The Southern Poverty Law Center is searching for two new team members.

Children’s Rights - Reporting to Deputy Legal Director, Zoe Savitsky, the Senior Supervising Attorney will use every possible tool available – including litigation and legislative and public advocacy – to challenge the privatization of public education and the structural inequalities that disproportionately direct vulnerable children from the classroom and toward prison and prevent them from accessing the services they need to flourish in their communities. The ideal candidate will be an exceptionally talented impact litigator, strategist, and manager who will help build a team focused on pursuing justice on behalf of vulnerable children.

More information about the role can be found here: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/job/splc-childrights

Criminal Justice Reform – Reporting to Deputy Legal Director, Lisa Graybill, the new Senior Supervising Attorney will use every possible tool available – including litigation and legislative and public advocacy – to challenge the structural inequalities in Alabama’s criminal justice system that result in mass incarceration and the disproportionate incarceration of people of color. The ideal candidate will be an exceptionally talented impact litigator, strategist, and manager to lead a team focused on equity and constitutional compliance at every stage of the criminal justice system.

More information about the role can be found here: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/job/splc-crimjust

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Equal Justice Works is currently accepting applications for its 2019 Fellowship program that helps organizations pilot new initiatives with talented new lawyers.

General Information about 2019 Equal Justice Works Fellowships

The Equal Justice Works Fellowships Program provides financial and other forms of support to lawyers working on innovative legal projects throughout the U.S. The two-year Fellowships offer host organizations up to $50,000 annually for the Fellow’s salary; generous loan repayment assistance; a national training and leadership development program; and other forms of support during the Fellowship term. Fellowship applications are the result of close collaboration between your organization and the Fellowship candidate(s) with whom you chose to apply. The application deadline is September 21, 2018, 11:59 p.m. ET. All applications will be judged according to the quality of the proposed project, the host organization, and the individual candidate. Read more and learn how to apply online. Please also consult our comprehensive application guide for an overview of the program’s costs and benefits, as well as tips for competitive applications.

We encourage you to register for an upcoming webinar about application tips and strategies where you can ask questions of our staff. Register here to join us September 5 from 3-4pm ET, or to receive a recording and slides after the webinar has concluded.

Please pass this information on to your colleagues and other contacts internally or externally that might be interested in this funding. If you have any questions, we can be reached at fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org or (202) 466-3686.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS FELLOWSHIP (EJW)

Legal Aid Service of Broward County is interested in hosting an Equal Justice Work Fellow for the 2019 ‒ 2021 Fellowship Term. Legal Aid has a particular interest in hosting a Fellow/Project that aligns with one of the following areas:

  • Children’s Advocacy
  • Consumer
  • Education Legal Rights
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Immigration
  • Impact Litigation
  • Kinship
  • Veterans

Learn more: EJW Fellowship Notice to Law Schools FINAL 8.22.18

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Learn more about the Incubator Program at http://law.loyno.edu/lawcareers/incubator-program.

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

SLLS anticipates hiring for the following positions:

  • 1 Staff Attorney in Baton Rouge to work on Foreclosure Prevention. This position may also include Disaster-Related Successions work. 

The ideal candidate 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, self­motivation, capacity to work well with others.

Full-time staff attorney positions require admission to practice law in Louisiana. An offer of employment may also be made contingent on passage of the July 2018 bar exam. SLLS does not permit the outside practice of law. Starting salary for a full time staff attorney is $39,000-$48,000 depending on experience. Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism is a plus that receives extra compensation.

  • 1 Intake Support Staff Position in the Baton Rouge Office.

Starting salary for a full time support staff member is $22,200-27,000 depending on experience.  Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism are a plus that receives extra compensation. Support staff may also receive additional compensation if they are commissioned as a notary public or if they have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree from an accredited college.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Roxanne Newman, Deputy Director at rnewman@slls.org by July 20, 2018.

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Innovation Law Lab (Law Lab) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advances the rights of immigrants and refugees. The Law Lab creates collaborative systems driven by data and individual narrative to tackle the world’s greatest legal challenges.

The Law Lab is hiring for a staff attorney. Learn More>>> 

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Lafayette Family Law Staff Attorney:

The staff attorney must be a LSBA licensed attorney and is expected to provide quality family law legal services to our low-income client population in a manner that is both compassionate and efficient. The attorney will handle domestic violence, uncontested adoptions, divorces, custody, and support matters that covers eight parishes. Compliance with LSC federal regulations as well as other grants is required. The attorney must be a self-starter and have a demonstrated commitment and understanding of the legal problems and needs of low income clients. He/She must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and have the  ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail. The successful candidate should have good people skills and the ability to maintain positive relations with a diverse population.

The position offers a competitive salary, depending on experience, and great fringe benefits. Federal regulations also prohibit the outside private practice of law.

AA/EEO Employer. Please  e-mail resumes to jobs@la-law.org .

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation, a non-profit legal services organization, announces the following position:

Staff Attorney for Child In Need of Care Unit

Must be licensed to practice law in Louisiana.

Staff Attorneys –  The Child In Need of Care Unit (CINC) is looking for  licensed, full time Staff Attorneys to represent children in abuse, neglect, and abandonment cases.  Three positions are available in the CINC Unit in the Alexandria and Monroe office. Additional positions also are available in Natchitoches.  Legal experience in child welfare law is preferred, but not required.  Extensive local travel is required.  These position offers a competitive salary, depending on experience, and great fringe benefits. For the attorney positions, an outside practice of law is prohibited by federal law. AA/EEO Employer. Please  e-mail resumes to jobs@la-law.org  immediately, specifying which office location you are applying.

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The Florida offices of the Southern Poverty Law Center are hiring in a big way! They have open positions in our Children’s Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, and Immigrant Justice practice groups.

Children’s Rights

Senior Supervising Attorney (Miami)

Advocate Outreach Paralegal (Miami)

Criminal Justice Reform

Senior Staff Attorney (Tallahassee or Miami)

Staff Attorney (Tallahassee or Miami)

Outreach Paralegal (Tallahassee or Miami)

Field Associate (Tallahassee)

Field Associate (Miami)

Immigrant Justice

Senior Staff Attorney (Miami)

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The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is hiring a Deputy General Counsel with the expectation that he or she will evolve into the General Counsel. CIW’s Fair Food Program, an innovative model of Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR), has had groundbreaking success in redressing forced labor, sexual assault, wage theft, and other violations in the Florida tomato industry. The Deputy General Counsel will provide legal support for all of CIW’s major programmatic areas and, as part of the Fair Food Program, will focus on negotiating new Fair Food Agreements with transnational food buyers, maintaining existing relationships with companies in the Program, and strategizing for the development and expansion of CIW’s operations.

Learn More: CIW Deputy General Counsel Job Description

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The Advocacy Center’s mission is to protect, empower, and advocate for the human and legal rights of people with disabilities and seniors living in Louisiana, in order that they may live an integrated life in the community, free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

We are seeking an Investigative Advocate who will be responsible for conducting investigations and reviews of people or agencies serving as Social Security representative payees for people with disabilities.

Learn More>>>

 

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