The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia is seeking résumés and cover letters from 2L and 3L (2D, 3E, 3D, 4E) students interested in opportunities with their office.  This is a great opportunity and the first time PDS has advertised an opening with us in some time,

For students that wish to submit their application, email  knoxc@law.edu your résumé and cover letter by Tuesday, October 6.

You can address the cover letters to:

Cynthia D. Lester

Program Specialist of Legal Recruiting

Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

633 Indiana Ave., NW

Washington, D.C. 20003

Columbus Community Legal Services, the clinical program of the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America welcomes applicants for the Clinical Supervising Attorney-Qualified Tax Expert position in its Low Income Tax Clinic (LITC). The successful candidate will represent clients and teach law students. The LITC is the newest of four clinics comprising Columbus Community Legal Services, one of the District of Columbia’s oldest legal services providers. Experience in a clinical environment—either as a law student or as teacher—is strongly preferred. Applicants should also have a demonstrated commitment to working with low income individuals. See the Position Description here.

The Legal Services Corporation is seeking to hire a full-time attorney in the Office of Legal Affairs. The position announcement is attached.

See the announcement here.

There will be three or four externship positions available during summer 2011 in the CUA Innocence Project Clinic.  Although unpaid, these positions are eligible for funding under the SPIL Stipend, Charles and Louise O’Brien Fellowships, and Equal Justice Works Summer Fellowships programs.  Summer externs do much of the same case work as students during the regular academic school year including the full range of investigation of claims of actual innocence.  Last summer, one of the summer interns traveled to a prison to interview an inmate and others spoke by phone with inmates and interviewed witnesses in person.  All current CUA Law Students are eligible.  A strong interest in the work of the Clinic, well-developed written and oral communication skills, and a demonstrated ability for creative and independent thinking are valued skills and traits.  To apply, please send a short cover letter to Professor Sandy Ogilvy, Director, CUA Innocence Project Clinic, expressing your interest in an externship and describing how you could contribute to the work of the Clinic.  Also, please provide a copy of your resume and a short writing sample.  Offers will be extended before the application deadline for the summer stipend programs.  For more information about the Innocence Project Clinic at CUA visit http://www.law.edu/clinics/cle/InnocenceProj.cfm

Pro Bono Opportunity

October 6, 2010

 Paul Kurth, Director of the CCLS Consumer Project, is conducting a series of consumer financial protection “know-your-rights” workshops in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of DC in November. He is looking for about 10 students for each workshop Thursday evening the 11th and Thursday evening the 18th to help with the presentations and then to meet with participants one-on-one afterwards to provide basic information about their rights, how to protect themselves, etc. If you’d like to volunteer there is a mandatory 1-hour training session you must attend on Monday, October 25 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM.  A sign-up sheet has been posted on the SPIL TWEN page (please disregard the Nov. 4 slot as there will be no workshop that day).

 This is a fantastic opportunity for you to earn SPIL hours, as well as Pro Bono Challenge hours.  While there are only 20 spots available for the November workshops, Mr. Kurth is planning more workshops in January, which may be more possible for 1Ls.

The online application periods for DOJ’s

1) 2010-11 Attorney General’s Honors Program http://www.justice.gov/oarm/arm/hp/hp.htm and

2) 2011 Summer Law Intern Program http://www.justice.gov/oarm/arm/sp/sp.htm

are opening on July 26 and closing on September 7.