Category Archives: Attorney Positions and Fellowships

Brown, Goldstein, & Levy, LLP Disability Rights Fellow

Brown, Goldstein, & Levy, LLP Disability Rights Fellow

In September 2009, Brown, Goldstein, & Levy, LLP welcomed its first Disability Rights Fellow.  We are now accepting applications for our fifth annual Disability Rights Fellowship to begin in September 2013. The Fellowship offers a law school graduate or judicial clerk with a disability and zero to three years of legal experience the opportunity to participate for a year in all phases of disability rights litigation at our firm in Baltimore,Maryland.

 Brown, Goldstein, & Levy is a 16-lawyer law firm devoted principally to litigation. The firm has developed a national reputation for its high-profile, high-impact disability rights cases. Please visit our website for additional details about the Fellowship and the firm: http://www.browngold.com/fellowship . Applications must be received no later than November 16, 2012.

LatinoJustice: 2013 Public Interest Fellowship

Latino Justice: 2013 Public Interest Fellowship

Latino Justice PRLDEF is seeking to sponsor a rising 3L or recent law school graduate who will be clerking in 2012-2013 for Skadden and Equal Justice Works fellowships. Applications for 2013-2014 Fellowship Opportunities must be submitted to Latino Justice by  July 25th, 2012.

Click LatinoJustice: 2013 Public Interest Fellowship for more information.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Law Clerk & Fellowship Positions

U.S. EPA Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel is the chief advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is responsible for implementing the nation’s environmental laws.

Practice Areas:

  • Air & Radiation
  • Pesticides & Toxic Substances
  • Solid Waste & Emergency Response
  • Water
  • Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • General Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Finance Law

Office of General Counsel Law Clerk Program

The 12 week program is open to law students that have completed their second year of law school at an ABA accredited law school.

Deadline to apply is August 24, 2012.  For more information click here.

Office of General Counsel Honors Legal Fellowship Program

The fellowship is a two-year fellowship that will start in September 2013. The program targets candidates that are about to graduate from law school or complete a judicial clerkship.

Application Materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Law School Transcript
  • Writing Sample
  • References
  • Demographic Information

Deadline to apply is July 13, 2012. For more information click here.

YOUNG CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN’S RIGHTS/TIDES CENTER STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION

 YOUNG CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN’S RIGHTS/TIDES CENTER

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION

 

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights of the Tides Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity.

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for the position of Staff Attorney. The Young Center is dedicated to promoting the best interests—safety and well-being—of unaccompanied and separated immigrant children in the United States. The immediate focus of the Young Center’s work is to serve as Child Advocate (guardian ad litem for children in immigration proceedings) for unaccompanied and separated children pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. The Young Center also conducts policy advocacy at the local and national level to promote consideration of best interests in all decisions concerning immigrant children. The Young Center is a project of the Tides Center and is an independent non-profit organization based at the University of Chicago Law School.

The Staff Attorney’s primary responsibility will be to supervise law student and community volunteers serving as Child Advocates in Chicago, Ilinois, Harlingen, Texas and other sites around the country. As part of this responsibility, the Staff Attorney will be expected to travel at least one week every two months to Harlingen, Texas and other locations; conduct trainings in Harlingen and Chicago; accompany children to immigration court, as well as state juvenile and family court; and draft best interests briefs. Additionally, the Staff Attorney will co-teach the seminar that accompanies the Young Center clinic at the University of Chicago Law School, and supervise law students in their work. Applicants must be interested in non-litigation advocacy. The Young Center is a small, non-profit; all staff are expected to participate in fundraising, grant-writing and related activities.

