The Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia has recently announced three six job openings.  Three on in the Appeals Group and three in the Mental Health Group.  Click on the live link to access the job announcments.

The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project is offering a new, two-year fellowship opportunity for lawyers interested in providing family law services to low-income DC residents. The fellowship description is attached.

DOJ has just launched an app for searching for jobs and externships within DOJ.  Currently only the iOS version is available, but an Android version is coming.

Here is the information on the iTunes page: “DOJ Law Jobs is a quick and easy way to find an attorney job or law student internship with the nation’s largest legal employer, the U.S. Department of Justice. Searches are simple, fast-loading, and allow users to find jobs in desired locations. DOJ Law Jobs is a must have app for lawyers and law students who want to find attorney jobs and legal internships at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Features of DOJ Law Jobs:
•Creates personalized searches based on practice area, geographic preference, and hiring organization.
•Provides instructions on how to apply to attorney jobs and legal internships.
•Saves search criteria for quick access to future opportunities.
•Save, share, and email your favorite jobs.
•Access to hundreds of attorney jobs and legal internships at the U.S. Department of Justice.”

The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application deadline has been extended for two categories of applications:

1 – Proposals on animal law issues anywhere in the country; and

2 – Proposals with Texas Access to Justice Foundation grantees as host organizations. (A list of TAJF grantees is available at: )

You may access the application through Equal Justice Works’ website at

These applications must be submitted no later than December 1 at 5:00 p.m. EST. The only proposals submitted during this extended period that will be considered for fellowships are those that address animal law issues or have TAJF grantees as the host organization. No determinations have been made on any previously submitted applications (before the Sept. 17 deadline), which currently are in the process of review.

If you have questions about this opportunity or Equal Justice Works Fellowships in general, please visit or contact Carolyn Schorr at

The Employment Litigation Section of DOJ’s Civil Rights Division is
hiring! We have openings for three permanent trial attorneys, as well as
one trial attorney on a 3-year term appointment. Applications are due by
October 30. See the links for the full postings on USAJOBS.

Trial Attorney (permanent) -

Trial Attorney (3-year term) -

CARECEN is seeking a full-time Paralegal to work in its Immigration Legal Program as a citizenship specialist. Additionally, the paralegal will work a portion of their time on providing direct services in other immigration related cases as needed. See the full job announcement here.

See the announcement here.


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