Job o' the Day: Contract Attorney at Legal Services of Northern California in Sacramento!

Founded in 1956, Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) provides high quality civil legal assistance to the poor, elderly, and people with disabilities in 23 northern California counties.  The Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act project addresses the enormous imbalance of representation in judicial evictions by providing representation to tenant litigants. LSNC will operate one of seven pilot projects funded through the Act.  Attorneys working with the Sacramento project will provide direct representation to defendants  in eviction proceedings in Sacramento County courts.

Under supervision of the Supervising Attorney, will participate in all aspects of litigation including, but not limited to: client interviews, factual investigation, legal research, discovery, preparation of legal documents, negotiations, trials, and appellate work in both State and Federal Courts; provide legal advice to individual clients, and general legal information to eligible community groups as well as to the public in general.

Interested? Find out how to apply at PSLawNet!


Job o' the Day: Staff Attorney at Communities for a Better Environment in Oakland, CA!

Communities for a Better Environment is looking to hire a staff attorney to prosecute environmental lawsuits in state and federal courts on behalf of CBE.

CBE is a California environmental health and justice organization that combines grassroots organizing, legal advocacy, and science-based research to achieve its goals.  CBE’s mission is to build power in urban communities of color and low-income communities to achieve environmental health and justice by reducing pollution and building healthy and sustainable communities.

The legal department focuses largely on energy (both encouraging alternative energy and phasing out fossil fuel dependence) and establishing more effective and sustainable local land use and air pollution regulation.

To learn how to apply, visit PSLawNet!


Job o' the Day: Assistant Director of Career Development at UC Irvine School of Law!

The Student Affairs Officer for the Career Services at UC Irvine School of Law is responsible for developing and coordinating job opportunities for students, with a particular emphasis on law firm and corporate counsel placement.

Also, the Assistant Director will develop and interpret internal and external policies affecting the operations of the Career Development Office, make recommendations and implements decision on administrative/operational issues affecting strategically important department functions.

The Assistant Director will also develop goals to meet the department’s objectives, provide employment counseling and career education for law students, develop relations with the legal employment community and expands the traditional and non-traditional employment market scope both substantively and geographically, and build relations with bar associations for networking and employment opportunities.

To learn more about what a typical day might look like for this position, read this. To apply, check out the listing at PSLawNet!


Job o' the Day: Low-Wage Worker Litigation Attorney at the Equal Justice Center in San Antonio, TX!

The Equal Justice Center, a public-interest employment rights law firm and systemic justice advocacy organization, is seeking an employment litigation attorney for its office in San Antonio.

The attorney will join EJC’s staff of nine attorneys and will primarily engage in plaintiffs’ employment litigation representing low-wage working men and women to enforce basic employment rights, especially wage 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 and in the justice system.

To learn more about this position or to apply, check out the listing at PSLawNet!


Job o' the Day: Prosecutor for the City of Kansas City, Missouri!

The City of Kansas City, Missouri Law Department has open positions in its City Prosecutor’s Office and Litigation Section. 

An Assistant City Attorney grant position is available in the City Prosecutor Division of the City Attorney’s Office through the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.  The attorney will serve as the neighborhood prosecutor for the communities in the East Patrol Division of the City and be a member of the Neighborhood Prosecution Team.  Neighborhood prosecution is designed to reduce crime, engage citizens, and utilize limited resources in the most efficient manner to make our neighborhoods safer.

A general litigator in the litigation section at the Assistant City Attorney level will appear as first chair before state and federal courts, including jury and bench trials in relatively less complex cases. The litigator will be responsible for the case from the initial filing of the petition or complaint, through the appeals stage. The litigator works with legal investigators to investigate the case, prepares all pleadings, engages in discovery, and works the case through trial and beyond as appropriate. The litigator will meet with department personnel in preparing and trying cases.

To learn how to apply, check the listing at PSLawNet!


Job o' the Day: Caregiver Attorney at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in LA!

