtown office. The legal clinic assists domestic violence victims in completing and filing temporary restraining orders. In the main office, the staff attorney will provide representation to domestic violence victims in their family court matters. Additional job duties include recruiting, training and mentoring volunteers, and performing community outreach and education.

Know you have what it takes? See the full post on PSJD.

 

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PSJD Public Interest News Digest – November 3, 2017

Sam Halpert, NALP Director of Public Service Initiatives

Hello there, interested public! I hope everyone had a good National Pro Bono Week last week–there was lots to do here in DC, including the NALP/PSJD Public Service Mini-Conference and the Equal Justice Works Career Fair. Thanks to everyone who was able to attend, and especially to those of you who contributed to the week’s programming.

Now, let’s catch up on the news. Highlights include a Harvard Law Record report causing a stir at Harvard and more broadly about the legal academy’s proper role in society and ongoing dramas concerning student debt policy, cash bail in California, and public defenders’ responsibilities in Missouri.

Until next week,
Sam

Editor’s Pick: Harvard Law Record Challenges Harvard Law School to Assume Greater Social Responsibility

Student Loans

Disaster Legal Aid

Immigration

Access to Justice : Civil

Access to Justice : Criminal

Indigenous People & The Law

Music Bonus!

With compliments of the season:

https://youtu.be/sOnqjkJTMaA

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Job’o’th’Week (Fellowship Edition)

Help Wanted

Photo: Brenda Gottesman – CC License

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

The Organization

The PMF Program is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and is regulated by the Pathways Programs regulations in part 362 of Title 5, of the Code of Federal Regulations (5 CFR 362). Appointments are made in the excepted service under the Schedule D Hiring Authority.

The Position

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program seeks eligible individuals for assessment and potential subsequent selection as Finalists to obtain appointments as Fellows in the Federal Government. Presidential Management Fellows are assigned to work in a broad range of areas including public policy and administration, domestic and international issues, information technology, acquisition, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, privacy, cybersecurity, financial management, and many other fields in support of public service programs.

Is this your dream opportunity?  See the full-post on PSJD.

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