The law firm of Hunton & Williams invites qualified individuals to apply for a two year pro bono fellowship based in its New York office.  Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to a career in public interest law and be admitted to the New York State Bar. The fellow will focus on representing immigration clients through two referral organizations, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and the Legal Aid Society of New York. The fellow will also be asked to partner with lawyers in the firm’s New York office on pro bono cases. We expect that the fellow will work two days per week in each of KIND’s and the Legal Aid Society’s offices and one day per week at Hunton & Williams.

The firm intends to fully integrate the fellow into Hunton & Williams, with opportunities available to the fellow for legal training, professional development and social participation that are open to associates at the firm.

Length of Fellowship Program: Two year program (March 2018−April 2020)

Location:  Offices of Hunton & Williams LLP, New York office (MetLife Building at 200 Park Avenue), Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) (252 W. 37th Street, Suite 1500), Legal Aid Society of New York (199 Water Street)

Reporting:  Assigned to Hunton & Williams Litigation Team, reporting to a Litigation Team partner

Compensation:  Salary competitive with the entry level for legal aid and public interest staff attorneys; school loan repayment program; benefits comparable with those afforded to Hunton & Williams’ associates

Interested applicants should apply online and upload a resume, include a law school transcript, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and desire to pursue a career in public interest law, and a list of at least three references. Admission to the New York bar and prior experience representing immigration clients is required. Spanish language proficiency is strongly preferred. Applications should be submitted no later than February 15. Interviews will be scheduled in February in the offices of Hunton & Williams, New York. EEO/drug-free workplace/E-Verify participant/Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability.

Job #18-0014 (If you wish to submit an application, this number will be necessary for your online submission.)

If you have questions about this position or the application process, please contact Elizabeth Sarquez, Lawyer Recruiting and Development Administrator.

Click here to apply to this position.

If you require accommodation or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact Heidi Leathers, Regional Lawyer Recruiting and Development Manager, +1 214 871 4672, and 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 3700, Dallas, TX 75202-2799. When you contact Heidi Leathers, please identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. We will assist you promptly.

Open to Search Firm Submissions: No

https://www.hunton.com/en/open-positions/2018-2020-new-york-pro-bono-fellowship.html

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This summer there are 21 summer internship opportunities for law students interested in public interest law and technology through the ATJ Tech Fellows program. Two of these positions are hosted by Pro Bono Net in New York.

One of these positions will be placed in the NY office, working with the national online document assembly team, LawHelp Interactive (LHI) (https://www.atjtechfellows.org/pro-bono-net).

The other position is with partners in NY, Nassau Suffolk Law Services Committee (https://www.atjtechfellows.org/nassau-suffolk-law-services), and hosted at LawHelpNY (LHNY).

As part of the ATJ Tech Fellows programs the summer participants will be part of a diverse cohort across the country receiving training via brown bags with national thought leaders, and will also be connected to mentors through the ATJ Fellowship program. The fellowship provides a stipend and a 10 week placement. More details can be found here: https://www.atjtechfellows.org/overview/

Deadline is 2/9/2018 for applications.

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Supervising Attorney (Immigration)

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Immigration Services - Metairie, LA 70001

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Job Summary

The Supervising Attorney will supervise a team of Immigration Representatives and/or Attorneys who provide legal services to immigrants. This includes oversight of legal services provided by these staff members and providing training, technical assistance, and general programmatic support.

The Supervising Immigration Attorney will also provide quality legal representation to a caseload of immigrant children and adults, and will prepare cases for submission to the USCIS and EOIR, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status, family petitions, naturalization applications, cancellation of removal, and other forms of immigration relief. S/he will also represent these clients in court or in detention when needed. S/he will coordinate all aspects of client’s case, including client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies.

Responsibilities and Duties

Additionally, the Supervising Immigration Attorney will:

  • Provide overall programmatic/administrative support to assist in the supervision of legal assistants, legal interns, and volunteers.
  • Provide support to pro-bono coordination efforts including pro bono recruitment, placement, mentoring, technical assistance, training, development of standard policies and procedures, etc.
  • Support the Managing Attorney and Director on legal advocacy issues related to immigration, including trainings and presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection.
  • Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations.
  • Support administrative functions in furtherance of grant implementation.

