Paid Fall positions through the federal work study program are available with three local organizations: Three Rivers Legal Services, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) and Compassionate Families. Apply online through Symplicity! The deadline to apply for any external work study position is Friday, September 13, 2013. Positions may be filled prior to the September deadline, so apply TODAY!
*** In order to qualify for this position, you MUST qualify for Federal Work-Study. Please email Rita Rosario in Financial Aid (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to confirm your eligibility BEFORE applying. If you are not federal work study eligible, you will not be considered for this position.***
For more information and to register for this free training, visit: www.law.miami.edu/humanrightstraining. If you have already registered, you need not register again; however please note that the guest speaker list has been updated to include Cathy Albisa, Director, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative.
Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance.
Depending on funding, EJW provides between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors and leaders of the private and public interest bars, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.
Students and Alumni: We’re excited to welcome back an Army JAG Corps representative on campus on Thursday and Friday, September 12-13. Sign up for an OCI opportunity in Symplicity under the OCI tab until Thursday, August 29th. These interviews are an opportunity to make a first impression upon a Judge Advocate, obtain interview experience and learn about a career in the military JAG. This interview is informational and, therefore, there is no selection process. All applicants will be interviewed. Please only apply if you plan to attend an interview. Additionally, this interview is crucial for those who wish to apply for active duty, as the application deadline is November 1, 2013.
Equal Justice Works®, a national nonprofit organization focused on mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice, has created Veterans Legal Corps – 36 lawyers and 200 law students, serving the needs of low-income and homeless veterans. Equal Justice Works received AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service/AmeriCorps. Equal Justice Works will place the lawyers and law students in legal aid organizations and courts across the country to improve the lives of veterans and their families by helping them secure access to income, housing, employment, and health care.
About Veterans Legal Corps: Veterans frequently face complicated legal problems stemming from physical and mental injuries sustained during military service. When these legal problems go unresolved, they can quickly multiply, creating insurmountable barriers to successful civilian life. An annual survey by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs consistently shows that legal needs are among the top unmet needs of homeless and low-income veterans. Lawyers play key roles in resolving the complex and intertwined legal issues veterans face. The ultimate goal of the Veteran Legal Corps is to improve the lives of veterans – once relied upon to serve their country as members of the armed forces – and enable them to return to civilian life as successful community members.
Over the next three years, Veterans Legal Corps Fellows and law students will provide legal assistance to lowincome and homeless veterans with issues related to disability benefits claims, barriers to housing and employment, debt, family law, and other legal issues. Fellows will serve at organizations across the country such as Inner City Law Center in Los Angeles, California; Legal Aid Society of Cleveland in Ohio; Land of Lincoln Assistance Foundation in Champaign, Illinois; Legal Assistance of Western New York in Jamestown, New York; and the University Of Miami School Of Law in Florida.
The first class of Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps members will begin their service in September and serve for two years. Lawyers interested in becoming a Veterans Legal Corps member can visit the Equal Justice Works website for host site locations and available positions. Equal Justice Works will continue to post more fellowship positions through the end of July as they become open. Applicants should check the website regularly. Law students interested in becoming part of the Veterans Legal Corps should apply directly with legal aid organizations. A list of organizations serving veterans can be found on the Equal Justice Works website.
For additional information on the Veterans Legal Corps program and Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, visit www.equaljusticeworks.org.
We will now be hosting ONE blog for all of your CSD needs! We are consolidating each of our separate blogs into Career Crossroads. Now, everything you need to know about Diversity, Private Practice, Alternative Careers, Government & Public Interest and anything else related to your career will be hosted on this blog. Simply use the appropriate tag at the bottom of each post to select your interest. For example, when you’re searching for a job in alternative careers, scroll to the right-hand side of the blog under the Categories header, click on “Job Opportunity” and then click “Alternative Careers” under the Tags header. Your preferences will sort based on your selections.