The MacArthur Justice Center is seeking a senior staff attorney for its New Orleans office. The MacArthur Justice Center is a public interest law firm that brings high-impact cases targeted at reforming the criminal justice system. The New Orleans office litigates criminal justice reform cases in Louisiana and Mississippi.

The Center is looking for a talented, dedicated attorney to litigate cases involving criminal justice issues, including, for example, police misconduct and structural criminal justice reform issues affecting poor people. Applicants should have substantial experience litigating civil rights cases, high academic qualifications, exemplary writing and oral argument skills, ability to work in a team, and a demonstrated commitment to the rights of poor persons in the criminal justice system. Membership in the Louisiana Bar is preferred, but persons eligible to take the Louisiana Bar examination within 6 months of hiring may apply.

The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center is a public interest law firm founded by the family of J. Roderick MacArthur to advocate for human rights and social justice through litigation. The MacArthur Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but MacArthur seeks to fill the position as soon as possible.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample by e-mail to admin@macarthurjustice.org.

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SLLS is looking for law students or recent grads to gain experience in the Covington office assisting on a variety of different cases, regard divorce, custody, protective orders, and/or helping children in the foster care system. Law clerks will receive important hands-on experience, attending court proceedings, drafting and filing pleadings, research new areas of law, and facilitating relationships with other law firms, the court system, as well as other public and private legal service providers in Covington and New Orleans.

For additional information, please contact Katherine Shepherd at (985) 893-0076 or kshepherd@slls.org.

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Professor Davida Finger and Laura Tuggle, SLLS Executive Director, discuss legal aid efforts after Katrina.

The Monday after Hurricane Katrina hit, New Orleans rescue teams were still making their way through flooded neighborhoods. The previous day, buses had finally begun leaving New Orleans, carrying thousands of survivors who had endured squalid conditions in the Superdome and the Convention Center.

That same week, a group of civil legal-aid lawyers displaced from New Orleans set up a toll-free crisis line for people who would be needing help navigating the disaster aid bureaucracy after the massive displacement. Read More>>>

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Southeast Louisiana Legal Services is seeking 4 full-time attorneys.   

 

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The New York Times recently featured an article on a new repayment plan offered to borrowers. The plan has been called Repaye and is based on the “pay as you earn” repayment program, which became available to some borrowers nearly three years ago.

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Loyola College of Law graduates employed in qualifying public service positions may now apply for the Loan Repayment Assistance Program. Learn more and apply at www.loyno.edu/gillislong.

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Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) has begun a search for a new Legal Director. The Legal Director, based in the Mexico City office, will oversee CDM’s Legal Program, providing direct legal services to low-wage migrant workers, supporting strategic litigation, and providing litigation support to U.S. attorneys with Mexico-based clients.

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Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.  is hiring an attorney for its Community and Economic Development (CED) unit.  The CED unit assists eligible non‐profit corporations and community groups in creating and preserving affordable housing in Miami‐Dade County.   

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Fair Housing of Marin seeks a Bilingual Staff Attorney.

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The D.C. Tenants’ Rights Center seeks an attorney to join its growing “low bono” law practice.

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