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Public Interest Positions

Assistant Public Advocate-Anchorage, AK

Position Description:
 The Alaska Office of Public Advocacy is seeking an experienced trial attorney to represent clients in
felony criminal matters in Anchorage and other areas of Alaska as needed. This is a non-permanent
position with the State of Alaska, and the position will expire on or before April 5, 2011.


How To Apply:
 To apply please send a cover letter, resume, a list of three references, and a short (3-5 pages) writing
sample via email to Deputy Director Windy Hannaman: Windy.Hannaman.alaska.gov


Note:
 The State of Alaska is an EEO/ADA employer. Individuals requiring accommodations should call
(907)269-3500.


Executive Director-Anchorage-AK

Functions as the Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC), assists the board
of directors in developing the organizational mission and goals, establishs plans to carry out those goals,
and periodically assesses the client community's needs for service for use by the board in establishing
program priorities, identifying, and investigating possible sources of funding; ensuring commitments made
to funding sources are met, creating/maintaining positive relationships with the client community, the
community as a whole, local, state & national bar organizations, governmental & community organizations,
funding sources & media. Supervision of administrative staff, supervising attorneys, and other staff.
Development and administration of personnel policies, review and recommendations for change to salary
and benefits structure, responsibility for overall recruitment and hiring activities in conjunction with
supervisors, responding to client grievances, provision of oversight for board activities and meetings, and
other duties as assigned by the ALSC Board.


Requirements:
 Applicants must have a JD degree and seven years experience (five of which have been in the active
practice of law) Familiarity with cross-cultural situations desirable. Computer proficiency required. See
alsc-law.org for a complete job lising.


How To Apply:
 Submit resume, writing sample, and list of three professional references to: Darcie Warden, Assistant to
the Executive Director, ALSC, 1648 S. Cushman, Ste 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701 907-456-6359 FAX


Note:
 ALSC is strongly committed to employing a diverse staff. Native Americans, other minorities, women, and
persons with disibilities are encouraged to apply.


Salary:
$52,176 - $85,512 DOE




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Education Law Staff Attorney-Montgomery, AL

The Southern Poverty Law Center is seeking a attorney to serve as Director of Educational Advocacy to
manage legal and advocacy campaigns throughout the Deep South.

The Southern Poverty Law Center works to improve educational outcomes and reduce the imprisonment of
poor children of color in the Deep South by advocating for juvenile justice and educational system reform.
SPLC works to end school disciplinary practices that exclude students from public schools, to ensure that
juvenile justice systems are humane, and to reduce juvenile delinquency by building on the strengths of
young people and their families.

We use a variety of strategies to in our work—including community organizing legislative and media
advocacy, and litigation. Our litigation successes include IDEA litigation, which has resulted in the reform
of overly punitive, ineffective disciplinary policies. Our advocacy has caused school districts to adopt
Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS) to create a culture that fosters learning and reduces conflict in schools.
SPLC attorneys have also successfully protected the constitutional rights of imprisoned children in the
Deep South. Our public policy campaigns have secured funding for community-based alternatives to
incarceration and have reformed Mississippi’s and Alabama’s Youth Court Act.


Responsibilities of Position:

We are currently seeking an experienced and dedicated Director of Education Reform to work
collaboratively with our staff (based in New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS,; Miami, Fl, and Montgomery, Al)
to develop and execute campaigns and to manage SPLC’s education litigation docket. Responsibilities of
the position include:

• Supervising litigation, policy advocacy, outreach and other activities aimed at reforming educational
systems throughout the Deep South.
• Developing and executing multi-faceted campaigns that are responsive to families and youth and that
enhance SPLC’s ongoing reform efforts;
• Developing and executing novel education reform strategies aimed at eradicating race and disability
discrimination in the provision of educational services;
• Coordinating SPLC’s education reform activities to create a regional momentum for educational reform
throughout the South; and
• Working collaboratively with parents and students to identify concerns and craft achievable solutions.


Necessary Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

• A law degree and substantial litigation experience, including a familiarity with IDEA and §1983
litigation;
• Experience working on education reform campaigns that have used multi-pronged approaches to achieve
concrete, measurable results;
• Creativity and a demonstrated willingness to take calculated risks in crafting and executing strategies;
• Initiative, vision, and a strong commitment to the struggle for social justice;
• Strong writing and communication skills;
• Ability to prioritize responsibilities and have fun in a high-energy, fast paced work environment

This position will be based in our central office in Montgomery, Alabama.

