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Staff Attorney-Mobile, AL

Legal Services Alabama seeks to employ a Staff Attorney in its Mobile Office to provide direct services to
low-income people in the areas of consumer law, housing law, employment law, family law, public
benefits, probate, and other civil matters.

 Admission to the Alabama State Bar is required. Experience working with a low-income population
preferred. Computer proficiency required.

How To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, references, and a recent legal writing sample to:


No telephone calls or faxes, please.

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Program and Employer.

Salary $34,000+ DOE. Benefits include medical insurance, paid leave and paid holidays.

Submission Deadline:
Until Filled

Staff Attorney-Fairbanks, AK

Alaska Legal Services Corporation ( ALSC ) is seeking a staff attorney in the Fairbanks Law Office. The
attorney will provide legal representation to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in various civil
proceeding in the Interior of Alaska and North Slope Borough.

 Applicants must be either admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice law in another state
and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver. Information on the AK Bar Rule waiver can be found on
AK Bar Association's website. Familiarity with cross-cultural situations desirable. Computer proficiency

How To Apply:
 Submit resume, writing sample, and three professional references to Dorothy Heim, Supervising Attorney,
Alaska Legal Services Corp., 1648 S. Cushman Street, Ste. 300, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701-6228. FAX 907-

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

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Appellate Litigation Specialist-Washington, DC

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks an experienced appellate specialist to work on
litigation and pursue an affirmative anti-poverty law reform agenda before D.C.’s highest court, the District
of Columbia Court of Appeals. The Director will work closely with each of Legal Aid’s practice units, with
other legal services programs, and with pro bono counsel to influence the development of decisional law in
a manner favorable to litigants living in poverty.

The Legal Aid Society was formed in 1932 to “provide legal aid and counsel to indigent persons in civil
law matters and to encourage measures by which the law may better protect and serve their needs.” Legal
Aid is the oldest general civil legal services program in the District of Columbia. Over the last 70 years,
tens of thousands of the District’s neediest residents have been served by Legal Aid staff and volunteers. In
pursuit of our mission, Legal Aid employs a range of strategies to address the legal needs of our clients and
our client community. The largest part of our work is direct client service in our legal and social work
programs. From the experiences of our clients, we identify opportunities for law reform, public policy
advocacy and systemic reform litigation.

The Appellate Advocacy Program was founded in 2004 in an effort to help the civil legal services
community to develop a concerted law reform agenda before the D.C. Court of Appeals. The Project is
named for its first Director, Barbara McDowell, who joined Legal Aid after having served as an Assistant
to the Solicitor General. She was a well respected appellate advocate who had argued 18 cases before the
Supreme Court of the United States and numerous others before federal appellate courts. At Legal Aid, Ms.
McDowell became the leading anti-poverty voice in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Ms.
McDowell passed away in January at far too young an age.

Tasks and Duties

The Director of the program will lead this law reform effort. The attorney will draft briefs and present oral
arguments on cases of importance to persons living in poverty. Through close work with Legal Aid’s
practice units and careful monitoring of the courts and administrative tribunals, the Director of the Program
will help identify significant emerging or unresolved issues for presentation before the Court. In addition to
serving as lead counsel on matters, the attorney will also help develop cases at the trial level that may
present law reform issues, participate as amicus, coordinate the work of volunteer attorneys, coordinate the
development of issues and the filing of briefs with other legal services providers, and act as a resource to
anti-poverty advocates with cases in the Court of Appeals. The position may also involve supervisory
responsibility over staff attorneys, fellows, and/or pro bono counsel.

Additional Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following:

*Strong research, writing, and appellate advocacy skills;
*The ability to supervise and work collaboratively with other staff and volunteer attorneys;
*Significant appellate litigation experience; and
*A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.

How to Apply:

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Legal Aid encourages all interested persons regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or
disability to apply.

Interested persons should send a letter of interest, resume and legal writing sample to:

Director, Appellate Advocacy Program Search
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
1331 H Street, N.W., Suite 350
Washington, D.C. 20005

Or e-mail:

DNA Staff Attorney-Washington, DC

The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the correction and
prevention of wrongful convictions in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. For almost two
years, MAIP has been intimately engaged in a groundbreaking project in which the Commonwealth of
Virginia is performing post-conviction DNA testing in nearly 1,000 old cases in which biological evidence
was saved in the state crime laboratory between 1973 and 1988 (before DNA testing was used in courts).

