Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is seeking applications for the Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney position.

KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE 1300 L Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005

www.supportkind.org

KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE (KIND)
PRO BONO COORDINATING ATTORNEY POSITION
NEW YORK, NY

March 2017

Background: Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative partnership among the Microsoft Corporation, Angelina Jolie and other interested philanthropists, law firms and corporate supporters. As the leading national organization that works to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone, KIND is dedicated to providing direct and pro bono representation as well as positive systemic change in both law and policy to improve the protection of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. KIND also assists children who are returning to their home countries through deportation or voluntary departure to do so safely and to reintegrate into their home communities. In addition, we work to ensure the voices of these children are heard and we help them become their own advocates. Launched in fall 2008, KIND is headquartered in Washington, DC and has 10 field offices across the United States.

Overview: KIND seeks a Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney in KIND’s New York field office to help develop, maintain, and oversee the provision of pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied children through KIND’s network of major law firms, corporate partners, and law schools. The Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney will recruit, train and mentor volunteer firm and corporate attorneys to ensure effective pro bono representation of individual child clients before immigration and state courts, and immigration agencies. This position is full-time based on available funding and is currently funded through January 31, 2018.

Responsibilities of the Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney will include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Conduct or oversee legal intakes and the provision of know-your-rights information to child clients;

2. Match child clients with pro bono attorneys;

3. Recruit, train, and provide expert advice and guidance to pro bono attorneys representing unaccompanied children in immigration matters and related family law matters;

4. Develop and maintain updated guidance memoranda, sample filings, and legal training presentations;

5. Provide direct representation to a limited number of child clients, with a primary focus on facilitation of pro bono representation by volunteer corporate and law firm attorneys;

KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE 1300 L Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005

www.supportkind.org

6. Foster and manage KIND relationships with law firms and corporate counsel in coordination with the Supervising Attorney for Pro Bono Programs in the New York office and the Director of Pro Bono Recruitment and Training at KIND Headquarters;

7. Manage all operations related to the Robin Hood grant, including case management, data entry and maintenance, metrics compliance, reports, and supervision of a half-time paralegal and legal interns;

8. Work collaboratively with colleague organizations within the Immigrant Children Advocates Relief Effort (ICARE) Coalition of which KIND is a member, including ensuring docket coverage at the immigration court, and cross-referrals of child clients;

9. Collaborate with KIND management in support of KIND’s mission, and represent KIND at conferences, meetings, and other events as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Admission to practice law, preferably in the state of New York;

2. At least one to three years of experience practicing immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas and T visas;

3. Family law experience a plus;

4. Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma;

5. A strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills;

6. Spanish speaking preferred;

7. An understanding of the private law firm and corporate pro bono culture and the ability to be a well-respected and effective representative of the program to all stakeholders;

8. Supervisory experience, preferably in legal setting;

9. Mentoring and training experience;

10. Excellent oral and written communication skills;

11. Excellent professional judgment;

12. Ability to hit the ground working, multi-task, and work independently; and

13. Ability to work collaboratively.

To Apply:

Applications, including a cover letter, resume, salary range requirements, writing sample, and three references, should be submitted online at: https://supportkind.org/jobs/

Applications that do not contain all of the above-listed required materials will not be considered. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and not later than the posted deadline. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, and applicants selected for interviews will be duly notified. Please no inquiries or phone calls.

KIND is an EOE committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in both its staff and work. The selected applicant will be asked to undergo a background check before acceptance of the final offer.

 

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Southern Poverty Law Center is hiring. Please visit the links below.

Staff Attorney – Economic Justice Project: https://careers-splcenter.icims.com/jobs/1114/staff-attorney—economic-justice-project/job

Senior Staff Attorney – Immigrant Justice Project: https://careers-splcenter.icims.com/jobs/1117/senior-staff-attorney—immigrant-justice-project/job

Senior Staff Attorney, Special Litigation: https://careers-splcenter.icims.com/jobs/1100/senior-staff-attorney%2c-special-litigation/job

Hatewatch Fellow: https://careers-splcenter.icims.com/jobs/1095/hatewatch-fellow/job

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ABA Center for Innovation-Microsoft NextGen Fellow

March 14, 2017

The ABA Center for Innovation and Microsoft are excited to announce a unique new fellowship opportunity for recent law school graduates. The inaugural ABA Center for Innovation-Microsoft NextGen Fellow will gain invaluable experience while positively impacting the delivery of legal services to those most in need of assistance.

ABA Center for Innovation

The ABA Center for Innovation encourages and accelerates innovations that improve the accessibility, effectiveness, and efficiency of legal services in the United States. Through its Fellows Program, the Center works with established and emerging leaders to develop cutting-edge legal tech and process innovations.

ABA Center for Innovation-Microsoft NextGen Fellow

Among other exciting projects related to innovation in legal services, in 2016, Microsoft announced a partnership with the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to create statewide online justice portals. The project’s aim is to direct low-income persons to appropriate legal aid resources in each state. It seeks to transform a system that is too often opaque, confusing, and inefficient into a single, simple, statewide access point for legal aid resources.