The position provides a very competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a generous 401 (k) plan.
To apply for the position, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to
humanresources@splcenter.org. For more information about the position, contact


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


Additional Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

• A law degree and substantial litigation experience, including a familiarity with IDEA and §1983
litigation;
• Experience working on education reform campaigns that have used multi-pronged approaches to achieve
concrete, measurable results;
• Creativity and a demonstrated willingness to take calculated risks in crafting and executing strategies;
• Initiative, vision, and a strong commitment to the struggle for social justice;
• Strong writing and communication skills;
• Ability to prioritize responsibilities and have fun in a high-energy, fast paced work environment

How to Apply:
To apply for the position, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to
humanresources@splcenter.org.


Staff Attorney-Montgomery, AL

The Central Alabama Fair Housing Center (CAFHC) is a private, non-profit advocacy organization
founded in 1995 to promote equal housing opportunity and to combat housing discrimination in a 29-
county region of central Alabama. CAFHC assists individuals with fair housing complaints, provides fair
housing educational services, and administers a fair housing testing program.
The attorney will conduct client intake, investigate complaints, interview witnesses, handle a fair housing
case load, work collaboratively with other attorneys and advocacy organizations, assist with developing
legal strategies and program planning, engage in public speaking, and conduct public education. The
selected candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, proactive, self-motivated, and able to manage
multiple projects simultaneously. He/she must be able to work well both independently and with other staff
members. The candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to civil rights and experience working
with diverse communities. He/she must have excellent legal research and writing skills. Additionally, the
candidate must be willing to work non-traditional hours when needed.

Additional Qualifications:
J.D. + admission to Alabama State Bar, eligibility for waiver, or willingness to take the next Alabama Bar
examination.
How to Apply:
To apply please e-mail a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and law school transcript (if within four
years of law school graduation) to:

searchcommittee@cafhc.org



Staff Attorney-Los Angeles, CA

Under the supervision of the Policy and Legal Services Director, the Staff Attorney will be responsible for
providing comprehensive legal services to survivors of human trafficking including assisting clients seek
immigration, criminal and civil relief with an emphasis on immigration assistance. The Staff Attorney will
also be responsible for coordinating the legal program’s emergency response to breaking cases and




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developing and providing training on the issue of human trafficking to partner organizations, law firms, and
law enforcement. This is a full- time, exempt position.
Additional Qualifications:
Essential Duties
1. Assume caseload of trafficked clients;
2. Develop and implement creative, alternate legal strategies to assist trafficked persons;
3. Work collaboratively with social services and shelter staff;
4. Support advocacy work for policy reform that emphasizes the human rights of trafficked persons,
migrants and low wage workers;
5. Provide outreach and training to legal aid organizations, law firms, and law enforcement to assist
trafficked clients;
6. Recruit, supervise and train pro bono attorneys to assist trafficked clients;
7. Recruit and supervise legal fellows or interns;
8. Participate in LAPD task force for human trafficking victims;
9. Coordinate legal emergency response efforts.
Requirements
1. Active membership in the California State Bar required
2. Fluency in Spanish required
3. Experience in the practice of law, including two years immigration experience and competence in federal
and/or state criminal law and procedure
4. Commitment to serving the needs of trafficked persons, migrants and low wage workers
5. Ability to develop cooperative relationships with other legal service providers in areas relevant to
trafficked persons (includes immigration law and labor law)
6. Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with trafficked persons, legal organizations, community
based organizations, volunteer lawyers, and government agencies
7. Ability to develop and implement effective systems for managing own case load, as well as supervising
and monitoring legal caseloads handled by volunteer attorneys or other legal organizations
8. Experience developing and providing trainings to diverse groups
Desirable Qualifications
9. Knowledge of trafficking and the issues affecting trafficked persons
10. Experience in working with trafficked persons, migrants and low wage workers in the areas of
immigration, labor and civil litigation
11. Experience with criminal issues and experience in a legal services program
12. Familiarity with the rights of victims of crime and resources
13. Experience advocating for trafficked persons human rights in governmental and non-governmental
contexts, preferably in California or at the federal level.

How to Apply:
Email cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to reception@castla.org. Due to the high volume
of resumes received only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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 staff attorney position
working on advocacy to reduce unfair barriers to employment of people with criminal records. Specifically,
the new hire will work with a team to promote model federal, state and local policies regulating criminal
background checks for employment. In addition, the position will work in California and with advocates
nationally to enforce federal anti-discrimination laws that prohibit blanket hiring and firing policies that
deny employment to people with criminal records.

Responsibilities


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• Coordinate advocacy initiatives in California, engaging key constituencies and allied organizations;
• Support federal policy initiatives, including both legislative and agency-level reforms;
• Assist in staffing 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;
• Evaluate data and generate reports documenting the impact of model policies that promote employment 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.



Requirements:
 Qualifications
• Substantial experience in policy advocacy and research promoting civil rights, criminal justice and/or
employment rights issues;
• Law school degree, with four to seven years of direct legal experience preferred;
• Excellent written and oral communication (Spanish-language fluency 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 May 14, 2010.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to jobs@nelp.org with “Oakland Staff Attorney Application” in
subject heading.


