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National Communications Director
Mar 29, 2022
In Career & Prof Development
The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (NDS) is a community-based, client-centered, holistic public defense office providing free legal representation to residents of Northern Manhattan in criminal, civil and family proceedings. NDS has two internships available this summer. Immigration Defense Team NDS seeks to hire a legal intern to join the Immigration Defense Team in Summer 2022. As part of NDS’ commitment to holistic representation, the Immigration Defense Team defends Northern Manhattan residents facing removal due to contact with the criminal legal system. In addition to representing clients in removal proceedings, the Immigration Defense Team advises attorneys in our Criminal Defense Practice on the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction. The practice also represents clients in a number of affirmative applications such naturalization, adjustment of status, work permit applications, and more, primarily for clients with criminal history. The legal intern will be involved in client intake, legal research on questions of criminal/immigration law and direct client representation in removal proceedings and affirmative applications. For more information and to apply, click here. Family Defense Team Summer interns are matched with Family Defense attorneys to work with throughout the summer. Interns will participate in all aspects of direct representation, including legal research and writing, preparing for hearings and trials (with the possibility to appear on the record pursuant to the student practice order), investigations, client interactions, and collaborating with out-of-court advocates and other practices. Interns will work from our office in central Harlem, spending significant time at New York County Family Court (assuming in-person operations have fully and safely resumed). If in-person operations have not resumed, the internship will be conducted remotely. The goal of the internship is to provide the intern with an experience as close to the actual practice of an NDS Family Defense attorney as possible. For more information and to apply, click here.
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National Communications Director
Mar 29, 2022
In Career & Prof Development
Be a critical member in a team of social justice advocates! The Public Justice Center in Baltimore is seeking a paralegal for the Workplace Justice Project. The Public Justice Center (“PJC”) and the Workplace Justice Project The Public Justice Center pursues systemic change to build a just society. Founded in Maryland in 1985, the PJC uses legal advocacy tools to pursue social justice, economic and racial equity, and fundamental human rights for people who are struggling to provide for their basic needs. The PJC is a civil legal aid office that provides advice and representation to low-income clients, advocates before legislatures and government agencies, and collaborates with community and advocacy organizations. Our website is www.publicjustice.org. The Workplace Justice Project attacks structural racism and promotes the fundamental right to work with dignity. We partner with low-wage workers, community and labor organizations, and fellow advocates to promote justice and equity in the workplace. Project attorneys and paralegals litigate to enforce and expand wage laws in both federal and state courts, and they work strategically with partners to develop and advance policies to strengthen workplace rights and protections. COVID-19 Info: This position and most PJC positions are currently working remotely most of the time, and our current policy provides that staff will be required to come to the office, the courts, or other public meetings only as necessary, but policies concerning COVID-19 may change as the situation changes. The PJC is providing PPE for employees and guests and maintaining other risk reduction measures in the office. Primary job responsibilities include: · Conducting client intake on phone and in person, often in Spanish. · Conducting know your rights trainings and community outreach in Spanish and English. · Assisting attorneys with gathering facts and documents for cases and case review. · Supporting litigation including: investigating; organizing, translating, and filing legal documents; assisting with document review and management; and data entry and reporting. · Participating thoughtfully in team meetings, evaluations, and the development of the team workplan. · Providing general administrative and office support. · Receiving, handling or assigning, and monitoring support requests from all staff. · Maintaining electronic and paper case files. · Other duties as assigned. The following attributes are highly valued for this position. Applicants should also identify other skills and experiences that may benefit the PJC. • Ability to speak, comprehend, and write Spanish and English fluently. • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school or a combination of Associate’s Degree, Paralegal Certificate, and/or demonstrated skills in writing, research, analysis, and communications. • Passion for social justice and commitment to the mission of the Public Justice Center. • Understanding the principles of race equity analysis and applying them to the PJC’s organizational life and to our work. • Experience with low-income, oppressed, or exploited communities or people. • Ability to sensitively respond to people seeking services in crisis situations. • Experience in law office/ litigation support and case management. • Excellent use of MSWord and Excel; database programs a plus. • Ability and interest in learning new programs. • Strong problem-solving abilities, time management, and organizational skills: the ability to manage complex assignments and work collegially with staff. • Attention to detail. • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others both in and outside of thePJC, including clients, other advocacy organizations, coalition members, governmental officials, and attorneys. Compensation and terms of employment: This is a full-time, non-exempt position that will require 40 hours in a workweek. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. This position is based in Baltimore and may require local travel. The salary range for a paralegal begins at $40,000 and increases with experience. A language bonus of $1,000/year is given to Spanish/English bilingual staff. An excellent cafeteria benefit package is included offering health, dental, disability and life insurance, and retirement options. Applications: This position will be available in mid-June. We will accept applications until the position is filled, but for priority consideration please apply by April 15th, 2022. To apply, please submit – by email only – a cover letter explaining your interest, a resume, a short writing sample, and the names and telephone numbers of three references. Please send applications to: Lena Yeakey, Paralegal at yeakeyl@publicjustice.org with “Paralegal Application from [your name]” in the subject line. Physical/Mental Demands and Office Environment The physical/mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Public Justice Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that encourages all interested persons to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status. We strongly encourage Black, Latine, Indigenous, and other applicants of color, people with disabilities, and other people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply.
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National Communications Director
Mar 28, 2022
In Career & Prof Development
The Center for Law and Education (CLE) is seeking a Public Interest Fellow/Attorney to help expand its established project, Access to Justice through Lay Advocacy, which provides free legal assistance to students facing short-term suspensions for non-drug, non-violent, non-criminal offenses. Through this project, which evolved from the statewide dearth of legal services education attorneys, CLE-trained lay advocates assist students at quick turnaround disciplinary hearings with the goal of keeping them in school to learn. Throughout the country, students who are economically disadvantaged – disproportionately students of color – are subject to more severe discipline and experience higher rates of suspension than their peers. Given the scarcity of free legal assistance, these students typically receive minimal, if any, guidance or support at disciplinary hearings, which all too often result in a bias-informed, predetermined suspension and unnecessary loss of instruction. The repercussions are critical: Students who are suspended – even for a few days – risk disengagement from the school community, a loss of trust in the teaching and administrative staff, increased absenteeism, and higher drop-out and lower graduation rates. The link between structural racism and disparities in education, including policies and practices that discourage students from staying in school, cannot be ignored. Funded by the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, this fellowship is a one-year position with the option to be renewed for a second year. Known as the Bart Gordon Fellowship, it has a twofold purpose: to provide critical legal services to clients who have difficulty accessing the justice system typically because of racial, cultural, linguistic, gender, or disability-based barriers, and to build the civil legal services pipeline for law school graduates committed to racial and economic justice. Review of applications will begin immediately and considered on a rolling basis. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 1, 2022. Please submit a letter of interest, resume and legal writing sample by email to Sky Kochenour (skochenour@cleweb.org) with Subject Line: LAP Fellow Application [Last Name]. CLE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or to other non-work-related factors. CLE strives to foster a healthy, inclusive environment where all staff, clients, and community members are valued, empowered and recognized, including individuals from marginalized communities that are often under-resourced, underserved, and underrepresented.
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National Communications Director
Mar 28, 2022
In Career & Prof Development
The National Black Prosecutors Association Foundation is currently accepting applications. The Foundation partners with local and state prosecuting offices and law schools to recruit and place eligible students in competitive 8 – 10 week internship programs across the country and provides a $5,000 stipend. The National Black Prosecutors Association Foundation is currently accepting applications, which are due no later than April 15th. Here is a link to the announcement. Background on the NBPA The National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) is the only professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of Blacks as prosecutors. Founded in 1983, the Association’s membership is comprised of both chief and line prosecutors nationwide. In addition to prosecutors, the association’s membership includes law students, former prosecutors, and law enforcement personnel. In 2016, the NBPA expanded its mission by creating a 501(c)(3) foundation to support the next generation of law students of color passionate about pursuing a career in public service. The NBPA Foundation provides scholarships to Black law students that demonstrate an interest in prosecution. In 2021, the NBPA Foundation launched a fellowship program, providing funding and mentorship to students who interned at state prosecutors’ offices. The Foundation seeks to strengthen the pipeline of minority law students entering a career in prosecution through its Fellowship Program, which will provide placement and financial assistance to law students interested in participating in a non-paid internship at a prosecutor’s office.
