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Job’o’th’Week – Experienced Edition

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Staff Attorney

The Organization

We are a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations working together to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, public education, public policy, and program development in Montana. Incorporated in 1986, the Montana Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (MCADSV) is a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations working together to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, public education, public policy, and program development. Our mission is to support and facilitate networking among our member organizations while advocating for social change in Montana.

The Position

The SALS Staff Attorney is the lead staff person responsible for providing holistic, comprehensive, direct civil legal services to victims of sexual assault throughout Montana. The SALS program consists of the Staff Attorney, Public Policy/Legal Director (supervisor), and a legal assistant/victim advocate. This is a grant funded position currently funded through September 2019. Being licensed to practice law in Montana is a requirement for the position.

Ready to bust a move in Montana? Check out the full post on PSJD.

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A Very Special Job’o’th’Week (Fellowship Edition)

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2017 – 2018 PSJD FellowThe Organization

The PSJD Fellow is the principal manager and administrator of the PSJD.org website.  PSJD, which is a NALP initiative, is the nation’s largest public interest law jobs database, and also includes detailed information on thousands of public interest and government employers, as well as a library of resources to aid job seekers.

The Position

The Fellow has responsibilities for: development of online educational content, management of student interns, basic technology and data management, co-editing the PSJD Blog, using social media to promote PSJD, interacting with NALP members, delivering presentations about the public interest job search, and other tasks as they arise.

The PSJD Fellowship provides a wonderful opportunity for a public-interest minded law graduate who also has an interest in nonprofit administration and technology. Further, the fellowship offers a bird’s-eye view of the public interest arena for law graduates on public service career paths.

Ready to become a jolly good fellow? See the full post on PSJD.

 

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Job’o’th’Week (Entry-Level Edition)

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Staff Attorney

The Organization – Eviction Defense Network

No tenant should go to trial without a lawyer! We provide tenants with representation by lawyers experienced in eviction defense. Our fees for full representation are based on a sliding fee scale from $500 to $2500 depending on income and budget. We believe that all tenants should be represented by a well-prepared attorney no matter how much they can afford to pay.

If you have filed your answer yourself, or another agency has filed it for you, we can still represent you. If this is the case, please come to our office as soon as possible so we can meet with you.

The Position

QUALIFICATIONS SOUGHT

  • Active membership in the State Bar of California
  • 1-3 years litigation experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of landlord-tenant, housing law, rent control, and the eviction process preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of low-income persons
  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Ability to collaborate with other community agencies in the delivery of services
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, able to learn quickly

Ready to get to work? See the full post on PSJD.

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Job’o’th’Week (Fellowship Edition)

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Legal Clinic FellowshipsThe Organization

UDC-DCSL is the USA’s most clinically-oriented law school, one of the nation’s most diverse law schools, and is devoted to recruiting and training students who are committed to public service. Its legislatively mandated mission is to to recruit and train as lawyers students from racial, ethnic and other groups traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession and to do so, to the degree feasible, through the representation of low-income people and the public interest in a clinical setting.

The Position

The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities in the following legal clinics:

Community Development and Housing

Immigration

Juvenile and Special Education Law

Tax

LL.M. Program Description

The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law has an excellent, nationally ranked clinical education program where each J.D. candidate must complete two seven-credit clinics to graduate. LL.M. candidates work closely with experienced faculty members to teach and supervise clinic students learning substantive law and practice skills. In addition, over the course of the two- year program, fellows in the LL.M. program must complete a scholarly work of publishable quality, or a project designed to stimulate systems change.

The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, legal scholarship, public interest law, and systems change. The focus of the program is to provide fellows with a foundation in clinical education practices and to strengthen their lawyering and advocacy skills.

Is this the fellowship that you’ve been waiting for? See the full post on PSJD.

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Job’o’th’Week (Internship Edition)

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Legal Intern

The Organization

The National Institute for Reproductive Health works across the country to increase access to reproductive health care by changing public policy, galvanizing public support, and normalizing women’s decisions to have abortions and use contraception. Believing that a bottom-up strategy is necessary to create lasting change, we work through a partnership model, providing support in the form of funding, capacity building, strategic guidance, and technical assistance and building connections between and among partner organizations at the local, state, and national levels.

The Position

The law clerk/legal intern should expect to engage in policy analysis of key pieces of state legislation across the country; perform legal research and draft legal memoranda to advance our policy priorities; and gain experience working in state and national coalitions working to advance reproductive rights.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Policy analysis of bills affecting reproductive rights on the state level;
  • Legislative tracking of related bills in key states;
  • Legal research and writing.

Qualifications:

  • Second- or third-year law student;
  • A commitment to and knowledge of reproductive health and rights is preferred but not required;
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills;
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in the legislative process
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including exceptional attention to detail; and
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Is this the perfect internship to kick off your legal career? See the full post on PSJD.

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Job’o’th’Week (Experienced Edition)

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Assistant General Counsel

The Organization

The State Fiscal Accountability Authority was created by Act 121, the Restructuring Act of 2014. The agency is led by the five members of the Authority, and is comprised of the Insurance Reserve Fund and the Division of Procurement Services. An independent auditing function is administered through the Office of the State Auditor.

