June 21, 2012
Due to high demand, the location of the Pathways to Postgraduate Legal Fellowships program has been changed and registration reopened until space in the new venue is filled.
Washington Council of Lawyers/NALP Panel
Thursday, July 12
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Pathways to Postgraduate Legal Fellowships
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue NW
This interactive panel discussion will cover the ins and outs of project-based fellowship programs, including Equal Justice Works, the Presidential Management Fellows Program and the Skadden Fellowship Program. Panelists will offer tips and insights about how to craft the best fellowship proposals while in law school.
Steve Grumm (Moderator) Director of Public Service Initiatives, NALP
Chinh Le Legal Director, The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
Nita Mazumder Program Manager, Law School Relations, Equal Justice Works
Tim McManus Vice President, Education and Outreach, Partnership for Public Service
The panel is free, but you must register(http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e60wh3an3986fb4e&llr=eca9oegab) to reserve space. There was a waitlist for last year’s panel, so if you’re interested, register asap.
March 14, 2012
U.S. Department of Labor leadership invites you to discuss opportunities that are open at the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), both in the Washington, DC headquarters and nationwide. DOL is hosting a free, easy-to-use webinar on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 starting at 1:30pm EST. To register for the webinar, click here.
All current DOL job postings are available at www.usajobs.gov. For additional information about EBSA vacancies, interested candidates should contact Crystal Jordan via e-mail at Jordan.Crystal2@dol.gov.
February 3, 2012
The PSLawNet summer job search webinars, produced in conjunction with Equal Justice Works, are available on the NALP website. The two, hour-long webinars offered expert tips and best practices on cover-letter and resume drafting, as well as interviewing and networking.
November 2, 2011
The American Bar Association’s Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project is seeking two to four outstanding law clerks – 12 – 15 hours per week– to support the Project’s work over the 2012 Spring semester and two to four law clerks for summer 2012 to assist in the completion of national publications. The law clerks will be primarily responsible for assisting in the final production of the State Assessment Reports. This allows law students to have the opportunity to edit, proofread, and fact check a national publication, with name recognition in the Acknowledgments. Law clerks will conduct legal and factual research, and draft sections of the ongoing Missouri,Texas and Virginia Reports, where needed. In addition, law clerks are encouraged to attend and participate in Project meetings as well as meetings of the ABA’s Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, in which the Project is housed. Attendance at death penalty-related hearings, conferences, and/or oral arguments is encouraged, when available. Summer clerks should be available 37.5 hours per week. Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your interest in one or both positions.
For more information please see the attached links:
October 19, 2011
For more than 35 years, Ayuda has been the DC area?s leading source of multilingual legal and social services for thousands of low-income immigrants in the areas of immigration, human trafficking, domestic violence, and family law. Ayuda seeks a full-time, bilingual Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Managing Attorney to oversee Ayuda?s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault legal team and provide direct legal services to and advocacy on behalf of low-income survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. This position will work closely with Ayuda?s Executive Director and Legal Director to strengthen and build upon Ayuda?s work in this area.
*Duties and Responsibilities:*
Oversee the casework, caseloads, professional development, hiring,
etc. of 2 attorneys, 1 paralegal, and law student interns;
Provide legal advice and counsel on domestic violence and sexual
assault legal matters, as well as related family law and immigration cases;
Provide direct legal representation to a small caseload comprised
of domestic violence and family law cases in D.C. Superior Court and immigration cases (VAWA, U Visas, I-751 waivers, etc.);
Contribute to the overall development of Ayuda?s Domestic
Violence/Sexual Assault program;
Represent Ayuda at local coalition meetings and participate in
Follow local legislation and prepare written and/or oral testimony
for DC Council hearings on domestic violence and sexual assault matters, as well as relevant matters impacting the immigrant community;
Conduct trainings to area service providers and outreach
presentations to potential client groups;
Assist with the preparation and submission of grant applications
Other duties as assigned.
*Qualifications and Experience*:
J.D. and membership in DC Bar;
4-6 years of civil legal practice experience, preferably in
domestic violence and/or family law;
Knowledge of Immigration Law and practice, highly desirable; and
*Salary:* Commensurate with experience, plus a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance
Email the following to Christina Wilkes, Legal Director at
*Ayuda is an Equal Opportunity Employer*
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation – National Prison Project seeks legal interns for the Spring of 2012
September 28, 2011
Founded in 1972 by the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Prison Project (NPP) seeks to ensure constitutional conditions of confinement in prisons, jails, juvenile facilities, and immigration detention facilities. It seeks to promote prisoners’ rights through class action litigation and public education. Its priorities include reducing prison overcrowding, improving prisoner medical care, eliminating violence and maltreatment, and increasing oversight and accountability in prisons, jails, and other places of detention. The Project also coordinates a nationwide network of litigators, conducts training and public education conferences, and provides expert advice and technical assistance to local community groups and lawyers throughout the country.
