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Public Interest Positions

Staff Attorney-Kingman, AZ

The Kingman office has a general civil poverty law practice. The staff attorney will be expected to conduct
aggressive advocacy on the part of clients including litigation when appropriate, as well as community
outreach.



Requirements:
 Member of the Arizona State Bar; eligible to practice under Rule 38 or willing to take next bar exam; have
a demonstrated interest in assisting low-income people and in aggressive advocacy. Will consider entry-
level lawyers.



How To Apply:
Send Resume, Writing Sample, 3 Professional and 2 Personal References to:
CLS Attorney Hiring Committee
COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES
P. O. Box 21538
Phoenix, Arizona 85036-1538



Staff Attorney-Oakland, CA

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) is a non-profit research and advocacy organization that
partners with local communities to deliver on the nation’s promise of economic opportunity. NELP is
headquartered in New York City, with satellite offices located in Washington, D.C., Michigan, Washington
State and California.
NELP’s Second Chance Labor Project, based in Oakland, has an opening for a position working on
advocacy to reduce unfair barriers to employment of people with criminal records. Specifically, the new
hire will staff an initiative enforcing federal anti-discrimination laws that prohibit blanket hiring and firing
policies that deny employment to people with criminal records. In addition, the position will support on-
going work on selected federal initiatives and with grassroots organizers and policy makers to expand local
hiring policies and state policies to promote
employment of people with criminal records.
Responsibilities
• Staff an enforcement campaign to file Title VII charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
targeting employment of people with criminal records.
• Provide technical support to organizing groups and policy makers, on local and state policy initiatives that
reduce legal barriers to employment of people with criminal records;
• Gather, analyze and report on data evaluating the impact of new local and state policies on the
employment
opportunities of people with criminal records;
• Represent NELP in public education forums and other outreach activities.
• Provide support for NELP’s Second Chance Labor Project website.




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Additional Qualifications:

• Law school graduate with one to five years experience in employment law, criminal defense or civil rights
law;
• Experience in public policy research and advocacy;
• Excellent written and oral communication (Spanish or Asian language ability a plus);
• Demonstrated commitment to economic justice and low-income issues.


How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. All applications must be
received by December 17, 2009. To apply, send cover letter and resume to jobs@nelp.org. Please write
Oakland Staff Attorney Application‖ in subject heading


Attorney Fellowship-San Francisco, CA

The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy (―The Institute‖) seeks an attorney with a
minimum of two years’ litigation experience for a two-year fellowship in San Francisco, California.

The Institute is a nonprofit charitable and educational organization. Its mission is to advocate for employee
rights by advancing equality and justice in the American workplace. The Institute utilizes a multi-
disciplinary approach and a combination of innovative legal strategies, policy development, grassroots
advocacy, and public education. The Institute was founded in 2008 by the National Employment Lawyers
Association (NELA), the country’s largest professional organization that is exclusively comprised of
lawyers who represent employees in cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination,
employee benefits, illegal workplace harassment and retaliation, as well as other employment-related
matters. Working hand-in-hand, The Institute and NELA reach broadly—engaging advocates,
organizations, coalitions, legislators, academics, agency officials, media, and the public—to create a more
just workplace.

The Paul H. Tobias Attorney Fellow will further, or in some situations may help to launch, The Institute’s
programmatic activities, including: a National Litigation Strategy Project devoted to combating inequality
and injustice in the workplace; development of direct service educational programs and publications for
underserved constituencies; public education relating to eliminating forced arbitration of employment
claims, abolishing the employment at-will doctrine, ensuring a fair and independent judiciary, and other
workers’ rights issues; and non-partisan research and development of important issues affecting the
American workplace.

The Paul H. Tobias Attorney Fellowship is a two-year placement with an annual salary of $45,000, plus
benefits. The Fellow will be considered a regular full-time staff member and will attend staff meetings and
team meetings with the Executive Director, Legislative & Public Policy Director, and Program Director.


Additional Qualifications:

Law degree, active bar membership, minimum two years of litigation experience, and a demonstrated
commitment to civil rights are required; experience in employment law preferred. The Fellow must possess
outstanding legal research, writing and analytic skills; the ability to coordinate and work effectively with



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volunteers and coalition partners; the capability to work independently and produce a high quality work
product in a timely manner in a multi-task work environment; a good sense of humor and ability to get
along with others. Experience working with or in a nonprofit organization preferred, but not required. Some
travel may be required, at the request of the Executive Director.


How to Apply:

The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy is an equal opportunity employer. We
encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and completed application form, including attachments,
by January 15, 2010, to:

Rebecca M. Hamburg, Program Director
The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy
44 Montgomery Street, Suite 2080
San Francisco, CA 94104
info@employeerightsadvocacy.org



Project Attorney-Washington, DC

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit, legal services organization has an
immediate opening for an experienced Project Attorney to work on child welfare issues as they relate to
CLINIC’s National Pro Bono Project for Children. This new position will conduct or arrange legal
screenings of all referred children; provide essential information to assigned pro bono legal services
providers; and serve as a resource to training and mentoring staff in their ongoing efforts to support
involved pro bono legal services providers. The project attorney must have a law degree, be a member of
state bar, and at least three years of charitable immigration practice, preferably with child welfare law
experience. Bi-lingual (Spanish-English) language skills desired. Generous benefits package.