Note:
NELP is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, people of color, the disabled, and
members of the LGBT community are encouraged to apply.


Salary:
• Compensation dependent on years of experience based on NELP’s collective bargaining agreement.
Excellent benefits package.


Attorney-San Francisco, CA

HomeBase, a non-profit public policy law firm focused on homelessness, seeks a full-time lawyer or policy
analyst to join our team immediately. Position responsibilities will include researching, analyzing, and
writing technical administrative documents about homelessness and housing-related topics; facilitating
meetings; and performing advocacy. Other work will include training, providing technical assistance, and
supporting organizational clients, homeless service providers, and coalitions. HomeBase prefers candidates
with a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience and knowledge of homelessness and poverty issues.
Applicants must be flexible, able to travel, personable, detail oriented, able to balance multiple ongoing
projects, and a licensed driver.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and salary history to jobs@homebaseccc.org.

How to Apply:
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary history to jobs@homebaseccc.org.




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Housing Law Attorney-Washington, DC

Background: The Legal Clinic is one of the five programs of Bread for the City, a non-profit organization
providing free services to low-income residents of Washington, DC. Bread for the City takes a
comprehensive approach to addressing the needs of poor clients and provides a range of services including
supplemental food, clothing, medical care, legal assistance, and social work services. Please see
www.breadforthecity.org for more information.

The Bread for the City Legal Clinic exists to ensure better access to justice for low-income individuals in
our nation’s capital. The Legal Clinic provides front-line civil legal services primarily in three areas of law:
housing, family, and public benefits. Our Housing Law practice includes defending tenants against
complaints for possession of real estate, affirmative litigation on behalf of tenants and tenant associations,
representation at administrative agencies, and advice and counsel in a variety of housing-related matters.

Position Description: The Legal Clinic in our Southeast Center is seeking one attorney with 1-3 years’
experience for our Housing Law practice. Specifically, we seek one attorney to work in the new Court-
Based Legal Services Project. The attorney will work one or two days per week in an office at the
Landlord/Tenant Branch of D.C. Superior Court, providing immediate representation to referred clients in
emergency matters. Many of those cases will then be retained by our clinic for continued representation by
the court-based attorney. The attorney will also maintain a caseload of other housing matters that come
through the clinic’s regular intake procedures, and conduct advocacy, education and other outreach
activities. This project is in collaboration with other legal services providers.


Salary: Bread for the City’s legal clinic offers competitive salaries, based on experience, and a generous
benefits package.


Additional Qualifications:
A J.D. degree, excellent research and writing skills, outstanding oral communication skills, strong
organizational skills, a high degree of flexibility, an ability to work collaboratively with other staff, as well
as self-motivation. Some knowledge or experience in housing law is a plus. The candidate must also be
adept at interacting with a wide variety of people, and comfortable working in a busy, open, noisy work
environment, with no private offices for staff. A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice
is a must, as well as a sense of humor. Seriously. Prior experience in a public interest and/or grassroots
setting is highly desirable. Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred for these positions. The candidate is
expected to either be a member of the D.C. Bar, or be eligible to waive into the D.C. Bar. 2010 graduates
need not apply.
How to Apply:
Bread for the City encourages all interested persons regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion
or disability to apply immediately. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, short
writing sample, and a list of 3 references to:

Vytas V. Vergeer, Legal Clinic Director
vvergeer@breadforthecity.org

Immigration Attorney-Miami, FL

FIAC seeks bright, committed attorney who can speak and write Haitian Creole.

General Immigration: Represent immigrants before USCIS and Immigration Court for asylum, HRIFA,
Waiver, TPS, and deportation defense cases.


Requirements:


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Language requirement: proficient in Haitian Creole.

Must be admitted to a bar.


How To Apply:
 Submit resume to info@fiacfla.org;
mail to FIAC, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., #400, Miami, FL 33137;
or send by fax to 305-576-6273.


Note:
Top candidates will be invited to interview and submit a writing sample and references. FIAC is an
EOE/AA employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.


Salary:
Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package.


Managing Attorney-Jackson, MS

The Southern Poverty Law Center is seeking a Jackson-based attorney/advocate to manage juvenile justice
and education advocacy campaigns throughout Mississippi.

Project Description:

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mississippi office works to reduce the imprisonment of poor children
of color by advocating for juvenile justice and educational reforms. SPLC works to end school disciplinary
practices that exclude students from public schools, to ensure that juvenile justice systems are humane, and
to reduce juvenile delinquency by building on the strengths of young people and their families.