Qualifications and Skills

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree with active membership in a State Bar required; Louisiana license strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required.
  • Minimum two years or more experience practicing immigration law, or three years of other relevant experience; clinical experience will be counted.
  • Two years prior management/supervisory experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated strong public presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of law firm and corporate pro bono culture, and ability to represent CCANO’s legal programs before a variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience with legal representation of unaccompanied children, immigration, and/or child dependency proceedings.
  • Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma preferred.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • practicing immigration law: 2 years
  • other relevant clinical: 3 years

Required licenses or certifications:

  • active membership in a State Bar
  • Louisiana license

Required language:

  • Spanish
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The Access to Justice Tech Fellows program (ATJ Tech Fellows) is seeking diverse and entrepreneurial-minded first and second-year law students who are passionate about social justice and want to spend the next summer learning new ways to leverage technology to a real-life legal service delivery and access problem.

During the 10-week paid experiential program, over 20 competitively-selected fellows will gain dynamic, hands-on experience, build skills, develop networks, and increased knowledge while embedded in legal services organizations throughout the nation while working at the intersection of law and technology to develop innovative solutions and programs to improve access to justice. You can learn more about each of the 2018 summer positions here.

Participating Fellows become capable of integrating multidisciplinary approaches to solving legal service delivery problems. Promoting skills such as human-centered design, fostering empathy, project management, data analysis, cultural competency, and the ability to develop, test, and implement new justice based technology solutions to more efficiently meet the legal needs of poor and marginalized communities. Last year’s inaugural class of Fellows worked on projects such as designing interactive online legal forms for self-represented litigants and creating an online portal to support greater pro bono attorney involvement.

The Fellowship application is open now. The Deadline to apply is February 9, 2018, at 8:00 pm EST. Law students must apply through the online application portal or download the application and email their completed application package to fellowship@atjtechfellows.org.

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There is a fellowship opportunity with Resolution Systems Institute. RSI would like to work a current 3L or recent grad (less than 5 years) to apply for the American Bar Association NextGen Fellowship to build out their online dispute resolution program for IL courts. Applications are due on January 12.

Learn More: ABA NextGen Fellow Posting Final

 

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Rural Summer Legal Corps Project: Bayou Country Rural Outreach Project — Public Libraries

Grantee: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Contact: Laura Tuggle ltuggle@slls.org

Number of Fellows Sought: 1

Location of Fellows: Houma, LA

Topic of Project: Bayou Country Rural Outreach Project — Public Libraries

https://rurallegalcorps.org/faq-for-students/

Description of Fellow Project:

For fifty years, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) has helped stabilize and achieve justice for low-income people by providing award winning civil legal help, advocacy, and community education. We are the largest nonprofit civil legal aid provider in Louisiana with six offices staffed by almost 100 employees. Though our service area covers only one third of the state’s parishes, 50% of Louisiana’s low-income residents live within them, with some of the highest poverty rates in the country.

Last year, SLLS began the Bayou Country Rural Outreach Project, which involved holding clinics at local public libraries. SLLS seeks a Rural Summer Legal Corps fellow to maintain and expand the Bayou Country Rural Outreach Project. The fellow will help replicate the successful legal clinic model to provide direct legal services in partnership with rural libraries. The project requires collaboration with local librarians, the 17th Judicial District, and the Louisiana State Bar Association’s LEAP (Library Education and Awareness Program) coordinator, as well as outreach to community partners to reach the client community. The fellow will identify stakeholders for community outreach about SLLS, develop and distribute outreach materials about our new legal clinics in partnership with rural libraries and the 17th Judicial District Self-Help Desk, and attend partner meetings to establish legal clinics, and meet with supervisor about the project. They will also organize legal clinics, prepare materials for clinics, assist with clinic intake and interviewing, help the supervising attorney with follow up work on extended service cases, conduct legal research and write memos as needed, assist with Self-Help Desk on days it is open, and work with the attorney to advocate for clients. Finally, the fellow will evaluate the effectiveness of the project in partnership with libraries, the court, obtain client satisfaction surveys, and make any needed recommendations about how to improve the project.