How to Apply:

Send letter of interest, resume, references, and salary requirements as soon as possible to: IIP Attorney,
Human Resources, CLINIC, 415 Michigan Avenue, NE, #200, Washington, DC 20017. E-mail:
clinichr@cliniclegal.org. FAX: (202) 635-2649. Visit our webpage at www.cliniclegal.org. No telephone
calls, please. CLINIC is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to
apply.



Staff Attorney-Washington, DC

Farmworker Justice is a national organization that empowers migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve
their wages, working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety and access to justice. FJ
engages in monitoring and policy analysis, litigation, advocacy, education and training, and coalition
building. FJ, based in Washington, D.C., has a respected national reputation for its high-quality, creative
efforts. More information is available at www.farmworkerjustice.org.


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Farmworker Justice is seeking an attorney to help advance our mission of improving the rights of migrant
and seasonal farmworkers through litigation and advocacy.

This position involves the following responsibilities:
* Lead our national impact litigation against private employers and government agencies to improve
farmworkers’ labor conditions, immigration status and occupational safety and health.
* Participate in and develop coalitions with national, state and local legal service providers and private bar
attorneys to improve farmworkers’ access to justice.
* Provide legal assistance to farmworkers and farmworker organizations regarding labor, immigration and
occupational health and related issues.
* Advocate inside federal administrative agencies to improve policies and their enforcement, and assist
community-based organizations to conduct such advocacy.
* Provide education and training on litigation to legal advocates.
* Contribute to other office activities, including analysis of policy and legal developments, speaking
engagements, media, strategic planning, etc.


Additional Qualifications:

Candidates must submit a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample demonstrating the following
qualifications:

* Law degree (J.D.) and license to practice law in at least one jurisdiction.
* At least five years of experience as an attorney. Strong litigation skills. Experience in federal
administrative advocacy very helpful. Knowledge of farmworker, labor/employment, occupational safety
and health, and/or immigration law a plus.
* Strong commitment to the mission of Farmworker Justice and to improving living and working
conditions for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Demonstrated commitment to social justice and civil
rights for low-wage immigrant workers.
* Excellent writing skills, including ability to synthesize information from different sources and present
information in a variety of written formats and styles for different audiences (e.g., policy briefs, talking
points, articles, proposals, Congressional testimony, concept papers, legal briefs).
* Strong communication skills, including ability to represent FJ and discuss policy issues effectively in
various settings (internal meetings and meetings with coalition partners, the media, and academics).
* Ability to collaborate effectively in multidisciplinary settings, including with attorneys, community
leaders, public health professionals, and government officials.
* Must be highly organized, with attention to detail, and strong organizational and administrative skills,
with ability to work on several tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
* Bilingual (English/Spanish) and comfort speaking Spanish in public is preferred.
* Willingness to undertake significant travel within the U.S. and possibly abroad.

Salary DOE. Excellent benefits, including generous health insurance and retirement plans.

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race,
color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or political
affiliation.




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How to Apply:

Submit cover letter explaining interest and qualifications, resume, and writing sample to
fj@farmworkerjustice.org, or mail to Office Manager, Farmworker Justice, 1126 16th Street, N.W., Suite
270, Washington, D.C. 20036. No phone calls please.



Bi-lingual Attorney-Various Locations Georgia

Handle a varied caseload in state and federal court and in administrative forums. The attorney will circuit-
ride to counties; engage in issues advocacy; conduct outreach activities; and work on various projects with
other attorneys and advocates. Ability to speak and write in Spanish is a grant requirement for this position.

Curent vacancies in: Albany, Dalton, Gainesville, Savannah


Additional Qualifications:

Demonstrated interest in working with low-income persons; graduate of an accredited law school; Georgia
Bar membership or sit for next available exam; clinical experience in public benefits and other poverty law
areas; good writing and oral advocacy skills; good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with
clients, the public, and co-workers; ability to work on computer based system; reliable transportation and a
current driver's license.

Competitive starting salary, plus GLSP offers a liberal benefits package including; health insurance, loan
forgiveness reimbursement for law school loans, vacation and sick leave


How to Apply:

Send resume', two references, transcript and a recent writing sample to:
Phyllis J. Holmen, Executive Director
104 Marietta Street, NW Suite 250
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
workforus@glsp.org


Special Litigation Counsel-New Orleans, LA

The Orleans Public defenders seeks an experienced and highly motivated attorney for the position of
Special Litigation Counsel. The Special Litigation Counsel will engage in a wide variety of civil and
criminal justice litigation, seeking to vindicate the civil and constitutional rights of clients, and to ensure
equal justice to all Orleans Parish citizens. Such litigation includes class action suits to force government
agencies to comply with constitutional mandates, either by ceasing unlawful conduct or by instituting steps
necessary to prevent the violation of people’s rights. Additionally, the Special Litigation Counsel will
anticipate and identify important legal issues affecting OPD clients, and work closely with the Trial
Division to ensure that those issues are litigated in a comprehensive and strategic manner, consistent with
the stated interest of the client.