We use a variety of strategies to in our work—including community engagement and mobilizing,
legislative and media advocacy, and litigation. Our litigation successes include IDEA litigation which has
resulted in the reform of overly punitive, ineffective disciplinary policies. As a result of our advocacy, a
number of school districts have adopted Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS), to create a culture that fosters
learning and reduces conflict in schools. SPLC attorneys have also successfully protected the constitutional
rights of imprisoned children throughout the state of Mississippi. This litigation has resulted in a substantial
reduction in the number of incarcerated young people. Our public policy campaigns have secured funding
for community-based alternatives to incarceration and have reformed Mississippi’s Youth Court Act.


Responsibilities of Position:

We are currently seeking an experienced and dedicated Managing Attorney/Advocate to work
collaboratively with our staff on multiple initiatives. Responsibilities of the position include:

• Managing the daily operations of the Mississippi office and providing supervision and support to our staff
of attorneys, advocates and administrative professionals;
• Developing and executing policy, legal and/or community-based campaigns that are responsive to needs
of families and youth and that complement and enhance SPLC’s ongoing campaigns;
• Communicating regularly with SPLC staff across the southern region about the work in Mississippi;
• Leading advocacy campaigns that are developed in collaboration with SPLC staff;
• Representing SPLC in various forums, including before community groups, legislators and state agencies;




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• Producing (or supervising the production of) advocacy materials including one-pagers, briefing books,
op-eds, media advisories and other written materials necessary to support our campaigns; and
• Working collaboratively with juvenile justice and education stakeholders, elected officials, the faith-based
community, and other advocacy organizations.


Necessary Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

• Experience working on education and/or juvenile justice reform campaigns that have used multi-pronged
approaches to achieve concrete, measurable results;
• Creativity and a demonstrated willingness to take calculated risks in crafting and executing strategies;
• Initiative, vision, and a strong commitment to the struggle for social justice;
• Strong writing and communication skills;
• A non-hierarchical, client-centered approach to advocacy, and experience working with and for parents,
students, and/or imprisoned young people;
• Experience collaborating with lawmakers, school boards, other elected officials and/or law enforcement;
• Ability to prioritize responsibilities and have fun in a high-energy, fast paced work environment;
• Experience working in Mississippi on social justice issues;
• A Mississippi law license, public policy and litigation experience are strongly preferred.

The position provides a very competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a generous 401 (k) plan.
To apply for the position, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to
humanresources@splcenter.org. For more information about the position, contact Sheila Bedi at
sbedi@splcenter.org.

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

Additional Qualifications:
• Experience working on education and/or juvenile justice reform campaigns that have used multi-pronged
approaches to achieve concrete, measurable results;
• Creativity and a demonstrated willingness to take calculated risks in crafting and executing strategies;
• Initiative, vision, and a strong commitment to the struggle for social justice;
• Strong writing and communication skills;
• A non-hierarchical, client-centered approach to advocacy, and experience working with and for parents,
students, and/or imprisoned young people;
• Experience collaborating with lawmakers, school boards, other elected officials and/or law enforcement;
• Ability to prioritize responsibilities and have fun in a high-energy, fast paced work environment;
• Experience working in Mississippi on social justice issues;
• A Mississippi law license, public policy and litigation experience are strongly preferred

How to Apply:
To apply for the position, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to
humanresources@splcenter.org.

Assistant Federal Public Defender-Las Vegas, NV

Job Title
  Assistant Federal Public Defender


Job Location
 Las Vegas, NV


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Job Type
 Legal - Defender
Organization Information:
 Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada
 411 E. Bonneville, Ste. 250
 Las Vegas, NV 89101




Position Description:
 This is a two (2) year, full-time position located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Trial Unit represents indigent
persons charged with criminal offenses in the United States District Court and appellate representation in
the Circuit Court of Appeals. The selected applicant should expect to defend the full range of federal
criminal offenses, including violent, white collar and immigration crimes. The position requires travel for
litigation and investigation.


Requirements:
 Applicants must have some criminal trial experience, and strong writing skills. A working knowledge of
the Federal Sentencing Guidelines is a plus.
Applicant must be a member in good standing of a state bar.


How To Apply:
Send resume, references, and two writing samples.


Salary:
Salary is commensurate with experience and education, and is equivalent to salaries for Assistant U.S.
Attorneys with similar experience.


Executive Director-Newark, NJ

Job Description: The Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the mission of the Eastern
Environmental Law Center. As the organization enters a new phase in its life cycle, the Executive Director
will also work with the Board of Directors to create a vision statement and to engage in the necessary
strategic planning to ensure that the necessary resources and specialties are in place. The Executive
Director is also responsible for building and managing our staff, developing and enhancing our
organizational resources, developing and implementing a plan to build a private donor base and other
fundraising strategies. The Executive Director will develop and implement coordinated strategies to best
assist the clients served.
Additional Qualifications:
On a day-to-day basis, the Executive Director's work includes:
Advocacy: Understanding the problems faced by the communities served and facilitating the creation of
sound legal strategies to achieve the
goals. Interact, as appropriate, with decision-makers-including state legislators, Executive branch
personnel, environmental agency staff and
local and federal officials. Responsibilities also include developing messages and materials, building and
tracking relationships, and enhancing
the organization’s access and reputation among decision makers. The Executive Director is also responsible
for supervising and providing legal
support on legal matters.


