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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Professor Quigley just published the first of what he hopes will be a series of social justice lawyer profiles.

Law on the Margins: a Profile of Social Justice Lawyer Chaumtoli Huq

“Law on the margins is so joyful. You are connecting with people!”

Chaumtoli Huq is Bangladeshi-American Muslim human rights lawyer. She describes herself as a community centered, social movement lawyer. Now teaching at Brooklyn Law, her social justice legal career has focused on civil and human rights, especially workplace justice issues assisting organizations for immigrants. She served briefly as general counsel for the Public Advocate of New York until 2014 when she involuntarily became famous as a victim in a high profile police brutality case. More about that later.

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Bilingual Immigration Staff Attorney

The Immigration Staff Attorney works to meet the needs of indigent immigrants for immigration legal services by providing direct representation and assistance in applying for immigration benefits before USCIS and direct representation services for immigrants and their families facing immigration removal proceedings at the Oakdale and New Orleans Immigration Courts in Louisiana.  The Staff Attorney shall also provide non-representative Legal Orientation Program (LOP) services to immigration detainees in rural Louisiana. Travel is anticipated for three (3) to six (6) days on a monthly basis.  MUST BE BILINGUAL (English/Spanish).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:J.D. from an accredited ABA institute
  • Preferred Experience:6 months-2 years of general immigration law practice experience – law school clinic work, externships, or other similar training may be counted towards the minimum requirement.  However, experience with criminal defense or litigation and willing to learn immigration law will also be considered.
  • Certification/Licensure:Louisiana license preferred.  Admitted to practice law in any state or the District of Columbia is acceptable.
  • Language(s):Spanish reading, writing and speaking fluency required.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office platform.
    • Ability to work with diverse population and needs and handle deadlines and other court demands as needed.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, three references and a writing sample (less than 10 pages) to aallen@ccdiobr.org.  We will continue to receive application materials until the position is filled.

 

Core Values of Staff:

  • Compassion: We treat others as our brothers and sisters. We are one human family regardless of our national, racial, ethnic, economic and theological backgrounds.
  • Teamwork: As employees of Catholic Charities, we act as members of one team to accomplish our mission.
  • Respect: We serve our clients and interact with our fellow employees, treating them with dignity and respect.
  • Integrity: We perform our work honestly to promote the highest trust and confidence in our services.
  • Customer Service: We strive to exceed the expectations in the level of services that are provided within the scope of our mission to our clients.
  • Justice: Our basic moral test is how the most vulnerable members of our community are faring and how we are serving them within our mission.

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Bilingual Managing Attorney

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Managing Attorney works to meet the needs of indigent immigrants for immigration services by providing direct representation and assistance in applying for immigration benefits and direct representation services for immigrants and their families facing immigration removal proceedings in Louisiana. Such work also entails supervising the work product of Staff Attorneys and paralegals. Managing Attorney shall also provide non-representative legal orientation services to immigration detainees at the Legal Orientation Program (LOP) at the Southeast Louisiana Correctional Center in Basile, Louisiana and the LaSalle Detention Facility in Jena, in rural north Louisiana.

Education, Experience & Certifications: Education: J.D. from an accredited ABA institute; Experience: Three (3) years of general immigration law practice experience but preferably in removal defense and family-based petitions with one (1) of the three (3) years in legal office management, including supervision of staff members; Certification/Licensure: Admitted to practice law in any state or the District of Columbia, Louisiana license preferred.

Other Qualifications: REQUIRED: Spanish reading, writing and speaking fluency; Working knowledge of Microsoft Office platform; Ability to work with diverse population and needs and handle deadlines and other court demands as needed.

Essential Job Duties: Direct Court and Federal Agency Representation – The Managing Attorney shall represent clients before Executive Office of Immigration Review’s Immigration Courts in New Orleans and Oakdale, Louisiana and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”); the Managing Attorney shall also supervise the filings of the ILS staff members, including but not limited to VAWA, U visas and asylum cases among others types of matters related to immigration removal and family based petitions. Legal Orientation Program (“LOP”) – The Managing Attorney shall conduct group rights presentations at the LaSalle Detention Facility in Jena, Louisiana and individual orientations to detainees; prepare for and conduct workshops, develop and maintain pro bono network inside and outside of Louisiana, identify potential cases for such pro bono participation, prepare materials for training pro bono counsel, quality control data for funder prior to submission. Travel is expected three to six days a month.  Community Outreach – The Managing Attorney shall be expected to oversee and liaison with law enforcement and other non-profits which may provide legal services to the immigrant population within Louisiana and directly with the immigrant community regarding immigration subject matters and rights. The Managing Attorney shall allocate and assign cases to staff members, implement all necessary procedures for accepting, opening, managing and closing case files; quality control case and file maintenance, assist, on an as needed basis, the Director in the preparation of reports to funders or prepare the initial reports for review and approval by the IS Director; provide hands on training for new hires and externs.

How to apply: We are requesting a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (5-10 pp) and three references to be sent to aallen@ccdiobr.org.

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