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Requirements:

It is essential that an applicant:

•Possess a law degree from an accredited college or university law school;

•Be a lawyer in good standing admitted to the practice of law in the State of Louisiana or achieve admission
to the practice of law in Louisiana within one year of hire;

• Be able to demonstrate exceptional legal research and writing skills;

• Possess the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner;

• Posses significant experience in the delivery of criminal defense services at the trial level;

• Demonstrate outstanding problem solving abilities and possess the analytical skills necessary to break
down larger problems into smaller contingent challenges;

• Possess the organizational skills necessary to manage multiple crises at the same time, responding to each
in a calm and efficient manner

• Be able to generate creative legal strategies and innovative approaches to complex problems

• Be able to support and advise other attorneys on their legal strategies

How To Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three references to CJ Hunt,
Administrative Assistant, Orleans Public Defenders. It is preferred that you send your application via email
to chunt@opdla.org
Other sending methods include:

Fax: 504-821-5285
Mail: Att: CJ Hunt
Orleans Public Defender
2601 Tulane Ave. Suite 700
New Orleans, LA 70119.



Staff Attorney-Frederick, MD

Handle all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all
relevant agencies, courts, etc. Representation in CINA (Children In Need of Assistance) cases.

Requirements:

Admission to Maryland Bar or bar of another jurisdiction and eligible for admission to Maryland Bar
required. Child advocacy experience required. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

How To Apply:

Send letter and resume to:
Human Resources
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.




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500 E. Lexington Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Note:

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Salary:

$47,950 and up, depending on experience



Assistant Director-Boston, MA

Center for Excellence in Tobacco Policy – Assistant Director

The Center for Excellence in Tobacco Policy (Center) at New England Law | Boston’s Center for Law and
Social Responsibility is seeking a full-time experienced attorney to serve as Assistant Director. Located in
downtown Boston and founded in 1908 as the nation’s first law school exclusively for women
(coeducational since 1938), New England Law | Boston is a private, independent law school with an
enrollment of approximately 1,100 students in both days and evening divisions, and staff/faculty totaling
115.

The newly-created Center will work with the New York State Department of Health and communities
around New York to develop policies to reduce the availability of tobacco products, protect non-smokers
from secondhand smoke, and minimize or remove tobacco advertising. Specific areas of policy research
may include: restricting the sale of tobacco products in certain locations; changing the way tobacco
products are displayed; raising the price of tobacco products; and prohibiting the use of tobacco products in
specified outdoor areas and multi-unit dwellings.

Although the Center will work primarily with the New York State tobacco control community, it will be
located at New England Law | Boston’s campus in downtown Boston. The position will require occasional
travel to New York.

General Responsibilities: The Assistant Director will work closely with and report to the Center’s Director
to develop the Center’s agenda and implement the Center’s legal research projects. The Assistant Director
will supervise the Center’s student law clerks and student volunteers.

Legal Oversight & Programmatic Role: The Assistant Director is responsible for the oversight,
management and implementation of the substantive legal and policy work of the Center.

The Assistant Director has primary responsibility for the following projects:

1.Assessing the tobacco policy needs of the New York tobacco control community and developing research
projects in response to identified needs;

2.Supervising the production of all legal content produced by the Center, including website content,
newsletters, model policies, fact sheets, legal memoranda, case law reviews, and technical reports;




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3.Proactively communicating with New York’s tobacco control community to offer technical assistance
(through webcasts, conference calls, e-mails, and other avenues of communication);

4.Responding in a timely matter to technical assistance requests; and

5.Developing content for the Center’s seminars and other programming.

External Relations: The Assistant Director will become a recognized advocate for tobacco prevention and
cessation by presenting seminars to the New York tobacco control community, engaging with the Tobacco
Control Legal Consortium and other national tobacco control advocates, and, where appropriate, speaking
to other external audiences.

Tentative start date for the position is 1/4/2010.

This position is funded through a five year grant from the New York State Department of Health.

New England Law ?Boston, an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and is committed to providing
an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal and state law.



Additional Qualifications:

•Minimum three years as practicing attorney (five years or more preferred).
•Prior experience with public policy development and/or policy advocacy required.
•Background or experience with tobacco and other public health legal/policy issues strongly preferred.
•Prior experience in the supervision of students and volunteers preferred.


How to Apply:

Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter detailing interest in the position, resume, writing sample
and references to the attention of Nancy Scicchitani, Director of Human Resources at resume@nesl.edu.



Policy and Litigation Strategist-Newark, NJ

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey seeks applicants for a full-time position of Racial
Justice Policy & Litigation Strategist. The Racial Justice Policy & Litigation Strategist leads the ACLU-NJ
advocacy work on civil liberties and rights problems that disproportionately affect people of color. The
areas covered by the Racial Justice Program are police practices, criminal justice policy, prison and jail
conditions, voting rights, education, and immigration. This newly created position offers a tremendous
opportunity for an individual with strong initiative and drive to help shape the ACLU-NJ’s advocacy and
eliminate discriminatory policies and practices.

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey is a nonprofit membership organization devoted to
defending and promoting civil rights and liberties. The ACLU-NJ has a staff of 14 who are assisted by
numerous volunteers in our fast-paced and friendly downtown Newark office.




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Additional Qualifications:

The duties of the Racial Justice Policy & Litigation Strategist include:

1 - Develop and implement proactive strategies for the ACLU-NJ’s Racial Justice Program to advance civil
liberties and rights in areas in which people of color are disproportionately affected including the criminal
justice system, police practices, prison and jail conditions, immigration, voting rights and education.