Bet Tzedek is currently looking for a time-limited Staff Attorney (Attorney I) to work exclusively with the Family Caregiver Project, which is part of the organization’s Elder Law Unit.

The attorney will work with project staff to protect the rights of elders and dependent adults, and will provide direct legal services, conduct outreach and education, and participate in policy and legislative advocacy.

The attorney will spend approximately 60% of his/her time as a key staff member of Bet Tzedek’s Transitions Program, an innovative new initiative to address the legal and other needs of developmental disabled adults and their aging caregiver-parents through direct legal services and through coordination with other non-profit and social services agencies. The other 40% of his/her time will be spent representing and advising family caregivers on government benefits issues relating to MediCal and In-Home Supportive Services.

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Job o' the Day: Summer 2012 PSLawNet Project Assistants in DC!

Yes, here’s another opportunity come work with us at NALP in D.C.! Here are the deets:

NALP is lookging for part-time summer project assistants to update and manage database content on its PSLawNet website. This is an ideal opportunity for law or graduate students who desire to supplement their income while interning or clerking in Washington, DC this summer.

PSLawNet is an online public interest/public sector resource center for law students and lawyers seeking internships, fellowships, or permanent positions. The site contains profiles of over 13,000 employer organizations and over 1,100 job listings, offering the most extensive listing of legal and law-related public service opportunities available anywhere.

We are seeking students with an interest in public interest law to assist us with data update and maintenance projects. Hours are flexible and can be arranged around an internship or other activity.

Since 2003, NALP has housed and administered PSLawNet. Founded in 1971 as the National Association for Law Placement, NALP is a nonprofit educational association of law schools and legal employers. NALP is dedicated to facilitating legal career counseling and planning, recruitment and retention, and the professional development of law students and lawyers.

Find out how to apply at PSLawNet!


Job o' the Day: Legal Counsel at the University of Mississippi Civil Legal Clinic!

The Civil Legal Clinic’s mission is to provide a capstone course at The University of Mississippi School of Law in which students learn skills that are essential to the competent practice of civil law, how to apply the law and theories learned in the classroom, and how to professionally interact with clients, lawyers and others by providing the highest quality legal assistance to indigent persons in civil matters.

The Civil Legal Clinic seeks to fill two legal counsel positions. These are professional positions, within a non-profit office and free legal clinic, in which the incumbent manages and litigates civil cases on behalf of low-income litigants, supervises and instructs law students in the practice of law, participates in policy research projects, and provides a variety of programmatic and administrative support in the Clinic.

To learn more about the position, check out the listing at PSLawNet!


Job o' the Day: Pro Bono Coordinator at Kids in Need of Defense in NYC!

Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative partnership among the Microsoft Corporation, Angelina Jolie and other interested philanthropists, law firms and corporate supporters. KIND is dedicated to providing both pro bono representation and positive systemic changes in law and policy to benefit unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. Launched in fall 2008, KIND is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

KIND seeks a Pro Bono Coordinator in New York City to help develop, maintain, and oversee the provision of pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied children through KIND’s network of major law firms and corporate partners.  This includes helping children to understand the immigration process and training volunteer attorneys to effectively represent individual child clients before immigration authorities.  The Pro Bono Coordinator’s role does not include direct legal representation.

Learn how to apply at PSLawNet!


Job o' the Day: Summer Internship at American Immigration Council in DC!

The Legal Action Center (LAC) of the American Immigration Council is looking for second-year law students to join the LAC staff as legal interns this summer. Interns must be dynamic, self-starters with strong research and writing skills and a commitment to the LAC’s mission.

Intern projects may include: monitoring and analyzing immigration decisions; legal research and memo writing; and drafting practice advisories, pleadings and briefs. The LAC advocates for fundamental fairness in U.S. immigration law. It is staffed by experienced immigration lawyers who play a leading role in immigration litigation across the country.

For more information, see the listing at PSLawNet!