Archive for Public Interest Jobs

Job’o’th’week (Entry-Level Edition)

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For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or national origin.

The ACLU seeks to hire an attorney for its Voting Rights Project, for a two-year period beginning in early 2017.

Is this the perfect opportunity for you? Head to PSJD for more info.

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Job’o’th’week (Fellowship Edition)

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*New Fellowship Alert*

The Center for Animal Law Studies and the Animal Law Clinic at Lewis and Clark Law School are pleased to announce a new two-year fellowship. The Animal Law Clinic is launching the Aquatic Animal Law Initiative ( AALI ) and is looking for an experienced attorney. The fellow will report to the Clinic’s director, Kathy Hessler, and will work closely to support AALI and program innovation. This will include creative and high level case development and management, outreach efforts to stakeholder communities, and clinic curriculum development. The fellow will also work with students to develop their skills, and provide strategic leadership for growth and development, including fundraising.

Is this the fellowship of your dreams? If so, take a look at the full post on PSJD.

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Job’o’th’week (Internship Edition) – Immigration Legal Intern

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Our Immigration & Citizenship Program is seeking legal intern during the fall school semester (September 5th – December 9th). The Legal Intern will play a vital role in our direct representation legal program, as well as in our large scale application Forums and Workshops. Our program is deeply embedded within the Houston immigrant community, and our Legal Intern will have the opportunity to interact with Houston-area immigrants seeking legal assistance on a daily basis. The position will be based at the Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center located in the Gulfton area of Houston as well as our Ripley House location on Navigation Blvd. near downtown Houston.

Does this sound like the opportunity for you? You can find the full post on PSJD.

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Job’o’th’week (Entry-Level Edition) – NYC Conflicts of Interest Board

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The New York City Conflicts of Interest Board is seeking an Attorney for its Legal Advice Unit. The Board is an independent City agency and is responsible for administering and enforcing the City’s conflicts of interest and financial disclosure laws. (See the Board’s website at http://nyc.gov/ethics). The Board’s legal staff, consisting of eight attorneys, gives advice to the City’s public servants about whether their proposed conduct conforms to the requirements of the conflicts law, and also prosecutes suspected violations of the law. Under the supervision of the Board’s General Counsel, the successful candidate will conduct legal research; draft advisory opinions and staff letters; provide oral advice to City employees; and conduct training sessions. The successful candidate will also give written and oral advice regarding Local Law 16 of 2006, the restriction on gifts from lobbyists. Under the supervision of its Executive Director, the Board’s legal staff functions as a collegial, high quality law firm. The successful candidate must possess the maturity, discretion, and judgment necessary for the handling of a myriad of sensitive, and often confidential matters, and for the advising of public servants at all levels, including senior elected and appointed officials.

If this sounds like the fellowship for you, head to PSJD to check out the full post and apply. (Rolling Deadline)

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Job’o’th’week (Fellowship Edition) – Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)

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Thousands of children come to the United States each year without a parent or legal guardian. Children placed in immigration court removal proceedings most often face court alone – without the help of a lawyer. Many of these children have been victims of abuse, abandonment, neglect, human trafficking or persecution—but need a lawyer to help them present their case in court to obtain relief from deportation and to navigate the complexities of the U.S. legal system. KIND’s mission is to find pro bono counsel for these children.

If this sounds like the fellowship for you, head to PSJD to check out the full post and apply. (Rolling Deadline)

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Job’o’th’week (Internship) – Center for Children’s Law & Policy (CCLP)

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The Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) seeks first- and second-year law student applicants for its summer internship program. CCLP is a public interest law and policy organization focused on reform of juvenile justice and other systems that affect troubled and at-risk children, and protection of the rights of children in those systems. The Center’s work covers a range of activities including research, writing, public education, media advocacy, training, technical assistance, administrative and legislative advocacy, and litigation. Based in Washington, DC, the Center’s staff work with federal, state, and local officials throughout the country on a range of issues that include reducing the unnecessary incarceration of youth, promoting racial and ethnic justice, and eliminating dangerous and inhumane conditions in facilities that house children.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD (Application Deadline February 1, 2017).

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Job’o’th’week (Experienced Edition) – Brennan Center for Justice

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The Brennan Center for Justice (New York, NY) seeks a mid-level or senior attorney, with a minimum of five years’ experience in the legal, academic, governmental or nonprofit advocacy sectors, for a three-year Fellowship. The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Fellow will work as an attorney in the Democracy Program, primarily on the Voting Rights and Elections team, which works to ensure that voting is free, fair, and accessible for all citizens of the United States.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: August 26, 2016).

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Job’o’th’week (Entry Level Edition) – CASA de Maryland, Inc.

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A CASA de Maryland staff attorney is on the front line in defending immigrant workers against abuse by employers, the police and immigration officials. This is an excellent opportunity to build your legal skills, build power in the immigrant community, make a lasting difference in the state of Maryland and to work with a dynamic group of paralegals, lawyers, organizers and social service staff in a friendly, fast-paced, bi-lingual and multi-cultural office.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: Rolling)

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Job’o’th’week (Fellowship Edition) – Conservation Law Center

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The Conservation Law Center (CLC) (Bloomington, IN) employs Conservation Law Fellows to assist in its conservation law practice. The practice includes litigation, conservation transactions, the preparation of comments on proposed agency actions and rules, research, and analysis of legislation. Fellows also assist as needed in all aspects of the operation of the CLC.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: July 31, 2016)

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DOJ hosting two informational webinars about their Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP)

The US DOJ is hosting two informational webinars answering questions about their Attorney General’s Honors Program and the Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP).  SLIP is the paid summer internship program, and the DOJ Honors Program is the DOJ’s entry-level attorney recruiting tool.  Participants need to RSVP by August 3, 2016 to Kim.Person@usdoj.gov.  The applications for the Honors Program and SLIP open on Sunday, July 31, 2016 and close on September 6, 2016.

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You’re Invited to a Webinar Answering Questions on:
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HONORS PROGRAM AND SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM AT THE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Hosted by: Rena J. Cervoni, Deputy Director and Trisha A. Fillbach, Assistant Director Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management
During the webinars, participants will:
•Obtain a brief overview of this year’s programs;
•Receive answers to questions about the application; and
•Gain an understanding of the hiring timeline.
* Participants are encouraged to review the application prior to the webinars.

* Please RSVP to Kim.Person@usdoj.gov for one session by Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Please include your name, law school attended, and the webinar date you choose to attend. (Participation is limited to the first 100 respondents for each session.)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time) or 3:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time)

Below are also the links to each program’s information page.  It includes participating offices and the number of available positions. 

HP:   www.justice.gov/legal-careers/entry-level-attorneys

SLIP:  www.justice.gov/legal-careers/summer-law-intern-program

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