December 12, 2012
EJC seeks two full-time law clerks to work for ten weeks over the summer.
The D.C. Employment Justice Center (EJC) protects and promotes the legal rights of low-wage workers in the D.C. metro area. To ensure that all workers receive fair treatment in the workplace, the EJC uses experienced employment law attorneys and policy advocates to provide high-quality, free legal advice and assistance to low-wage workers and to push for changes in workplace fairness laws.
The law clerks will support the EJC attorneys in any ongoing litigation in which they are engaged, interview clients, conduct legal research, and prepare legal memoranda on novel issues of law. Law clerks will also participate in the EJC’s weekly Workers’ Rights Clinics, in which they will interview workers regarding their individual workplace legal problems, discuss these issues with experienced employment lawyers, convey legal advice to the client from the attorneys, and, under the supervision of the attorneys, assist clients in drafting letters and/or any other legal documents necessary for them to pursue their claims.
Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.
The law clerks will be supervised by one or more of the EJC attorneys and will receive one week of formal orientation and training.
EJC will cooperate with each student to secure funding in the amount of $5000 for the summer.
Interested students may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Laura Brown, EJC Director of Legal Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012.
Time: Noon – 1:30 pm. This is a brown bag lunch.
The East of the River Lawyers invite all interns, law students and interested pro bono attorneys to a lunch-and-learn session in Ward 8 to find out more about practicing public interest law east of the Anacostia River. This brown bag lunch program and panel will feature attorneys from legal services providers that serve the residents of these diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. Imoni Washington of the D.C. Bar Foundation will also join us to discuss the Loan Repayment Assistance Program for poverty lawyers working in the District and the recent grants the DCBF has made to legal services providers serving residents east of the Anacostia River.
* Marc Borbely – Neighborhood Legal Services Program
* Elizabeth Kaplan – Whitman-Walker Health
* Renee Murphy – Children’s Law Center
* Carolyn Rand – Our Place DC
* Kate Sauser – Covington & Burling LLP (Loaned Associate)
* Imoni Washington – Director of Programs, D.C. Bar Foundation
* Moderator and Co-Chair of D.C. Consortium of Legal Services
Providers: Erin Leveton, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities
To Register: Contact Heather Hodges at email@example.com or 202.269.5100.
Location: Neighborhood Legal Services Program
Address: 3101 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue S.E. NLSP is on the 3rd floor of the Washington Gas Building. On-street parking is available.
By Metro: Take the Green Line to Anacostia or Congress Heights stations.
By MetroBus: A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A42, A46, A48, W4.
June 15, 2012
WCL Summertime Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 27 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Science Club, 1136 19th Street NW
Cash bar – nibbles – great conversation!
The happy hour will feature a cash bar, and light snacks provided by the Washington Council of Lawyers.
You do not need to be a member of the Washington Council of Lawyers to join us.
Summer associates and interns welcome! Please RSVP so that we know how many to expect.
The Science Club was described in Washington Post as a bar where there is intelligent conversation about the news of the day. In one of the few nods to the club’s name, patrons at the bar sit on round metal stools rescued from some high-school chemistry lab — the kind where, if it’s too short, you spin the seat to raise it. A nearby chalkboard is available for computations as well as random graffiti.
May 31, 2012
TASSC – http://tassc.org/blog/, is located within walking distance of the law school at 4121 Harewood Road, NE; it is the only U.S. organization founded by survivors of torture for survivors, to oppose torture and to empower a community of survivors. Most TASSC members arrive in the U.S. seeking political asylum based on the torture and persecution they experienced in the home countries they fled. TASSC provides pro bono legal representation.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to engage in policy advocacy, but their primary focus will be on asylum representation. Students will take lead responsibility, under the supervision of TASSC pro bono attorneys, for initial screening of cases and for developing the case once members are accepted for asylum representation, from drafting documents and gathering evidence to preparing the client for interviews and hearings at Immigration Court (Arlington, Baltimore) and the DHS Asylum Office (Arlington). To the extent possible, students will be authorized to act as counsel in those venues in the presence of the attorney of record.
Students must work at TASSC for the bulk of their hours. They will be given a desk, a computer and telephone access; as well as orientation and ongoing guidance at least once a week, including overviews of substantive legal principles and processes.
To apply, send a cover email and resume to Steve France, Esq., Asylum Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) and cc Demissie Abebe, Executive Director (email@example.com) by June 8. TASSC is likely to ask for a writing sample and will interview applicants before accepting them into the program.