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Policy development: Developing our approach to providing full spectrum legal services to the community
to address environmental problems
within a broader political context, including strategy sessions, policy advice, client counseling,
negotiations, formal and informal advocacy before
administrative agencies, and litigation.
Media outreach: Serving as the public spokesperson for the organization through media events, press
releases, editorial board meetings and
other promotional tactics. Building increased name recognition and support for the organization’s ‘brand’.
Staff recruitment and management:
Overseeing the organization’s staff including planning, training, evaluating, and conducting staff meetings
and retreats; recruiting, training, and
developing new staff.
Fundraising: Writing grant proposals, building relationships with foundations, raising money from private
foundations, developing and meeting
with large donors, and working with the Board’s Revenue Committee to develop new sources of revenue
for the organization.
Legal and Administrative: Ensuring that the organization is meeting all local, state and federal legal, tax,
labor, and other non-profit corporation
requirements. The Executive Director also is responsible for developing budgets and spending plans and
tracking income and expenses.
Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will have a strong commitment to and understanding of environmental issues, and a
track-record of leadership. We are
seeking a goal-driven and results-oriented individual who has excellent verbal, writing, and analytical skills
and the ability to speak persuasively in
a charged environment. Candidates should have at least 8 years of relevant professional experience
performing the job duties described in this
announcement, including a minimum of 5 years of litigation experience sufficient to allow the Executive
Director to supervise other lawyers and
assist and advise with all litigated and other legal matters. Ideal candidate will have a thorough
understanding of environmental
issues facing the environmental and conservation communities, particularly in New Jersey and the
northeast region, and should be admitted to
practice in New Jersey or commit to sitting for the New Jersey bar exam.
How to Apply:
How to Apply: Send a cover letter and resume electronically to the President of the Board of Directors and
head of the Search Committee, Edward Lloyd, at info@easternenvironmental.org. Please specify that you
are applying for the Executive Director position in the subject line of the e-mail, and be sure to mention
where you saw this position advertised. The Search Committee will begin to review applications on May
21, 2010 and will consider applications received on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Foreclosure Defense Attorney-Bronx, NY

Legal Services NYC - Bronx seeks two staff attorneys to work in its Foreclosure Prevention Unit. As the
foreclosure crisis intensifies in the Bronx, and disproportionately affects its working poor, minority and
elderly homeowners, the borough requires a substantial increase in the availability of competent foreclosure
prevention representation. The Foreclosure Prevention Unit’s practice includes representation of
homeowners in state court settlement conferences, negotiation of mortgage loan modifications, state and
federal litigation, and community outreach and education.

Requirements:
Admission to New York Bar
Excellent analytical, writing, and advocacy skills
Some litigation experience strongly preferred
Fluency in Spanish desirable, although not required


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Salary determined by Collective Bargaining Agreement. Excellent benefit package.

How to Apply:
Applicants should mail or email a resume, together with a cover letter and writing sample, to:

William A. Loeb
Director, Foreclosure Prevention Unit
Legal Services NYC - Bronx
579 Courtlandt Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
wloeb@bx.ls-nyc.org
Please write “Job Application” in the subject line.

Family Legal Center Attorney-New York, NY

LIFT offers one-of-a-kind services to some of the City’s most vulnerable families as they self-advocate in
the Family Court system. We seek a one-of-a-kind Family Law Attorney to join our team to support and
supervise an innovative pilot Family Legal Center satellite location to serve unrepresented litigants at the
Queens County Family Court.

In 2007, LIFT launched the Family Legal Center (FLC). LIFT's FLC empowers unrepresented parents and
grandparents to successfully advocate for themselves in child support, custody and visitation cases. All
FLC participants work one-on-one with program associates, social workers and/or paralegals to receive
legal information tailored to their specific case. As a key member of the LIFT team, the FLC Attorney will
pilot a satellite FLC location to serve litigants in Queens. The FLC Attorney will coordinate the daily
operations and services of the Queens FLC location. The daily operations will include coordinating and
supporting the Queens LIFT staff and volunteers, including the Queens Education & Information Site
Coordinator, social work field placement intern, and volunteer attorneys coordinated through the New York
Family Court Volunteer Attorney Program. Those volunteer attorneys provide 30-minute, one-time legal
advice to litigants in Queens County Family Court on matters of child support, paternity, custody,
visitation, PINS, juvenile delinquency, family offense and guardianship. The FLC Attorney will ensure
high quality legal services for the pilot program’s participants, and serve as a resource for complex legal
issues.

