The Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program is hiring a fellow for their Voting Rights work.

Learn more: Voting Rights Law Fellow

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Governor’s Fellows Program in Louisiana Government

A Partnership with Louisiana’s Office of the Governor, the Lamar Family
Louisiana State University, Southern University and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation

The Governor’s Fellows Program in Louisiana Government is an opportunity for college and university students to experience public policy in action, learn the rich history and current affairs of Louisiana government, and earn three hours of academic credit. Each Fellow will be assigned to a cabinet-level agency in Baton Rouge. Fellows will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by collaborating with agency leaders on existing projects, observing firsthand the Governor’s leadership strategies and learning how state policies are developed. Fellows will also participate in a weekly speaker series and field trips designed to enhance their overall experience and understanding of Louisiana government and current affairs.

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The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights is looking for a Louisiana licensed attorney for their Children’s Defense Team who is a client-centered and zealous advocate. Their ideal candidate will have experience as a juvenile defender or demonstrated dedication and commitment to young people.

LCCR CDT Staff Attorney Job Posting

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POSITION: MICHAEL RATNER JUSTICE FELLOW

Job Description

Palestine Legal seeks a 2-year legal fellow to join Palestine Legal’s team in providing direct legal assistance to and advocating on behalf of people who face suppression for expressing views in favor of Palestinian rights.

Michael Ratner was instrumental in creating Palestine Legal, and was a founding board member until he passed in 2016. Michael made it his life’s work to fight for the rights of the oppressed and dispossessed internationally, including victims of US imperialism and militarism in the U.S., Latin America, and around the world. From his legal and political home at the Center for Constitutional Rights, he spearheaded litigation efforts to free indefinitely detained Guantanamo prisoners, worked with Latin American freedom movements to get accountability for human rights violations, and championed litigation and advocacy efforts to get accountability for Israeli human rights violations. Michael modeled for us the kind of fearless lawyering in service of movements for justice and freedom that Palestine Legal strives to provide.

The Fellow will be at the center of Palestine Legal’s intake, legal advocacy and litigation work. The Fellow will work in collaboration with Palestine Legal staff, partner attorneys and activist groups, clients, and others in challenging the suppression of Palestine advocacy. They will also communicate about our legal work with the media and engage with different constituencies through public speaking and Know Your Rights workshops.

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Movement Law Lab is hiring a Managing Director to help structure, build, and support its growing team and programs.

About Movement Law Lab

Movement Law Lab is committed to building power in marginalized communities of color by growing the field of movement lawyering. Movement lawyering strategically combines law and community organizing to protect, defend, and embolden social movements.

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Now Hiring: Staff Attorney

Staff Attorney Position Opening
Washington, D.C.

About the Organization

The Center for Protest Law and Litigation (the Center/CPLL) is a recently launched project of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF). As leaders in bringing high impact civil rights and First Amendment litigation in defense of justice movements for over 25 years, the PCJF has brought groundbreaking cases that have forced systemic changes in police handling of demonstrations. The Center has successfully created and implemented laws and policies restricting police tactics and conduct, opened up public spaces for free speech and assembly, and obtained tens of millions of dollars in damages for persons whose rights have been violated.

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Fellowship for Economic Justice Lawyers and Graduating Law Students!

Are you committed to economic justice and helping your community become more equitable and resilient? Do you picture serving a vibrant client base of worker cooperatives, urban farms, cohousing communities, community loan funds, micro-enterprises, solar cooperatives, community land trusts, and other changemakers building sustainable local economies? The best way to do this may be by starting a new law practice or law center! Does that sound scary? It is a little scary, but also brilliant, important, and wonderful! And, you are not alone!

The Sustainable Economies Law Center is a nonprofit law center based in Oakland, California that uses research, education, advice and advocacy to help communities create their own sustainable sources of food, housing, jobs, energy, and capital. To further our mission, we bridge the gap between changemakers that need affordable legal services and economic justice lawyers that need training to serve them. The SELC does this by supporting attorneys and graduating law students as they start their own law practices or nonprofit law centers in their own communities.

Fellowship Program

The SELC’s Fellowship provides continuing education, mentoring, coaching, and networking for attorneys starting their own law practice or nonprofit law center focused on serving clients who are building local sustainable economies. This program emphasizes substantive training on legal topics not commonly taught in law school or available through traditional CLE providers, such as cooperative formation and conversion, raising community-sourced capital, structuring democratic governance, and the unique employment law and taxation considerations that apply to cooperatives and social enterprises.

This Fellowship is unpaid. However, the SELC does reimburse travel and lodging expenses for both of its multi-day Fellows Convenings each year, on a need-basis, as its funding permits. 1st and 2nd year Fellows are given priority for expense reimbursements.

For more information and to apply, check out: www.theselc.org/legal-fellowships. Applications are Open Now for the Spring Cohort of Fellows!

Apply before February 28, 2021!

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SLLS Webpage:

https://slls.org/get-involved/employment/

SLLS is seeking a VOCA STAFF ATTORNEY for our Covington Office.

The Domestic Violence Project Staff Attorney serves Washington and St. Tammany Parishes.

  • This Domestic Violence Project Staff Attorney funded by Victim of Crime Act (VOCA)  provides eligible legal assistance to VOCA eligible domestic violence victims, including but not limited to child custody/visitation, spousal and child support, divorce, protective orders, contempt motions, or other civil legal issues related to the crime.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Full-time staff attorney positions require admission to practice law in Louisiana. Starting salary for a full time staff attorney is $46,000-$56,800 depending on experience. Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism is a plus that receives extra compensation.

To apply, please send resume to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager at slatino@slls.org by Friday, January 31, 2021.

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Safety Net Policy Advocate (Louisiana Budget Project)

The Louisiana Budget Project seeks someone to lead our research into clients’ experiences of safety-net programs, and advocate for policy improvements that reduce barriers to program access for Louisianans. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with top-notch research, analysis and writing skills, a deep familiarity with government safety-net programs, and a desire to strengthen these programs by elevating the voices of people who receive public benefits. The successful candidate will have a commitment to advancing racial and economic equity, strong interpersonal skills, and experience in public policy research and analysis. Lived experience with safety-net programs a plus.

The Louisiana Budget Project is an independent, 501c(3) nonprofit research and advocacy organization that monitors and reports on policies that affect low- to moderate-income Louisianans. We work collaboratively with communities and partner organizations to inform policy debates across a wide range of areas – including state budget, revenue, social and economic issues – with an eye to reducing poverty, promoting racial equity and widespread economic prosperity that allows all citizens to reach their highest potential.

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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, Gretna, Houma and New Orleans. We provide free civil legal aid to low-income households.

SLLS anticipates hiring for the following position:

  • Staff Attorney, Justice Reinvestment Act Reentry work in Orleans/Jefferson Parish

The ideal candidates 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, self-motivation, dedication to serving vulnerable people, and the capacity to work well with others.

Full-time staff attorney positions require admission to practice law in Louisiana. Starting salary for a full time staff attorney is $46,000-$55,000 depending on experience. Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism is a plus that receives extra compensation.

To apply, please send resume to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager at slatino@slls.org by Tuesday, December 29, 2020.

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