This is a one-year position. While this is a Staff Attorney position, the person hired cannot provide any direct legal representation. Rather, the Staff Attorney will serve as, and supervise, Child Advocates. This position has the following minimum requirements:

  •  J.D. and appropriate authorization to practice law.
  •  At least two years’ experience practicing immigration law, including preparing for and representing immigrants before immigration authorities, or the substantial equivalent.
  •  Experience in working with immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma.
  •  A strong academic background, excellent writing and oral advocacy skills, and a commitment to public interest work.
  • Proficiency in Spanish.
  • Willingness to travel and spend up to a week every two months in Harlingen, Texas and other locations.
  • Ability to take initiative and also work collaboratively.
  • Enthusiasm for working with volunteers and teaching law students.
  • Passion, tenacity and optimism for the issues affecting immigrant children and their families.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please email or fax a cover letter, resume and at least three references to:Alexandra Laguna, Administrative Assistant:alaguna@law.uchicago.edu or 773-702-2063 (fax)

Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama

TITLE:   Legal Services Director

 JOB SUMMARY:    The Immigration and Access to Justice Program (IAJ) provides legal immigration services and facilitates access to justice for immigrants in Alabama.  The Legal Services Director oversees all program components related to serving immigrants with legal needs, specifically regarding eligibility for immigration benefits and other general legal screening and referrals.  The Legal Services Director oversees the daily operations of the Program, including staff supervision, staff training, relationship building within the legal community in Alabama, fundraising, and outreach activities within immigrant communities throughout the state.  The position is a full-time exempt salaried position. 

REPORTS TO:         Assistant Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

1)      Fluency in English/Spanish

2)      Education: Licensed Attorney, barred in the State of Alabama, or eligibility to sit for the bar, with a passion for justice and serving low income immigrants, experience with immigration law beneficial.

3)      Job Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Superior interpersonal, organizational and record keeping skills. Proven record of accuracy and attention to detail.

4)      Proficient in Microsoft Office and Immforms, immigration software

5)      Enjoys working with people from different backgrounds and exhibits an ability to communicate effectively with all people in a respectful, friendly, and polite manner.

 SALARY RANGE:   $42,000 to $47,000 

 BENEFITS:   

 Blue Cross Blue Shield Health, Dental, Vision paid at 100% for each employee

403(b) Retirement Plan with employer matching up to 3% after 1 year eligibility period

ABOUT ¡HICA!

The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!) is a statewide 501(c)(3) organization that engages and empowers Alabama’s Hispanic community and its numerous cultures as an economic and civic integrator, social-resource connector, and statewide educator. ¡HICA! was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Birmingham. For more information, visit www.hispanicinterest.org.

 The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person’s race, color, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, parental status,    marital status, military discharge status, or source of income.

TEMPORARY BILINGUAL (Spanish-English) IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

 For more than 35 years, Ayuda has been the DC area’s leading source of multilingual legal and social services for thousands of low-income immigrants in the areas of immigration, human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault.  Ayuda seeks to hire a temporary, bilingual Immigration Attorney to serve for a period of approximately 8 months to manage a caseload of predominately humanitarian based immigration cases on behalf of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct legal intakes and provide legal advice & counsel on humanitarian based immigration matters, including, but not limited to asylum, VAWA petitions, and U and T Visa applications;
  • Provide direct legal representation before USCIS, USICE, and EOIR to domestic violence and sexual assault clients in Immigration matters listed above;
  • Represent Ayuda at local coalition meetings and participate in local and national advocacy initiatives;
  • Conduct trainings to area service providers and outreach presentations to potential client groups;
  • Assist with the preparation and submission of grant applications and reports; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications and Experience:

  • J.D. and active membership in the bar of any US state or territory (membership in the Maryland or Virginia Bar desirable)
  • At least 2 years of experience in the field of immigration
  • Fluent Spanish REQUIRED
  • Fluency in French, in addition to Spanish, is highly desirable.

 Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance.

 Location: 6925B Willow Street, NW, Washington, DC  20012

 To Apply: On or before February 15, 2012, email the following to Christina Wilkes, Legal Director at christina@ayuda.com:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information of 3 professional references

National LBGT Bar Association – Prudential Fellowship Program

National LGBT Bar Association-Prudential Fellowship Program

Application Deadline November 29, 2011 12:00PM ET

The National LGBT Bar Association, in partnership with Prudential, is seeking candidates for the Prudential Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program is an 18-month rotational program. Fellows will receive a salary and will be eligible for health benefits and a yearly bonus. Interest or knowledge about the financial services, insurance and annuity industry would be beneficial. Fellows will work independently on research projects or coordinate projects assigned by internal lawyers. Fellows will rotate approximately every 6 months into a new area of the law department.