Some of the defendants in these cases have been notified by letter about this project, and more than 50 of
them have contacted MAIP and are claiming innocence. In the next few months, many more defendants are
likely to be notified about this project via pro bono attorneys trained in part by MAIP. Thus, we anticipate
many more innocence claims in the months ahead.

MAIP recently has received a grant to assist us with the increasing demands of this work and therefore is
seeking a staff attorney to coordinate several aspects of this project, including representation of potentially
innocent defendants; training, recruiting, and co-counseling with pro bono lawyers; and other advocacy
intended to ensure the fair treatment of all individuals affected by the new testing.

The Staff Attorney’s duties will include:

• Working with pro bono lawyers at an area law firm to screen the innocence claims. This will include
factual assessments, reviewing the DNA test results, consulting with experts, working with the defendants
themselves, and working to obtain the necessary legal and scientific documents.
• Recruiting, training, and supervising pro bono lawyers who will co-counsel with MAIP in the
representation of the defendants whose cases we accept.
• Co-counseling with those firms in the representation.
• Managing a panel of DNA experts who are reviewing the cases.
• Working with the Virginia State Bar to help train and monitor the pro bono lawyers notifying defendants.
• When exonerations do occur, helping to coordinate post-exoneration services and compensation; studies
of the causes of wrongful conviction in those cases; and media coverage.
• Working with the Executive Director to ensure that any systematic problems with the testing or process
are exposed and addressed by the relevant Commonwealth agencies.

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• Other duties that might arise in the general management of this project.
• Other MAIP duties, as appropriate.

Additional Qualifications:


• Excellent writing and editing skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to communicate with a diverse group of people, including prisoners, law firm attorneys, and state
• Criminal law or litigation experience preferred.
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks.
• Ability to conduct some travel within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
• Some understanding of DNA testing methodologies a plus but not required.
• Virginia Bar membership or willingness to take the Virginia Bar preferred.

How to Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references via mail or email to:

Shawn Armbrust, Executive Director
Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

Immigration Attorney-Washington, DC

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit, legal services organization has an
immediate opening for an experienced immigration attorney to work on immigration issues as they relate to
the Violence Against Women Act (including trafficking and gender-based asylum), and the need enhance
and expand the immigration legal services capacity of domestic violence service providers to provide legal
services to battered immigrants. Responsibilities include providing program management technical
assistance and training to attorneys and advocates; developing training materials and manuals; planning
conferences; public speaking; public policy research and analysis; and overseeing the implementation of
grants, including writing renewal proposals and project reports. Qualified applicants must have a strong
background in immigration law and program management. The position requires some travel, knowledge of
immigrant rights and grant management, excellent oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated
project management skills.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume, references, writing sample, and salary
requirements immediately to VAWA Immigration Attorney Search, CLINIC, 415 Michigan Avenue, NE,

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Suite 200, Washington, DC 20017. E-Mail: Fax: (202) 635-2649. No
telephone calls, please. CLINIC is an equal opportunity employer; women and individuals from diverse
backgrounds are encouraged to apply. CLINIC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Visit us on the web at

Senior Counsel-Washington, DC

The National Women’s Law Center is seeking a legislative representative for its women’s health and
reproductive rights program. The individual will have responsibility for assisting with monitoring and
responding to key federal and state policy developments in the areas of access to health care and health
insurance, including health care reform, Medicaid, SCHIP and private insurance, and general women’s
health. Additionally, the individual will develop written materials to advance the goals of the Center,
participate in a variety of federal health and reproductive rights coalitions, and help coordinate advocacy
strategies with the Center’s field and communication staff, as well as work with federal and state
policymakers and advocates.

 The ideal candidate will be a creative, self-motivated, strategic thinker with five years of health policy
experience. Direct legislative experience is highly desirable. Excellent research, written and oral
communications skills are required. JD degree is required. The ideal candidate will possess proven
initiative and follow-through, the ability to work quickly and well under pressure, and a commitment to
women’s health and rights.

How To Apply:
 Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and salary requirements, resume, and three
supervisory references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to and include position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to:
Human Resources Department, National Women's Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington,
DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please. EOE.

Staff Counsel-Washington, DC

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is a national, nonprofit service organization
for federal, state, local and tribal resource professionals - scientists, attorneys, land managers, law
enforcement officers - dedicated to upholding environmental laws and values. PEER protects those who
protect our environment.

