Ayuda is hiring a Spanish-English bilingual Immigration Staff Attorney for our Takoma Park office. The position will focus on working with child clients as part of growing our children’s program. If you have a passion for social justice, and a desire to work in a supportive organization that has been making a difference for immigrants since 1973, please take a look at the link below to get more information. This could be a great job for an entry level attorney or a new challenge for someone with a little more experience.

https://careers.jobscore.com/careers/ayuda/jobs/bilingual-staff-attorney-immigration-or-domestic-violence-cAS5I-75Sr5Rr1eMg-44q7

Litigation Attorney:

In the last decade, Justice in Aging’s litigation team has returned or preserved more than two billion dollars in safety net benefits for seniors and people with disabilities living in poverty. This position presents an excellent opportunity to contribute to this impactful work in a time when the challenges to the safety net seniors rely on could not be greater. This position will be located in our Washington, DC office, and will report to our new litigation director, Regan Bailey, while working closely with other staff members. Read the full job description

Fellows:

We are also currently accepting applications for Post-Graduate Law School Fellows in any of our three offices (Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, CA or Oakland, CA).

See the announcement here.

The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a Fellowship in the Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic to start on or about August 1, 2017. This public interest fellowship program offers attorneys who are interested in pursuing a law school teaching career exposure to law school clinical teaching.
The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic represents low-income individuals in veterans law litigation, legislative advocacy, and legal reform.  The Clinic handles a wide variety of cases, which include VA disability claims and appeals, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims appeals, discharge upgrade applications, and veterans treatment court cases. The Clinic Fellow’s duties include direct supervision of case work by clinic students and clinic classroom teaching in coordination with clinic faculty. Fellows also pursue professional goals in conjunction with his/her clinic director, including scholarly research and writing. This Fellowship is a full-time, 12-month position, and Fellows are responsible for case coverage during summer, winter, and other school breaks. 
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 primarily in veterans law; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; commitment to work for low income clients and a strong interest in 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 benefits, including retirement annuities, research support, and travel allowance. 
Position is open until filled, and applications submitted by June 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration. For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website athttp://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/fellows/.
We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information at the bottom of the Job Posting here http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1234 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. Hugh McClean at hmcclean@ubalt.edu

See the full announcement here.

Mission:  Bread for the City provides, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, comprehensive services to Washington, DC residents living with low-incomes. The services include supplemental food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services. 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’s Legal Clinic works to ensure better access to justice for 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 Housing Law practice includes defending tenants against complaints for possession of real estate, affirmative litigation on behalf of tenants and tenant associations, representation at administrative agencies, and advice and counsel in a variety of housing-related matters.

Position Description: The Legal Clinic seeks an attorney for its housing practice, which consists of a dedicated team of 6 housing attorneys and 1 half-time associate loaned from an area law firm. Our housing team focuses primarily on two innovative housing projects: (1) Landlord-Tenant Court-Based Legal Services Project, through which our attorneys help staff, with another legal services provider, an office at the Landlord/Tenant Branch of DC Superior Court and provide immediate representation to tenants they meet for the first time at a critical point in their landlord-tenant case (many of those cases are retained by our clinic for continued representation) and (2) Housing Right to Counsel Project, a joint initiative with two other local legal services providers that focuses on expanding access to representation to tenants in subsidized housing at risk of eviction.

Our practice at the courthouse office is fast-paced, high-energy and requires the commitment of someone who is able to multi-task as typically attorneys represent 2-3 clients at each appearance. Attorneys in this practice are generally in court 1-2 times per week with the remainder of their time spent completing ongoing casework. Some time may be spent on administrative hearing work representing participants in federal subsidy programs or at the District’s Office of Administrative Hearings. Finally, the Housing Attorney will help support housing-related advocacy and policy reform efforts in the District through participation in various stakeholder groups and legislative reform efforts.

 

Qualifications:

  • Member of the DC Bar or eligible for waiver into the DC Bar;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice and/or willingness to learn and carry out Bread for the City’s commitments in these areas;
  • Strong organizational, research, and oral and written communication skills;
  • Litigation experience;
  • Ability to proceed effectively in court with little time for preparation;
  • High degree of flexibility;
  • Sense of humor, seriously;
  • 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;
  • Prior experience in a legal services or other public interest setting;
  • Knowledge of or experience with DC housing 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. Also, the DC Bar Foundation offers a Loan Repayment Assistance Program to qualified Bread for the City attorneys, providing renewable one-year, interest-free, forgivable loans, of up to $12,000 per year. For more information see https://dcbarfoundation.org/lrap/.

To apply: You must complete an application through Bread for the City’s ADP portal. Go to www.breadforthecity.org/work and click on the “Housing Attorney” position. Then select “apply” at the top right hand corner to register for a login and apply for the position. Please upload a resume and cover letter through this online application process. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

See the full announcement here.