Archive for Public Interest Jobs

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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Job’o’th’week (Internship Edition) – Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

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Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLESPA) is seeking Fall 2016 interns. CLSEPA’s housing staff strives to safeguard decent and affordable housing by working with individual clients and their families to resolve specific housing problems. They counsel and represent tenants in order to help tenants eliminate unsafe and unhealthy housing conditions.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: August, 5 2016)

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Job’o’th’week (Entry Level Edition) – Legal Aid Society of Nassau County

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The Legal Aid Society of Nassau County (Hempstead, NY) is seeking entry-level attorneys or recent law graduates for a criminal defense trial attorney position. New attorneys practice in the Society’s District Court Bureau, which handles misdemeanor and violation level offenses.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: July 29, 2016).

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Equal Justice Works Class of 2016 Fellows

The 62 2016 Class of Equal Justice Fellows come from 34 schools and will work in 19 issue areas.  Fourteen schools had multiple awards: University of Minnesota Law School (4), Northeastern University School of Law (4), Georgetown University Law Center (4), University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (4), University of Texas School of Law (3), New York University School of Law (3), American University Washington College of Law (3), Harvard Law School (3), University of Washington School of Law (3), Columbia Law School (3), University of Houston Law Center (2), Yale Law School (2), University of Michigan Law School (2), and University of Chicago Law School (2).

The largest issue area is Immigrant Populations, with 12 projects based in organizations from Massachusetts and Minnesota to Texas and California. Children/Youth, Veterans, and Disability Rights were the next most commonly funded issue areas encompassing 19 projects.  Funded projects are located primarily on the east and west coasts and Texas, with a few notable exceptions.  Two immigrant populations projects will be housed at the National Immigrant Justice Center in Goshen, IN and the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN; a pro se and other legal representation systems project will be housed at the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services in Nashville, TN; and a health care/medical-legal partnership project will be housed at the Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. in Rockford, IL.

Funding for these fellowships comes from law firms, corporations, foundations, and anonymous donors.  The most prevalent funding source is private law firms, with Greenberg Traurig, LLP contributing to all or a part of 8 fellowships.

By comparison, there were 53 Fellows in the Class of 2015, hailing from 31 schools.  These projects addressed 17 issue areas, with housing being the most prevalent issue.

Congratulations to the 2016 Equal Justice Works Fellows!  They will be doing outstanding work in their communities.

And the 2017 application is now open.  Visit the Equal Justice Works Fellowship page to download the application guide, view sponsor preferences and sign up for an application webinar.

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Job’o’th’week (Experienced Edition) – Americans for Immigrant Justice

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Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice – formerly FIAC) is seeking a qualified, full time Supervising Attorney for its work with unaccompanied immigrant children. AI Justice, a not-for-profit law firm founded in 1996 to protect and promote the basic human rights of immigrants, has a multicultural and a multilingual staff. AI Justice works closely with traditional civil rights organizations as well as with grassroots organizations and local, state and national government officials to effect positive change in immigration policies.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: July 25, 2016).

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Job’o’th’week (Entry/Lateral Level) – Murphy Anderson PLLC

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Murphy Anderson is accepting applications for an immediate opening for an associate in their Washington, DC office. Murphy Anderson PLLC is a collegial, fast-paced and innovative public-interest law firm.  Firm lawyers practice labor, employment and whistleblower law.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full posting on PSJD. (Application Deadline: July 15, 2016)

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Job’o’th’week (Experienced Edition) – South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.

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South Coastal Counties Legal Services (SCCLS), an established non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal aid to low-income and elderly clients in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands, is seeking experienced attorneys, to serve clients with family, housing and /or benefits issues from our Bristol County offices.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: July 4, 2016).

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Job’o’th’week (Fellowship Sponsor) – Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.

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Advocates for Children of New York, Inc. (AFC) is seeking a Post-Graduate Legal Fellow to work in one or more of the following areas: Direct representation of individual students and parents in school-related matters, including special education hearings and suspension hearings; Community education and training for students, parents, and professionals on students’ and parents’ rights; and/or Policy reform to address systemic barriers to quality education for NYC students. AFC is a not-for-profit organization that works in partnership with New York City’s most disadvantaged families to secure quality public education services.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: June 30, 2016).

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Job’o’th’week (Entry Level) – Street Law, Inc.

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Street Law (located in Silver Spring, MD) is seeking a full-time program director to implement their Legal Diversity Pipeline Programs with law firms and corporate legal departments. Their Legal Diversity Pipeline Programs match diverse high schools across the country with law firms or corporate legal departments in their communities.  Volunteer legal professionals teach students about the law and legal careers and provide support and encouragement for the students to pursue legal careers.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: June 22, 2016).

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