Legal Counsel for the Elderly is expanding our Legal Hotline and adding a full-time attorney to our team.  Please note that this job requires 4 years of legal experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.  Non-DC Barred applicants must be eligible to waive in.
You must apply via the AARP website, which you’ll find here (along with the job description): http://careers.aarp.org/ShowJob/Id/1369819/Legal-Aid-Attorney-Hotline/

Please be sure to include a cover letter, which you must combine it into a single document with your resume before uploading.

Advertisements

The Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is accepting applications for a new clinical teaching fellowship in immigration law.  The fellowship is ideal for a recent law school graduate with at least two years of immigration law experience post law school.  The application deadline is November 15, 2017.  See the full announcement here.

.

Washington Council of Lawyers features over 40 exciting opportunities in the October 2017 Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse

DC Office of Attorney General, Child Protection Section is seeking an attorney with 1-5 years of experience.  Please see the full announcement for details.

The University of Connecticut School of Law invites applicants for an opening as a Clinical Instructor of Law serving as the William R. Davis Clinical Fellow, beginning in the summer of 2018.  See the full announcement here.

The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition’s Detained Adult Program seeks a licensed attorney and committed advocate to undertake a newly-funded universal representation pilot project  to increase rates of direct representation to  immigrant adults detained  by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the state of Maryland. The adults we serve originate from a wide variety of countries and speak many different languages, and include many longtime residents with extensive family networks in the United States.

Responsibilities under this new position will primarily involve providing direct representation services under a universal representation model to detained immigrants with roots in Prince George’s County, Maryland, including before the Baltimore Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Department of Homeland Security.  This attorney will work in cooperation with CAIR Coalition’s broader legal team and will participate in efforts to build sustainable models of legal services for detained immigrant adults in Maryland and the DMV area. Because this will be the first universal representation pilot project in the DMV area, the attorney will also be responsible for communicating outcomes and learnings of the project, with an interest in duplicating such efforts in the future.

Description of responsibilities:

  • Direct representation : Provide direct representation in the Baltimore Immigration Court under a universal representation model pilot program to a caseload of approximately 40 detained immigrants over of a twelve-month funding period. Cases will span the full-breadth of relief from removal and related issues, including requests for bond, asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the Convention Against Torture, cancellation of removal, waivers.  Cases may also include motions to reopen, limited representation before DHS, including stays of removal, and appeals to the board of immigration appeals.
  • Pro Bono Services:  Mentor pro bono attorneys in a limited number of pro bono referrals. Assist in the development and maintenance of resources for pro bono teams.
  • Promotion of Sustainable Models of Legal Services: Participate in convening to discuss, imagine and promote best practices for legal service providers in Maryland.  Present on findings and outcomes of universal representation pilot project.  Seek to develop sustainable model of legal services for detained immigrants in Maryland and the DMV area by building on the findings on this project.

Requirements:

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school and member in good standing with a state bar association.
  • 2-3 years of experience practicing immigration law. A background in deportation defense strongly preferred.
  • Written and oral Spanish proficiency required; fluency preferred.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Driver’s license required.
  • Must be able to pass a required background check.
  • Must be willing to regularly travel to Baltimore and to detention centers throughout the state of Maryland.

Salary and Benefits:

Commensurate with experience, plus a generous benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, four weeks of vacation, plus all federal holidays.

Application process:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to hr@caircoalition.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, early submissions are encouraged. No phone calls please.

The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Veterans Legal Clinic. This is a two-year appointment with a possibility of extension for a third year.

The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneys to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching and fully support them in that endeavor. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with a clinic director, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach.  Support is provided for personal and professional development and scholarship.

The Veterans Legal Clinic (VLC) handles legal matters for veterans and, in some instances, their immediate families, in a broad array of civil legal matters. These matters include, but are not limited to, housing law, family law, consumer disputes, financial exploitation, veterans and public benefits, and military discharge upgrades to clients.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in civil litigation, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher.  Experience with the veterans community and/or issues is a plus. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.  Michigan’s Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. The fellowship begins in July 2018.

Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at dasanta@umich.edu or 734-763-4319. The application deadline is November 15th.Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé to:

John W. Lemmer

Experiential Education Business Administrator

The University of Michigan Law School

701 S. State Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

jwlemmer@umich.edu