Acadiana Legal Services Corporation seeks candidates for one full-time staff attorney position and one contract staff attorney position.

One Full-Time Staff Attorney position is available in the Lake Charles Office for the Family Law Unit.  Successful applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school and admitted to practice in the State of Louisiana with at least 1-3 years of experience in Family Law.  One Contract Staff Attorney position is available for the Child in Need of Care Unit.  The successful applicant would represent children in abuse, neglect, and abandonment cases.  Legal experience in child welfare law is preferred but not required.  Extensive local travel may be required.

To apply, please send a resume and a list of three references to Ms. Sharon Jones at rbroussard@la-law.org.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO BE RECEIVED: 4/30/2016.

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Harvard Law School’s Child Advocacy Program (CAP) is hiring an Assistant Director (AD). The AD will work closely with CAP Faculty Director, Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, to help implement and develop the CAP educational and law reform programs.

Assistant Director, Child Advocacy Program

Duties & Responsibilities

The Child Advocacy Program (CAP) http://cap.law.harvard.edu/ is committed to advancing children’s interests through facilitating productive interaction between academia and the world of policy, and through training students to contribute to law reform and social change. The Assistant Director works closely with CAP Faculty Director, Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, helping to implement and develop the CAP educational and law reform programs. Oversees administrative and financial operations for CAP, including in connection with conferences and workshops, the CAP website, career advising and other student support, fundraising and grant management, and new initiatives. Assists the Faculty Director with two of CAP’s most important courses, the CAP Clinic and The Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education & Juvenile Justice. Assistance would involve, e.g.: (1) For the CAP Clinic, helping develop and administer Clinic placements, and structure class discussions (for description of the CAP Clinic see http://cap.law.harvard.edu/cap-clinic/); (2) For The Art of Social Change, helping plan and administer this complex course involving guest lecturers active in policy reform. Builds partnerships with local and national child advocacy organizations. Supervises program associate. There will be significant potential for growth in responsibilities with this position over time, based on the skills, experience, and interests of the selected candidate.

Basic Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree and a J.D. are required. A minimum of 3 years of related work experience is required.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to child and youth rights, and to law reform and social change. Strong interest in teaching and mentoring students. Organizational and administrative skills are essential. Proficiency with technology important to help CAP maintain and develop its website and also to take full advantage of modern tools for outreach and advocacy. People skills are key.

Additional Information

This is a 2 year term appointment with potential to renew.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Please include a cover letter and references when applying

To apply, please use the following link: https://bit.ly/1qllAR1

 

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The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center is now accepting nominations for the Gillis Long Public Service Awards. Nominees may be students, law faculty, staff, or alumni that demonstrate a commitment to serve underprivileged members in our community. We will honor recipients at a ceremony on April 28, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. in LS308.

Please send the nominee’s name and the reason for your nomination to Christina Luwisch at cmluwisc@loyno.edu by April 11, 2016.

http://www.loyno.edu/gillislong/public-service-awards

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Free webinar training hosted by One Justice for law students who plan to apply for post-graduate fellowships in their 3L Year.

This program will offer tips and strategies for locating possible fellowships, developing a project, identifying a host organization and completing a successful application. The training will be offered in webinar format, enabling students who register to access the training on their laptops from remote locations and to ask questions during the training.

When: Monday, April 11th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Central Time)

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2576196798813595906

Presenters include:

1) David Daniels, Esquire, from Public Counsel

2) Pamela Marx, Esquire from Mental Health Advocacy Services

3) Rachel Kronick Rothbart, Esquire from USC Gould School of Law

 

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American University, Washington College of Law is looking to fill five (5) positions in its Practitioner-in-Residence Program.

The advertisement, with pertinent information, follows:

American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic year 2016-17 in five of our in-house clinics: Janet R. Spragens Federal Taxation Clinic, Immigrant Justice Clinic, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, International Human Rights Law Clinic, and the Women and the Law Clinic. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising ten (10) in-house clinics and serving approximately 240 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education.  Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (approximately 25) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum.  The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.

Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. The salary for the position is $90,000. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Applications that include a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted online via: http://apply.interfolio.com/34203. Please contact Michael Finazzo, Faculty Coordinator, at mfinazzo@wcl.american.edu (202-274-4002) if you have any general questions regarding the application process and Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, rdiners@wcl.american.edu for any other questions about the positions. The positions will remain open until filled.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel, in Washington DC is seeking applications for its 2-year Ethics Fellowship Program position. This fellowship is open to highly qualified applicants with outstanding academic records who are graduating law school in 2016, who have completed a judicial clerkship, or who have prior law experience within 2 to 3 years of graduation from an ABA accredited law school.