Each of LIFT’s unique programs provides families with legal information and compassionate guidance so
that they are empowered to successfully advocate for themselves in Family Court. LIFT will launch this
innovative FLC satellite pilot in March 2010. LIFT is a dynamic, growth-oriented organization. It is also a
great place to work. We maintain an open, flexible culture and support a healthy work-life balance. The
organization encourages ongoing professional development and invests in staff training. Team members are
talented and committed. In addition to the satisfaction of seeing the impact they have on the lives of
children and families.
Responsibilities include:
• Oversee daily operation of the FLC satellite pilot program at Queens County Family Court;
• Coordinate social work, program associate and legal information service delivery for Queens FLC
participants;
• Conduct outreach and maintain quality assurance to meet FLC service goals;
• Build and maintain partnerships in support of the Queens FLC pilot program;
• Supervise, support and serve as a resource for volunteer attorneys;
• Provide legal information and compassionate guidance to participants involved in Family Court;
• Manage relationships with volunteer lawyers' program coordinators;
• Collect data, maintain files and draft reports;
• Assist with administrative tasks.

Qualifications:
• JD;


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• Licensed and in good standing to practice law in New York State;
• Three to five years practice experience in family law;
• Program management experience;
• Experience managing and supporting volunteers;
• A strong desire and experience working with underserved populations;
• Excellent communication skills, energy and enthusiasm;
• Ability to handle multiple tasks, work independently and in an team environment; and
• Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Salary: LIFT offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package.


LIFT is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Melanie Hart by email at mhart@LIFTonline.org. Please put “FLC
Attorney” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Senior Staff Attorney-New York, NY

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is seeking applications for a senior staff attorney in its
disability rights practice. The attorney will work principally in NYLPI’s Deinstitutionalization Program,
which addresses the needs of adults with disabilities who are or have been institutionalized, as well as those
of children with disabilities in foster care. The attorney will pursue impact litigation and individual
representation, as well as assist in the monitoring of a recent federal court order requiring the community
integration of adults with mental illness.

NYLPI is a not-for-profit civil rights law firm. NYLPI’s staff attorneys, community organizers, and
advocates engage in advocacy and impact litigation in the areas of disability rights, environmental justice
and community development, and access to health care. In addition, NYLPI harnesses the resources of
more than 100 of New York’s most prestigious law firms and corporate legal departments to provide free
legal assistance to community organizations and not-for-profits.

Visit us to learn more at www.nylpi.org.
Additional Qualifications:
• A minimum of five years of litigation experience
• Excellent writing, analytic and public speaking skills
• Demonstrated ability to manage, lead groups, and to mentor
• Experience with disability rights or civil rights work

How to Apply:
Please send applications as soon as possible to Ann-Marie Neville amneville@mlaglobal.com with the
words: Attention: NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis,
and must include a cover letter, resume, and three references (including daytime telephone numbers).

Staff Attorney-New York, NY

The Northeast office of Earthjustice (based in New York City and serving Connecticut, New Jersey, New
York, and Pennsylvania) has an immediate opening for an experienced environmental litigator. Earthjustice
is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and
wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-
reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws and regulations on behalf of hundreds
of organizations and communities. The Northeast office operates on both a national and regional scale in
furtherance of three principal goals: making way for renewable energy by diminishing coal dependence,
reducing exposure to toxic chemicals, and fighting irresponsible exploitation of natural gas from the




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Marcellus Shale. We are seeking a committed, creative, entrepreneurial attorney who will help to build our
environmental health docket.
Additional Qualifications:
Qualifications: Applicants must have 5-7 years of legal experience, preferably in environmental law, and be
admitted, or be willing to apply for admission, to the New York State bar. The position carries lead or
second-chair responsibility, depending on experience, for investigating, initiating, developing, and
managing strategic environmental litigation in federal and state courts. Outstanding research, analysis,
writing, and speaking skills are essential. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated passion for
public health and the environment, a proven ability to litigate both independently and as a team member, a
commitment to serving diverse clients, capacity for training and mentorship of junior staff, and a facility
for other aspects of public interest advocacy, including media outreach.
How to Apply:
Application Procedure: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter, resume,
two legal writing samples (including at least one recent litigation document), and names and contact
information of three references by e-mail to: eajusny@earthjustice.org. Subject line should read: Staff
Attorney Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer, which welcomes qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities,
physical and mental abilities, genders, and sexual orientations.