2 - Serve as lead attorney on Racial Justice advocacy and litigation. Plan and implement a proactive
litigation strategy for Racial Justice.

3 - Provide in-depth legislative and policy analysis on racial justice issues in New Jersey. Draft legislation
and policy papers to improve New Jersey law in the Racial Justice arena. Monitor national trends in racial
justice advocacy and assess potential for implementation in New Jersey.

4 - Research data, conduct fact-finding and prepare reports regarding how certain policies
disproportionately affect people of color.

5 - Write and edit Racial Justice Program public education communications including press releases, web
content, pamphlets, correspondence and any other written materials. Keep Racial Justice publications are
accurate and up-to-date.

6 - Supervise other Racial Justice program staff and interns and work collaboratively with all ACLU-NJ
staff to optimize the impact of our work.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
+ Minimum 5 years combined litigation and policy experience, including at least one year supervisory
experience

+ Familiarity with New Jersey courts, state agencies, governmental structure

+ Strong understanding of and commitment to civil liberties and racial justice

+ Excellent organizational skills

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to motivate and interact effectively
with people from different racial, social and economic backgrounds

+ Experience with volunteer-based programs and managing volunteers

+ Self-motivated, reliable, and skilled at working as part of a team

+ Public speaking skills and experience.

COMPENSATION AND TERMS
The ACLU-NJ offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate
with experience and within parameters of the ACLU-NJ compensation scale.




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How to Apply:

E-mail a letter of interest and resume to rjpls09@aclu-nj.org with a subject line of ―Job ID 9732‖
Application materials sent via postal mail or fax will not be accepted. Resumes reviewed upon receipt.
Position will remain open until the right person is found.

The ACLU-NJ is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and
opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status,
national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.




Immigration Attorney-Union City, NJ

CEUS is looking for a passionate, capable and energetic attorney with a demonstrated commitment to
immigrants’ rights and social justice to work two days a week with the Hispanic community.

The Staff Attorney will provide legal immigration counseling and services to low-income immigrants and
refugees. The attorney is responsible for accepting cases and representing individuals in immigration
applications and proceedings, including: NACARA, TPS, family petitions, naturalization, political asylum,
work authorization request, Freedom of Information Act request, advanced parole and VAWA domestic
violence cases.

The Staff Attorney will prepare cases and represent clients before the United States Citizenship and
Immigration Service and the Immigration Court, including filing necessary documents. The Staff Attorney
will be responsible for representing clients in immigration court for asylum or other forms of relief in
removal/deportation cases, appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, or other administrative appeals
where appropriate.

Furthermore, the Staff Attorney shall be involved in community legal education, advocacy on policy issues,
and responding to inquiries from immigrant and other social service providers, when needed.


Additional Qualifications:

1. JD and New Jersey Bar Admission.
2. Minimum one to three years experience with immigration law and procedures, especially family
immigration, litigation and political asylum.
3. Fluency in English and Spanish.
4. Strong written and oral communication skills
5. Ability to conduct group presentations in Spanish.
6. Ability to communicate effectively and build mutually respectful relationships with co-workers, clients,
and the public.
7. Self-motivated, detail oriented, well-organized, able to prioritize assignments and work load.


How to Apply:




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To receive a full job description, please send an email to ceusnj@optonline.net. Submit applications with
short cover letter and resume to the same email address with the words "CEUS Attorney Position" in the
subject line.


Managing Attorney-Las Vegas, NM

New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA) has an opening for a Managing Attorney in its Las Vegas, NM office.

NMLA provides free civil legal services for low-income individuals and families in the following practice
areas: domestic relations and domestic violence, housing, public benefits, and consumer issues. Duties
include the daily management of the Law Office, as well as direct client representation.


Requirements:
 Looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate and strongly committed to helping the
disadvantaged in the community. Three (3) years of legal experience including supervisory responsibilities.
Must possess strong written and oral communication skills, as well as law office management experience.
The Managing Attorney will oversee litigation, manage an individual caseload and build collaborative
relationships within the community. License to practice law in New Mexico preferred, or ability to sit for
the next New Mexico Bar Exam.


How To Apply:
 Send Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Sample and 3 references, to: Gloria A. Molinar, NMLA, PO Box
25486, Albuquerque, NM 87125-5486 or email to: gloriam@nmlegalaid.org


Attorney-Brooklyn, NY

CAMBA Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) is the legal services arm of CAMBA, Inc. CLS provides anti-eviction
legal services which include representation in Housing Court, administrative government benefits
advocacy, negotiation with landlords and their agents, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The person filling this position is expected, under the direction of the
General Counsel, to provide legal assistance to clients of CAMBA Legal Services; including the following:

Represent clients in court and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government.
Conduct client intake and assessment of client cases.
Interview clients and witnesses, as appropriate, in preparation for litigation and/or court proceedings.
Prepare settlements and stipulations for housing court.
Prepare letters of advocacy when applications are denied.
Advise clients of their rights, laws, rulings, and regulations applicable to their case.
Gather evidence to formulate defense or to institute legal action on clients’ behalf.
Develop legal strategies, arguments, and testimonies in preparation for presentation of cases for trials,
hearings, and oral arguments.
File motions, briefs, pleadings, legal memos, and appeals with court clerk.
Research and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations as they relate to clients' cases.
Coordinate follow up advocacy for housing grants.
Ensure paralegals conduct proper follow-up with all aspects of cases (i.e. – proper filing and service of
court documents, follow-up with administrative and social agencies).
Coordinate with other attorneys to ensure case/ intake coverage.