Applicant Qualifications: N/A

The deadline is 2/11/2018.

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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 at our Capital Area One Stop Project
  • This position mostly involves disability benefits work for chronically homeless people working in close partnership with staff at the One Stop Center and is under the supervision of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.

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 February 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.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Roxanne Newman, Deputy Director at rnewman@slls.org by January 15, 2018.

 

 

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The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center is soliciting applications for summer law clerks. The LCAC represents indigent defendants in capital cases – primarily at trial, but also on direct appeal, in state post-conviction and in federal habeas proceedings.

Learn More: Louisiana Capital Assistance Center Summer 2018 Law Clerks

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California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) is pleased to announce a unique incubator program — focused on developing an arts, entertainment and innovation law practice. CLA’s Modest Means Incubator Program (MMIP) is geared toward entrepreneurial attorneys seeking to start their own law practice (graduated from law school 5 years or less). CLA’s MMIP offers 30+ mentors and access to many law office management resources to support practice development.

Learn More: CLA MMIP Flyer

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RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY ASSOCIATE

Community Justice Project, based in Miami, FL, is seeking a Research and Advocacy Associate to join our dynamic and growing movement lawyering team. This position offers the exciting opportunity to work in close collaboration with a group of social justice organizations in South Florida seeking to shift the landscape and advance a transformative agenda for human rights and racial justice.

The Research and Advocacy Associate will provide much-needed research and writing support for ongoing projects, including campaigns in the areas of anti-gentrification, criminal justice, immigrant, and workers’ rights. The Associate will also participate in activities and meetings of Community Justice Project’s organizational partners.

Position: Full time, salaried position for 6 months with the opportunity for renewal. 40+ hours per week.

Benefits: Healthcare (Small Business Health Reimbursement Arrangement) and cell phone reimbursement upon hiring; retirement contributions after period of employment.

Location: Miami, FL

Start Date: January 2018

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research, using a variety of methods including participatory and scholarly research, data analysis and empirical research;
  • Drafting of reports and white papers for community education and advocacy purposes, including consolidation of findings from community efforts, statistical/data analysis and desk-based research into summary reports;
  • Creating communications and advocacy materials, including infographics, blog posts and social media tools; and
  • Attending meetings, actions and community events that relate to specific research project(s) or ground work.

STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Based on engagement with community partners, assessing the need for additional strategic research and communications to support community led campaigns;
  • Shifting narratives to ensure community voices are centered, and racial justice and human rights frames are lifted up in public discourse;
  • Identifying where research can be leveraged and deployed, as well as creative ways of delivering it to wide and diverse audiences; and
  • Working alongside a dynamic team of lawyers and legal workers dedicated to advancing work led by organized communities of color.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Strong research skills, including data analysis, mapping, and visualization.
  • Very strong verbal and writing skills.
  • Deep commitment to and enthusiasm for racial justice and human rights.
  • Understanding of transformative organizing led by low-income Black and Brown people, intersectionality, and anti-oppression principles and practices.
  • Understanding how lawyers work in service of movements is a plus.
  • Experience working in coalitions and collaborating with diverse partners across a wide range of issue areas.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently in fast-paced environment, and pivot when necessary.
  • Experience working in racial justice, human rights, or social justice spaces.
  • Language skills in Spanish, Haitian Creole or French strongly preferred but not required.
  • A law degree is not required.

TO APPLY
Applications will be reviewed and position will be filled on a rolling basis. Please email intern@communityjusticeproject.com with a resume, cover letter, writing sample and two references in a single PDF document with your name in the title by December 29, 2017 for priority consideration. Please use “Research and Advocacy Associate Application” as the subject line of your email.

Community Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, people with disabilities, returning citizens, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender individuals.

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