The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) invites applications for the position of Legal Director. The Legal Director is a member of the NYCLU’s senior leadership team and provides vision and direction for the NYCLU’s legal program. The Legal Director is responsible for overall management of the legal department and its docket, staff, and network of cooperating attorneys. The ideal candidate will be a skilled and innovative constitutional rights litigator, a superior manager, and an inspiring leader. Strong writing and editing skills are essential. Candidates should have the capacity to write for a popular audience and should have engaged in scholarship with a demonstrated capacity to communicate with academic communities. Litigation experience should evince an ability to develop and pursue litigation as part of an integrated advocacy strategy.

Learn More: NYCLU Legal Director Position Announcement 2018

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The Incubator Program at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2019 cohort.

The Incubator Program is a two year opportunity for recent Loyola College of Law graduates (0­-4 years) who are engaged (or seek to be engaged) in a full time, social justice oriented solo law practice in the Greater New Orleans area to receive free office space, mentorship, and other solo-practice resources.

First year participants are required to spend at least 1/4 of attorney time on cases that fall into the “justice gap.” Participants will accept pro bono referrals for individuals who are at or below 200% of the poverty line and will receive a $6,000.00 stipend to support the year of pro bono work.

Application Deadline: October 26, 2018

To learn more about the Incubator Program, please visit
http://law.loyno.edu/lawcareers/incubator-program.

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The Center for Constitutional Rights is looking for a new Advocacy Director!

The Advocacy Director will develop CCR’s campaign initiatives, both independently of and in conjunction with litigation work, challenging the intersections of structural racism, structural gender oppression (including heteropatriarchy), economic oppression, and abusive state power.

CCR has a unique advocacy approach which works to build the power of movements for social justice and human rights and defends the work of those movements by using law, policy advocacy, campaigns, research, communications, documentation, training, and alliance building. They strive to center the voices, stories, experiences and strategies of marginalized communities and their clients.

Visit CCR’s website at https://ccrjustice.org/home/get-involved/jobs/job-advocacy-director-0 to learn more about the position and to apply.

 

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If/When/How is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP).

RJ Fellowships include RJ Federal, RJ-HIV, and RJ State, which will place Fellows in the U.S. Southeast. You can apply to more than one fellowship. Please submit separate applications for EACH of the fellowships.

Please click here to download the application and learn more.

The deadline for returning the application is November 1, 2018.

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The Southern Poverty Law Center is searching for two new team members.

Children’s Rights - Reporting to Deputy Legal Director, Zoe Savitsky, the Senior Supervising Attorney will use every possible tool available – including litigation and legislative and public advocacy – to challenge the privatization of public education and the structural inequalities that disproportionately direct vulnerable children from the classroom and toward prison and prevent them from accessing the services they need to flourish in their communities. The ideal candidate will be an exceptionally talented impact litigator, strategist, and manager who will help build a team focused on pursuing justice on behalf of vulnerable children.

More information about the role can be found here: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/job/splc-childrights

Criminal Justice Reform – Reporting to Deputy Legal Director, Lisa Graybill, the new Senior Supervising Attorney will use every possible tool available – including litigation and legislative and public advocacy – to challenge the structural inequalities in Alabama’s criminal justice system that result in mass incarceration and the disproportionate incarceration of people of color. The ideal candidate will be an exceptionally talented impact litigator, strategist, and manager to lead a team focused on equity and constitutional compliance at every stage of the criminal justice system.

More information about the role can be found here: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/job/splc-crimjust

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Equal Justice Works is currently accepting applications for its 2019 Fellowship program that helps organizations pilot new initiatives with talented new lawyers.

General Information about 2019 Equal Justice Works Fellowships

The Equal Justice Works Fellowships Program provides financial and other forms of support to lawyers working on innovative legal projects throughout the U.S. The two-year Fellowships offer host organizations up to $50,000 annually for the Fellow’s salary; generous loan repayment assistance; a national training and leadership development program; and other forms of support during the Fellowship term. Fellowship applications are the result of close collaboration between your organization and the Fellowship candidate(s) with whom you chose to apply. The application deadline is September 21, 2018, 11:59 p.m. ET. All applications will be judged according to the quality of the proposed project, the host organization, and the individual candidate. Read more and learn how to apply online. Please also consult our comprehensive application guide for an overview of the program’s costs and benefits, as well as tips for competitive applications.

We encourage you to register for an upcoming webinar about application tips and strategies where you can ask questions of our staff. Register here to join us September 5 from 3-4pm ET, or to receive a recording and slides after the webinar has concluded.

Please pass this information on to your colleagues and other contacts internally or externally that might be interested in this funding. If you have any questions, we can be reached at fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org or (202) 466-3686.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS FELLOWSHIP (EJW)

Legal Aid Service of Broward County is interested in hosting an Equal Justice Work Fellow for the 2019 ‒ 2021 Fellowship Term. Legal Aid has a particular interest in hosting a Fellow/Project that aligns with one of the following areas:

  • Children’s Advocacy
  • Consumer
  • Education Legal Rights
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Immigration
  • Impact Litigation
  • Kinship
  • Veterans

Learn more: EJW Fellowship Notice to Law Schools FINAL 8.22.18

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Learn more about the Incubator Program at http://law.loyno.edu/lawcareers/incubator-program.

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Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is a non-profit law firm serving the 22 parishes east of the Atchafalaya basin. We have offices in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma and New Orleans. We provide free civil legal aid to low-income households.

SLLS anticipates hiring for the following positions:

  • 1 Staff Attorney in Baton Rouge to work on Foreclosure Prevention. This position may also include Disaster-Related Successions work. 

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in written and oral communication, client counseling, advocacy, and social service referrals.
  • Dependability, ability to respond to emergencies, good work habits, self­motivation, capacity to work well with others.

Full-time staff attorney positions require admission to practice law in Louisiana. An offer of employment may also be made contingent on passage of the July 2018 bar exam. SLLS does not permit the outside practice of law. Starting salary for a full time staff attorney is $39,000-$48,000 depending on experience. Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism is a plus that receives extra compensation.

  • 1 Intake Support Staff Position in the Baton Rouge Office.

Starting salary for a full time support staff member is $22,200-27,000 depending on experience.  Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism are a plus that receives extra compensation. Support staff may also receive additional compensation if they are commissioned as a notary public or if they have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree from an accredited college.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Roxanne Newman, Deputy Director at rnewman@slls.org by July 20, 2018.

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Innovation Law Lab (Law Lab) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advances the rights of immigrants and refugees. The Law Lab creates collaborative systems driven by data and individual narrative to tackle the world’s greatest legal challenges.

The Law Lab is hiring for a staff attorney. Learn More>>> 

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