April 26, 2012
AILA DC 2012 Student Intern Match Program: The DC Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association has initiated a Student Intern Match Program and is seeking students with a career interest in immigration law to be matched with suitable employers for summer and fall 2012. Please send a generic cover letter and resume geared toward immigration practice to D.C. Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate: (1) any experience and coursework in immigration law; (2) language abilities, if any; (3) whether you have any preference regarding the type of work (removal defense, business, appellate, etc.); and (4) when you will be available for an internship. All internships will be in the DC metro area. We anticipate the internships to generally be unpaid but whether the internships are paid or will garner class credit is up to the employer, student, and law school to negotiate as applicable. AILA DC will send applications to suitable potential employers for follow up with applicants. Please contact D.C. Drake at email@example.com by May 4, 2012 if interested in summer positions.
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.’s (CLINIC) is seeking interns for its Advocacy section for the summer 2012 session.
Interns will assist attorneys with administrative advocacy efforts to remedy problems faced by low-income immigrants and CLINIC member agencies and assist in our efforts to support state advocates working to combat local anti-immigrant measures. Tasks may include:
- Reviewing government regulations and policy memos
- Drafting comments on federal regulations
- Attending meetings with government agencies, hearings and other events
- Assisting affiliate programs with individual case inquiries
- Researching and analyzing state immigration-related legislation
Applicants must have strong writing and communication skills and excellent attention to detail. These internships are ideal for students considering a career in public policy or advocacy.
If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Allison Posner, CLINIC’s Director of Advocacy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit their web site at www.cliniclegal.org.
April 19, 2012
Responsibilities will focus entirely on a single criminal case. 17 y/o indigent defendant is charged in adult court and faces life imprisonment. Law clerk will work very closely with lead counsel on all aspects of the defense, including an effort to transfer the case to juvenile court. Specific responsibilities will include interviewing witnesses and issuing subpoenas, organizing and preparing evidence, strategy sessions, observing courtroom proceedings, writing motions and pleadings, and other duties that may arise.
Must be a rising second or third year student with a strong interest in criminal defense and/or juvenile justice, as well as an unequivocal drive to defend the client. Must have a car and easy access to Montgomery County, Maryland. Spanish fluency is a plus, but not required.
This is an excellent opportunity to work on a challenging case with many interesting legal and factual issues. This is an appointed case, and the position is unpaid. Aside from the experience and the learning process, involvement will be strictly for the sake of defending the client. All expenses, however, will be covered.
If interested, please email resume and brief writing sample to: email@example.com
April 11, 2012
The District of Columbia’s Office of Police Complaints (OPC) is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated law school students to work as interns. OPC is an independent government agency that receives, investigates, and resolves citizen complaints of police misconduct filed against Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers. OPC provides an independent and impartial forum for the processing of police misconduct complaints and promotes the highest attainable standard of integrity, professionalism, and accountability in the District’s police department. Law school interns work alongside experienced staff on a variety of projects. The primary duties of law school interns are to (1) conduct legal research and write legal memoranda on issues related to police misconduct and the operations of the agency; (2) conduct best practices research and draft proposals for police reform; and (3) work with MPD, attorneys, advocacy groups, and local and federal agencies on issues affecting police accountability. Fall/Spring interns must commit to 15 hours per week to be considered for the program. Fall and spring internships are unpaid, but can be done in conjunction with a course for academic credit. Fall and spring interns can be first-year, second-year, or third-year law students. Summer positions are paid and interns must commit to working at least 40 hours per week to be considered for the program. Summer internships are open only to second-year law students.
Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills, and be able to work with diverse populations. Courses in government, public policy, civil rights, and criminal justice are viewed favorably, as are foreign language skills (especially Spanish). Law school interns also should have excellent legal research, analysis, and writing skills, and be familiar with electronic legal research databases. Applications, which should include a brief cover letter, résumé, transcript, and writing sample, may be faxed to 202-727-7638, e-mailed to Internship.firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to:
Law School Intern Program
Office of Police Complaints
1400 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
For more information about OPC and the internship program, please contact the office at 202-727-3838, or visit OPC’s website at http://www.policecomplaints.dc.gov.
APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR 2012: Summer – April 30, 2012
Fall – August 31, 2012
April 5, 2012
For unpaid or partially paid interns working at LGBT legal organizations this summer, here is an opportunity for up to $1,000 in summer funding from the Gaylaw Education Fund. Application materials can be downloaded <herehttp://gaylaw.org/education-fund.html>. You must submit all materials and inquiries to GaylawEducationFund@gmail.<commailto:GaylawEducationFund@gmail.com> by May 15.