On behalf of the National Advisory Committee for Equal Justice Works, we want to help spread the word about the 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application process, which is now open. You and your students may now access the application through the EJW website at http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships/apply.
Applications must be submitted no later than September 17th at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
Equal Justice Works has recently posted some information about their sponsors, who will consider top-quality projects in locations all across the country addressing the full range of civil legal issues faced by low-income and other vulnerable populations. There are certain geographic and subject areas in which they expect particularly strong sponsor interest:
Geographic Areas: Atlanta; Boston; California (Central Valley, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area); Chicago; Florida; Minnesota (Twin Cities); New Jersey (especially Newark); Ohio; Texas; and Washington, D.C .
Issue Areas: Veterans’ Rights; Immigration, Human Trafficking; Healthcare and Medical-Legal Partnerships; Children’s Rights and Education; Consumer Protection; and Mortgage Fraud
In addition, there will almost certainly be funding available for fellowships hosted at the following Host Organizations:
* D.C. Access to Justice Foundation organizations (Raise the Bar) (www.dcaccesstojustice.org/files/Raising_the_bar_-_List_of_Eligible_Orgs_2013.doc) — Washington, D.C.
* Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) (www.supportkind.org) — Nationwide
* National Women’s Law Center (employment discrimination projects) (www.nwlc.org/) — Washington, D.C.
* Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation grantees (www.olaf.org/legal-aid-support/legal-aid-programs/ ) — Ohio
* Texas Access to Justice Foundation grantees (www.teajf.org/news/releases/Grants 2013-14.aspx) – Texas
Equal Justice Works will be posting updated information about sponsor preferences on its website throughout the summer at http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships/apply/sponsorship. You can learn more about the program and Equal Justice Works Fellows, and sign up for a free webinar on tips for applying, at http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships.
Any questions about the program can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP/Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) in Washington, DC is looking for one law school intern for the fall.
LCE provides free legal services to low-income DC residents 60 years old and above. The Public Benefits and General Services Unit represents clients on a variety of matters, ranging from Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, to utility scams, tax debt, and language access issues. The unit is also in charge of Latino Outreach for the office through a grant from the DC Office on Latino Affairs.
Because of the high volume of cases, Staff Attorneys rely on volunteers and interns to assist with the workload. Interns work closely with attorneys and are responsible for client interviews, investigation, and research and writing. There are also opportunities to go to court and participate in community outreach. LCE is currently looking for one intern or extern who is fluent in Spanish (speaking and writing), to be able to help with Spanish-speaking clients. Minimum of one full day commitment required.
If you are interested, please email your resume and a writing sample to Daniela de la Piedra at ddelapiedra@aarp. and Rebekah Mason at rdmason@aarp..
July 24, 2014
Download the job listing here: http://dccouncil.us/jobs/assistant-general-counsel
We are looking for both Fall and Spring semester applicants but our priority at this time is the Fall Semester. The applicants must have at least one year of law school. They need only email our Administrative Officer, Will Taylor, at Will.Taylor2@usdoj.gov indicating their dates of availability and attaching a resume. The website for information on this internship is: http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/volunteer-law-intern-academic-year.
This should be an exciting time to extern at the OPA, with the office responding to the thousands of clemency applications that will be coming from the Clemency2014 Project – see http://www.nacdl.org/clemencyproject/ for details. Prof. Ogilvy
July 15, 2014
CAIR Coalition’s Detained Children’s Program provides legal services to
detained immigrant youth who have been brought to Virginia and Maryland to
be held in custody by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Legal services
range from know your rights presentations to direct legal representation.
The Detained Children’s Program is expanding in response to the increasing
number of unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America who
are being placed in juvenile facilities nationwide.
See below for further details regarding available positions. All hiring is
on a rolling basis.
*PROGRAM DIRECTOR: DETAINED CHILDREN’S PROGRAM*
The Program Director is responsible for the overall planning and
administration of the Detained Children’s Program. Click here to read
*SUPERVISING ATTORNEY, DETAINED CHILDREN’S PROGRAM*
The Supervising Attorney, Detained Children’s Program plans, administers,
and oversees the Detained Children’s Program in Virginia. Click here to
*SENIOR ATTORNEY, DETAINED CHILDREN’S PROGRAM*
The Senior Attorney, Detained Children’s Program, plans, administers, and
oversees the Detained Children’s Program in Maryland. Click here to read
*PRO BONO COORDINATING ATTORNEY, DETAINED CHILDREN’S PROGRAM*
The Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney for CAIR Coalition’s Detained Children’s
Program will help maintain, grow, and lead CAIR Coalition’s pro bono legal
representation program for unaccompanied immigrant youth. Click here to
*STAFF ATTORNEY, DETAINED CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
The staff attorney provides legal assistance to unaccompanied immigrant
children being held in various juvenile facilities in Virginia. Legal
assistance includes Know Your Rights presentations, individual
consultations and pro bono placement of cases. Click here to read more:
*Kathryn M. Doan *
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition
1612 K St., NW, Suite 204
Washington, DC 20006
T: (202) 331-3320 ext. 21
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Attached is a fall 2014 judicial internship posting for Judge Amy Berman Jackson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
See the attached announcement.