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Provide legal seminars and workshops for various organizations.
Attend housing law trainings.
Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual report.
Maintain accurate and comprehensive client files including up to date case note documentation.
Record all court dates in the shared court calendar.
May assist with billing of cases, including the completion of billable hour forms and corresponding
affidavits.


Additional Qualifications:

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Juris Doctor (J.D.) + Licensed to practice law in NY State

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Must be in good standing with NY State Bar
Knowledge of, and experience in, housing law preferred
Ability to analyze complex rent breakdowns to determine proper amount of rent owed
Ability to converse with clients in a language other than English preferred (Haitian/Creole, French,
Spanish, Russian, etc.)


How to Apply:

Please write "Attorney" in subject of e-mail.

Please send resume, writing sample, and cover letter to:
submitresumes@CAMBA.org


Deputy Legal Director-New York, NY

The Legal Action Center is a non-profit public interest law firm and policy organization whose mission is
to fight discrimination against and protect the privacy of individuals with histories of alcohol or drug
problems, HIV/AIDS and criminal records. Through its New York City headquarters and Washington, D.C.
office, the Center uses a multi-faceted program of litigation, legal services, education and policy analysis
and advocacy to effectuate its mission.

The Center is seeking to hire both a Staff attorney and Deputy Legal Director in its New York City office.
(See the separate job posting for Staff Attorney.) The Deputy Legal Director will work primarily in the
Center’s Legal Department, which helps over 2,500 New Yorkers annually resolve legal problems related
to the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, discrimination due to an alcohol/drug history or
HIV status, and the violation of privacy rights. The Legal Department also conducts trainings, creates
educational materials, and provides legal counsel to health and social service providers, attorneys,
government agencies, and policy makers on the federal laws governing the confidentiality of drug and
alcohol patient records (including HIPAA), New York State’s HIV privacy law, state and federal laws that
prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, and elsewhere, and other legal. The attorney will report to
the Legal Director. Consistent with LAC’s collaborative structure, the attorney also will work informally
with LAC’s policy staff to develop non-litigation, systemic solutions to problems faced by LAC’s
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The Deputy Legal Director will work closely with the Legal Director and in collaboration with other legal
and policy staff to shape and manage the Center’s litigation and legal services programs. The Deputy Legal
Director also will conduct litigation and other client advocacy in one or more of Center’s substantive areas,
described above. This attorney also will help supervise the staff attorneys’ and pro bono partners’ cases,
will supervise the Center’s four paralegals, and will provide legal counsel and training to health and social
service providers and government agencies on discrimination and privacy law issues.

Responsibilities:

• Represent clients in federal and state court as well as in administrative agencies, including in impact
litigation, often working with pro bono partners;
• Represent clients in non-litigation matters, such as informal advocacy with employers and licensing
agencies and advocacy to correct errors on rap sheets and obtain certificates of rehabilitation;
• Advise and write publications and analyses for providers and government agencies in many health and
social service systems – including alcohol and drug treatment and the criminal justice system – on the legal
issues described above. This work includes staffing an attorney hotline;
• Conduct trainings for health and social service providers, lawyers, and others working in the re-entry,
addiction, and HIV fields. Trainings are primarily in New York State, but some travel to other states may
be required;

• Develop print and web-based educational materials for clients, service providers and attorneys;
• Collaborate with other legal services providers and advocacy groups by participating in task forces and
coalitions, making presentations, attending conferences, etc.;
• Assist Legal Director in supervising the work of the two staff attorneys and pro bono counsel;
• Work with Legal Director and other staff to develop impact litigation and Legal Department strategic
plans;
• Supervise the Center’s four paralegals, who staff a hotline, advocate for clients with employers and
government agencies, summarize and correct errors on rap sheets (including a project at the Rikers Island
Correctional Facility), and represent clients at administrative hearings;
• Supervise the client services provided by support staff, who screen and direct all client calls, address
inquiries from incarcerated persons, and obtain clients’ rap sheets;
• Work with Legal Director and Grants Manager to manage several of the grants that fund the Legal
Department. This grants/project management includes ensuring completion of work, generating statistical
and narrative reports to funders, and preparing grant applications; and
• Participate in LAC’s policy work and helping to develop non-litigation approaches to problems faced by
LAC’s clients.


