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.

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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.

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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

 

 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law invites applications for a two-year clinical fellowship in Immigration Law, beginning January 8, 2018, in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’sChildren and Family Justice Center.  The fellowship will provide an opportunity for a recent law school graduate to gain experience in both clinical law teaching and immigration law.

Founded in 1992, the Children and Family Justice Center (CFJC) is a comprehensive children’s law office and part of the Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.  CFJC attorneys and law students work together to promote justice for children, adolescents, and their families through direct legal representation, policy advocacy, and law reform.  The CFJC’s Immigration Law Project represents youth and indigent parents in deportation proceedings before the Chicago immigration court.  Immigration Law Project clients include unaccompanied immigrant children, immigrant youth involved in multiple legal systems, and parents at risk of separation from their U.S. citizen or immigrant children.

The Immigration Law Fellow will represent youth and parents in immigration court proceedings as well as assist in the supervision and teaching of clinical students.   The fellow will also design and participate in community outreach activities and use a broad range of strategies, including public advocacy and policy-related research, to advance the interests of immigrant youth and parents.

The fellowship is open to applicants with two to four years of immigration-related experience.  Admission to a state bar is required and admission to the Illinois bar is preferred.  Additional experience in family law or criminal law and fluency in Spanish are also preferred.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017.  Applicants should submit a one-page statement of interest describing the applicant’s reasons for applying for the fellowship, a resume, two letters of recommendation, and the names of three professional references.  Applications and inquiries should be directed to Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe at u-nzelibe@law.northwestern.edu.

The Bluhm Legal Clinic currently includes clinical faculty teaching in its Center for International Human Rights, the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center, the MacArthur Justice Center, the Environmental Advocacy Center, the Children and Family Justice Center, the Center on Wrongful Convictions, and other clinical programs that include appellate advocacy, criminal defense, civil litigation, externships, negotiations and trial advocacy.