Staff Attorney-New York, NY

NYLAG’s General Legal Services Unit has an opening for a staff attorney to practice public assistance and
food stamp law. NYLAG seeks a dynamic attorney who, through a combination of advocacy tools, can
achieve a high impact for our clients in these complex and ever-changing areas of law. The attorney hired
for this position will play an active role in ensuring the availability of these subsistence benefits to New
York City residents. To achieve this, the attorney will:

• handle individual public benefits cases, including representing clients in administrative fair hearings and
on Article 78 petitions;
• in conjunction with the director of GLS, supervise GLS paralegal case handlers on public assistance and
food stamp matters;
• actively participate in City and State-wide task forces and other advocacy coalitions on behalf of NYLAG
and its clients;
• coordinate the individual relief in certain of NYLAG’s public benefits class actions cases;
• monitor and enforce compliance with certain public benefits class action settlements and judgments,
including Reynolds v. Giuliani, Morel v. Giuliani, and Williston v. Eggleston; and
• identify systemic problems with the delivery of public assistance and food stamps benefits and address
these problems through advocacy and, when necessary, impact litigation.

NYLAG is a not-for-profit law office that provides free civil legal services for low-income New Yorkers.
GLS helps individuals of all ages in the areas of public benefits law, elder law, employment law, housing
law, and foreclosure prevention. Staff attorneys, paralegals, and volunteer case handlers secure Home Care,
Medicaid, Medicare, public assistance, food stamps, Social Security Disability, SSI, and other vital
government support services and provide eviction prevention, foreclosure prevention, and consumer law
services for eligible, low-income individuals. GLS staff also conducts educational seminars for health care
professionals, social workers, advocates, and the general community about accessing benefits and
specialized areas of law.



Additional Qualifications:
NYLAG seeks a highly motivated attorney with a demonstrated commitment to public interest law.
Applicants must have excellent communication, research, and writing skills. Civil legal services, clinical,
fellowship, and/or clerkship experience required. Preference will be given to those applicants with public
benefits experience and / or with bilingual ability.


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How to Apply:
To be considered for this position, e-mail a cover letter and a resume to Randal S. Jeffrey, Director,
General Legal Services Unit, at rjeffrey@nylag.org. We will ask for writing samples and references before
interviewing.

Staff Attorney-Special Litigation Group-New York, NY

The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) is seeking applications for a Staff Attorney or Senior
Staff Attorney position in its Special Litigation Unit (SLU).

The SLU attorney will work on all aspects of impact litigation (mostly class actions), including litigating
existing cases and developing new cases based on the needs of our clients. NYLAG’s impact litigation
currently focuses on ensuring access to public benefits (such as public assistance, food stamps, Medicaid,
and home care) and enforcing the rights of immigrants, people with disabilities, and consumers.

NYLAG is a not-for-profit law office that provides free civil legal services for low-income New Yorkers.
Current SLU lawsuits include Brito v. New York City Housing Authority, challenging systemic failures to
maintain and repair elevators in New York City public housing developments; Shakhnes v. Eggleston,
challenging widespread delays in providing hearings to challenge denials of Medicaid-funded home care;
Belovic v. Doar, challenging systemic failures to provide adequate protective services to mentally and
physically disabled adults with no family or friends available to assist them; and Milanes v. Chertoff,
challenging excessive delays in the naturalization application process. NYLAG’s Special Litigation Unit
maintains its own litigation docket and also co-counsels cases with other public interest organizations and
private firms to secure creative, systemic relief for our clients.



Additional Qualifications:
We are seeking applicants with a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and excellent
communication, research, and writing skills. To be considered for a Staff Attorney position, applicants
must have litigation experience or civil legal services, clinical, fellowship, and/or clerkship experience. To
be considered for a Senior Staff Attorney position, applicants must have at least five years of relevant
litigation experience and be willing to mentor and train less experienced attorneys. All applicants must be
admitted to practice law in New York.
How to Apply:
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Jane Greengold Stevens, Director of Litigation, at
nylag-slu@nylag.org, with “Staff Attorney 2010” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a
rolling basis. We will ask for writing samples and references before interviewing.

Health Law Staff Attorney-Carrboro, NC

The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) seeks a staff attorney to join its dynamic team working to
ensure access and quality health care for vulnerable people. The ideal candidate will have strong research
and writing skills; experience with or interest in litigation; the ability to work individually, in national
coalitions and within communities of color; and will demonstrate an understanding of the unique issues of
reproductive justice as they impact low income people, women of color and other marginalized
populations.

This position is housed in NHeLP’s Chapel Hill, North Carolina office.

Primary Responsibilities:
--Work with NHeLP’s Executive Director, Legal Director, and Managing Attorneys to implement the
Program’s health and justice agenda and to develop innovative legal theories and a broad array of strategies
and policy solutions related to reproductive justice at the national, state and local levels.




