Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for the Michael and Mary Schuette Clinical Fellowship in Health and Human Rights, beginning September 1, 2017, in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center for International Human Rights, with a particular focus on the work of the Northwestern Access to Health Project. The Michael and Mary Schuette Fellow will have a unique opportunity to gain extensive training and experience in global health, human rights law and economic development, as well as clinical legal teaching.

The Schuette Fellow will work on issues related to global health, human rights and development as they pertain to ongoing community global health work in Mali, Nigeria, Congo and Lebanon, as well as other potential sites.  A demonstrated interest in global health law and fluency in French and/or Spanish is preferred. Applicants should send letters of interest and resumes to Juliet Sorensen, Harry R. Horrow Professor in International Law, Center for International Human Rights (j-sorensen@law.northwestern.edu).

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2017. It is anticipated that the fellowship will end August 31, 2018, with the possibility of renewal for a second year to be decided by the Bluhm Legal Clinic.  Salary and benefits will be competitive.

The Bluhm Legal Clinic currently includes clinical faculty teaching in its Center on International Human Rights, the Entrepreneurship Law Center, Roderick MacArthur Justice Center, the Environmental Law Clinic, Children and Family Justice Center, the Center on Wrongful Convictions, and other clinical programs that include appellate advocacy, criminal defense, civil litigation, externships, negotiations and trial advocacy.

Legal Counsel for the Elderly is accepting resumes for a temporary staff attorney position for its Homebound Elderly Project.  The position is an 8 month assignment through December 2017.  Send a cover letter and resume to tsnelson@aarp.org.

Here is the position description:

Provides legal advice and counsel to homebound clients of Legal Counsel for the Elderly under the Homebound Elderly Project. Provides legal representation predominantly before administrative governmental agencies and periodically in court.  Representation involves civil matters involving older DC residents.

 

II. Task Statements

1.      Provides representation and/or timely accurate information, legal advice, referral, self-help materials, and guidance in a variety of civil matters to older DC residents in their homes.

2.      Legal services include, but are not limited to, estate planning (e.g. wills and powers of attorney), public benefits (e.g. food stamps, Social Security, Medicaid/Medicare, health-related benefits), debt collection defense, other consumer, and landlord/tenant matters.    Cases primarily involve non-complex litigation.

3.      Effectively administers assigned cases and ensures that client problems are identified and resolved promptly, efficiently, and in an organized manner.

4.      Participates in community outreach and workshops as requested.

5.      Maintains accurate, contemporaneous, and complete records and notes in the case management system concerning cases handled.

6.      Provides guidance to, refers cases and monitors work of volunteer attorneys, legal assistants and interns on assigned cases.   Handles other projects as assigned.

7.      Attends training courses and conferences related to the work of the Project.

8.      Possesses a demonstrated interest in public interest law.

 

III. Latitude

Positions at this level exercise project latitude to accomplish assigned work duties and responsibilities.  Positions directly contribute to the achievement of group goals and objectives. Reports to Supervisory Legal Aid Attorney for the Homebound Elderly Project.

 

IV. Education and Work Requirements

Completion of a Juris Doctorate degree, a member in good standing of the DC Bar, and at least 2-4 years of directly related legal experience. Willingness to work with volunteers. Foreign language skills a plus.  Must have reliable transportation for home visits throughout the city.

 

 

Tahirih Justice Center has an immediate opening for the following in its Falls Church, VA Office:  Managing Attorney, Greater DC:  http://www.tahirih.org/job/managing-attorney/

The Managing Attorney will supervise 5 staff members, including immigration and family law attorneys and paralegals; retain a caseload of approximately 35-40 cases (an estimated 40% of the incumbent’s time is spent on direct service provision, while 60% is devoted to overall management of the local legal department); coordinate the pro bono attorney program; oversee the service seeker, intake, and case acceptance processes; and oversee Greater DC legal training, outreach, and education initiatives.

The ABA Center for Innovation and Microsoft are excited to announce a unique new fellowship opportunity for recent law school graduates. The inaugural ABA Center for Innovation-Microsoft NextGen Fellow will gain invaluable experience while positively impacting the delivery of legal services to those most in need of assistance.

ABA Center for Innovation

The ABA Center for Innovation encourages and accelerates innovations that improve the accessibility, effectiveness, and efficiency of legal services in the United States. Through its Fellows Program, the Center works with established and emerging leaders to develop cutting-edge legal tech and process innovations.

ABA Center for Innovation-Microsoft NextGen Fellow

Among other exciting projects related to innovation in legal services, in 2016, Microsoft announced a partnership with the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to create statewide online justice portals. The project’s aim is to direct low-income persons to appropriate legal aid resources in each state. It seeks to transform a system that is too often opaque, confusing, and inefficient into a single, simple, statewide access point for legal aid resources.