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National Communications Director
Mar 26, 2022
In Career & Prof Development
Dear Future Colleague is always searching for law school mentors to join DFC, and we have an incredible event coming up for all of our DFC mentors and current law school students. On April 11th at 3:00pm EST, Edelson PC is hosting a virtual workshop on all the different pathways that a law degree can open up for you. Even more exciting – Edelson and their team are offering all workshop attendees the opportunity to schedule a full-length mock interview in the month following the workshop. This is a great way to prepare for OCI, to hone your interview and resume-building skills, and to network with an established plaintiff’s firm. You can register for this event by making an account on dearfuturecolleague.org and signing up to be a mentor. We match on a weekly basis per mentee needs, so it may be a bit before you get matched, but you’ll still be eligible to attend the event whether or not you currently have a mentee. I've attached the graphic for our event with Edelson, as well as the pamphlet of their team members that will be conducting the mock interviews. Please feel free to share the graphic far and wide, and invite anyone who you think might benefit from this incredible opportunity. In addition to the Edelson workshop and other events, we also offer our mentors who have completed a three-month mentorship relationship a $250 Themis Bar Prep discount. Mentors who are underrepresented per our indicators listed above and who apply are also eligible for Themis scholarships. Sign up for DFC today to help expand access to law school, to learn more about our Themis discounts and scholarships, and to register for our incredible events! Feel free to Hannah Turner (hannah@leadershipbrainery.org) with any questions or concerns.
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National Communications Director
Mar 26, 2022
In Career & Prof Development
New Economy Project is hiring a Staff Attorney to work on cutting-edge legal advocacy that advances racial and economic justice in New York City. The Staff Attorney will work closely with low-income New Yorkers and grassroots groups to challenge Wall Street banks and other corporations that extract wealth from Black, brown, and immigrant communities, including through our financial justice hotline, impact litigation, and policy advocacy. New Economy Project works with community groups to build an economy that works for all, based on racial and gender justice, cooperation, neighborhood equity, and ecological sustainability. We combine legal and policy advocacy, research, popular education, coalition-building, and other strategies in our work. A citywide organization, we work closely with neighborhood groups to build worker and financial cooperatives, community land trusts, public banks, and other institutions that build power and community wealth; and to fight systemic racism in our financial system and economy. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES The Staff Attorney will work on a broad range of cases and projects, including: Providing brief services and pro se assistance through our NYC Financial Justice Hotline, which serves low-income New Yorkers and community groups Working on groundbreaking impact litigation that addresses systemic racial discrimination and wealth extraction by Wall Street banks, debt buyers, and others Working with city- and state-wide coalitions to advocate for bold policy change, and conducting legal and policy research, media advocacy, and other strategic activities Engaging community groups and hotline callers in legal and policy advocacy, including in coalitions and campaigns that New Economy Project coordinates Representing the organization at state and local legislative hearings, in meetings with elected officials and other policymakers, and at community forums Contributing to strategic communications, including preparing know-your-rights material, hotline case examples, and “New Yorkers Speak Out” testimonials Participating in organizational strategic planning, legal and policy advocacy training, and other professional development opportunities EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS Demonstrated commitment to racial and economic justice, community organizing, and social change lawyering Commitment to supporting and taking lead from directly-affected people and communities to build long-term power and effect change One to three years’ experience at a public interest law organization or similar setting Strong communication and interpersonal skills Excellent writing, research, and analytical skills, and attention to detail Ability to take initiative and effectively manage multiple assignments Experience working with community groups and people of diverse backgrounds Admission to the New York State bar Fluency in Spanish a major plus COMPENSATION Salary is competitive with NYC public interest law organizations and commensurate with experience, with an expected annual salary between $68,000 and $78,000. New Economy Project offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) and flexible spending plans, and generous paid-time off. LOCATION The position is based in NYC. Staff members are currently working remotely. We expect to return to hybrid work in the coming months. Full vaccination is required for all employees. TO APPLY Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter as one pdf document to: hiring@neweconomynyc.org, with “Staff Attorney” in the subject line. Indicate in your cover letter your interest and qualifications in the position, and how you learned about the position. New Economy Project is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace, and to providing staff with ongoing professional development opportunities. We encourage people of color, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates, immigrants, and people from low-income backgrounds to apply.