U.S. EPA Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the chief legal advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the federal agency with primary responsibility for implementing the nation’s environmental laws. OGC attorneys provide counsel to EPA policy makers on legal issues associated with implementing these environmental laws, as well as the laws governing the day-to-day operations of a federal agency. Approximately 170 attorneys work in OGC. Our principal office is located at EPA’s headquarters complex in downtown Washington, DC. OGC is comprised ten offices: Immediate Office (including the Ethics Staff, and the FOIA Expert Assistance Team (FEAT)), Resource Management Office, Air and Radiation Law Office, Pesticides and Toxic Substances Law Office, Solid Waste and Emergency Response Law Office, Water Law Office, Cross-Cutting Issues Law Office, Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Office, General Law Office, and Civil Rights and Finance Law Office.

OGC Ethics Fellowship Program

This is a highly competitive two-year fellowship to start in June 2016. The key objective is to provide ethics fellows with the opportunity to advise Agency employees on issues pertaining to federal government ethics, financial disclosure, and the Hatch Act, and to provide OGC with highly motivated, talented, and diverse attorneys who are interested in federal ethics issues. The effectiveness of EPA’s overall ethics program depends upon the recruitment and hiring of excellent and diverse talent. We recognize the need for varied backgrounds and skills and offer an inclusive environment that relies on those diverse perspectives to ensure that we effectively serve the American people. Therefore, we want to make sure we are recruiting the best, the brightest and most diverse, and ensure EPA is a place for people who are talented, smart, and passionate about helping this Agency protect the environment ethically.

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Early this year, The Pro Bono Project embarked on a medical legal partnership with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) and the Daughters of Charity Health Centers. They are assisting patients who get medical care at the Daughters’ local clinics with a focus on civil legal issues that can affect health care. One clear need is obtaining public benefits.  The Pro Bono Project thinks many clients have grounds for successful applications but need help. With SLLS and Daughters, the office is sponsoring a 1.5 hour training on 3/22 for interested students.

What:  ABC’s of Disability Applications Training

When: Tuesday, March 22, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Where: Daughters of Charity Heath Center, 3201 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, Community Education Room—3d floor

Why: Low-income disabled patients greatly benefit from acquiring income stability through public benefits such as Social Security Supplemental Security Income or Disability Insurance.  The application process for these benefits can be confusing and tedious for these patients.  Legal volunteers can assist patients with the application process helping them create a more complete and persuasive application and in turn increasing the patients’ chances of receiving benefits.

Training will include a brief overview of Social Security’s disability determination followed by strategies for helping someone apply.

Interested students should email a completed registration form to Patricia Guzmán-Weema at pweema@probono-no.org.

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The 2016 Application Loan Cycle will open on Monday, February 29, 2016. The deadline for application submissions is Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Learn More>>>

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Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR)

Atrocity Prevention Legal Training Project

Summer 2016 Law Internship

Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights

The Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) is a leading global center for the study, teaching, and promotion of human rights. Specifically, CLIHHR strengthens laws, norms and institutions to prevent mass atrocities, protect human rights and rebuild communities globally.

Atrocity Prevention Legal Training Project

CLIHHR has received special funding for a new initiative, the Atrocity Prevention Legal Training Project. The Project aims to develop learning modules for broader dissemination within the law school community of the principles, purposes and implementation of atrocity prevention. Phase I of this project is to carry out an assessment that will involve four key components:

1. An in-depth review of learning modules, syllabi, and other materials developed in undergraduate and graduate education in related fields, such as, among others, history, political science, Holocaust Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, legal studies, international relations, and public health;

2. Discussion with professors and other educators in those fields to learn their best practices for “mainstreaming” atrocity prevention into their work;

3. Review of relevant materials generated by NGOs working in atrocity prevention, education, peace building and related fields (i.e., Auschwitz Institute, Facing History Facing Ourselves); and

4. Interaction with law professors in international law, international human rights, international criminal law, international humanitarian law and related fields to determine how best to develop a useful tool to enable them to “mainstream” atrocity prevention into their courses.

Internship Program

The summer internship program is ten (10) weeks long, and will begin on or around June 1, 2016. Student interns are expected to attend training sessions on relevant skills to conduct the necessary legal and other research in furtherance of the project. It is based at the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) in New York, N.Y. CLIHHR has stipends for two positions. The stipend for the summer is $5000.

Applicants are expected to have strong legal research and writing skills. Students with prior knowledge of and/or a demonstrated interest in international human rights law or atrocity prevention are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, (3) unofficial transcript; (4) contact information for two references and (5) a writing sample of no more than 12 pages to Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum at jocelyn.getgen@yu.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

 

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Acadiana Legal Service Corporation, a non-profit public service law firm, is accepting resumés for a part-time staff attorney position available in the Lafayette office, in the Litigation Unit, to handle general civil litigation cases.

Salary: DOE

  • Applicants must be admitted to practice in Louisiana.
  • A strong commitment to public interest work and a concern for the needs of the indigent is a requirement.

Please submit resumés by clicking the “Apply Now” button, or fax to 337-237-8839, ATTN: H.R. Dept.

**Resumes must be received no later than February 21st, 2016.

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