Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition is seeking a student fluent in Spanish for a summer internship it its children’s program. The internship requires a full-time commitment for 10 weeks. To apply, submit a cover letter describing your interest in an internship in the children’s program with CAIR Coalition, a resume, and a writing sample to Michael Lukens, CAIR Coalition Pro Bon Coordinating Attorney at Michael@caircoalition.org. For more information about CAIR Coalition visit www.caircoalition.org.
IJDH is offering a one-year fellowship for a lawyer passionate about social justice and seeking to participate in its ground-breaking cholera case. The announcement is here.
The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project seeks attorneys to fill two grant-funded positions, one full-time and one part-time. See the Announcement here.
Thanks to the support of the Bertha Foundation, IJDH is offering a two-year fellowship for an emerging lawyer committed to pursuing a career in public interest law. IJDH is particularly interested in candidates who know Haiti and speak Creole and/or French.
The announcement is here.
Bread for the City’s Legal Clinic is seeking a full-time attorney with 0-3 years’ experience for our Housing Law practice. Specifically, the attorney will work in our Housing Right to Counsel Pilot Project, a new joint initiative with two other local legal services providers. The project will focus on expanding access to representation to tenants in subsidized housing at risk of eviction. The attorney will work several days per week in a court-based office at the Landlord/Tenant Branch of D.C. Superior Court, providing representation to tenants referred for emergency matters and to tenants identified ahead of time through a targeted outreach effort. The attorney will also conduct advocacy, education and other outreach activities.
– Member of the D.C. Bar or eligible to waive in (no 2015 law school graduates will be considered);
– Strong organizational, research, and oral and written communication skills;
– Litigation experience;
– Ability to proceed effectively in court with little time for preparation;
– Adept at working collaboratively with other staff and interacting with a wide variety of people;
– Comfortable working in an open work environment, with no private offices for staff;
– High degree of flexibility;
– Sense of humor;
– Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice;
– Prior experience in a legal services or other public interest setting highly desirable;
– Some knowledge or experience in housing law a plus;
– Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred but not required.
Bread for the City offers competitive non-profit salaries based on experience and a generous benefits package.
Please email a cover letter that speaks to your interest and qualifications, as well as a resume, to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Housing Attorney” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
March 18, 2015
The ABA Center on Children and the Law seeks a Director. The position is responsible for the leadership and management of the Center. This includes leadership in identifying, establishing and implementing Center priorities, fund raising to sustain and grow the Center, supervising staff (14-18), conceptualizing and helping implement new projects, liaising with internal and external collaborators and entities, supporting ABA-wide initiatives and leadership, and speaking and writing on substantive legal matters involving children and the law. The Director is or will become a nationally recognized child law authority, representing both the Association and this specialized field of legal practice, and will possess a vision for, and demonstrated career commitment to, how the legal system interfaces with children and families. See the full announcement here.
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks two Staff Attorneys
to work in the Housing Law Unit and to staff a new Housing Right to Counsel
Pilot Project. See the Announcement here.