The new WCL Public Interest Jobs (fellowships and internships) Clearinghouse Newsletter is now available here: Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse

 

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Here is the link to the July Washington Council of Lawyers Public Interest Jobs Newsletter:  Get a great public-interest job through our July Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse!

Today, President Obama granted commutation of sentences to 95 individuals.  Two of the grants were to clients represented by the CUA Innocence Project Clinic & Clemency Project, Sherman Chester and Kevin McDonald.

I am delighted for these two men, both of whom are serving mandatory life sentences, and for their families, and extremely grateful to the students of the Clinic whose hard work made these grants possible.

Disability Rights Legal Center’s Kirkland & Ellis Justice Fellowship is awarded every two years to a law school graduate (graduating between May 2011 – May 2013) to pursue public interest work for two years as a staff attorney with DRLC in Los Angeles.  The Fellow is selected on the basis of personal integrity and the potential to make a positive contribution towards enhancing the civil rights of people with disabilities.

All applications must be received by 5:00 pm (PST) on Friday, May 31, 2013.  Finalists will be notified the beginning of June and interviews will be conducted the week of June 17, 2013.  Start date is September/October 2013.

A complete application consists of one original copy of each of the following items: Resume; Official Law School Transcript; Two Letters of Recommendation from Law School Advisor, Law School Professor, or Employer; and Two Essays (up to 600 words each).

For questions or alternate forms of submission, please email Luis.Gomez@LLS.edu

Due to high demand, the location of the Pathways to Postgraduate Legal Fellowships program has been changed and registration reopened until space in the new venue is filled.

Washington Council of Lawyers/NALP Panel

Thursday, July 12

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Pathways to Postgraduate Legal Fellowships

New Location!

Georgetown University Law Center

600 New Jersey Avenue NW

This interactive panel discussion will cover the ins and outs of project-based fellowship programs, including Equal Justice Works, the Presidential Management Fellows Program and the Skadden Fellowship Program.  Panelists will offer tips and insights about how to craft the best fellowship proposals while in law school.

Steve Grumm (Moderator)  Director of Public Service Initiatives, NALP

Chinh Le  Legal Director, The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Nita Mazumder   Program Manager, Law School Relations, Equal Justice Works

Tim McManus  Vice President, Education and Outreach, Partnership for Public Service

The panel is free, but you must register(http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e60wh3an3986fb4e&llr=eca9oegab) to reserve space.  There was a waitlist for last year’s panel, so if you’re interested, register asap.

U.S. Department of Labor leadership invites you to discuss opportunities that are open at the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), both in the Washington, DC headquarters and nationwide. DOL is hosting a free, easy-to-use webinar on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 starting at 1:30pm EST.  To register for the webinar, click here.

All current DOL job postings are available at www.usajobs.gov.  For additional information about EBSA vacancies, interested candidates should contact Crystal Jordan via e-mail at Jordan.Crystal2@dol.gov.

The PSLawNet summer job search webinars, produced in conjunction with Equal Justice Works, are available on the NALP website.  The two, hour-long webinars offered expert tips and best practices on cover-letter and resume drafting, as well as interviewing and networking.