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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.


TITLE: Staff Attorney, Immigrant Rights Program
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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The Vera New Orleans Office works with government, residents, and local organizations to drive improvement in New Orleans’s criminal justice system. The office provides policy and data analysis and implementation assistance to advance practices that achieve equality, dignity, and effectiveness in the administration of justice.

The Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) seeks an experienced leader with a passion for and knowledge of criminal justice and social justice issues in New Orleans and the South to serve as Director, New Orleans Office (Director). Reporting to the Vera Executive Vice President and Special Counsel, Kevin Keenan, the Director will provide creative and inspirational leadership for the New Orleans office.

Learn More: VERA – Director New Orleans Office – FINAL position profile

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The Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc. (AppalReD) is recruiting for a staff attorney in its Somerset Office located at 108 College Street, Somerset, KY. This well-established legal services program is in its 46th year of serving low income clients and client groups in a 37-county area, which includes the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky and rolling hills of south central Kentucky.

Learn More: Staff Attorney – Somerset 2017

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The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center (MJC) is accepting applications for an appellate staff attorney position in its Washington, D.C. office. MJC is a public interest law firm that litigates high-impact civil rights and systemic reform cases in courts around the country. Working in collaboration with four other MJC offices, the Washington D.C. office is part of the firm’s Appellate Project, which seeks to advance criminal and racial justice through litigation before federal and state courts of appeal and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Role & Responsibilities:

MJC is looking for an attorney with one to three years of experience, who is passionate about both criminal justice issues and appellate work. The successful candidate will work on appeals that concern a broad array of issues, including prisoner and detainee rights, police misconduct, constitutional rights of accused persons, and religious discrimination at the border. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Participate in litigation of matters within the docket of MJC’s Appellate Project, including strategic decision-making for appeals and petitions for certiorari; conducting research, writing, and editing for appellate briefs; and preparation for oral arguments;
  • Assume primary responsibility for researching, drafting, and presenting oral argument before the court in some assigned appeals;
  • Track the development of important criminal justice issues in lower courts and make recommendations as to new appellate matters for the Appellate Project;
  • Supervise law students, including those involved in the Washington, D.C. office’s independent clinical program with Harvard Law School;
  • Assist with matters being litigated by MJC attorneys more broadly (including some non-appellate litigation);
  • Travel as required for litigation and client interaction;
  • Regular professional interaction with clients;
  • A commitment to working collaboratively.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • J.D. degree and 1-3 years’ experience. Individuals with one or more years’ experience in a federal clerkship are encouraged to apply;
  • Admission to the District of Columbia Bar, or willingness to obtain admission within one year of hiring;
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills;
  • Familiarity with criminal justice issues, such as prisoners’ rights issues, criminal procedure, and habeas corpus;
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people and foster a team environment.
  • Self-motivated, diligent, and able to meet strict deadlines while under pressure;
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to follow-through on assignments independently, to manage several projects at once, and to be flexible in the event of changing priorities and deadlines.

Location: Washington, D.C.


None specified




Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The salary is competitive and includes an excellent benefits package. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references by e-mail to

The MacArthur Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity.

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The Berkeley Law Policy Advocacy Clinic is seeking to hire a Research &
Policy Fellow to undertake clinic-related research on criminal justice
policy reform. In particular, the fellow will work on research projects
studying the impact of criminal justice debt (fines, fees and
restitution) on youth in the juvenile justice system and homeless people.

The job announcement is here
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clinic is here
The recruitment period is open until 11/22/17, and the preferred start
date is January 2018.

Candidates must have a JD, MPP or PhD (or equivalent). Berkeley Law
seeks candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity
in higher education. Qualified women and members of underrepresented
groups are strongly encouraged to apply (the University of California is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer).

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2018 Immigrant Justice Corps Justice Fellowship – the deadline is November 14, 2017

IJC is a two year immigration legal services fellowship in which we place fellows with legal service providers in the New York area and beyond.  Fellows receive training from experts in the field, access to shared resources, and make connections and friends in the field as they launch their immigration careers.

The link to apply is here  and FAQs are here .

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The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is hiring for for multiple positions and you can learn more about all the openings by visiting:

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The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law is currently accepting applications for its full-time 10-week summer legal internship program, which will run from June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018. Applications are due November 1, 2017.

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Learn More: Position Announcement – Municipal and Traffic Staff Attorney

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Employment Opportunity (Staff Attorney) – Catholic Legal Services of Miami

Catholic Legal Services of Miami (CLS) is a non-profit organization that represents low-income immigrants without reference to their race, religion, gender, ethnic group, or other distinguishing characteristics. CLS seeks a bilingual attorney to provide legal services under the Immigration Court Help Desk Program (ICH).

Learn more: CCLS Miami ICH Attorney Position

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