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--Participate in individual and class action litigation, including conducting research and fact gathering,
preparing pleadings, participating in oral argument, and writing and reviewing amicus curiae briefs where
appropriate.
--Develop analyses and publications concerning legal and policy developments, legislation, and regulations
concerning reproductive justice.
--Conduct legislative and administrative advocacy in cooperation with field attorneys and health advocates
including drafting legislation, performing research, and participating in meetings, where appropriate.
--Develop and conduct trainings, presentations, outreach and education.
Additional Qualifications:
--J.D. degree and admission to a state bar
--3 years' legal experience
--Knowledge of public health insurance, especially Medicaid
--Ability to think creatively, and to work independently and as part of a team
--Commitment to NHeLP’s mission of providing the best possible representation to the low-income
community
--Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills and a sense of humor
--Some travel required

Commitment:
Full-time, immediate availability

Salary:
Commensurate with experience; generous benefits

Organizational Description:
The National Health Law Program was established in 1969 as a national resource on public health
insurance programs and civil rights laws. With offices on both coasts, we manage a broad array of national,
state, and local projects ranging from complex analyses of Medicaid law, class action litigation, and
individualized technical support. We provide legal expertise to non-profit health organizations as well as
frame new legal theories and work with policy makers to implement public programs grounded in the
experience and needs of health consumers. NHeLP works on a day-to-day basis with other national and
state advocacy and community-based organizations on strategy, analysis, litigation, and joint activities to
address health access problems that imperil the ability of Americans, particularly low-income and special
needs populations, to get the care they need.

NHeLP is committed to a diverse staff. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ
persons, are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to:
Jane Perkins
National Health Law Program
101 East Weaver St., Suite G-7
Carrboro, NC 27510
nhelpnc@healthlaw.org


Staff Attorney-Wilmington, NC

Organization Information:
Legal Aid of North Carolina
PO Box 814
Wilmington, NC 28402-0814




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Position Description:
 Background:
Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) seeks to fill a Staff Attorney position in Wilmington Office, which
provides free legal assistance in civil matters to low-income persons in a seven-county area (Bladen,
Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender Counties) in southeastern North
Carolina. LANC is a nonprofit [501(c)3] law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters in all 100
counties of North Carolina to those households whose income falls below 125% of the federal poverty
guidelines.

Responsibilities & Duties:
Advise and represent low-income clients in civil actions and conduct community education. The selected
applicant’s practice will consist primarily of homelessness prevention, including eviction defense and
affirmative litigation. The applicant will also handle matters in other practice areas as the needs of the
office and applicant’s interests develop.


Requirements:
 North Carolina Bar license. A demonstrated commitment to assisting low-income people or public interest
and a desire to work in a collaborative and team-oriented environment are essential. High proficiency in
Spanish is preferred, but not absolutely required.


How To Apply:
Send resume, writing sample, three (3) references and cover letter to:

Richard M. Klein, Esq.
Senior Managing Attorney
Legal Aid of North Carolina
PO Box 814
Wilmington, NC 28402-0814

OR, by E-mail to: richardk@legalaidnc.org



Note:
 Legal Aid of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, the elderly and the
disabled are encouraged to apply.

Managing Attorney-Philadelphia, PA

Job Location
 Philadelphia, PA


Job Type
 Legal - Civil
Organization Information:
 SeniorLAW Center
 100 S. Broad Street, Suite 1810
 Philadelphia, PA 19110

Position Description:
 This position presents an opportunity to make an enormous difference in the lives of individuals and
communities in need. We seek an energetic, flexible, creative, confident, and culturally-sensitive individual
to provide day-to-day management of SeniorLAW Center’s legal staff of attorneys and advocates, law


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students and volunteers. Primary duties include: oversight of client intake; case review and management;
staff and volunteer attorney training and supervision; and developing organizational policies and priorities
with Executive Director. The Managing Attorney fosters relationships with a diverse range of local and
regional legal and aging service providers and community groups and is an essential member of
SeniorLAW Center’s Leadership Team.


Requirements:
 Applicants must be active members of the Pennsylvania Bar (or have ability to waive in), with a minimum
of five years’ relevant legal experience. Significant management or supervisory experience, and
demonstrated leadership abilities in a legal organization, with emphasis upon direct client services. Strong
organizational and interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication abilities; optimistic
outlook and sense of humor. Excellent personal computer skills and aptitude (case management software
experience preferred). Strong commitment and sensitivity to serving diverse and vulnerable communities.


How To Apply:
Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to the attention of Karen C. Buck, Esq.,
Executive Director, via e-mail to kbuck@seniorlawcenter.org.


Note:
 SeniorLAW Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate by reason of age, gender,
race/ethnicity, national origin, disability, religion, or sexual orientation in hiring. Persons of diverse
backgrounds and orientations are encouraged to apply.




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