Bread for the City Legal Clinic seeks 3Ls or recent law graduates to sponsor as an Equal Justice Works (EJW) and Skadden Fellowship candidate for the fall 2017 application process (fellowship to begin in fall 2018).  Bread for the City is an innovative non-profit located in our nation’s capital with experience in supporting successful EJW and Skadden Fellowships.

In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Bread for the City provides comprehensive services to District 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 provides free civil legal services in primarily three areas of the law: housing, family, and public benefits.  The Legal Clinic is a part of several collaborative projects to increase access to justice in the District, including court-based offices through which Bread for the City attorneys provide same-day advice and representation to litigants they meet for the first time at court at a critical point in their legal case. The Legal Clinic also has a Community Lawyering Project that aims to transform communities in a non-traditional way by working with communities to solve community-identified needs through not only legal representation but also advocacy, community education, leadership development, institution building, and organizing.

Ideal fellowship applicants include law students entering their third year or recent graduates who expect to complete a judicial clerkship in the summer of 2018.  Applicants must be self-motivated; creative; committed to social, economic, and racial justice; a strong oral communicator and writer; and able to work in a collaborative work environment.  Bread for the City will entertain projects in an issue area grounded in the areas of our legal practice for which our attorneys can provide in-house expertise and support.  The Legal Clinic has a particular interest in supporting a project that focuses on family law, public benefits, and/or supporting survivors of domestic violence.

To apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 page summary of a proposed project to Senior Staff Attorney Emily Petrino atepetrino@breadforthecity.org with “Post-Grad Fellowship 2018” in the subject line.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks applicants to sponsor for an Equal Justice Works and/or Skadden Fellowship. The Fellow will work with Legal Aid’s new and growing Returning Citizens Community Reintegration Project on a project to provide comprehensive civil legal services to low-income individuals and families impacted by criminal records. The Fellow will focus on litigation, outreach, and advocacy with the ultimate goals of addressing and removing barriers to housing, employment, and public benefits and facilitating successful family and community reunification for returning citizens.

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia was formed in 1932 to “provide legal aid and counsel to indigent persons in civil law matters and to encourage measures by which the law may better protect and serve their needs.” Over the last 85 years, tens of thousands of the District’s neediest residents have been served by Legal Aid staff and volunteers. We currently work in the following four priority areas: housing law, family/domestic violence law, public benefits law, and consumer law. Legal Aid also has a nationally recognized appellate advocacy project. To learn more about Legal Aid, visit our website at www.LegalAidDC.org and our blog at www.MakingJusticeReal.org. Legal Aid has successfully sponsored both Equal Justice Works and Skadden Fellows in the past, and our staff includes numerous current and former fellows. Legal Aid will assist the applicant we select in formulating a project to present to the fellowship programs.

Returning citizens in the District of Columbia face myriad obstacles in reentering their communities and moving toward economic and social stability. Having exited jail or prison, they often are confronted with barriers—including those erected by prejudice, stigma, and bureaucracy. The Project’s aim is to reduce these barriers through litigation, outreach, and advocacy. The Fellow will work with attorneys across Legal Aid’s practice areas and will benefit from the subject matter expertise of each unit’s attorneys while significantly expanding Legal Aid’s capacity to focus specifically on challenges faced by returning citizens. The Fellow will handle a caseload of matters related directly to criminal records, including criminal record sealing cases and Human Rights Complaints relating to “Ban the Box” violations in the employment and housing contexts. In addition, the Fellow will handle reentry-related cases arising in our existing practice areas, including advocating for the reinstatement of public benefits for returning citizens and challenging the denial of subsidized housing applications.

 

The Fellow will also conduct outreach in cooperation with nonprofit and governmental organizations that serve returning citizens, both to identify potential clients and to provide general “know your rights” trainings. Moreover, the Fellow will organize and help lead a coalition of other legal services providers, community members, and other stakeholders to advocate for better legislation and better governmental policies to benefit returning citizens in the District.

 

Ideal candidates will be law students entering their third year or recent graduates who expect to complete a judicial clerkship in the summer of 2018. The successful candidate must have a commitment to public interest and a desire to work in a collaborative work environment. Fluency in Spanish or another language commonly used by Legal Aid’s client community is preferred, but not required.

 

Legal Aid values an inclusive, diverse workplace and encourages applications from interested persons of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Fellowship applications must be submitted in the fall of 2017. The fellowship, if awarded, will begin in the fall of 2018 and is anticipated to last two years.

 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by email to:

fellowsearch@legalaiddc.org

Attn: Fellowship Candidate Search Committee

Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

 

Additional information, such as writing samples, transcripts, and references, will be sought from those selected to interview with Legal Aid.