Additional Qualifications:

• J.D., admitted in New York (current law students should not apply)
• Strong interest in discrimination, re-entry, health privacy, and civil rights law
• At least five to seven years of litigation and/or legal services experience and some supervisory experience
• Interest in developing project and organizational management skills
• Excellent written and oral communication, advocacy, and analytic skills. Experience writing for legal and
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    • Strong networking skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with individuals,
    organizations and government agencies
    • Background working with indigent clients and diverse groups of people
    • Familiarity with legal services and resources in New York
    • Spanish fluency is a plus


    How to Apply:

    • Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including medical insurance, 403(b) plan
    with employer contribution, and pre-tax flexible benefits. Please send, fax or e-mail a resume and brief
    cover letter (no calls), specifying for which position(s) you are applying, to Human Resources-ATTY,
    Legal Action Center, 225 Varick St., New York, NY 10014. Fax: (212) 675-0286. E-mail: lacinfo@lac.org.
    Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The Legal Action Center is an equal opportunity
    employ



    Project Director-New York, NY

    The Center for Court Innovation, a public/private partnership that serves as the independent research and
    development art of the New York State Unified Court System, seeks a creative, energetic person to
    implement and direct project focused on promoting greater public awareness about the work of New York
    State courts and fostering greater public trust and confidence in justice. The Center for Courts and
    Community (the CUBE) seeks to identify and implement cutting edge strategies for outreach to citizens,
    students and the media.

    The CUBE has 2 primary goals: increasing awareness and understanding of the courts; and supporting
    innovative outreach and engagement efforts. The goal is to further enhance the New York Court System’s
    reputation as a national leader in engaging the community. CUBE will help design a public education
    campaign to highlight both the traditional and non-traditional work of the courts; create demonstration
    projects that test new ways for courts to work with communities to solve local problems; and develop
    programs, like peer-led youth courts, that offer training to teenagers and schools regarding how courts
    function.

    The CUBE informs and educates the public about the courts, engages young people across the state in the
    work of the courts and demonstrates the commitment of the judiciary to understanding and meeting
    community needs. Since its inception, the Center has conducted extensive research on outreach activities of
    judges and court system professionals, and developed materials and new platforms for reaching out to
    inform young people and adults about the work of the courts.

    Much of the CUBE’s recent work has focused on engaging youth and providing them with the skills,
    knowledge and other tools they need to become active, informed citizens. For instance, CUBE oversees
    Center for Court Innovation’s Youth Justice Board, a program that provides a credible voice to young
    people in the public debate about young people.

    Responsibilities include:
          Creating a strategic plan to improve court-community relations statewide;




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            Working directly with judges, clerks and other court personnel, as well as members of the public
      and legal professionals, to devise activities and events;
            Working with the office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge and with representatives of
      local civic institutions throughout New York State, developing initiatives designed to foster improved
      relationships between the courts and constituents;
            Completing a recommended practices guide for youth courts statewide and coordinating a
      statewide conference to introduce the final product in youth court professionals across the state.
            Managing youth engagement programs designed to give young people the skills and knowledge
      they need to advocate for policy reform and provide positive role models for at-risk youth.
            Producing written and visual public education materials that describe courts and the roles of the
      various court players;
            Designing and implementing demonstration projects that test new ways in which courts can work
      effectively with local communities to help solve chronic problems; in conjunction with civic
      organizations and schools, promoting the state-wide expansion of community and school-based peer-led
      youth courts;
            Overseeing research to document public attitudes about the justice system and knowledge about
      the court system;
            Representing the CUBE at public events and in the media;
            Fund raising to support the work of the CUBE;
            Supervising five full-time staff persons, a part-time research and interns.

  Qualifications:
         BA required and at least 5 years relevant work experience; JD or Master’s degree a plus
         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
         Superior interpersonal skills
         Ability to work independently and manage projects simultaneously;
         Fund raising experience preferred;
         Willingness to travel throughout New York State


    How to Apply:

    Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to:
    Center for Court Innovation
    520 Eighth Avenue, 18th Floor
    New York, NY 10018
    Attention: Alfred Siegel, Deputy Director
    Fax: (212) 397-0985
    Email: hr@courtinnovation.org (please format in Word)


    Staff Attorney-New York, NY

    Advocates for Children of New York, Inc. (AFC) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes access to
    the best education New York can provide for all students, especially students of color and students from
    low-income backgrounds. We use uniquely integrated strategies to advance systemic reform, empower
    families and communities, and advocate for the educational rights of individual students. AFC works on
    behalf of children and youth who are at greatest risk of academic failure due to poverty, ethnicity,
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welfare or juvenile justice systems.

AFC is seeking a staff attorney to provide advocacy and legal services to families around their children’s
school-related difficulties, including problems relating to early intervention, school enrollment, truancy,
literacy, learning disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders. Responsibilities will include direct
representation of families at special education administrative hearings and school discipline hearings and
case management responsibilities, such as attendance at special education meetings and other school visits.
The attorney will also provide training and technical assistance to a range of non-profits to build the
capacity of these organizations to address students’ educational issues.
Requirements
A law degree; admitted in NYS or passed NYS Bar
Strong commitment to working with at-risk students
The ability to work independently and to manage multiple tasks
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Bilingual ability a plus
AFC is an affirmative action employer that actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff and especially
encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual
orientations, gender identities or gender expressions and persons of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

Anticipated state date: January 2010


How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Rebecca Zwilling, HR Manager
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.
151 West 30th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Fax (212) 947-9790
or email rzwilling@advocatesforchildren.org



Staff Attorney-New York, NY

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) is seeking a staff attorney to work on issues of
discrimination based upon gender identity and expression, and to provide legal support to our Name
Change Project. One to three years of relevant litigation experience, civil rights practice or work in the
transgender community strongly preferred.