In residence at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, the ABA Center for Innovation-Microsoft NextGen Fellow will spend most of his or her time helping to advance the LSC portal project, while also contributing to a variety of other technology initiatives. The Fellow will join an exclusive cohort of ABA NextGen and Innovation Fellows, most of whom will be in residence at ABA Headquarters in Chicago Illinois. The ABA Center for Innovation-Microsoft NextGen Fellow may therefore travel on occasion to meet with ABA members, staff, and Fellows at ABA Headquarters.

Qualifications

The Center is seeking a recent (within the last 5 years) law school graduate to spend one year in residence (August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018) at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington. This Fellow will receive a $45,000 salary and benefits. Bar admission is not necessary.

Candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Commitment to improving access to justice
  • Working knowledge of technology design and web development
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment
  • Curiosity about the evolution of legal services

Application

Applicants should submit the following:

  • A short statement (500 to 750 words) demonstrating their interest in and qualifications for the ABA Center for Innovation-Microsoft NextGen Fellow
  • A resume, including links (if available) to a website or professional social media profile
  • A short (approximately two minute) video or multimedia presentation, highlighting the candidate’s qualifications

Please submit your application to innovationcenter@americanbar.org by April 15, 2017.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by ABA members and staff, as well as by Microsoft staff. Finalists will be contacted in early April to schedule an interview.

For more information, click here.

The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a Fellowship in its Immigrant Rights Clinic to start on or about July 1, 2017. This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to law school clinical teaching, and is aimed at attorneys who wish to shift from law practice into clinical teaching.

The Immigrant Rights Clinic represents low-income immigrants in a range of direct client representation and immigrant rights policy work. Individual client work includes litigation of asylum and cancellation cases in Baltimore’s immigration court, and preparation of a broad range of applications before USCIS. The policy work has included such projects as state-level legislative amendments that would benefit immigrants in Maryland, building a brief bank for a coalition of clinics, and developing community education materials requested by a community partner. Fellows also have the opportunity to pursue other professional goals, including scholarship, during the Fellowship.  Fellows are responsible for case coverage during school vacations.  This position is a contractual appointment for up to two years and can be extended for a third year under certain circumstances.

Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication skills; at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer primarily in immigration, including both defensive and affirmative work; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; commitment to work for low income and immigrant clients; and a strong interest in teaching. Fellows must be members of the Maryland Bar (currently licensed in Maryland or willing to take the next Maryland Bar exam) in order to supervise law practice by students.

Salary: The current salary is $55,000.  The position includes full benefits, including retirement annuities, research support, and travel allowance.

Position is open until filled, and applications submitted by April 20, 2017 will receive priority consideration. For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website at http://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/fellows/

We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information at the bottom of the Job Posting here http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1205 before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to apply.

We need to receive your electronic application in our system by the vacancy closing date in order to consider you for the vacancy. If you have any questions about the IRC please email Prof. Elizabeth Keyes at ekeyes@ubalt.edu. If you have trouble viewing our job postings or applying for the vacancy, contact pmason@ubalt.edu for assistance.

The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a Fellowship in its Civil Advocacy Clinic to start on or about July 1, 2017. This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to law school clinical teaching.

The Civil Advocacy Clinic represents low-income individuals and organizations in poverty law litigation, legislative advocacy, and legal reform.  The Clinic handles a wide variety of cases, which include housing, public benefits, consumer, and employment law.  The Civil Advocacy Clinic Fellow’s duties include direct supervision of case work by clinic students and clinic classroom teaching in coordination with clinic faculty. Fellows also pursue professional goals in conjunction with his/her clinic director, including opportunities for scholarship. Fellows are responsible for case coverage during school vacations. This position is a contractual appointment for up to two years and can be extended for a third year under certain circumstances.

Qualifications: excellent oral and written communication skills; at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer primarily in litigation; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; commitment to work for low income clients and a strong interest in teaching. Fellows must be members of the Maryland Bar (currently licensed in Maryland or willing to take the next Maryland Bar exam) in order to supervise law practice by students.

Salary: The current salary is $55,000.  The position includes full benefits, including retirement annuities, research support, and travel allowance.

Position is open until filled, and applications submitted by April 20, 2017 will receive priority consideration. For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website at http://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/fellows/

We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information at the bottom of the Job Posting here http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1205 before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to apply.

We need to receive your electronic application in our system by the vacancy closing date in order to consider you for the vacancy. If you have any questions about the CAC position, please email Prof. Michele Gilman at mgilman@ubalt.edu.

If you have trouble viewing our job postings or applying for the vacancy, contact pmason@ubalt.edu for assistance.

Maryland Legal Aid has a staff attorney vacancy in its Prince George’s County Office’s general law practice, which handles housing, consumer, elder law, public benefits, and domestic cases.  Applicants must have graduated from law school already, with preference for those admitted to the Maryland bar (though we will consider attorneys licensed elsewhere).  Bilingual Spanish-speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.
E-mail a cover letter and resume to Sabrina Wear.

 

Sabrina B. Wear

Supervising Attorney
Maryland Legal Aid

Metropolitan Maryland Office

8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 200

Landover, MD 20785

Phone: (301) 560-2145

Fax: (301) 429-8743

E-mail: swear@mdlab.org

www.mdlab.org