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

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
more:

*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
read more:

*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
more:

*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
read more:

*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 *
*Executive Director*
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition
1612 K St., NW, Suite 204
Washington, DC 20006
T: (202) 331-3320 ext. 21
F: 202-331-3341
kathy.doan@caircoalition.org

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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.

The Assistant Director, Public Interest will be responsible for developing new programs, bringing coherence to WCL’s vision and managing the many on-going public interest/pro bono projects sponsored by WCL. This position will be an advocate for public interest law and will be responsible for maintaining an institutionalized, formal Pro Bono Honors Pledge Program that promotes specific work opportunities and offers students guidance in selecting pro bono projects. The individual will have oversight responsibilities for the Public Interest Public Service (PIPS) Scholarship Program and will work with each class of PIPS scholars to focus on various public service commitments while in law school. This position also assists students and graduates in their search for funding to subsidize public interest pursuits and provides administrative oversight for several law school fellowship programs. This position maintains strong ties with the public interest alumni of the law school and manages the Public Interest Alumni Advisory Board. The Assistant Director will work with the Office of Financial Aid on the administration of the annual Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance Program (PILRAP) and will develop substantial knowledge in the area of education debt management.

Educational Requirements:
A J.D. degree

Minimum Requirements:
3-5 years of legal practice, academic or related experience preferred.
A demonstrated interest in public interest law required.
Experience in program development preferred.
Excellent oral and written skills required as well as computer skills.
Highly developed interpersonal skills, organizational skills, initiative, flexibility, adaptability, and ability to work well in groups are essential.
The ability to exercise independent judgment in daily operations is essential.

Please login at https://jobs.american.edu/LoginPage.aspx if you would like to apply for this position. Make note of the Job Title to reference once logged in.

The EJW AmeriCorps 2014-15 Veterans Legal Corps openings to start this August/fall (so for 2014 grads and earlier) have been posted at http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships-positions. Interested grads should apply directly to the placement(s) that interest(s) them. The application instructions vary by site and are noted in the link above. If you have general questions about the program, you are welcome to email americorpsmail@equaljusticeworks.org.

Registration is now open for the biennial Public Defender Advocacy, Training & Hiring (PATH) Conference. PATH is a full day of programming for law students, attorneys and career services counselors interested in learning more about careers in indigent criminal defense. Participants may choose from 16 sessions, with a small group lunch with defenders from some of the nation’s best PD offices.  PATH is free and takes place on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Register online at <www.pdsdc.org>.

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