The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly energetic individual with significant legal practice experience to be the Associate Director of the Veterans Justice Clinic. The Clinic allows law students to assist underserved and marginalized veterans in Los Angeles while developing lawyering skills under the supervision of clinical faculty. The Associate Director will co-teach the Clinic, provide legal assistance to veterans, and supervise students in their casework. The Associate Director will, with the Faculty Director of the Clinic, develop collaborative initiatives with other legal services providers so as to meet the legal needs of veterans, promote work on behalf of veterans, and meaningfully engage with veterans communities on the UCLA campus, in Los Angeles, and nationally.

The Associate Director will also have responsibility for managing the budget for the Program, hiring and managing support staff, including a paralegal and a staff attorney, and managing the Clinic office, including overseeing legal intake. As needed, the Associate Director will act as a case manager for the clinic docket, serving as the attorney of record, and managing any case docket maintained through the Clinic, including at those times when the Law School is not in session.

The Associate Director will co-teach with the Faculty Director each semester that the Clinic is offered. The Associate Director will have input into the future direction of the Clinic, in collaboration with the Faculty Director and in consultation with the Vice Dean and/or Assistant Dean for Experiential Education.

The Associate Director will work under the direction of the Vice Dean and/or Assistant Dean for Experiential Education and in collaboration with the Faculty Director.

Minimum requirements include: an excellent academic record; a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; admission to the California Bar; significant legal practice experience; and demonstrated management, administrative and organizational skills. Practice experience representing veterans is strongly preferred. The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, year-round, academic, non-tenure track position. This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual. (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies-forms/the-call; and https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/academic-personnel-policy/.)

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, September 27, 2019, but will be considered thereafter through Friday, October 25, 2019 or until the position is filled.  Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04923 by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses of at least three professional references.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).

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Judicial Program Manager–FINS
Judicial Administrator’s Office–Louisiana Supreme Court

The Judicial Administrator’s Office of the Louisiana Supreme Court seeks a Judicial Program Manager to oversee and administer the Division of Children and Families’ statewide Families In Need of Services-Assistance Program. This position requires the ability to establish goals and objectives, implementation of guidelines, procedures, policies, forms and other necessary mechanisms to ensure the effectiveness and success of the Families In Need of Services-Assistance Program statewide. Duties include statewide oversight and administration, programmatic and fiscal monitoring, management of program budget, and evaluating and providing statewide training for Families In Need of Services program staff.  monitoring, evaluating and providing training for Families In Need of Services program staff statewide. This position involves extensive contact with members of the judiciary and various public service and community agencies across the state.  Travel is required.

The ideal candidate must have several years of experience working within the juvenile justice system with the at-risk-youth population.  Interested candidates must have either a juris doctor degree or a master’s degree in political or social science, criminal justice, or public administration or other related field of study plus five years of program development and management experience; will also consider candidates with a bachelor’s degree in any of the afore-mentioned disciplines plus seven plus years of program development and management experience. Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits and paid parking.

Qualified candidates may email resumes to hrresumes@lasc.org and reference job PROGMGR2019 IN THE SUBJECT LINE by close of business September 23, 2019.   EOE/M/F/D/V

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Technical Program Assistant
Judicial Administrator’s Office–Louisiana Supreme Court

The Judicial Administrator’s Office of the Louisiana Supreme Court seeks a Technical Program Assistant to provide specialized administrative, coordinative and technical support to the Division of Children and Families FINS-AP and CASA-AP programs.  May assist other program areas as needed.  Duties include assisting with planning, organizing and the execution of programs, conferences and events, as well as responsibility for items related to programmatic work, financial recordkeeping/reporting for grants, analyzing program data and database maintenance. This position assists with the design, production and distribution of program schedules, handouts, newsletters and other materials, web design, as well as the logistical aspects (refreshments, meals, seating, registration, transportation, accommodation, etc.) for large programmatic events.  Travel may be required.

The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented and must be able to multi-task on projects efficiently; must possess excellent writing and organizational skills with a high proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.   Must have six years of progressively responsible administrative support experience, preferably in marketing, public relations, training, programmatic, data analysis, advertising or other related environment. Pre-employment testing may be administered.  Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and paid parking.

Qualified candidates must email resumes to hrresumes@lasc.org by close of business September 23, 2019.  Please reference job CHFASST2019 in the subject line.   EOE/M/F/D/V

 

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The University Network for Human Rights is growing!

Learn more about available opportunities below:

Accounts Finance Position Final

Communications and Development Fellow Final

Senior Fellow Position Final

 

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Part-Time Coordinator for New Orleans 2020 Criminal Justice Reform Platform

Description
The 2020 Criminal Justice Reform Platform (2020 CJRC) is looking for a Part-Time Coordinator to operate in the capacity of a grassroots organizer and support the work of a part-time moderator. The Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating a community engagement coalition for the purpose of issuing a 2020 Criminal Justice Reform Platform and for disseminating the platform provided by the Coalition to both community and campus groups.

Learn More: CJ Platform Coordinator Job Description

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HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in the fall of 2020. The faculty position is an entry level position with primary teaching responsibility in Legislation and Regulation. Additional areas of interest include, corporate law (banking, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, or transnational investment law), tax, or civil rights appellate litigation courses and clinic. Candidates must have a J.D. from an accredited law school. Additionally, applicants should have distinguished academic credentials, a record of excellence in academia or in practice, and the potential to be an outstanding scholar and classroom teacher. Applicants should also be prepared to spend significant time outside the classroom working with students. Interested persons should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, references, and subject area preferences to Professor Alice Thomas, Chair of the Initial Appointments Subcommittee, at athomas@law.howard.edu and to Ms. Donnice Butler, Director of Faculty Services, at donnice.butler@law.howard.edu. Howard University School of Law is committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints contribute to the diversity of our institution.