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National Communications Director
Mar 26, 2022
In Career & Prof Development
The Law and Justice Reform Internship with the Department of Police Accountability in San Francisco, is accepting applications for its Summer 2022 cohort! You can expect to work closely with the investigators and attorneys on projects such as: Reviewing and analyzing body-worn camera footage. Researching local, state, and federal laws to inform policy proposals. Developing department-wide policies to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws Aiding DPA attorneys in all stages of trial preparation (including sentencing and appeals) Trust us, you won't be doing coffee runs! Interns have the option to work part-time or full-time and are expected to come into the office at least eight hours a week. The internship is unpaid, however, summer interns up to the age of 24, may receive a stipend through the Opportunities for All Program which we work closely with. (Note: A separate application is required and selection is not guaranteed). Apply Here: https://sf.gov/apply-internship-dpas-law-and-justice-reform-internship-program
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National Communications Director
Mar 26, 2022
In Career & Prof Development
At the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG), our mission is to serve the public through independent oversight of SSA’s programs and operations. To do this, we: • Conduct audits and investigations related to SSA programs and operations; • Recommend policies that promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in SSA programs and operations, as well as that prevent and detect fraud and abuse in such programs and operations; and • Keep the Commissioner of Social Security and Congress fully and currently informed about fraud, waste, abuses, and deficiencies in programs and operations, and progress by SSA implementing corrective actions. In addition to the Immediate Office of the Inspector General, the OIG has six major components: • Office of Investigations • Office of Audit • Office of the Chief Strategy Officer • Office of Resource Management • Office of Information Technology • Office of the Counsel to the Inspector General We have a staff of approximately 500 employees, 70 percent of whom are criminal investigators and auditors. However, we also employ a full range of professional, administrative, technical, and clerical occupations including, but not limited to, information technology specialists, attorneys, program analysts, budget and management analysts, human resources specialists, and public affairs specialists. We are committed to recruiting from a pool of diverse and highly qualified candidates with unique perspectives. Our culture empowers employees to think boldly and creatively. For more specific information on our organization, visit our website at: oig.ssa.gov. Join Our Team We provide Congress, SSA, other stakeholders, and the public with insights and recommendations. Our work impacts or influences legislation, regulation, policy, and operations and protects taxpayer dollars. To Apply For more information on OIG career opportunities, including internships and entry-level programs, please visit oig.ssa.gov, or the official job site of the United States Government, www.usajobs.gov.
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National Communications Director
Mar 26, 2022
In Career & Prof Development
Vermont Legal Aid is seeking several full-time staff attorneys to work in various areas of its practice, including housing, disability, government benefits, discrimination, and disability law. We encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, and welcome information about how your experience can contribute to serving our diverse client communities. Applicants are encouraged to share in their cover letter how they can further our goals of social justice and individual rights. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a discrimination-and-harassment-free workplace. Responsibilities include interviewing clients, factual investigation and analysis, legal research when appropriate, preparation of legal documents, pleadings and motions, consultation and collaboration with other Project attorneys, representation at hearings and trials, and systemic reform work as appropriate. The position is remote until VLA changes its remote work policy; however, the position will eventually be based out of one of our offices located in Burlington, Montpelier, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, and Springfield. In-state travel in a personal vehicle required. Starting salary is $57,500+, with additional salary credit given for relevant prior work experience. Four weeks paid vacation and retirement, as well as excellent health benefits. Attorney applicants must be licensed to practice law in Vermont or eligible for admission by waiver. Application deadline is January 24th. Your application should include a cover letter and resume, bar status, writing sample, and at least three professional references with contact information, sent as a single PDF. Send your application by e-mail to hiring@vtlegalaid.org with the subject line “Staff Attorney Jan 2022.” Please let us know how you heard about this position. See https://www.vtlegalaid.org/current-openings for additional information and job descriptions.
