Ayuda seeks a full-time, bilingual Managing Family Law Attorney to oversee Ayuda’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault legal team in our Washington, D.C. office. The Managing Family Law Attorney will also provide direct legal services to and advocate on behalf of low-income, immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in civil protection order, family law, and a minimal amount of immigration law matters. This position will work closely with Ayuda’s Executive Director to strengthen and build upon Ayuda’s work in this area. See the full announcement here.

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law invites applications for a one year research
fellowship on gender equality in multi-district litigation. The study will involve quantitative and
qualitative analysis of gender disparities in leadership positions in MDL cases from 1991 to the
present day.
The fellow will be housed in the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice. The
position will begin on or after September 15, 2015; an earlier start date may be possible.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning August 1, 2015. The salary will be
$50,000 plus benefits.

See the full announcement here.

“Practicing Public Interest Law East of the Anacostia River”: Panel Discussion with the East of the River Casehandlers

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 12:30 pm – 2 pm | Deanwood Neighborhood Library | 1350 49th St NE, Washington DC 20019
Metro: Deanwood (Orange Line)

THE PROGRAM
The East of the River Casehandlers group invites all legal interns, summer associates, law students and pro bono attorneys to come find out more about practicing neighborhood-based, public interest law in low-income communities across the city with an emphasis on the work we do east of the Anacostia River. Learn about the different career paths to public interest lawyering in DC and what the day-to-day work is like as well as the rewards and challenges of the work. Imoni Washington of the DC Bar Foundation will join us after the provider panel to discuss the Loan Repayment Assistance Program for public interest lawyers working in the District and the recent grants the DCBF has made to legal services providers east of the river. We will also have information available on fall student internship and pro bono opportunities.

PANELISTS
Adrian Alvarez | Staff Attorney, Health Together Project |Childrens Law Center

Dennis Corkery | Senior Staff Attorney, Equal Employment Opportunity Project | Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Allison Dowling |Staff Attorney, Public Benefits | Whitman Walker Health

Drake Hagner | Former EJW Fellow and Current Staff Attorney, Public Benefits | Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Taylor Healy | Former EJW Fellow and Current Staff Attorney, Housing | Bread for the City

Jennifer Thomas | Legal Recruiting Manager |Public Defender Service

Leah Quaile |Staff Attorney, CFSA Family Preservation Project |Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia

Imoni Washington | Director of Programs |DC Bar Foundation

REGISTRATION
To register, contact Heather Hodges at 202.269.5100 or hhodges@nlsp.org. This program is intended to be highly interactive and driven by your questions. We encourage you to submit any questions you have with your registration request.

ABOUT US
The East of the River Casehandlers meet every three months at the Anacostia Library to share program information and discuss strategies for dealing with issues of common concern to our low-income clients in Wards 7 and 8. We also conduct legal information programs for community members and legal services attorneys. Please send an e-mail to EastoftheRiverLawyers-subscribe@mail.lawhelp.org if you would like to join our listserv.

Heather L. Hodges
Pro Bono Counsel
Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia
680 Rhode Island Avenue NE
Washington DC 20002
202-269-5100

A few quick updates:
1.  If you are a rising 3L or entering/in a clerkship that will finish up next summer and are interested in working in the legal services realm thereafter beginning next fall, you should be considering the pursuit of a postgraduate legal fellowship!  The largest project-based program (where you find an organization to partner with on developing a project/job description) has a mid-September application deadline, which means you should be securing a host organization NOW.  If you want to learn more, please contact me immediately at tschirch@law.edu.


2.  Here are some upcoming events that might be of interest:

Free debt relief webinar from Equal Justice Works: July 23 3–4:10pm https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5660479740617429505

JDs in Debt: What Law Students & Lawyers Need to Know about Managing Student Loans & Earning Public Service Loan Forgiveness


DC PDS Open House: July 23, 5:30–7:30pm

The Public Defender Service for DC is hosting an informational open house on Thursday, July 23 from 5:30- 7:30 at its office at 633 Indiana Avenue, NW. The format is a brief panel with speakers from three to four of our divisions speaking about their work, followed by a networking reception with attorney representatives from each division as well as our summer law clerks. The event is primarily a fall recruitment preview for 3Ls and attorneys interested in permanent trial positions and pre-laws, 1Ls and 2Ls interested in next summer or school year internships/externships. Direct any questions to Jen Thomas at 202-824-2337 or jenthomas@pdsdc.