The Project also works to challenge the policies of over-incarceration that have led the United States to imprison more people than any other country in the world. This is an opportune moment to reform such policies. There is a growing consensus among criminal justice experts and policymakers that America’s criminal justice system has relied too heavily on incarceration as the first and often only response for non-violent behavior that could better be addressed through other means. The population in American prisons and jails has tripled in the past 15 years and now approaches two and a half million. Facilities are overcrowded; medical systems are overwhelmed; work, education, and treatment programs are inadequate; and prison violence has increased. This failed experiment does not make us safer, it is not affordable, and it exacerbates the racial disparities that have long plagued the criminal justice system.
The Project, with a staff of seven lawyers, has fought and continues to fight unlawful prison conditions and practices through successful litigation on behalf of prisoners in more than 25 states. Since 1991, the Project has represented prisoners in five cases before the United States Supreme Court. It is the only organization litigating prison conditions of confinement nationwide on behalf of men, women, and juveniles. Currently, the Project represents over 50,000 prisoners housed in prisons and jails in 12 states, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Spring 2012 Legal Internship requires a 12-16 week commitment. The internship is part-time, with weekly hours negotiable. Interns are highly encouraged to obtain funding from outside sources, as the internship is unpaid. Arrangements can be made for work/study or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Legal interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the National Prison Project team. Interns will assist in all aspects of litigation. Interns will gain experience by working on the following:
Participating in discovery and motion practice.
Assisting in the drafting of motions and briefs.
Working on trials and appeals.
Providing technical assistance to local ACLU affiliates, cooperating lawyers, and other lawyers who seek assistance from the Project.
Other projects as assigned.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including internet research.
The initiative to see projects through to completion.
Demonstrated interest in social justice and legal issues.
A strong interest and commitment to civil rights and civil liberties issues.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, the names and phone numbers of three references, and a legal writing sample to email@example.com – reference [Spring 2012 NPP Legal Internship] in subject line – or by mail to:
American Civil Liberties Union
RE: 2012 Spring Legal Internship – NPP
915 15th Street, NW – Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Hiring for Spring 2012 Legal Interns is expected to be completed by December 1, 2011. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials as early as possible.
September 20, 2011
The Capital Area Immigrant’s Rights (CAIR) Coalition conducts regular visits to jails in Virginia to meet noncitizens detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and collect information to help them with their cases. A small number of volunteers accompany CAIR staff on these jail visits. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about immigration issues and gain experience working with immigrant and detainee populations.
Volunteers must attend a 1.5-hour training and must commit to attending at least 1 jail visit per semester, if needed. Volunteers will not sign up for visits at the training but rather be contacted shortly thereafter.
A jail visit training will be conducted this Friday, September 23rd, from 2-3:30pm, at the CAIR Coalition office, located at 1612 K St NW, Suite 204.
If you’re interested, please sign up and Jen will put you in touch with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure there is space available.
August 31, 2011
The Moritz College of Law of invites applications for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in its Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic, to start in October or November 2011. The Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic (EBLC) is a new transactional clinic that will provide students with the opportunity to represent entrepreneurs and their businesses while simultaneously supporting and furthering Ohio’s mission of sustained economic growth. Students will work with clients on all phases of starting a business, including client intake, entity formation, legal business planning, and contract drafting (including employment and independent contractor contracts). When relevant for the client, students will also learn how to protect the intellectual property of a business. The EBLC’s clinical professor will have several responsibilities, including 1) supervising law students who represent clients under the Ohio Supreme Court’s student practice rule 2) classroom teaching of lawyering skills, and 3) engaging with the local and regional entrepreneurial community.
August 31, 2011
Miami Law invites applicants for the position of Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer in its Miami Innocence Clinic. The Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer will have the opportunity to join the vibrant and supportive clinical community at the School of Law. Together with the Innocence Clinic Director, the Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer will help run the clinic, including guiding and assisting students in screening, investigating, researching, and litigating motions for post-conviction relief claiming actual innocence. Responsibilities may include, depending upon qualifications, opportunities for lead counsel on motions for post-conviction relief. The position is designed for a lawyer with at least 3-5 years of post-conviction experience or experience in criminal appeals. Prior experience in an Innocence Project is preferable.
Please see attached flyer for details.