Albany Law School’s Law Clinic & Justice Center seeks a Fellow to provide legal advocacy services to Family Violence Litigation Clinic & Immigration Project clients and perform other related duties pursuant to grants and contracts. The Family Violence Litigation Clinic & Immigration Project teaches law students practical lawyering skills in the context of Family Court and immigration proceedings at which students represent individuals who have been victimized by violence by intimate partners or family members. Additionally, the Fellow will assist the Director with research and analysis on long-term projects. This position begins July 1, 2014 and lasts for one year.

Qualified candidates will possess a JD degree and admission to the New York State bar or expected admission by January 2015.  Practical legal experience in family law is preferred. 

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, by May 9, 2014, to: 

Albany Law School

Director of Human Resources

80 New Scotland Avenue

Albany, NY 12208-3494

Fax: (518) 445-3262

E-mail: humanresources@albanylaw.edu

CAIR Coalition is the only non-profit organization in the Washington, D.C. area with a legal services program focused exclusively on assisting immigrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Virginia and Maryland, and unaccompanied immigrant children held in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement in Virginia. We seek a Supervising Attorney in our Detained Children’s Program.

Job Description:

The Detained Children’s Program Supervising Attorney oversees the program, ensuring effective implementation of the program and compliance with CAIR Coalition’s Detained Children Services (DCS) federal contract. The Supervising Attorney provides direct supervision to two staff attorneys and one legal assistant. Job responsibilities include the provision of direct legal services to detained youth, recruitment and mentoring of pro bono attorneys representing youth referred by CAIR Coalition, and training and outreach efforts. This position reports to the Legal Director.

Responsibilities include:

  • Direct legal services: Work with staff to identify in-house representation opportunities and manage in-house cases, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, U and T visa cases. Oversee the provision of legal service provision to unaccompanied youth at three Office of Refugee Resettlement facilities in Virginia as well as the long term foster care program in Richmond. Legal services include Know Your Rights presentations, individual intake, and case follow-up for unaccompanied children. Appear as “friend of the court” for minors appearing on the juvenile docket at the Immigration Court in Arlington, Virginia. Maintain and develop relevant stakeholder relationships.
  • Pro Bono Services: Conduct outreach to increase partnerships with area law firms and law schools and manage existing relationships. Provide training opportunities to pro bono partners and maintain and develop resources for pro bono partners. Maintain and enhance effective pro bono mentorship. Work with staff to identify cases for pro bono placement and mentor pro bono attorneys throughout the life of each case. Oversee staff attorneys providing pro bono mentorship.
  • Program management: Conduct weekly meetings with supervisees. Prepare regular reports to CAIR Coalition Board. Oversee program reporting to the Vera Institute of Justice and ensure compliance with contractual obligations.

Requirements: 

  • JD and three to five years’ experience in the practice of immigration law required. Must have experience in representation of immigrant youth, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, and T and U visas.
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred
  • Written and oral Spanish fluency required.
  • Driver’s license required.

Salary and Benefits:

Commensurate with experience, plus a generous benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, four weeks vacation plus all federal holidays. 

Application process:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Heidi Altman at haltman@caircoalition.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

The Office of Administrative Hearings has vacancies for the following positions:

Administrative Law Judge: starting salary in the upper $130s. Closing date for applications: May 2 , 2014 (more than one vacancy)

Executive Director: salary range: $ 84,872-$127,308 (law degree preferred but NOT required);closing date: April 25, 2014

Supervisory Clerk of Court: salary range: $91,201-$127,682 (law degree preferred but not required);  closing date: April 25, 2014

Please go to the <www.oah.dc.govhttp://www.oah.dc.gov> website for qualifications and how to apply; Scroll down to the heading “featured news” and then to “job announcements” and then click on the link to the specific position.

The Webinars will be hosted by Andy Riess, Assistant Director of Outreach at CIES, who will present information on these opportunities. Please visit http://cies.org/conferences-and-workshops to view additional upcoming webinars that may be of interest to you.  You can also access the Fulbrigh webinar archives to review past sessions.

For further information about these opportunities, please feel free to contact outreach@iie.org. As a reminder, the application deadline for 2015 Fulbrights is August 1, 2014.

Webinar Title: How to Craft a Successful Project Statement
Date: May 7
Time:  2:00 PM EST
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Webinar Title: How to Find a Fulbright Award
Date: June 4
Time:  2:00 PM EST
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Here is a recent posting for a housing attorney position in DC with Neighborhood Legal Services.

The office has two openings for fall semester 2014 intern positions. Attached is an ad for the positions.The positions are volunteer and can be either full-time or part-time.  The Office of Professional Responsibility is a component within the U.S. Department of Justice that has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of misconduct involving Department attorneys that relate to the exercise of their authority to investigate, litigate, or provide legal advice.  Some criminal background and familiarity with the Rules of Professional Conduct is helpful, but not necessary.  OPR will work with the interns for credit.  

The Michigan Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School is seeking applications for internship positions for the summer of 2014. The deadline to apply is April 12, 2014.

The Michigan Innocence Clinic evaluates cases of Michigan inmates who claim to have been wrongfully convicted in cases that usually do not involve DNA evidence. The Clinic’s work has led to the exoneration of eight innocent people in its four-year history. Summer interns work under guidance of supervising attorneys and do a variety of tasks on the Clinic’s open cases. Interns regularly research and draft court motions and briefs for all levels of state and federal courts, and may have the opportunity to appear in court, if there are hearings during the summer. In addition, the work of interns involves vital day-to-day investigative tasks like calling witnesses, writing letters and doing legal or factual research.

Internships will begin on May 19; interns are expected to work full time for 12 weeks, and will receive a stipend of about $1,000 for the summer. While most of the internship positions will be filled by 1Ls, the Clinic accepts applications from both 1Ls and 2Ls. The Clinic’s offices are located in Ann Arbor, though interns will have to occasionally travel into the field to investigate cases and interview witnesses.

Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to innocenceclinicapplications@umich.eduAny questions about the Clinic or the application process can also be sent to that address. More information is also available on the Clinic’s website and Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michigan-Innocence-Clinic/152120289633

https://www.law.umich.edu/clinical/innocenceclinic/Pages/default.aspx

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