Student Worker for Judicial Administrator’s Office

The Louisiana Supreme Court Judicial Administrator’s Office has immediate opening for a part-time self-starter student worker. Successful candidates must be a full-time student at an Accredited College or University (i.e., 12 credit hours for undergrads and 9 credit hours for graduate students) and be able to work 15 – 30 hours per week during the school year, with potential for higher hours during school breaks. Hours of operation are 9am – 5pm weekdays.  Morning availability preferred.  Work assignments will include front desk telephone coverage, data entry, assistance with various administrative tasks associated with legal work, organizing and completing large copy jobs, filing, and other special assignments as needed.

Required skills for this position include but are not limited to:  Microsoft Office Programs, Outlook, excellent customer service attitude, friendly professional demeanor, ability to work independently, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.  Knowledge and/or experience with databases, also helpful.  Candidate must be able to pass criminal background check, as well as skills testing.

$9.00/Hour, plus either paid parking in the French Quarter, or a bus pass.

Send resume to hrresumes@lasc.org and reference JOB JA-SW2017.   EOE/M/F/V/D

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Transgender Law Center is hiring for three attorney positions.

Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney: https://transgenderlawcenter.org/about/careers#op-224606-staff-attorney-or-senior-staff-attorney

Bilingual Immigration Staff Attorney: https://transgenderlawcenter.org/about/careers#op-219252-tide-bilingual-immigration-staff-attorney

Legal Services Project Staff Attorney: https://transgenderlawcenter.org/about/careers#op-219226-legal-service-project-staff-attorney-ca-bar-foundation-legal-fellowship

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Work with Philadelphia’s DA-Elect Larry Krasner. New job and internship postings for attorneys and students of all levels of experience.  The Philly DA’s Office will be among the most progressive in the country with a commitment to ending mass incarceration and cash bail, reforming civil asset forfeiture, and eliminating the death penalty.  Apply here.

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The ACLU of Louisiana is seeking candidates for the executive director position.

Learn More: ACLU ED Position Description 2017 12 4 (FINAL)

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The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center and Southeast Louisiana Legal Services are partnering to offer the Gillis Long Social Justice Fellowship for a second year!

Job Description:

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is the largest non-profit law firm in Louisiana. We serve twenty-two 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 and other vulnerable people.

SLLS anticipates hiring a Gillis Long Social Justice Fellow for our Covington office at 423 N Florida St, Covington, LA 70433 by no later than January 2, 2018 for this Fellowship.

One Year Fellowship to work on general civil legal services and supporting special projects in St. Tammany and Washington parishes including:

  • Intake Attorney in Family Law and General Civil Law Matters
  • Representation in Landlord-Tenant and/or Consumer Cases
  • Outreach and/or Self-Help Projects serving St. Tammany and Washington Parishes

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, self-motivation, capacity to work well with others.
  • Commitment to working with underserved legal communities.

Required: Only Loyola J.D. graduates who graduated in December 2016 or May 2017, who passed either the February 2017 or the July 2017 Louisiana State Bar Exam, AND who have been sworn into the Louisiana State Bar will be considered.

Full-time staff attorney positions, including Fellowships, require admission to practice law in Louisiana. 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. Compensation for the one-year Gillis Long Social Justice Fellow will follow this model.

SLLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter (addressed to Laura Tuggle, Executive Director of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services) to Symplicity Job No. 2365 by Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

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SHORT-TERM LEGAL CONSULTANCY (MATERNITY COVER – 4 MONTHS) International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights Location: Washington, D.C.

The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights is a human rights organization created in 2015 working in partnership with local activists in Latin America to build grass roots movements that promote and protect the rights of populations marginalized because of gender, ethnicity, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

Learn More: Short-term Legal Consultancy_Maternity Cover_2017.11(3)

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New Orleans Bar Association & New Orleans Bar Foundation (NOBF)
Veterans Justice Fellowship Application

The Veterans Justice Fellowship in Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) provides an opportunity for a talented and committed lawyer to serve the public interest in the New Orleans area.

The 2018 Veterans Justice Fellow will provide civil legal services to low-income veterans to help stabilize their lives. We hope to serve at least 100 veterans with life changing legal help.

Learn More: Veterans Justice Fellowship Opening 2018

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The Southern Poverty Law Center is seeking applications for various positions. Learn More at https://www.splcenter.org/about/careers.

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Community Legal Services, Inc.

Staff Attorney-Public Benefits/Welfare Unit

Philadelphia, PA – Full Time

Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia is seeking an attorney in its Welfare Unit. The Welfare Unit works on a wide range of state-issued public benefits issues including SNAP (Food Stamps), TANF (Cash Assistance), Medicaid, LIHEAP, Welfare to Work, WIC, and Subsidized Child Care.  This exciting and demanding staff attorney position entails a combination of systemic policy advocacy (including administrative advocacy and legislative advocacy), litigation, work with the media and community education, and representation of individual clients in administrative hearings and court actions.  The staff attorney will work collaboratively with others in the unit to identify systemic issues, and develop strategies to address them, as well as to zealously represent individuals in need of public benefits.   The staff attorney will also have welfare related intake responsibilities and supervision of staff and interns as needed.

We seek applicants with the following qualifications:

·        Interest and ability to do thoughtful and high quality systemic advocacy, including administrative policy and legislative advocacy,  in a highly technical specialty area

·        Litigation experience & interest in developing class action litigation as well as representation of individual clients

·        Minimum of 2 or more years of experience preferred.  Entry level applicants will be considered if they have strong clinical or internship work experiences.

·        Ability to manage a combination of individual cases and systemic work

·        Excellent legal analysis skills

·        Excellent work ethic, organization, and communication skills

·        Excellent legal research and writing skills

·        Excellent oral advocacy skills

·        Experience and interest in community education, messaging and media work

·        Experience and interest in working collaboratively

·        Experience and ability to work with low-income and vulnerable individuals, including immigrants, individuals with limited English proficiency, young parents, individuals with criminal records, survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault, and individuals in crisis with an urgent need for subsistence benefits

·        Illustrate a high level commitment to racial justice advocacy

·        Fluency in another language helpful, but not required

·        Data analysis skills helpful, but not required

To Apply: CLS will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. You can submit your application on CLS’s website online at: https://clsphila.org/about-cls/available-positions/ OR http://clsphiladelphia.applytojob.com/apply/cW3NqX19Wo/Staff-AttorneyPublic-BenefitsWelfare-Unit

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Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Staff Attorney, Immigrant Rights Program
JOB CATEGORY: Exempt
STATUS: Full-Time
SUPERVISOR: Supervising Attorney
REGION/UNIT: Northeast Region
LOCATION: Newark, New Jersey
DATE APPROVED: August 2015

Learn More: Staff Attorney Immigrant Rights Program JD

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