TLDEF is a not-for-profit civil rights law firm committed to ending discrimination based upon gender
identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case
litigation, direct legal services, community organizing and public policy efforts.

The Name Change Project provides free and low-cost legal name changes to community members through
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Responsibilities:
The staff attorney will be working in a busy social justice law practice, using a range of advocacy
strategies, including litigation, direct legal services through the Name Change Project, legislative advocacy
& policy reform, media, public education, community organizing, and advocacy with administrative
agencies. The docket will include a range of civil rights issues in access to public accommodations,
including health care, housing, and employment, as well as the provision of legal support to the Name
Change Project.

Criteria:
Applications are encouraged from attorneys with one to three years of relevant litigation experience.
Applicants must demonstrate commitment to the struggle against discrimination based on gender identity
and expression, and to achieving equality for transgender people. Applicants must have top litigation skills,
determination, and a passion for working with and on behalf of transgender and gender non-conforming
people. Excellent writing, analytic and public speaking skills are essential, as is the ability to work as part
of a team in a fast-paced environment. The ability to speak Spanish is a strong plus.

TLDEF is an affirmative action employer. Transgender and gender non-conforming people, lesbians, gay
men, people of color and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

Please send applications to TLDEF, 151 West 19th Street, Suite 1103, New York, NY 10011. Applications
by email to info@transgenderlegal.org are encouraged. Applications must include a cover letter, resume,
writing sample and three references (including daytime telephone numbers). Applications will be reviewed
on a rolling basis, but must be submitted by December 15, 2009.


Staff Attorney-New York, NY

The Legal Action Center is a non-profit public interest law firm and policy organization whose mission is
to fight discrimination against and protect the privacy of individuals with histories of alcohol or drug
problems, HIV/AIDS and criminal records. Through its New York City headquarters and Washington, D.C.
office, the Center uses a multi-faceted program of litigation, legal services, education and policy analysis
and advocacy to effectuate its mission.

The Center is seeking to hire both a Staff attorney and Deputy Legal Director in its New York City office.
(See the separate job posting for Deputy Legal Director.) The Staff Attorney will work primarily in the
Center’s Legal Department, which helps over 2,500 New Yorkers annually resolve legal problems related
to the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, discrimination due to an alcohol/drug history or
HIV status, and the violation of privacy rights. The Legal Department also conducts trainings, creates
educational materials, and provides legal counsel to health and social service providers, attorneys,
government agencies, and policy makers on the federal laws governing the confidentiality of drug and
alcohol patient records (including HIPAA), New York State’s HIV privacy law, state and federal laws that
prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, and elsewhere, and other legal. The attorney will report to
the Legal Director. Consistent with LAC’s collaborative structure, the attorney also will work informally
with LAC’s policy staff to develop non-litigation, systemic solutions to problems faced by LAC’s
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The Staff Attorney will conduct litigation and other client advocacy in all of the Center’s substantive areas,
described above. The Staff Attorney also will provide legal counsel and training to health and social service
providers and government agencies on discrimination and privacy law issues.

Responsibilities:

• Represent clients in federal and state court as well as in administrative agencies, including in impact
litigation, often working with pro bono partners;
• Represent clients with non-litigation matters, such as informal advocacy with employers and advocacy to
correct errors on rap sheets and obtain certificates of rehabilitation;
• Advise and write publications and analyses for providers and government agencies in many health and
social service systems – including alcohol and drug treatment and the criminal justice system. Topics
include the federal laws governing the confidentiality of drug and alcohol patient records (including
HIPAA), New York State’s HIV privacy law, state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination in
employment, housing, voting, and other areas, as well as other legal issues affecting the Center’s
constituencies. This work includes staffing an attorney hotline.
• Conduct trainings for health and social service providers, lawyers, and others working in the re-entry,
addiction, and HIV fields. Trainings are primarily in New York State, but some travel to other states may
be required;

• Develop print and web-based educational materials for clients, service providers and attorneys;
• Collaborate with other legal services providers and advocacy groups by participating in task forces and
coalitions, making presentations, attending conferences, etc.

• Participate in LAC’s policy work and helping to develop non-litigation approaches to problems faced by
LAC’s clients.


Additional Qualifications:

• J.D., admitted in New York (current law students should not apply)
• Strong interest in discrimination, re-entry, health privacy, and civil rights law
• At least 2 years of litigation and/or legal services experience preferred
• Excellent written and oral communication, advocacy, and analytic skills. Experience writing for legal and
non-legal audience a plus
• Demonstrated problem solving, prioritizing, time management, and organizational skills
• Strong networking skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with individuals,
organizations and government agencies
• Background working with indigent clients and diverse groups of people
• Spanish fluency is a plus


How to Apply:

Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including medical insurance, 403(b) plan with
employer contribution, and pre-tax flexible benefits. Please send, fax or e-mail a resume and brief cover
letter (no calls), specifying for which position(s) you are applying, to Human Resources-ATTY, Legal
Action Center, 225 Varick St., New York, NY 10014. Fax: (212) 675-0286. E-mail: lacinfo@lac.org. Only




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candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The Legal Action Center is an equal opportunity
employer


Attorney-Rochester, NY

ADMISSION TO THE NEW YORK STATE BAR A MUST.