Qualifications

  • JD and bar admission required
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills (writing sample required)
  • Strong conceptual thinking, analytical and interpersonal skills required as well as operating independently
  • Recent law school graduate
  • At least 18 months of full-time or full-time equivalent prior work experience

How to Apply
To apply, you must submit a resume and a writing sample to:

D’Arcy Kemnitz, Esq.
Executive Director
National LGBT Bar Association
1301 K Street, NW, Suite 1100 East Tower
Washington, DC 20005
202-637-7661
Prudential@lgbtbar.org

Immigration Center for Women & Children

Directing Attorney Position in San Diego

The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) seeks a full-time directing attorney in the new San Diego office.  ICWC is a non-profit legal organization providing affordable immigration services to underrepresented women and children in California.  ICWC strives to provide security and stability for children who are abused, abandoned or neglected and for women and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  For more information please see www.icwclaw.org.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The directing attorney will work with the executive director in setting up and opening the new San Diego location.  The directing attorney will work with legal assistants in a small, busy non-profit.  The attorney will be responsible for providing direct immigration legal services, outreach and education to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Duties include: conducting client intake, case assessment, ongoing case management, researching and drafting legal documents and attending court hearings.  The attorney will work collaboratively with social service and law enforcement agencies. The attorney will primarily work with providing relief under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the U visa and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). The attorney will also supervise law students and other volunteers. 

 Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate and active California bar admission
  • Minimum three years immigration law practice with VAWA and U visa experience
  •  Strong writing skills and a meticulous attention to detail
  • Oral and written Spanish language fluency required
  • A demonstrated interest in low-income legal services or a commitment to civil liberties and immigrants’ rights
  • Ability to work independently and supervise office operations
  • Ability to work effectively with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Ability to work effectively and communicate with law enforcement, representatives of government and English/Spanish media

Compensation:  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance, a retirement plan and paid time off.

 To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and brief writing sample via email to:

 Suzanne McCormick, Executive Director

Suzanne@icwclaw.org

NAACP LEGAL FELLOWSHIP

 NAACP LEGAL FELLOWSHIP SPONSOR FOR FALL 2012  

FELLOWSHIP: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Department is accepting applicants to sponsor for the 2012 Skadden Fellowship. A Fellow would work on a project focused on housing and economic justice litigation and advocacy.

REQUIREMENTS & PREFERENCES: Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to racial and economic justice. Applicants with a history of public interest advocacy and an interest in a variety of advocacy strategies to combat racial and economic injustices are preferred. The Legal Department is seeking a third year law student or recent graduate who will complete a judicial clerkship prior to the fall of 2012. A Fellow would work in the NAACP Legal Department at the national office in Baltimore, Maryland.

 APPLICATION MATERIALS: To apply for sponsorship, please submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable). 

 HOW TO APPLY: To apply for sponsorship, please submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable). Please address your cover letter to the attention of Dorcas R. Gilmore, Assistant GeneralCounsel, NAACP Legal Department, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

See FELLOWSHIP for more information.

Help Wanted:Spanish-Speaking Bilingual Attorney

Position Summary:

NWIRP seeks a committed, Spanish-speaking bilingual attorney to work with the Legal Orientation Program (LOP) in Washington. Under the LOP, which is funded by the Executive Office for Immigration Review and managed by the Vera Institute, private nonprofit agencies give detained individuals essential information about court procedures and available options for legal relief prior to their immigration hearing. The LOP consists of four primary components: (1) group orientations; (2) individual sessions; (3) self-help training in the form of pro se workshops; and (4) referral of cases to pro bono attorneys. NWIRP seeks an attorney to work with all aspects of the LOP program.  

This position will be located at the NWIRP office in Tacoma, Washington. Tacoma is located approximately 35 miles south of Seattle. The attorney will also spend a significant amount of time working at the Northwest Detention Center, a regional immigration detention facility that houses 1200-1575 people from Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and overflow from other states.

Beginning salary is $43k or DOE plus benefits.

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and references to: hr@nwirp.org with the subject “Tacoma Attorney”.  For full consideration, please submit application by August 26, 2011. Position is open until filled.