Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE), through a collaborative project with Network for Victim Recovery in DC (NVRDC), is seeking an AmeriCorps legal intern for the summer semester to help deliver critically needed legal assistance to low-income and underserved communities across the District of Columbia. The intern will improve the lives of victims of elder abuse by providing legal assistance to older adult victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The intern will focus specifically on assisting attorneys with responding to instances of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation through legal research, drafting briefs, client outreach and intake screenings as well as assisting the DC Long Term Care Ombudsman with research and investigations of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.  The legal intern will be housed within LCE and will provide services and support through a partnership between LCE and NVRDC. The position will require 300 hours of service and will start in May/June.  Upon successful completion of requirements, the intern will be eligible for an AmeriCorps education award of $1,222. To apply, submit a resume, writing sample, academic transcript, and two references to Mary Ann Parker at maparker@aarp.org by March 20, 2017.

 

 

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.

Community Development Staff Attorney

Litigation & Advocacy Director

Housing Attorney

Equal Justice America just reached out to invite CUA law students to apply for some last-minute funding available for summer work. They will award on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis three $1,000 stipends to students working with non-profit organizations providing direct civil legal services to the poor.
Note: Placements with public defender offices and government agencies DO NOT qualify. More info about the program is available at http://www.equaljusticeamerica.org/prev_applications/ApplicationSummer.htm.
To apply, send an email to Dan Ruben at dan@equaljusticeamerica.org with the following attached:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Confirmation of employment (an email or letter from your placement)
4. Information about any funding you are already slated to receive.
5. Note: Although the EJA website mentions submitting 2 recommendation letters, you do not need to do so to apply for this funding.
Cover letters should be addressed to
Dan Ruben
Equal Justice America
Building II – Suite 204
13540 East Boundary Road
Midlothian, VA 23112

Pro Bono Coordinator, Jen Tschirch, is happy to help answer any questions you may have and/or quickly review a cover letter (202-319-5132/tschirch@law.edu). Given the 1st come/served approach, I advise that you act quickly if you’re eligible and interested!