NVRDC seeks a full-time staff attorney to advocate for and represent victims of crime in
DC. This attorney will work collaboratively with NVRDC’s leadership, legal team, and case managers to provide legal support and advocacy to victims of crime with a strong focus on advocacy for survivors of sexual assault. This individual will be resourceful, highly organized, a team player, a critical and analytical thinker, self-reflective and self-aware, and open to growth and learning. The staff attorney will be committed to working with people from diverse cultural, linguistic, economic, educational, and vocational
backgrounds to demonstrate NVRDC’s dedication to social justice and access to justice for
all victims of crime in DC.  See the full announcement here.

The Staff Attorney will represent parents and caregivers in education/special education, health care access and housing matters, and will advocate to address other health-harming legal needs families are experiencing. The Staff Attorney will also be responsible for conducting intakes with potential clients, providing advice and referral information, and performing community outreach activities. The Staff Attorney will work out of CLC as well as within a medical clinic setting.  See the full announcement here.

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

paul.lee@dechert.com

http://www.dechert.com/pro_bono/

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The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a Fellowship in the Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic to start on or about August 1, 2017. This public interest fellowship program offers attorneys who are interested in pursuing a law school teaching career exposure to law school clinical teaching.

The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic represents low-income individuals in veterans law litigation, legislative advocacy, and legal reform.  The Clinic handles a wide variety of cases, which include VA disability claims and appeals, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims appeals, discharge upgrade applications, and veterans treatment court cases. The Clinic Fellow’s duties include direct supervision of case work by clinic students and clinic classroom teaching in coordination with clinic faculty. Fellows also pursue professional goals in conjunction with his/her clinic director, including scholarly research and writing. This Fellowship is a full-time, 12-month position, and Fellows are responsible for case coverage during summer, winter, and other school breaks.

This position is a contractual appointment for up to two years and can be extended for a third year under certain circumstances.

Qualifications: excellent oral and written communication skills; at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer primarily in veterans law; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; commitment to work for low income clients and a strong interest in teaching. Fellows must be members of the Maryland Bar (currently licensed in Maryland or willing to take the next Maryland Bar exam) in order to supervise law practice by students.

Salary: The current salary is $55,000.  The position includes full benefits, including retirement annuities, research support, and travel allowance.

Position is open until filled, and applications submitted by June 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration. For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website at http://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/fellows/.

We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information at the bottom of the Job Posting here http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1234 before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to apply.

We need to receive your electronic application in our system by the vacancy closing date in order to consider you for the vacancy.

If you have any questions about the position, please email Prof. Hugh McClean at hmcclean@ubalt.edu

Questions/Help
If you have trouble viewing our job postings or applying for the vacancy, contact pmason@ubalt.edu for assistance.

Check out local and far-flung public-interest jobs for both recent graduates and experienced practitioners in the June edition of the WCL Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse.

  • When: 22 June 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Georgetown University Law Center – Gewirz Center, 12th Floor (120 F Street NW)
  • Cost: Free for WCL Members; $8 for non-members

Fellowships 101 introduces law students to post-graduate public-interest fellowships. It has three parts:

First, the evening starts with a casual reception, where you’ll meet current and past fellows.

Next, NALP fellow Delisa Morris will discuss PSJD and other online resources for finding fellowships.

Finally, our expert panelists will explain how to maximize your chances of landing the fellowship of your dreams, and they’ll take audience questions as well. The panel includes:

  • Adina Appelbaum (Equal Justice Works Fellow, CAIR Coalition);
  • Connor Cory (Skadden Fellow, Whitman-Walker Clinic);
  • Matthew Hendley (Director of Litigation, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs); and
  • A to-be-announced representative from the Partnership for Public Service.

Our moderator will be Sterling Morriss from Equal Justice Works.

Fellowships 101 is free for Washington Council of Lawyers members (join) and $8 for non-members.

Thanks to our co-sponsors: Georgetown University Law Center and NALP.

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, D.C.’s oldest and largest general civil legal services program, seeks a highly qualified candidate to serve as its inaugural Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow. The one-year fellowship, made possible through the generous support of Sidley Austin LLP, will begin Fall 2017.

Legal Aid was formed in 1932 to “provide legal aid and counsel to indigent persons in civil law matters and to encourage measures by which the law may better protect and serve their needs.” The largest part of our work is individual representation in housing, family law, public benefits, and consumer law. From the experiences of our clients, we identify opportunities for law reform, public policy advocacy, and systemic reform litigation.

Legal Aid’s nationally-recognized Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project, which will house the fellow, has been called a “model of excellence” by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. Named after its first Director, a renown appellate and U.S. Supreme Court advocate, the Project litigates precedent-setting appeals on behalf of Legal Aid clients and files “friend of the court” briefs in cases involving matters of importance to people living in poverty. Beyond litigation, the Project provides appellate instruction, consultation, and advice to the larger D.C. legal services community. Although most of the Project’s work involves cases before the District’s highest court – the D.C. Court of Appeals – the Project also gets involved in administrative appeals and cases before the D.C. Superior Court and the federal courts. For more information about Legal Aid and the Appellate Advocacy Project, please visit our website, www.legalaiddc.org, and our blog, www.MakingJusticeReal.Org.

The Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow will be responsible for conducting legal research and writing; drafting legal and factual memoranda and briefs; conducting applicant and client interviews and meetings; reviewing and analyzing court filings and records; assisting with the maintenance of Legal Aid’s appellate case files, records, and dockets; engaging in oral advocacy, as appropriate; and other tasks as assigned to him/her by the Appellate Project Director, the Legal Director, or the Executive Director.

Ideal applicants are recent law school graduates or individuals who have completed a judicial clerkship or will have completed a clerkship by the fall of 2017. The successful candidate will also have the following:

  • Exceptional legal research and writing skills;

  • Strong litigation, organizational, communication, and leadership skills;

  • An ability to multitask, juggle and complete assignments, and meet deadlines;

  • A demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice;

  • An ability to work with Legal Aid’s diverse client community; and

  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish or another language a plus.

Membership or eligibility for membership in the D.C. Bar is required. The Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow will be paid in accordance with Legal Aid’s attorney salary scale. Legal Aid offers a generous benefits package.

To Apply

Legal Aid values an inclusive, diverse workplace and encourages applications from interested persons of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Please email a letter of interest and resume to: appellatefellow@legalaiddc.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Position remains open until filled.