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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Associate Activist Attorney, Civil Liberties Defense Center

We will accept applications until the position is filled.

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.


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]– 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]


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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:

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<>

*         Housing Law Clinic<>

*         Predatory Lending Clinic<>

*         Project on Predatory Student Lending<>

*         Safety Net Project<>

*         Veterans Legal Clinic<> – Veterans Justice Project

*         Veterans Legal Clinic<> – 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: 

Outreach Paralegal:

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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.


 Monday, February 25th 

 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


 Tulane University School of Law, Room 110

6329 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70118


 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


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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2019 Summer SIFI Bilingual Legal Intern

at Southern Poverty Law Center
Alexandria, LA; Lumpkin, GA; Ocilla, GA and Folkston, GA


The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative (SIFI) provides high-quality, holistic pro bono legal representation to immigrants detained in the southeastern United States by ensuring that skilled staff, pro bono attorneys, and bilingual advocates are available to protect detained immigrants’ due process rights.

The SIFI serves detainees in five immigration detention centers in the southeast: Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA, Irwin Detention Center in Ocilla, GA, and the Folkston Detention Center in Folkston, GA. In Louisiana, the SIFI currently has an office in Alexandria, LA to serve those detained in the LaSalle Detention Center in Jena, La, and Pine Prairie Detention Center in Pine Prairie, LA.

SIFI’s offices are managed by on-the-ground staff who, in conjunction with volunteers, provide detention center-based interviews, represent those in detention during bond proceedings and merits cases, and prepare parole requests. Through the SIFI’s efforts to release immigrants from detention and larger advocacy efforts, the SPLC aims to provide direct services representation and high impact legal advocacy to protect the due process rights of detained immigrants and disrupt the immigration detention system. To learn more, visit our webpage here.

This is a Legal position.Only students who are still in law school will be considered.

Position Summary: 

Bilingual (English-Spanish) Legal Externs will join a team of civil rights advocates at a SIFI office. Externs will be thoroughly trained in individualized direct services representation through casework focused on bond motions and hearings, parole requests, and merits proceedings (i.e. asylum, cancellation of removal, U visa). Externs will also participate in and/or conduct intakes and client meetings within the detention center, work with pro bono attorneys, observe immigration court proceedings, assist with communications to clients’ family members, collect documents in support of filings, and will support all aspects of the SPLC’s broader advocacy efforts to end immigration detention.

Currently, all SIFI offices are accepting applications. If you have a preference of where you would like to work, either based on geography or a desire to work with immigrants in a specific detention center, let us know. We will be accepting applications for all terms.

Primary Job Functions:

  • Support legal filings including bond motions, parole requests and filings for merits cases;
  • Make appearances before the Immigration Courts to support bond and merits hearings, and other related proceedings, if applicable;
  • Lead Immigration Court watching programming, if applicable;
  • Support the SIFI staff’s provision of legal services in conjunction with volunteers working remotely and on the ground;
  • Independently conduct legal intakes and client meetings within a detention center, and support communications with family members of actual and potential clients;
  • Assist the SIFI staff with all aspects of SPLC’s advocacy on behalf of detainees, including with civil rights litigation;
  • Timely input information into SIFI’s case management software in accordance with relevant policies and procedures; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications –

  • Proficient English and Spanish speaking-skills required, and written proficiency preferred;
  • Strong academic background with excellent legal writing and research skills;
  • Willingness to live in the rural Deep South or approximately 45 minutes from a SIFI office in larger cities such as Jacksonville, FL, Columbus, GA, and Alexandria, LA for the duration of an externship;
  • Excellent communication skills including strong listening, written, and verbal skills, and the ability to show empathy and professionalism towards those who have or are currently experiencing trauma;
  • Previous experience working with non-English speakers and/or low-income immigrant clients strongly preferred;
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple responsibilities daily in a fast-paced environment;
  • Commitment to serving immigrant clients in detention; and
  • Committed to the values and mission of the SPLC.

Other Special Considerations:

This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position.  These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

To Apply: Please email with a (1) cover letter including the whether you have any preference to work at a specific SIFI office either based on geography or desire to work with individuals at a specific detention center, (2) resume/CV, (3) writing sample (maximum 10 pages), (4) law school transcript, and (5) list of three references.

Application Deadline:

We will stop accepting applications at 5:00 PM Central, March 1st.

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.

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The Southern Poverty Law Center is currently seeking applications for a SIFI Direct Services Attorney – Alexandria (Pine Prairie & LaSalle Processing Centers).


The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative (SIFI) provides high-quality, pro bono legal representation to immigrants detained in the southeastern United States. By ensuring that skilled attorneys are available to protect detained immigrants’ due process rights, SIFI endeavors to win every meritorious deportation defense and release case arising out of Trump-era immigration enforcement actions.

SIFI currently provides legal representation in release (bond, parole, and habeas corpus), deportation defense, and civil rights cases to immigrants imprisoned at the five largest and most isolated detention centers in the Southeast: the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA; the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, GA; the Folkston ICE Processing Center (“Folkston Detention Center”) in Folkston, GA; the LaSalle Detention Center in Jena, LA, and the Pine Prairie Detention Center in Pine Prairie, LA.  SIFI’s four offices are in or near the towns where the detention centers are located.  Each office has a Lead Attorney, two or three full-time Direct Services Attorneys and one or two Project Coordinators.  Pro bono attorneys, law students, and volunteer interpreters regularly join the SIFI on-the-ground teams for week-long shifts to expand SIFI’s legal representation, focusing on release cases but also including immigration merits cases, high impact advocacy, and individualized advocacy.

Learn More>>>

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