The AFSCME Office of the General Counsel seeks law clerks for each of the fall term of 2016 and spring term of 2017, respectively.  AFSCME is a labor union with more than 1.6 million members.  A successful candidate should possess good research and writing skills, demonstrated academic excellence, and a serious commitment to work for the labor movement.

Salary: $20.00 per hour. 

Position is for 2Ls and 3Ls in either the Fall or Spring Semester

Interested students should email a cover letter, resume, two writing samples and a transcript to the Hiring Committee at bcontee@afscme.org; mblumin@afscme.org; and nserrano@afscme.org.  Applicants may also send materials to:

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO

Office of the General Counsel

1101 17th Street, NW, Suite 900

Washington, DC  20036

Attn: Hiring Committee

The full announcement may be found here.

 

 

Position Description:

Bread for the City is seeking a full-time attorney with 1-3 years’ experience for our Family Law practice. Specifically, we seek an attorney to work in our Child Support Community Legal Services Project – an innovative joint endeavor of Bread for the City and the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. Approximately two days per week, the attorney will staff a legal services office based at the Paternity and Support Branch of D.C. Superior Court, providing immediate, same-day advice and representation to custodial and noncustodial parents in child support cases. The attorney will then retain many of those child support cases for continued representation and will be based the rest of the work week at our Northwest Center. The attorney may also handle a small caseload of other family law cases. In addition, the attorney will conduct advocacy, education and other outreach activities

Qualifications:

  • Member of the D.C. Bar or eligible to waive in (no 2016 law school graduates will be considered);
  • Strong organizational, research, and oral and written communication skills;
  • Litigation experience;
  • Ability to work with other staff and interact with a wide variety of people, including volunteers, in a professional and collaborative manner;
  • Comfortable working in an open work environment, with no private offices for staff;
  • Familiarity with Google Organization & Productivity Tools (Gmail, Google Docs,     Calendar) and/or ability to learn new technology systems;
  • High degree of flexibility;
  • Sense of humor;
  • Willingness to learn and carry out Bread for the City’s commitments to social justice and racial equity;
  • Prior experience in a legal services or other public interest setting highly desirable;
  • Some knowledge or experience in child support law a plus; and
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred but not required.

Compensation:

Bread for the City offers competitive non-profit salaries based on experience and a generous benefits package.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter that speaks to your interest and qualifications, as well as a resume, to:  work@breadforthecity.org with “Family Law Attorney” in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.

Bread for the City provides low-income residents of Washington, D.C., with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. We recognize that all people share a common humanity, and that all are responsible to themselves and to society as a whole. Therefore, we promote the mutual collaboration of clients, volunteers, donors, staff, and other community partners to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and to rectify the conditions that perpetuate it.

Bread for the City Legal Clinic seeks to ensure better access to justice for low-income individuals in our nation’s capital. The Legal Clinic provides front-line civil legal services primarily in three areas of law: housing, family, and public benefits. Our Family Law practice includes representation in custody, divorce, and child support cases, as well as assistance to survivors of domestic violence in obtaining civil protection orders. Our Family Law Unit is a dedicated team of attorneys with several years of experience in family law and civil legal services.

Yale Law School seeks applications for a Ludwig Clinical Fellow to begin in November or December of 2016. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer with a minimum of four years of relevant practice experience who is interested in preparing for a career in law school clinical teaching. The Fellow will work with the Ludwig Community and Economic Development Clinic (CED).

The Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development (CED) provides transactional legal services to clients seeking to promote economic opportunity and mobility. CED’s clients include affordable housing developers, community development financial institutions, farms and farmer’s markets, fair housing advocates, and neighborhood associations. CED’s legal services help our clients to expand access to financial services, bring arts institutions and grocery stores to chronically under-resourced communities, break down barriers to affordable housing development in high-opportunity communities, promote access to healthy foods, and facilitate entrepreneurship among low-income people.

On behalf of our clients, our students negotiate and draft contracts; provide advice on the tax consequences of deal structures and entity choices; structure and carry out real estate transactions; represent borrowers and lenders in financings; engage in legislative and regulatory advocacy; form for-profit and not-for-profit entities; and resolve land use and environmental issues. In addition to representing clients, students in their first semester of the clinic take a seminar which covers federal, state and local policies affecting urban and suburban places; substantive law in tax, real estate development, and corporate governance; and transactional and regulatory lawyering skills, such as negotiation and drafting contracts.

The Fellow’s responsibilities include representing clients, supervising students, assisting in teaching classes, and pursuing a scholarship agenda. The Fellow may be asked to co-teach a section of a half-semester research and writing program for first-year students.  Candidates must be prepared to apply for admission to the Connecticut bar.  (Candidates may qualify for admission without examination.)  The Fellow will be supervised by the clinical faculty.

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Experience in creative and community-driven advocacy is a strong plus. Annual salary is $63,000-68,000.  In addition, the Fellow will receive health benefits and access to university facilities.  Email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Osikhena Awudu, Office Manager, The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, osikhena.awudu@yale.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) and Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) are jointly recruiting a full-time Elder Justice Legal Fellow.

This is a new position for a recent law school graduate, and it is being funded by Equal Justice Works (EJW). The one-year fellowship will begin between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, 2016. Pending renewed funding and successful reapplication by NVRDC, this position may also continue for a second year of service.

The Fellow will be co-located at NVRDC and LCE (with the position administered by NVRDC) and will advocate for and represent older victims of abuse and exploitation in DC.

The Fellow will receive an annual living allowance, as well as financial support for housing, student loan repayment, and other permissible reimbursable living expenses. Additionally, Fellows receive an education award, health insurance, and other benefits.

A full Job Description and details on how to apply are available at: http://bit.ly/EJWElderJustice

Interested applicants should contact NVRDC with any follow up questions.

 

The Legal Services Program of Whitman-Walker Health is seeking a law graduate for an opportunity as an EJW AmeriCorps Legal Fellow.  The full-time one-year fellowship is set to begin September 16, 2016 and will focus on our name and gender change practice for transgender individuals.

Interested applicants should apply through Whitman-Walker’s Career Center online:  http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=WWC&cws=1

Additional details and a complete job description are attached here.

ABA Rule of Law Initiative has opening for interns – check out the opportunities on their webpage – https://www.devex.com/jobs/aba-roli-research-intern-internship-446128

 

Postgraduate fellowship and government program deadlines are fast approaching. The 2016 Comprehensive Fellowship Guide and Federal Legal Employment Guide are now live and available on PSJD to assist you in researching and applying to these programs.

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