In residence at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, the ABA Center for Innovation-Microsoft NextGen Fellow will spend most of his or her time helping to advance the LSC portal project, while also contributing to a variety of other technology initiatives. The Fellow will join an exclusive cohort of ABA NextGen and Innovation Fellows, most of whom will be in residence at ABA Headquarters in Chicago Illinois. The ABA Center for Innovation-Microsoft NextGen Fellow may therefore travel on occasion to meet with ABA members, staff, and Fellows at ABA Headquarters.

Qualifications

The Center is seeking a recent (within the last 5 years) law school graduate to spend one year in residence (August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018) at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington. This Fellow will receive a $45,000 salary and benefits. Bar admission is not necessary.

Candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Commitment to improving access to justice
  • Working knowledge of technology design and web development
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment
  • Curiosity about the evolution of legal services

Application

Applicants should submit the following:

  • A short statement (500 to 750 words) demonstrating their interest in and qualifications for the ABA Center for Innovation-Microsoft NextGen Fellow
  • A resume, including links (if available) to a website or professional social media profile
  • A short (approximately two minute) video or multimedia presentation, highlighting the candidate’s qualifications

Please submit your application to innovationcenter@americanbar.org by April 15, 2017.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by ABA members and staff, as well as by Microsoft staff. Finalists will be contacted in early April to schedule an interview.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I work during my fellowship?
The Fellows Program is a full-time commitment. Fellows should not pursue outside work.

Can I work remotely?
No. The ABA Center for Innovation-Microsoft NextGen Fellow will be hosted at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, with occasional visits to ABA Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.

What will the ABA provide during the fellowship?
All fellows will have access to many of the nation’s top legal innovators, educators, technologists, and designers. Additionally, they will receive a comprehensive Boot Camp training. Fellows will receive a $45,000 salary, plus benefits.

Do I have to be a programmer?
You do not have to be a programmer. However, you should have an understanding of legal tech solutions.

Do I have to be a lawyer or law graduate?
NextGen Fellows must be recent (within five years) law school graduates.

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We will be hosting the NLG Southern Regional Conference this weekend at school. Registration can be found here. Students can qualify for Skills credit by attending the Friday CLE on non-unanimous juries; more information on the process is available here.

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Congratulations to former Gillis Long Summer Intern, Morgan Moone! Morgan recently accepted a fellowship with Refugee Solidarity Network! She is now fundraising to support her expenses in Turkey. Learn more at https://www.fundedjustice.com/RefugeeAid?utm_campaign=share-campaign&utm_medium=email&utm_source=03-2017.

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The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law & the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center will co-sponsor on Saturday a warrant clinic that allows people with warrants for traffic and municipal court or outstanding fines and fees to clear their records without fear of arrest.

The clinic begins at noon, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Corpus Christi Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116.

http://www.loyno.edu/news/story/2017/3/6/3887

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The Southern Poverty Law Center is seeking applications for a Senior Staff Attorney.

Overview:

The Senior Staff Attorney will help develop and run a pro bono removal defense project for immigrants detained in the southeastern United States. This position is specifically envisioned to focus on advancing integration of immigrants as full members of their communities in ten Southern states, by providing representation to immigrants subjected to immigration enforcement operations. The focus of the position may change as warranted by changes in the law, the circumstances in our service area, and/or the needs of the organization. The attorney hired for this position will work out of SPLC’s Atlanta, Georgia office.

Responsibilities:

• Represent immigrants in removal defense proceedings and related legal work including motion practice in immigration court, affirmative applications, detained and non-detained representation, and appeals to agency and Article III courts;

• With partner organizations, train, supervise, and mentor pro-bono attorneys to provide high quality representation;

• Develop relationships with civil society rooted within immigrant communities;

• Analyze legal developments and provide technical assistance to allies, communities, and partner organizations;

• Communicate regularly with SPLC staff across the southern region about cases, campaigns, and strategies;

• Represent SPLC in various fora, including before community groups, legislatures, and state agencies, and the press upon request; and

• Other duties as may be assigned to meet SPLC needs.

Qualifications:

Education and Related Work Experience:

• Juris Doctor Degree;

• At least 7 years of removal defense experience litigating a variety of immigration cases including appeals to administrative and Article III courts;

• Experience working with pro bono counsel representing immigrants or otherwise training and supervising non-immigration practitioners on technical and procedural aspects of immigration representation;

• Demonstrated leadership in building and maintaining an innovative and positive working culture;

• Excellent research and writing skills;

• Prior experience working with survivors of trauma is a plus;

• Membership in a state bar.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

• Creativity and a demonstrated willingness to take calculated risks in crafting and executing strategies;

• Initiative, vision, and a proven commitment to the struggle for social justice;

• Leadership skills and experience, including leading a large and complex project;

• Ability to prioritize responsibilities and have fun in a high-energy, fast-paced work environment;

• Excellent and consistent attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines;

• Aptitude for and willingness to be a team player;

• Bilingual in Spanish or another language commonly spoken in the Southeastern United States (e.g., Haitian Creole, Vietnamese or Arabic).