Staff Counsel Position Description: Provide legal counseling to public employees, pursue environmental
violations and orchestrate reform campaigns based upon employee disclosures.

Specific Duties:
• Respond to employee requests for assistance;
• Help develop legal and other strategies to remedy employee-identified problems;
• Conduct legal and policy research on designated reform campaigns;
• Assist the PEER Senior Counsel in executing our litigation program;

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• Provide support to PEER state field representatives in addressing legal issues;
• Serve as media spokesperson on related legal matters; and
• Facilitate legal intern and clinical programs.

Additional Qualifications:

Bar membership, excellent communications skills and relevant experience.

How to Apply:

Send letter of inquiry, resume, and writing sample to: Staff Counsel Position, PEER, 2000 P St., NW, Suite
240, Washington, D.C. 20036 or email with the subject line “Staff Counsel Position”

Senior Staff Attorney-Miami, FL

The National Center for Lesbian Rights seeks a highly skilled, enthusiastic, articulate, and
motivated Senior Staff Attorney to lead and manage its Southern Regional Office located in Miami,
Florida. Position includes development responsibilities for the southern region.

• Manage the day to day operations of Southern Regional Office.
• Handle all aspects of litigation in precedent-setting cases at the trial level and on appeal,
including developing litigation strategy, performing legal research, and drafting briefs.
• Investigate and develop potential new matters.
• Analyze potential legislation and other public regulations and policies.
• Advise government agencies, elected officials, and policy makers on relevant issues.
• Engage in education efforts, including speaking at conferences and community events.
• Identify, develop, and maintain strategic partnerships.
• Develop publications and other legal resources.
• Represent NCLR positions to the media and the public generally.
• Cultivate, steward, and solicit donors and supporters.

• Law Degree and a minimum of seven years experience that prepares the applicant to independently
manage ongoing litigation, conduct legal research, and draft high quality
legal briefs and memoranda.
• High level of independence and initiative, good judgment, excellent speaking, and writing abilities.
• Ability to produce the highest caliber legal work, creativity, and a willingness to work with
others toward the most effective strategies and initiatives to advance civil rights.
• Ability to talk about legal and other complex issues in clear, persuasive terms for nonlawyer audiences.
• Demonstrated awareness and commitment to a broad range of social and racial justice
issues and an understanding of the multiple communities NCLR represents.
• Strong management experience.
• Enthusiasm for the work of the organization and its potential, including a demonstrated
commitment to public interest legal advocacy.
• Understanding of the challenges that the LGBT community faces in the southern region, and ability to

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develop effective strategies to meet them.
• Demonstrated fundraising and donor cultivation experience.
• Willingness to travel and to work long hours as necessary.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action
employer. Women, people of color, LGBT persons, and people with disabilities are encouraged to

How to Apply:

To Apply:
• Send cover letter, resume, 5-10 page legal writing sample, and three work references by email or fax to:
Joshua Delgado, Legal Assistant, National Center for Lesbian Rights, or fax (415) 392-8442.

Public Interest Environmental Attorney-Chicago, IL

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire a dedicated public interest attorney
advocate with 5+ years of trial court or administrative litigation experience for a full-time position in our
Chicago, Des Moines or Madison offices. This attorney will principally work on: (1) Clean Air Act and
related litigation challenging new pulverized coal plants that would emit pollution causing global warming
and environmental health problems; and (2) ELPC initiatives to promote positive clean renewable energy
and energy efficiency development solutions to meet energy needs in the regional power market, and help
to solve global warming pollution problems.

ORGANIZATION: ELPC is the Midwest’s/Great Plains’ leading public interest environmental legal
advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. ELPC is headquartered in Chicago and has additional
offices and staff in Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Jamestown, North Dakota; Sioux Falls, South
Dakota; and Madison, Wisconsin. ELPC’s major program areas include: promoting clean energy
development strategies that solve global warming problems and reduce environmental degradation by
encouraging renewable energy development and energy efficiency alternatives to conventional power
plants; promoting innovative transportation approaches that will lead to cleaner air and more jobs; and
protecting and preserving critical natural resources and improving the quality of life in our communities.
One of ELPC’s premises is that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved
together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary professional staff includes 40 attorneys, M.B.A.s, public policy
advocates and communications specialists. ELPC was established in 1993 and has an annual budget of $6
million. For more information, please visit our website at

RESPONSIBILITIES: Key attorney and policy advocacy role in innovative and successful environmental
program activities. Work with ELPC’s Executive Director, Clean Air Project Manager and other attorneys
on major litigation and policy advocacy for ELPC’s Clean Air Initiative and related Global Warming and
Energy Project activities. Engage with multidisciplinary project team including energy policy advocates,
M.B.A. business and communications specialists, and organizers.

