The Migrant Legal Action Program (MLAP) – Paid part-time summer positions

November 9, 2011

The Migrant Legal Action Program (MLAP) is delighted to announce that it has been awarded an Equal Justice America grant to employ two Catholic University of America School of Law students for part-time work in the 2012 Spring Semester.

Organization Description:
The Migrant Legal Action Program (MLAP) is a national support and advocacy center which provides legal representation and a national voice to indigent migrant and seasonal farmworkers and immigrants in general. MLAP works nationwide to enforce rights and to improve public policies affecting farmworkers’ working and housing conditions, education, immigration rights, health, nutrition, and general welfare. MLAP also undertakes advocacy on behalf of those not proficient in English and immigrants in a variety of areas. The program works with an extensive network of local service providers.
MLAP staff is actively involved in legislative and administrative advocacy, as well as providing training and technical assistance to local migrant and non-migrant service providers across the country. This non-profit, non-governmental organization has a strong reputation for its leadership in the areas of Migrant and Immigrant Education, Access to Public Benefits, and Immigration Policy and Immigrant Rights.

Law Clerk Duties:

Law clerks will undertake federal and state legal research and writing under the direct supervision of the Executive Director who is an experienced attorney. Such work will be in support of individual cases, law reform activity, policy work, and technical assistance.

Minimum Requirements/Salary:

This position is available to both 2Ls and 3Ls who have excellent research and writing skills and can demonstrate a commitment to and interest in public interest law.

The EJA grant requires for each position at least 120 hours during the spring semester for the full grant of $1500 or a pro-rated amount for fewer hours. Students will be temporary, part-time employees of MLAP for the semester due to the conditions of the EJA grant and, therefore, there will be Social Security and Medicare deductions taken from the $1500 grant total, and possibly federal and state taxes as well, as required.

Deadlines: Application materials should be received at MLAP by 5 pm on Tuesday, November 22, 2011.

Materials Required: Cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, list of at least two employment references.

Preferred Delivery Method: Email

Contact: Roger Rosenthal, Executive Director: rrosenthal@mlap.org

More information is available in OCPD

Mailing address:

1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Suite 915
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: ¬¬ (202) 775 7780

Fax: (202) 775-7784

Web Site: http://www.mlap.org

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