Applications for the 2019 Access to Justice Tech Fellows Program are open!

In its third year, the fellows program has aided legal services organizations throughout the nation by connecting law students to help develop technology projects that address access to justice issues.

About the 2019 Fellows Program

The Access to Justice Tech Fellows programs equips the next generation of civil justice leaders with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to build a more responsive civil justice system. One that ensures equitable access and fair outcomes for low-income and marginalized populations.

For ten weeks between June and August, law students intern at an partner legal services organization where they’ll leverage technology, data, and user-centered design approaches to develop solutions that address barriers preventing low-income Americans from receiving legal help. Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend for their service over the summer and have the opportunity to receive academic credit.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana seeks a highly motivated individual for a one-year racial justice fellowship position.

Learn More: 2019 Racial Justice Fellow

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The Pro Bono Project is seeking applications for a staff attorney (Successions and Advance Directives).

To learn more about this opportunity, please review the job description below:

Pro Bono Project.Staff Attorney.Job Description.2019

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

Associate Activist Attorney, Civil Liberties Defense Center

We will accept applications until the position is filled.

https://cldc.org/job-opening-associate-attorney/

Who we are:

The Civil Liberties Defense Center is a nonprofit organization that supports movements that seek to dismantle the political and economic structures at the root of social inequality and environmental destruction. We provide litigation, education, legal and strategic resources to strengthen and embolden their success. Our motto is “Assert your rights, we’ve got your back.” We have provided pro bono activist defense to over 4,500 social, environmental and climate justice activists as well as providing free Know Your Rights and related trainings to over 10,500 individuals. Our offices are based in Eugene, Oregon.

Position:

We are seeking an associate attorney with a minimum of five years of litigation experience to work on civil rights, police/governmental misconduct, criminal activist defense, SLAPP defense, activist grand jury witness representation, FOIA, and public records cases. The associate will report to the Senior Attorney and will be expected to work on all aspects of our case work, including intake, drafting pleadings, discovery and depositions, as well as litigating cases at trial or on appeal. In addition, the associate will be expected to contribute to our Dissent & Democracy program by conducting public education trainings. The associate will also be expected to contribute toward organizational fundraising goals by assisting with grants and other fundraising efforts if needed.

We are looking for well-rounded activist attorneys who bring initiative, commitment, and passion for our work, our clients, and the progressive movements we support and defend. Our current staff attorneys litigate both criminal defense and civil cases. The ideal candidate will have experience litigating §1983 cases, criminal cases, and/or defending activists in SLAPP litigation.

This position is primarily located in Eugene, Oregon, but our litigation is nationwide and we will consider remote locations.

Required Qualifications:

• Admitted to practice law before the court of any state;

• Admitted to practice law in Oregon, Washington, or California, or must be admitted to a different state bar at the time of application and willing to apply for admission to one of those bars;

• 5 years minimum experience as a litigation attorney;

• Strong litigation, research, and writing skills;

• Able to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail;

• Demonstrated commitment to civil and human rights, racial and climate justice, and environmental and animal rights;

• Excellent diverse people skills and strong team member desired;

Preferred Experience:

• Bilingual English & Spanish speaker strongly preferred;

• Experience in community organizing work and/or social justice activism;

• Experience in a non-profit legal services organization;

• Experience and/or willingness to learn and assist in organizational fundraising.

Compensation & Benefits:

We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and competitive public interest compensation.

  • Salary $50,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience
  • Generous holiday, vacation and sick leave policies
  • Some professional dues paid by CLDC
  • Some benefits including monthly Heath Care reimbursment
  • The office is located in Eugene, Oregon; potential consideration for a remote candidate

Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected.  As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

The CLDC will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating your interest or litigation experience
  • 2 writing samples, ideally relevant briefs and/or pleadings
  • 3 professional references and at least one environmental/social justice activist reference

Please send all materials in a single PDF to office[at]cldc.org– Subject: “[Your last name]— Associate Attorney.”

Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins. If you’re having technical difficulties submitting your application, please reach out to charles[at]cldc.org.

 

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The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School seeks law students to serve as interns this coming summer.

For more information about the program visit: http://www.legalservicescenter.org/students-clinics/summer-fellows-program/

Our summer program runs from Monday, May 20th – Friday, July 26th, 2019.  (Note:  on a case-by-case basis, we will also consider split-summers and summer schedules that begin before May 20th and/or end after July 26th).

Located at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, the Legal Services Center is Harvard Law School’s largest clinical placement, housing multiple clinics and providing direct legal services to hundreds of low-and-moderate income residents in the Greater Boston area each year. Our longstanding mission is to educate law students for practice and professional service while simultaneously meeting the critical legal needs of the community.

Summer interns will work in one of the following clinical areas:

*         Federal Tax Clinic<http://www.legalservicescenter.org/students-clinics/federal-tax-clinic/>

*         Housing Law Clinic<http://www.legalservicescenter.org/get-legal-help/students-and-clinics/health-law-and-policy/>

*         Predatory Lending Clinic<http://www.legalservicescenter.org/get-legal-help/students-and-clinics/predatory-lending/>

*         Project on Predatory Student Lending<http://www.legalservicescenter.org/get-legal-help/students-and-clinics/predatory-lending/>

*         Safety Net Project<http://www.legalservicescenter.org/get-legal-help/students-and-clinics/safety-net-project/>

*         Veterans Legal Clinic<http://www.legalservicescenter.org/get-legal-help/students-and-clinics/veterans-legal-clinic/> – Veterans Justice Project

*         Veterans Legal Clinic<http://www.legalservicescenter.org/get-legal-help/students-and-clinics/estate-planning/> – Estate Planning Project

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The Southern Poverty Law Center is seeking applications for a Senior Staff Attorney – Voting Rights (Atlanta, GA) and an Outreach Paralegal – Voting Rights (Atlanta, GA).

To learn more about these positions, please follow the links below:

Senior Staff Attorney: https://www.splcenter.org/about/careers/jobs?gh_jid=4182608002 

Outreach Paralegal: https://www.splcenter.org/about/careers/jobs?gh_jid=4183340002

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Administrative Assistant – Louisiana State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Department

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Assists the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Department by providing administrative support in all phases of department projects, the operation of the Access to Justice Department and the activities of the committee’s staffed by the department members.

Learn More: Administrative Assistant Job Description 12-2018

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Louisiana Appleseed will be hosting a FREE Professionalism CLE on navigating immigration court.

Tools for Navigating Immigration Court

Whether or not you are an attorney with immigration law experience, you are invited to attend!   

During this CLE, attorneys will learn how to navigate immigration court with the use of the Appleseed Immigration Court Practice Guide.

This CLE will also assist attorneys with how to help clients overcome frequently-seen obstacles in Louisiana Immigration Courts. Also, non-immigration attorneys will learn how they can get involved in Louisiana.

When:

 Monday, February 25th 

 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where:

 Tulane University School of Law, Room 110

6329 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Speakers:

 Steven Schulman, Pro Bono Partner at Akin Gump & principal author of the Appleseed Immigration Court

Kathleen Gasparian, Gasparian Spivey Immigration

Homero López, Jr., Immigration Services and Legal Advocacy

RSVP:

Attendance and refreshments are free. Space, however, is limited, so you must RSVP to attend.

Please RSVP to Stephanie, Louisiana Appleseed’s Program Director, by clicking here.

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The Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti is searching for a new Executive Director.

To learn more about this position, please view the job description: IJDH-Executive-Director-Position-Description.

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The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA), a program of the Board of Regents, will be accepting applications for the John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program January 1- April 30, 2019, for eligible prosecutors and public defenders across the state.

Learn More: 2019 loan forgiveness LA prosecutors and pub defenders

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