fall internship position

August 10, 2017

The Council for Court Excellence is seeking law school applicants for our Fall 2017 Law and Policy Intern position. This intern will have the opportunity to work on all aspects of CCE’s local justice reform research, policy, and advocacy work. This position may be paid, pending grant funding, for work on occupational licensing reform for people with criminal records. All interns receive SmarTrip stipends to cover the cost of their Metro commute. Please see the position description for further details.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia is accepting applications for judicial internship positions for fall 2017.  See the full announcement here.

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) has worked since 1980 to ensure that our nation’s 25 million veterans and active duty personnel receive the government benefits to which they are entitled. NVLSP’s Lawyers Serving Warriors® (LSW) Pro Bono Program assists veterans with disability claims including challenges to VA denials of service-connection for PTSD due to military sexual trauma, applications for combat related special compensation, requests for medical retirement, discharge upgrades, and claims before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.

NVLSP seeks an attorney or law student volunteer to assist the LSW program in our DC office on Fridays. The volunteer will work closely with LSW attorneys to monitor case developments and ensure client readiness for representation. The position will involve extensive contact with Veteran clients and pro bono lawyers and will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of military disability law.  The position is available immediately and can continue into the fall.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to Rochelle Bobroff, Director of Pro Bono Program at NVLSP, Rochelle@nvlsp.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



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Legal Counsel for the Elderly is accepting resumes for a temporary staff attorney position for its Homebound Elderly Project.  The position is an 8 month assignment through December 2017.  Send a cover letter and resume to tsnelson@aarp.org.

Here is the position description:

Provides legal advice and counsel to homebound clients of Legal Counsel for the Elderly under the Homebound Elderly Project. Provides legal representation predominantly before administrative governmental agencies and periodically in court.  Representation involves civil matters involving older DC residents.


II. Task Statements

1.      Provides representation and/or timely accurate information, legal advice, referral, self-help materials, and guidance in a variety of civil matters to older DC residents in their homes.

2.      Legal services include, but are not limited to, estate planning (e.g. wills and powers of attorney), public benefits (e.g. food stamps, Social Security, Medicaid/Medicare, health-related benefits), debt collection defense, other consumer, and landlord/tenant matters.    Cases primarily involve non-complex litigation.

3.      Effectively administers assigned cases and ensures that client problems are identified and resolved promptly, efficiently, and in an organized manner.

4.      Participates in community outreach and workshops as requested.

5.      Maintains accurate, contemporaneous, and complete records and notes in the case management system concerning cases handled.

6.      Provides guidance to, refers cases and monitors work of volunteer attorneys, legal assistants and interns on assigned cases.   Handles other projects as assigned.

7.      Attends training courses and conferences related to the work of the Project.

8.      Possesses a demonstrated interest in public interest law.


III. Latitude

Positions at this level exercise project latitude to accomplish assigned work duties and responsibilities.  Positions directly contribute to the achievement of group goals and objectives. Reports to Supervisory Legal Aid Attorney for the Homebound Elderly Project.


IV. Education and Work Requirements

Completion of a Juris Doctorate degree, a member in good standing of the DC Bar, and at least 2-4 years of directly related legal experience. Willingness to work with volunteers. Foreign language skills a plus.  Must have reliable transportation for home visits throughout the city.



Legal Counsel for the Elderly is hiring a part-time (31 hours/week) attorney for our legal Hotline.   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.

You must apply via the AARP website, which you’ll find here (along with the job description): http://careers.aarp.org/ShowJob/Id/1098762/Legal-Aid-Attorney-Hotline/

McCree Ndjatou, PLLC, a dynamic and fast-growing civil litigation firm in Washington, D.C., is seeking Law Clerks to work on the firm’s pro bono matters. Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest primarily in employment law. However, work load may also include commercial and probate litigation.
The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with strong research and writing skills. Additionally, we are looking for someone who is hard-working, detail-oriented and collegial. While being bilingual (English/Spanish) is not required, it is a bonus.
Duties of the incumbent Law Clerk include, but are not limited to, managing a case load; research and drafting motions and pleadings; drafting legal memoranda; client relations/interactions; and occasional administrative tasks.
The Law Clerk position is unpaid, but school credit could be granted if the requisite criteria is satisfied by the student. If interested please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to info@mnlawyerspllc.com.