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National Communications Director
Mar 26, 2022
In Career & Prof Development
Legal Aid Chicago fights for justice for people living in poverty. We are the largest provider of free, high-quality civil legal services in the Midwest. Our legal team, including 110 attorneys and 55 paralegals, transforms lives by securing economic stability, stable housing, basic healthcare, fair working conditions, and protection from abuse. At Legal Aid Chicago we are actively engaged in dialogue regarding how legal services organizations can contribute to and further racial justice. Our staff live our mission through our core values of equity, excellence, inclusion, kindness, and respect. They are looking for six staff attorneys to join their team starting fall 2022 with an application date of February 7, 2022. Here is also a link to the position description.
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National Communications Director
Mar 26, 2022
In Career & Prof Development
Genesee County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Trial Specialist Job Opening. Apply Here: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=4281176
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National Communications Director
Mar 26, 2022
In Career & Prof Development
As higher education institutions are grappling with the challenges of COVID-19, some organizations are taking on these challenges in stride. Rather than cancelling events, the National Black Law Student Association(NBLSA) will continue to deliver career services resources virtually by partnering with Symplicity in the fall through Symplicity® CSM™ and its soon-to-be released Virtual Career Fair solution. The decision for NBLSA to partner with Symplicity came from the desire to offer the most relevant and meaningful services remotely to engage with students while continuing to build connections between alumni, recruiters and law firms. NBLSA chapters plan to use Symplicity’s virtual career fair solution, complete with universal video capability and reporting, for their upcoming career fairs in the Fall. Using Symplicity CSM, NBLSA members are able to engage in one-on-one video conferencing, access a full range of job opportunities fit for both their coursework and skills and virtually connect with recruiters from many of the nation’s top law firms and government entities. Founded in 1968 at New York University Law School, NBLSA has worked for more than 50 years to develop culturally responsible Black and minority law students that excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. NBLSA is completely run by students and today consists of over 2,500 active members across six regions. NBLSA offers member-only networking opportunities, events, job training, and now in partnership with Symplicity, access to unparalleled opportunities for professional connections that further continue NBLSA’s mission. NBLSA is uniquely positioned to expand the diversity and inclusion of the legal profession across the country which, according to a 2017 American Bar Association’s National Lawyer Population Survey, only five percent of active attorneys identify themselves as Black or African American. Symplicity and NBLSA are on a mission to change that. “Symplicity’s mission is in tandem with NBLSA’s: expanding job opportunities for all students regardless of race, socio-economic class or gender,” said President & CEO of Symplicity Matthew Small. “This continued partnership with NBLSA is part of our shared mission to ensure that law firms continue to diversify. Utilizing our new Virtual Career Fair solution within Symplicity CSM ensures that NBLSA members continue to be supported during these unprecedented times.” NSBLA offers year-around networking and career fairs for its members across the country which have now become completely virtual. “The pivot to virtual has been seamless with Symplicity. Now, with Symplicity’s latest update to Virtual Career Fair, we are so excited to provide our members with robust off-campus interview tools while streamlining the connections employers make with students during our events,” says Nichelle Womble, NBLSA’s Director of Communication. “By maximizing our use of CSM, we can continue to seamlessly offer our members with unique job opportunities.”
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National Communications Director
Mar 26, 2022
In Career & Prof Development
https://law-nblsa-csm.symplicity.com/students/?signin_tab=0 Fellowship Opportunity Internship Opportunity Summer Associate Opportunity Internship Opportunity Internship Opportunity Scholarship Opportunity Amazon Job Opportunity Fall Internship Opportunity
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