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Additional Qualifications:

At least five years of trial court or administrative litigation experience. Substantive knowledge in at least
one of the following legal fields is preferable: energy, environmental, air quality, transportation and land
use and/or natural resources law. Strong academic record and excellent writing, speaking and analytical
skills. Smart self-starter with track record of initiative and success. An inspired and demonstrated
commitment to public interest advocacy and the ability to work productively as a member of a team of
skilled professionals is required.

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references by regular mail or email to: Kay
Tamillow, Executive Assistant, Environmental Law & Policy Center, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1300,
Chicago, IL 60601, or Email: Telephone inquiries are discouraged. The
Environmental Law & Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to
diversify its staff.

Native American Rights Attorney-Omaha, NE

Legal Aid of Nebraska, a law firm providing free civil legal services to low-income persons, seeks an
attorney to serve Native Americans in tribal and district courts. Duties will include but will not be limited
to: client representation with domestic relations, child custody, collection cases, housing matters,
enrollment, juvenile cases, and general wrap-around civil legal representation to eligible clients.


Must be admitted to practice in Nebraska or have a Nebraska license pending, and be licensed or willing to
become licensed in the Winnebago, Ponca, Omaha and Santee Tribal Courts with extensive travel to the
Winnebago, Omaha and Santee reservations. Excellent communication skills as well as litigation skills
needed. Significant portion of responsibilities will also include office hours on reservations and at tribal
courts. Ideal candidate will possess expertise in tribal court practice or connection to Native American
issues. This is a full-time position requiring a committed individual.

How To Apply:

Please send resume, references, writing sample and cover letter to: Jennifer Gaughan, Legal Aid of
Nebraska, Director of Litigation and Advocacy, 1904 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102 or

Housing Staff Attorney-Albany, NY

Staff Attorney in the Albany office of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY to work full-time in our
Homelessness Intervention Project, a collaboration with the Albany County Department of Social Services,
Homeless and Travelers Aid Society, United Tenants of Albany and Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless

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Responsibilities: The attorney will be responsible for preventing homelessness through eviction defense
and shelter related public assistance advocacy in Albany County . Responsible for providing advice, brief
service and full representation in eviction prevention and shelter related public assistance matters.
Responsible for related grant reporting and working closely with HIP team.

Qualifications: 1 - 6 years’ prior legal experience or equivalent. Admitted to New York State Bar or
eligible to practice under Court Rules. Demonstrated commitment to providing high quality legal services
to clients in a variety of civil matters. Must be able to communicate effectively with clients and staff, and
work independently and efficiently. Good computer skills including accurate and quick data entry. Must
have valid, clean NYS Driver’s License and vehicle. Prior experience in housing or public assistance law is
preferred. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.

Salary: $38,068 to $48,087 plus excellent benefits

Closing Date: February 20, 2009
Send cover letter, resume and references to:
Lillian Moy
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
55 Colvin Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

Associate Legal Officer-New York, NY

The Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are
accountable to their citizens. To achieve its mission, OSI seeks to shape public policies that assure greater
fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, OSI
implements a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At
the same time, OSI builds alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom
of information. OSI places a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of marginalized people and

Investor and philanthropist George Soros in 1993 created OSI as a private operating and grantmaking
foundation to support his foundations in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Those
foundations were established, starting in 1984, to help countries make the transition from communism. OSI
has expanded the activities of the Soros foundations network to encompass the United States and more than
60 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Each Soros foundation relies on the expertise of
boards composed of eminent citizens who determine individual agendas based on local priorities.

The Open Society Justice Initiative, an operational program of OSI, pursues law reform activities grounded
in the protection of human rights, and contributes to the development of legal capacity for open societies
worldwide. The Justice Initiative combines litigation, legal advocacy, technical assistance, and the
dissemination of knowledge to secure advances in the following priority areas: anticorruption, equality and
citizenship, freedom of information and expression, international justice, and national criminal justice. Its
offices are in Abuja, Budapest, London, New York, and Washington DC.

