June 2016 Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse

Equal Justice America has funding available again for this summer for Catholic University law students working with programs that provide civil legal assistance to the poor. If you are doing similar work again this summer, please send a cover letter, resume and employer confirmation letter to applications@equaljusticeamerica.org.

Applying students should include information in their cover letters about any funding they are already receiving. EJA can provide supplemental funding up to a total funding maximum of $7,500. Students not receiving funding could get an EJA grant of up to $4,000.

Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Time: Noon – 1:30 pm.  This is a brown bag lunch.

The East of the River Lawyers invite all interns, law students and interested pro bono attorneys to a lunch-and-learn session in Ward 8 to find out more about practicing public interest law east of the Anacostia River.  This brown bag lunch program and panel will feature attorneys from legal services providers that serve the residents of these diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.  Imoni Washington of the D.C. Bar Foundation will also join us to discuss the Loan Repayment Assistance Program for poverty lawyers working in the District and the recent grants the DCBF has made to legal services providers serving residents east of the Anacostia River.

Panelists:

*             Marc Borbely – Neighborhood Legal Services Program

*             Elizabeth Kaplan – Whitman-Walker Health

*             Renee Murphy – Children’s Law Center

*             Carolyn Rand – Our Place DC

*             Kate Sauser – Covington & Burling LLP (Loaned Associate)

*             Imoni Washington – Director of Programs, D.C. Bar Foundation

*             Moderator and Co-Chair of D.C. Consortium of Legal Services

Providers: Erin Leveton, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

To Register: Contact Heather Hodges at hhodges@nlsp.org or 202.269.5100.

Location: Neighborhood Legal Services Program

Address: 3101 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue S.E.  NLSP is on the 3rd floor of the Washington Gas Building.  On-street parking is available.

By Metro: Take the Green Line to Anacostia or Congress Heights stations.

By MetroBus: A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A42, A46, A48, W4.

Due to high demand and numerous requests for additional time, we are extending the deadline for students to submit applications for the 2012 Summer Corps program to 11:59 PST on Tuesday, April 10.  Please let your students know that all required information must submitted by this time.  There will be no exceptions.

If you have questions about the program or application, please contact summercorps@equaljusticeworks.org.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2-3 p.m. EST- Get Your Educational Loans Forgiven: Public Service Loan Forgiveness

For recent graduates with jobs in government or at a nonprofit, this webinar explains how to make sure you immediately begin fulfilling requirements to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness so that your educational debt will be forgiven as soon as possible.

You will learn about:

 

– The importance of having the right kind of Federal Loans

– What you need to do to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

– How long it will take to have your educational debt forgiven

Sign up at http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/ed-debt/post-grad/information-and-resources/informational-webinars

How to Pay Your Bills AND Your Student Loans: Utilizing Income-Based Repayment

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2-3 p.m. EST

Saddled with high student debt? This webinar reviews Income-Based Repayment, a powerful provision of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act that allows anyone with high debt relative to their income to reduce their federal student loan payments.

This interactive webinar will teach you:

– How to understand your federal loans

– How Income-Based Repayment works and if it is right for you

– How to sign up for Income-Based Repayment

Sign up at http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/ed-debt/post-grad/information-and-resources/informational-webinars

1. The 2011-12 Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide is available for free download on pslawnet.org.  Important Note: the Federal Guide is a distilled version of the much more robust content offerings on PSLawNet’s Federal Government Resources page.  The Federal Guide is very useful as a handout and general reference, but you should go to the web page for even more info.

 2. The new, bursting-at-the-seams 2011-12 PSLawNet Comprehensive Fellowships Guide is available in the law school’s Office for Career & Professional Development. The Guide includes 325 fellowship listings, as well as a master deadline calendar and application tips.

 3. A reminder about recently updated resources which are freely available at PSLawNet:org:

 A. Finding and Funding International Public Service Opportunities

 B. Public Defender Handbook

 C. PSLawNet’s Public Interest Career Fairs page has been updated to reflect the latest about 2011-12 public interest career fairs around the country.