Typical Duties: Presents cases before administrative tribunals and courts; researches and analyzes legal
questions and issues and prepares confidential reports, memoranda, legal papers, and briefs; interviews
litigants, witnesses, and other parties to administrative and judicial proceedings; drafts correspondence
related to case inquiries.

Assignment: This position will cover the Rochester MHLS office and counties surrounding this office, and
includes representation of sex offenders alleged to be suffering from a mental abnormality in civil
commitment proceedings, including trials. Extensive travel without reliance on public carriers is necessary
for this position.

Application procedures: All interested persons to submit a UCS-5 Application for Employment Form
obtainable from the web http:\\www.nycourts.gov\careers\UCS5.pdf and a resume to

Emmett J. Creahan
Director
Mental Hygiene Legal Service
M. Dolores Denman Courthouse
50 East Avenue, Suite 402
Rochester, NY 14604


Assistant Capital Defender-Arlington, VA

The Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office ("NoVA CDO")emphasizes team-based defense and is
committed to the following values:

• Excellence in the provision of capital defender services for indigent defendants, accepting that ABA
Guidelines for high quality representation in capital case set a minimum standard in the field;
• Client-centered and relationship-based work that respects the humanity and dignity of all involved in the
criminal justice system; and
• Innovation and creativity in the provision of capital defense services.

Duties:
As part of a defense team, the attorney will provide effective assistance of counsel in accordance with the
ABA Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases,
including:
• Development and maintenance of positive and productive working relationships with clients and
significant other case participants;
• Legal research, analysis, and writing of motions and briefs;
• Investigation and preparation of evidence for pre-trial hearings, trials, and post-trial hearings;
• Development and implementation of case theory, investigation, and litigation strategies;
• Preparation for pre-trial, trial, and post-trial negotiations and litigation;
• Identification, selection, preparation, and presentation of expert witnesses;
• Courtroom advocacy in pre-trial, trial, post-trial, and appellate proceedings;
• Management and maintenance of case files and additional materials;
• Attendance at, and participation in, in-house and external trainings directed to improving and enhancing
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• Assisting in design, preparation, and presentation of in-house and external trainings in areas of specialized
knowledge or interest;
• Providing litigation support on a consultative basis to other capital defense practitioners; and
• Additional services and duties as the needs of the office dictate.




Requirements:
 Applications will be judged according to the following criteria (in no particular order); applicants are
expected to address the criteria in their application.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Either admitted , or eligible for admission, to the Virginia State Bar;
• Significant criminal defense experience;
• A commitment to working with clients in poverty;
• A commitment to excellence in the provision of capital defender services;
• Creativity and energy in approaching indigent defense and capital representation;
• Strengths in team work, client relations, and relationship building;
• Demonstrated skill and experience in written and oral advocacy; and
• Valid driver’s license, with the ability and willingness to travel within and without the state, including
travel to courts and various correctional institutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in capital defense casework;
• Experience or training concerning mental health issues associated with the criminal justice system;
• Experience working with disadvantaged client groups;
• Computer literacy, including but not limited to, the use of Microsoft Office applications, as well as
spreadsheet, database programs, and case management software; and
• Spanish language fluency.



How To Apply:
 Applicants should submit (1) a completed state application, (2) a cover letter with attached legal writing
sample, (3) a resume (―curriculum vitae‖), and (4) references online to Virginia State Job’s website,
http://jobs.virginia.gov, and search under Virginia Indigent Defense Commission or use the quick link
below. Inquiries should be directed to Edward J. Ungvarsky, Capital Defender, at 703.875.0103 or
eungvarsky@idc.virginia.gov. The position will remain open until filled.

https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=419258




Staff Attorney-Seattle, WA

NWIRP seeks a committed, Spanish-speaking bilingual attorney to work with the Legal Orientation
Program (LOP) at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, 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
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(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.

In addition to LOP work, the attorney will also provide direct representation to detained persons in removal
proceedings.

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.

REPORTS TO:

Supervising Attorney of the Tacoma Office

RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Conduct daily presentations, workshops and consultations in Spanish and English to persons detained at
the immigration detention center in Tacoma, Washington;
•Conduct self-help workshops for unrepresented detainees seeking relief from removal;
•Under the Supervising Attorney, communicate regularly with ICE, GEO, and EOIR;
•Perform administrative tasks related to LOP presentations;
•Provide direct representation to clients on the detained docket before the Department of Homeland
Security and before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (NOTE: Time allocated towards direct
representation is not covered under the LOP and is covered by funding that is separate and apart from
funding allocated by the DOJ);
•Maintain a working knowledge of significant policies, laws and trends in immigration law, particularly as
it impacts low-income immigrants and refugees ; and
•Engage in outreach and education in the area of immigrant rights.


Additional Qualifications:

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES:

•Law degree;
•Admission to the bar of any state in the U.S. (or a recent law graduate who has taken the bar or is taking
the bar in February 2010);
•Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights;
•Excellent written and oral communication skills;
•Commitment to working in a diverse and challenging working environment;
•Fluent in English and Spanish;
•Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently; and
•Proficiency in use of MS Word, MS Access, and MS Excel.


How to Apply:




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To APPLY:
Send cover letter, resume and references to: hr@nwirp.org with the subject ―Tacoma Attorney‖. Review of
applications will begin immediately, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.




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