Thank you,

Laura

Laura Leche Bailey | Operations Associate | Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
1331 H Street, N.W | Suite 350 | Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 386-6684 | Fax: (202) 727-2132 | www.legalaiddc.org

The LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia is proud to announce its 2017 Equality Fellowships.  The Community Equality Fellowship will support a law student working at DC-area LGBT legal non-profit organizations this summer.  The Lavender Equality Fellowship will provide the opportunity for a DC area law student to attend the 2017 Lavender Law Annual Conference & Career Fair in San Francisco this August.  The Equality Fellowships aim to encourage law students taking their first steps toward careers tackling our nation’s most complex LGBT legal issues.  The Equality Fellowships will pay up to $1,000 each to law students selected to be LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia Equality Fellows.

Qualifications for the Community Equality Fellowship

  • Current enrollment in a U.S. accredited law school
  • Summer employment offered by a legal organization in the Washington DC metro area
  • Preference will be given to those who work at an organization dedicated to LGBT rights/issues or those who show that their work will advance LGBT rights/issues
  • Employers must be non-profit and non-partisan
  • Commitment to work at least 20 hours per week for at least 10 weeks at the organization during the summer
  • Applicants must demonstrate commitment to LGBT rights and LGBT issues
  • Total funding that the law student is already receiving for summer employment cannot exceed $5,000 (not including the Community Equality Fellowship)

Qualifications for the Lavender Equality Fellowship

  • Current enrollment in a DC-area accredited law school
  • Commitment to attend the 2017 Lavender Law conference in San Francisco in August
  • Applicants must demonstrate commitment to LGBT rights and LGBT issues
  • Cannot be receiving any other external funding to attend the Lavender Law conference
  • Preference will be given to those attending the Lavender Law conference for the first time.

Application Materials

Students interested in the Equality Fellowships should submit the following materials:

  • Application form
  • Résumé
  • Two references (contact information only; letters of recommendation not required)
  • For Community Equality Fellowship Applicants only: Commitment letter or email from employer, which describes (1) the mission and focus of the organization; (2) the type of work being performed by applicant; (3) the duration and hours of the summer position; and (4) the amount of compensation (if any) being offered for the summer position

Please submit all materials by July 7, 2017 to LGBTSummerFellowships@gmail.com.  Questions about the Equality Fellowships can be sent to the above email address.  Applicants will be notified of the Equality Fellowship’s decision in mid-July.

Paul S. Lee

Pro Bono Manager

Dechert LLP

1900 K St. NW

Washington, DC 20006

+1 202 261 3428 Direct

+1 202 261 3116 Fax

paul.lee@dechert.com

http://www.dechert.com/pro_bono/

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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 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 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

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The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, D.C.’s oldest and largest general civil legal services program, seeks a highly qualified candidate to serve as its inaugural Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow. The one-year fellowship, made possible through the generous support of Sidley Austin LLP, will begin Fall 2017.

Legal Aid was formed in 1932 to “provide legal aid and counsel to indigent persons in civil law matters and to encourage measures by which the law may better protect and serve their needs.” The largest part of our work is individual representation in housing, family law, public benefits, and consumer law. From the experiences of our clients, we identify opportunities for law reform, public policy advocacy, and systemic reform litigation.

Legal Aid’s nationally-recognized Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project, which will house the fellow, has been called a “model of excellence” by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. Named after its first Director, a renown appellate and U.S. Supreme Court advocate, the Project litigates precedent-setting appeals on behalf of Legal Aid clients and files “friend of the court” briefs in cases involving matters of importance to people living in poverty. Beyond litigation, the Project provides appellate instruction, consultation, and advice to the larger D.C. legal services community. Although most of the Project’s work involves cases before the District’s highest court – the D.C. Court of Appeals – the Project also gets involved in administrative appeals and cases before the D.C. Superior Court and the federal courts. For more information about Legal Aid and the Appellate Advocacy Project, please visit our website, www.legalaiddc.org, and our blog, www.MakingJusticeReal.Org.

The Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow will be responsible for conducting legal research and writing; drafting legal and factual memoranda and briefs; conducting applicant and client interviews and meetings; reviewing and analyzing court filings and records; assisting with the maintenance of Legal Aid’s appellate case files, records, and dockets; engaging in oral advocacy, as appropriate; and other tasks as assigned to him/her by the Appellate Project Director, the Legal Director, or the Executive Director.

Ideal applicants are recent law school graduates or individuals who have completed a judicial clerkship or will have completed a clerkship by the fall of 2017. The successful candidate will also have the following:

  • Exceptional legal research and writing skills;

  • Strong litigation, organizational, communication, and leadership skills;

  • An ability to multitask, juggle and complete assignments, and meet deadlines;

  • A demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice;

  • An ability to work with Legal Aid’s diverse client community; and

  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish or another language a plus.

Membership or eligibility for membership in the D.C. Bar is required. The Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow will be paid in accordance with Legal Aid’s attorney salary scale. Legal Aid offers a generous benefits package.

To Apply

Legal Aid values an inclusive, diverse workplace and encourages applications from interested persons of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Please email a letter of interest and resume to: appellatefellow@legalaiddc.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Position remains open until filled.

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.