The Position

Do you enjoy complex, varied, and intellectually challenging legal work? Looking for work/life balance and a collegial environment? This position offers all that and more, including the stability and benefits package associated with state government employment.

The South Carolina State Fiscal Accountability Authority is seeking a dynamic, highly-motivated and experienced lawyer to support the program charged with the development, award, and administration of State government contracts, especially in the areas of information technology services and software licensing. The responsibilities of this position will include: (1) drafting, negotiating and advising program clients relative to complex government contracts; (2) drafting, negotiating and advising program clients relative to information technology, cloud computing, software licensing, consulting services, product support, non-disclosure, and other agreements between State government agencies and private sector vendors; (3) providing strategic advice on legal considerations associated with newly emerging information technology business models; and (4) providing strategic advice and guidance on rapidly changing privacy, security, and other policy issues impacting government procurement of information technology products, services, and software.

Is this the opportunity you’ve been waiting on? See the full post on PSJD.

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Job’o’th’Week (Entry-Level Edition)

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Attorney 2

The Organization

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission enforces commonwealth laws that prohibit discrimination: the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, which encompasses employment, housing, commercial property, education and public accommodations; and the Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act, which is specific to postsecondary education and secondary vocational and trade schools.

The Position

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Human Relations Commission, has an immediate need to staff an Attorney 2 vacancy in their Philadelphia Regional Office.

The successful candidate serves as Assistant Chief Counsel assigned to a PHRC Regional Office and provides all necessary legal support to the Commission as it carries out its non-discretionary investigative function and its discretionary prosecutorial and adjudicative function.

An experienced Attorney 2 should be able to perform routine work with minimum supervision. Greater supervision is given as needed, especially for work involving novel or complex issues.

Is this the opportunity you’ve been waiting on? See the full post on PSJD.

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Job’o’th’Week (Fellowship Edition)

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Veterans Legal Corps Fellow

The Organization 

The Veteran Advocacy Project provides free civil legal services to low-income veterans, with a focus on those living with Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, and substance use issues. We are partnered with VA hospitals, health clinics, and local veterans’ groups to reach servicemembers where they are. While our attorneys tackle the legal challenges, our advocates ensure that our clients are connected to appropriate social services. With a dedicated team, the project allows veterans to achieve the stability needed to regain their health and rebuild their lives.

The Position

The Veteran Advocacy Project seeks a law graduate to serve as an AmeriCorps Fellow for the 2016-2017 program year. This fellowship is available due to a partnership between Equal Justice Works and AmeriCorps through which legal assistance is provided to veterans and military families across the nation. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.

Ready to apply? See the full post on PSJD.

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*Special Edition* Job’o’th’Week (N. Dakota Water Protection Attorney Positions)

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Criminal Ground Coordinator

An attorney based on site at Oceti Sakowin who will work with experienced mass defense lawyers and local lawyers to implement and coordinate criminal representation and an effective mass defense strategy. Compensation is available and will be commensurate with both experience and need.

  • Assign tasks to on-site attorneys including jail advisements, meet with Public Defender’s (PD’s) office, jail visits
  • Work with Court Support Coordinator to maintain arrestee database, evidence database, arrestee listserv, and assist with arrestee meetings
  • Work with the Remote Volunteer Coordinator to assign criminal cases to attorneys, to assign research and drafting tasks and oversee motions/a brief bank
  • Coordination with local lawyers, PD
  • Coordination/negotiation with law enforcement
  • Coordination with Tribal entities
  • Coordinate with Oceti Sakowin, Red Warrior, Sacred Stone and other camps and organizations on-site such as Honor the Earth and the Indigenous Environmental Network
  • Work with communications coordinator to keep remote legal team updated and on public messaging
  • Supervise Legal Observers as appropriate
  • Report to Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) Criminal Liaison on WPLC Board

Apply by November 26, 2016 to:

Water Protector Legal Collective at waterprotectorlegalhiring@gmail.com

Please include “Criminal Ground Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.

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Job’o’th’Week (Internship Edition)

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Summer 2017 Legal Internship

The Organization: 

The Georgia Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit law office in Atlanta dedicated to providing free, high-quality representation to death-sentenced men and women in their state and federal habeas and clemency proceedings. The Georgia Resource Center is responsible for ensuring that all of Georgia’s death sentenced prisoners have meaningful and vigorous representation at this critical stage of death penalty case review.

The Position: 

Interns directly assist in all aspects of GRC’s work, including interviewing witnesses, compiling life histories, visiting clients, conducting legal research, and drafting memos and briefs. Interns often have the opportunity to attend court proceedings, such as state-court evidentiary hearings and oral arguments before the Georgia Supreme Court and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. We seek highly-motivated, public-interest-oriented law students with a passion for indigent defense and human rights to be our summer interns. Previous experience working with prisoners or individuals with mental health issues is a plus, as is professional experience prior to law school. The candidates we hire must have excellent legal writing and research skills, be at ease around all types of people, and ready for any task.

Ready to apply? Find the full post on PSJD.

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