Practicing Public Interest Law East of the Anacostia River: 5th Annual Summer Panel Discussion with the East of the River Casehandlers
Wed, July 29 | 12:30 pm – 2 pm | Deanwood Neighborhood Library | 1350 49th St NE, WDC 20019

Metro: Deanwood (Orange Line)

THE PROGRAM
The East of the River Casehandlers group invites all legal interns, summer associates, law students and pro bono attorneys to come find out more about practicing public interest law east of the Anacostia River and to hear from our panel about their career paths to public interest lawyering. Imoni Washington of the DC Bar Foundation will join us after the provider panel to discuss the Loan Repayment Assistance Program for public interest lawyers working in the District and the recent grants the DCBF has made to legal services providers east of the river. We will also have information available on fall student internship and pro bono opportunities.

PANELISTS
Adrian Alvarez | Staff Attorney, Health Together Project |Childrens Law Center

Dennis Corkery | Senior Staff Attorney, Equal Employment Opportunity Project | Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Allison Dowling |Staff Attorney, Public Benefits | Whitman Walker Health

Drake Hagner | Former EJW Fellow and Current Staff Attorney, Public Benefits | Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Taylor Healy | Former EJW Fellow and Current Staff Attorney, Housing | Bread for the City

Jennifer Thomas | Legal Recruiting Manager |Public Defender Service

Leah Quaile |Staff Attorney, CFSA Family Preservation Project |Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia

Imoni Washington | Director of Programs |DC Bar Foundation

REGISTRATION
To register, contact Heather Hodges at 202.269.5100 or hhodges@nlsp.org. This program is intended to be highly interactive and driven by your questions. We encourage you to submit any questions you have with your registration request.

ABOUT US
The East of the River Casehandlers meet every three months at the Anacostia Library to share program information and discuss strategies for dealing with issues of common concern to our low-income clients in Wards 7 and 8. We also conduct legal information programs for community members and legal services attorneys. Please send an e-mail to EastoftheRiverLawyers-subscribe@mail.lawhelp.org if you would like to join our listserv.

With apologies for any formatting anomolies,

Jen

Advocates for Justice and Education (AJE) seeks a full-time staff attorney to provide educational advocacy on behalf of D.C. families. Detailed information is contained in the attached job posting. Posting closes July 31st.

Maryland Legal Aid announces the availability of 6 staff attorney full-time temporary positions at the Self-Help Resource Center in Annapolis, Maryland.

Description: The attorneys will provide legal assistance to self-represented litigants in connection with civil cases before the District and Circuit Courts, including, but not limited to, family law matters, foreclosures, landlord/tenant, expungements, and domestic violence matters. Legal services to self-represented litigants may phone and live chat assistance or as requested by the Court. Attorneys will also provide appropriate referrals and perform intake as well as assist in developing programmatic materials for use by self-represented litigants, the Self-Help Resource Center and/or Court staff. These positions are part of a Maryland Legal Aid contract with the Administrative Office of the Courts to operate the Courts’ District Court Self-Help Centers and the Annapolis Self-Help Resource Center.

Hours and Location: The Maryland Courts Self-Help Center in Annapolis is open from 8:30am – 8pm Monday-Friday and is staffed by two shifts – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and 12 pm – 8pm. While attorneys will be primarily assigned to either one of those shifts, there may be times when attorneys will be required to work the other shift or at another location of the Self-Help Centers, i.e. District Courts in Glen Burnie (Anne Arundel County) and Upper Marlboro (Prince George’s County). The District Court Self-Help Centers provide legal assistance Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Minimum Qualifications: Admitted to the Maryland Bar with one-year or more civil litigation experience. Excellent organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills required. Fluency in a second language preferred.

See the announcement here.

July 14, 2015

Tahirih Justice Center has an immediate opening for an immigration staff attorney in its Greater DC office located in Falls Church, VA. Tahirih is a national non-profit organization that supports the courage of immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence by providing holistic legal services and advocacy in courts, Congress, and communities.  See the announcement here.

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