The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a Fellowship in its Family Law Clinic to start on or around December 1, 2016. This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to law school clinical teaching.  For more information about UB’s clinical program and the Family Law Clinic, please go here: http://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/index.cfm.
The Family Law Clinic represents low-income individuals and organizations in domestic violence and family law litigation, legislative advocacy, legal reform and community education.  The Clinic handles a wide variety of cases, which include civil protection order, divorce, custody, support, adoption, paternity, Special Immigrant Juvenile Cases and name changes.  The Family Law Clinic is dedicated to serving low income clients residing in Baltimore City, and places a special focus on persons subjected to abuse and the LGBTQ community.  In the clinic, law students are licensed to practice law under the supervision of faculty and serve as first-chair lawyers on their clients’ matters and on community-based projects.
The Fellow’s duties include direct supervision of clinic students’ client, case, legislative advocacy and community education work, co-teaching a weekly clinic seminar, and engaging in course planning and preparation with the other faculty members in the Family Law Clinic.  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 preferably in family law 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 law school 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 available benefits, including retirement annuities, research support, and travel allowance. 
We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information at the bottom of the Job Posting herehttp://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1146 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 position, please email Prof. Margaret Johnson at majohnson@ubalt.edu.

The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a fellowship to start on or about January 3, 2017 in the Community Development Clinic (CDC).  This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to clinical law teaching.  

The CDC provides transactional, regulatory, and other non-litigation advice to community-based nonprofit groups, to small businesses headed by low-income entrepreneurs, and to social enterprises, cooperatives, and other clients with challenging and unmet legal needs.  Students serve as first-chair attorneys under the guidance and support of law school faculty, including the CDC Fellow.  We look forward to receiving your required electronic application, letter of interest, and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy.

The Fellow’s duties include supervising law students as they engage in client service for the first time, co-teaching the weekly clinical seminar with other CDC faculty, including CDC Director Jaime Lee, and engaging with the local community to learn about its legal needs.  The Fellow will also cover emergency client matters during winter and summer breaks in the academic calendar.   

The CDC Fellow will have opportunities to engage in academic scholarship and to explore teaching as a long-term profession, and will receive close mentoring and support from UB’s community of other clinical law teachers and Fellows.

This position is a full-time, year-round contractual appointment for two years.  The position can be extended for a third year under certain circumstances.  Because the CDC serves evening students, the Fellow will work one or more evenings each week during the fall and spring semesters, with daytime hours adjusted accordingly.  

Qualifications:  Two years or more years of legal practice in transactional, small business, nonprofit, regulatory, employment, legislative, and/or community lawyering; exceptional listening skills; a demonstrated interest in working for low-income clients and communities; and an interest in mentoring and/or teaching.  Fellows must be or be willing to become members of the Maryland Bar.  If the person hired as the Fellow is not admitted in Maryland when hired, s/he should take the bar exam in February of 2017 if possible.

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

Applications are now being accepted.  The deadline for electronic applications with letters of interest and resumes attached is October 17, 2016.

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 herehttp://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1147 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 position, please email Prof. Jaime Lee at jlee@ubalt.edu.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia is accepting applications for judicial internship positions for spring 2017.

Interns will research substantive and procedural legal issues and draft written recommendations for resolving those issues. They will also be responsible for detailed editing and citation checking. Additionally, interns will have regular opportunities to observe court proceedings.

This unpaid internship is open to all law students. Semester interns are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week, preferably over two full days a week.

Applications should contain a cover letter, resume, transcript (unofficial is acceptable), three professional or academic references, and a short writing sample of 15 or fewer pages that reflects the applicant’s research and analytical skills. First year students may submit transcripts separately when grades become available.

Please send all applications by email to: Judge_Jackson_Internships@dcd.uscourts.gov. Please title the subject line as follows: Spring 2017 Intern Application: [applicant’s name]

Please do not mail applications. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Questions may be directed to chambers by phone at 202-354-3460 or to the above email address.

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center has an opening for a one-year part-time position for an attorney to help staff the Nonprofit and Small Business Legal Assistance Programs (NPSB Programs).  The attorney assists with the placement of nonprofit organizations with pro bono counsel; the planning and conducting of nonprofit and small business clinics; and the preparation of training events and written guidance for nonprofit organization. The attorney reports to the Assistant Director who oversees the NPSB Programs.

To apply, please go to:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=dcbarpl6#

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks a staff attorney for its domestic violence/family law unit.

Legal Aid has a broad and energetic domestic violence/family law practice. The unit is staffed by three supervising attorneys, eight staff attorneys, one rotating “loaned associate” from a law firm, and a legal assistant. The staff attorney will handle a caseload of domestic violence cases, including civil protection order cases, as well as custody, child support, and divorce matters for survivors of domestic violence. In addition to an active litigation docket, the staff attorney will participate in community outreach, engage in systemic reform efforts, and be responsible for conducting interviews of prospective clients.

Legal Aid’s domestic violence/family law attorneys primarily work out of Legal Aid’s central office and may also work and conduct initial applicant interviews out of Legal Aid’s community office in SE. They also help staff the District’s two Domestic Violence Intake Centers – in NW at the D.C. Superior Courthouse, and in SE at the United Medical Center – and the Child Support Resource Center, which operates out of the Paternity & Support Branch of D.C. Superior Court.

Qualifications 

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Strong litigation, organizational, communication, and leadership skills;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with other staff;
  • A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice;
  • Experience in legal services preferred, ideally with a background in DV/family law; and
  • Bilingual skills (in Spanish, Amharic, or another language prevalent in Legal Aid’s client community) strongly preferred but not required.

Membership or eligibility for membership in the DC bar is required.

Salary and Benefits

The attorney will be paid in accordance with Legal Aid’s attorney salary scale. Legal Aid also offers a competitive benefits package.

To Apply

Legal Aid values an inclusive, diverse workplace and does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by law. Legal Aid encourages all interested persons to apply regardless race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status immediately. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:familyattorneysearch@legalaiddc.org.

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Position remains open until filled.

The D.C. Employment Justice Center (EJC) is seeking Skadden Fellowships applicants interested in developing a new project at the EJC to help enforce new legal protections for low-income workers in the DC metro area. The Fellow would take on an approach to enforcement of the D.C. Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 and other applicable wage laws not currently handled by EJC. The project would involve representation and brief advice to workers filing in local small claims courts and before the D.C. Office of Wage and Hour, tracking outcomes in each forum and among different types of wage violations. The fellow may also participate in post-judgment enforcement efforts, including conducting examinations of employer assets and working with local authorities to seize the business and liquor licenses of non-compliant employers. The goal of the fellow’s work will be to not only recover unpaid wages for workers, but to assess the short- and medium-term efficacy of local fora for helping unpaid workers, in order to inform our advocacy work to improve local wage theft enforcement mechanisms. Spanish language fluency is preferable but not required.
Please contact Legal Director LaToya Bell at lbell@dcejc.org with a resume and a brief description of your interest and qualifications for this kind of project.

The September edition of the Washington Council of Lawyers Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse is now available.