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New York, NY

Executive Director // Innocence Project

Ideal Candidates

This is an extraordinary opportunity for the right person to lead the Innocence Project into its next phase of impact. The organization has experienced 27 years of steady growth, and is now 80 staff members strong with a budget of  $19M, in addition to nearly  $30M of pro bono local and national law firm services. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to manage a dynamic and evolving organization, as well as significant fundraising experience. Extensive experience in the criminal justice policy arena is also strongly desired and a law degree is preferred.

About the Innocence Project

The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization that restores justice and freedom to people convicted of crimes they didn’t commit. Founded in 1992 as a legal clinic at Cardozo School of Law by civil rights lawyers Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck, the Innocence Project, now an independent non-profit affiliated with Cardozo, was the first organization to systematically apply DNA testing to reveal innocence in cases of wrongful conviction. To date, the Innocence Project has helped to exonerate over 200 people.

For more information, visit the Position Profile on the Koya Leadership Partners website or contact Shelby Woods at swoods@koyapartners.com.

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The Promise of Justice Initiative is a non-profit organization that advocates for criminal justice reform, civil rights protections, and the abolition of the death penalty and other excessive inhumane punishments. PJI works alongside impacted men and women seeking fair and just treatment under the law. Our projects focus on ending the death penalty, fixing inhumane conditions of confinement, exposing prosecutorial and judicial misconduct, eliminating poor representation of criminal defendants, and ending racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.

PJI is seeking a Staff Attorney to work with our Civil Litigation team. Conditions of confinement in the Louisiana prison system violate the constitutional rights of many prisoners. Due to overcrowding, limited funding, and a narrow focus on retribution, prisoners in Louisiana endure unnecessarily harsh conditions in their daily lives. PJI provides legal representation to our clients who endeavor to hold the state accountable for their unconstitutional conditions of confinement. Our litigation projects include extreme heat conditions, medical negligence, and execution protocol litigation. Through these cases, together with PJI’s other projects, we aim to infuse Louisiana’s prison system with reason, necessary reform, and a respect for human dignity.

 

The Staff Attorney position will include a good deal of client interaction, and very hands-on experience (depositions, hearings, etc.) early in your tenure. The Staff Attorney will also have opportunities to work on media materials as well as to engage in policy advocacy. Where there is interest, a Staff Attorney may be able to work on some criminal cases as well.

Required Qualifications

-         Law degree and eligibility for the Louisiana Bar

-         At least four years of experience practicing law

-         Strong written and verbal communication skills

-         Strong attention to detail

-         Experience in civil discovery

-         Willingness to work outside of work hours when necessary

 

Preferred Qualifications

-         Experience working with people impacted by the criminal court system

-         Track record of strong client advocacy

-         Experience work on Federal Civil Rights litigation

-         Federal clerkship

-         Driver’s license

PJI is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees. All employment decisions at PJI are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, past or present military service, history of incarceration, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. PJI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PJI encourages applicants of all ages, and does not discriminate based against formerly incarcerated individuals.

How To Apply

zaint@defendla.org

http://www.promiseofjustice.org

Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references by August 19th to:

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Full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge Vacancy

Pending required approvals, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is seeking qualified applicants to fill a vacancy in the position of United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The position will be available June 1, 2020. The deadline for applications is September 13, 2019. A full public notice and application for the Magistrate Judge position may be found on the court’s employment page.

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New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA) & New Orleans Bar Foundation

Public Interest Law Veterans Justice Fellowship

The Public Interest Law Fellowship at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) New Orleans office provides an opportunity for talented and committed lawyers to serve the public interest in the New Orleans area. The 2019-2020 Public Interest Law Fellow will provide civil legal services to low-income veterans to help them stabilize their lives. We hope to serve at least 100 veterans with life changing legal help. Veterans will be reached through legal clinics and partnerships with the new Veterans Administration Hospital, the Bastion, two non-profits serving homeless veterans, and a local Veteran Reentry Court. The NOBA Fellowship provides a new way to improve the lives of vulnerable veterans in the New Orleans area.

NOBA in conjunction with the New Orleans Bar Foundation (NOBF) is helping fund Louisiana’s first Veterans Fellowship in Louisiana at a nonprofit local civil legal aid organization. The Fellowship will be housed at the New Orleans office of SLLS. SLLS is the largest provider of civil legal services in Louisiana handling about 10,000 cases per year through 100 staff members, pro bono attorneys, and other volunteers.

In addition to the work at SLLS, Fellows will be members of the NOBA and may be required to attend several leadership functions, such as the annual Bench Bar Conference, the annual Mayoral luncheon and Fleur De Lis functions. The Fellow will assist with reports and briefings to NOBA.

Applications are due by August 6, 2019 and can be sent via email to ltuggle@slls.org. Interested candidates should include a cover letter and current resume highlighting your experience and your previous public interest and/or pro bono work. Candidates selected for interviews will be required to furnish a writing sample and three references. Preference is provided for candidates who are veterans and/or have a military background.  Starting Salary: $42,000-$48,000 Depending on experience.  Additional compensation for fluency in Spanish or Vietnamese. Generous benefits package. Most be licensed to practice in the State of Louisiana. SLLS is an equal opportunity employer.

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The Piper Fund is hiring a program officer for its work around protecting the right to protest.

Learn More: Program Officer Right to Protest Job Announcement

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