How to Apply:

Please submit a 10 page writing sample, cover letter, references, and unofficial transcript.

 

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ADVOCACY CENTER OF LOUISIANA
http://www.advocacyla.org/
Date Posted: 01/25/2017
Job Type: Internship
Schedule: Internship (Summer)
Experience: Student
Bar membership required: No

The Advocacy Center of Louisiana is seeking applications for an Elder Justice Americorps Internship.

For more information, please visit: PSJD _ Advocacy Center Elder Justice AmeriCorps JD.

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THE CAPITAL APPEALS PROJECT
A Non-Profit Law Office
www.TheJusticeCenter.org
636 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70113-1004
(Ph.) (504) 529-5955 • (504) 558-0378 (Fx.)

POST-GRADUATION FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The Capital Appeals Project (CAP) is a non-profit law office based in New Orleans, Louisiana that provides capital appellate and post-conviction representation to indigent people on Louisiana’s death row. CAP provides high-quality representation in the state and federal courts throughout Louisiana, and acts as a resource to public defenders and criminal defense lawyers across the state. CAP attorneys have successfully represented clients in state district courts, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court, which in turn has improved the quality and standards of representation for indigent capital defendants in Louisiana.

CAP is seeking applicants for a one-year fellowship. The fellow will help represent defendants from the time they are sentenced to death through their direct appeal to the Louisiana Supreme Court and petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, as well as in state post-conviction and federal habeas. The fellow will be supervised by senior attorneys, and will have a substantial role in informing the litigation strategies, reviewing records, meeting with clients, conducting legal research, drafting appellate briefs, mooting oral arguments, and conducting investigation. The fellowship is potentially renewable for a second year.

Qualifications:

  • current 3Ls or recent law school graduates
  • respect for the humanity and dignity of our clients
  • excellent writing and oral advocacy skills
  • demonstrated commitment to indigent criminal defense and the highest quality representation
  • the ability to work well with varying co-counsel and support staff
  • commitment to work long hours and to travel when necessary
  • member of the Louisiana Bar or willing to sit for next Louisiana Bar examination

How to Apply:

Please email or mail cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to: Zain Tewalthomas, Capital Appeals Project, 636 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70113, zaint@thejusticecenter.org.

CAP values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

CAP does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation

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Stanford Law School
Immigrants’ Rights Clinic
Staff Attorney

The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School has an immediate opening for a staff
attorney in its Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (“IRC”) to focus on the urgent needs of the
immigrant community—including members of the Stanford community—for litigation
and advocacy in light of recent developments, including the executive actions undertaken
by the Trump Administration. This is a one-year, fixed term position with the option of
an additional year dependent on need and the budget.

The Staff Attorney will be invited to join the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law
School where, together with the clinical faculty and staff, she or he will help train law
students in support of the University’s policies and practices on immigrant’s rights. The
Staff Attorney will report to Professor Jayashri Srikantiah, Director of the IRC. Specific
duties will include:

  • Under the supervision and in partnership with Professor Srikantiah, develop impact litigation and advocacy strategies including those that address the needs of the Stanford University community.
  • Supervise Stanford Law School students participating in this work, particularly small-group supervision and review of students’ written work, client interactions, and oral advocacy.
  • Engage in substantial independent litigation and advocacy.
  • Participate in events, conferences, and symposia related to this work; serve as an expert resource to the Stanford community.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for this staff attorney position must have:

  • At least 3 years of experience working on immigration and civil rights issues (5-7 years strongly preferred);
  • Significant experience with federal court litigation;
  • Strong academic credentials and multi-tasking abilities;
  • Excellent teamwork skills;
  • Experience working with diverse immigrant communities (Spanish language capability preferred); and
  • Successful teaching and student supervision experience or the demonstrated potential for such teaching and supervision.

Applicants should submit resumes through http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/,
referencing job number 73938. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until
the position is filled. Direct link to apply: https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search?jobId=73938

In addition, applicants should send the following materials to the addresses below:

  • a statement no longer than two pages describing: (i) prior experience in immigration litigation and advocacy; (ii) other relevant experience; and (iii) information relevant to the applicant’s interest and potential for clinical supervision and teaching;
  • a resume;
  • a list of at least three references;
  • a complete law school transcript; and
  • a sample brief that the applicant authored (without substantial editing by others) that was filed in immigration court or the federal courts.

Applicants may send the materials electronically to Judy Gielniak, Associate Director of
the Mills Legal Clinic, at jgielniak@law.stanford.edu. Hard copies may be sent to:

Jayashri Srikantiah
Professor of Law
Director, Immigrants’ Rights Clinic
Stanford Law School
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610

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Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is
committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.

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