As part of its Anticorruption Program, the Justice Initiative has embarked projects to pursue legal remedies
for corruption related to the extraction of natural resources. Anticorruption work is currently focused on
selected countries in Africa, and may also address one or more countries in other regions. Activities to be

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conducted, in close collaboration with local lawyers and NGOs, include exploring legal remedies and
initiating litigation in project countries, in third countries and before international tribunals.

Seeking a lawyer with professional experience in the field of anticorruption and/or international human
rights to pursue legal remedies for resource-extraction related corruption. The candidate should have at
least three years of experience in one or more relevant fields such as human rights, law reform,
environmental protection, corporate finance, and/or investigation or criminal prosecution of financial


Based in New York, the Associate Legal Officer for Anticorruption will develop, implement and manage
projects involving investigation, research and litigation focused on securing legal remedies for natural
resource-related corruption. Under the supervision of the Senior Legal Officer for Anticorruption, the
Associate Legal Officer has the following principal responsibilities:
• Undertake all necessary administrative and financial functions required for the smooth operation of the
Anticorruption Program, including, but not limited to, e-mail and telephonic communication; scheduling
appointments and meetings; making travel and visa arrangements; drafting grant and consultancy
agreements, maintaining a program calendar; maintaining a database of project contacts; and preparing and
monitoring budgets and expenditures.
• Organize meetings, workshops, conferences and other events, and prepare reports of these meetings.
• Assist with the conceptualization, design, management, evaluation and implementation of anticorruption
projects, in cooperation with OSI National Foundations, partner NGOs, consultants and local governmental
and inter-governmental partners.
• Research and prepare written memoranda on noteworthy developments on selected issues relevant to
anticorruption, including policies emanating from national, regional and international institutions and
• Develop and edit materials for the Justice Initiative website. Collaborate with the Senior Officer-
Communications on Justice Initiative publications and website content.
• Manage project consultants and project partners, liaising with them on substantive, administrative and
financial matters, travel arrangements and, in coordination with the Senior Legal Officer, assist them in
their work and research, and supervise the delivery of reports. Maintain and develop close working
relationships with project partners in countries of operation and internationally.
• Undertake written and oral advocacy before national and inter-governmental bodies, represent the Justice
Initiative at meetings and fora, liaise with the media, cultivate a database of experts, and provide technical
assistance to local partners.
• Coordinate and support litigation on anticorruption issues before national courts and other tribunals,
including by drafting and reviewing legal briefs and submissions.
• Undertake legal and factual research, including interviews and correspondence with potential witnesses
and legal experts.
• Supervise and coordinate pro bono lawyers, consultants and interns working on anticorruption issues.
• Travel as approved by the Senior Legal Officer for Anticorruption.

Additional Qualifications:

• Law degree
• At least three years of research, advocacy, litigation and/or regulatory experience in one or more relevant

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fields such as human rights, law reform, environmental protection, corporate finance, and/or investigation
or criminal prosecution of financial crimes, including in jurisdictions other than the US.
• Excellent English language writing, editorial, and oral advocacy skills.
• Written and oral fluency in at least one of French, Spanish, or Portuguese.
• Extraordinary creativity and initiative.
• Capacity to work well in a team.
• Project management experience.
• Familiarity with international and regional legal tribunals and jurisprudence.
• Ability to manage effectively multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
• Extensive skills and high comfort level with computer research, database management and word
processing, including Outlook, internet, Lexis/Nexis, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
• Relevant work experience in Subsaharan Africa preferred.
• Familiarity or experience with civil law legal systems.
• Substantial professional experience in anticorruption work, particularly related to extractive industries;
• General experience with public interest or criminal litigation preferred.

START DATE: Immediate

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and curriculum vitae, together with a list of publications and an English-language
legal writing sample, the names and contact information (phone number, email) for three references and
salary requirements, before February 23, 2009, for immediate consideration, to: Include job code in subject line: ALOA-OSJI

Environmental Consultant-New York, NY

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA) works to transform the New York and New Jersey Harbor
and waterways to make them cleaner and more accessible, a vibrant place to play, learn and work with
great parks, great jobs and great transportation for all.

MWA is seeking a consultant to work on a new project to make water-related projects and on-the-water
projects with aquatic habitat components more implementable. The candidate will work closely with the
MWA Program Director, approximately 35 -40 hours per week for an estimated four to six months. The
position is based in the MWA office and but is also a telecommuting position.

The waterfront environment is extremely complex: wind, water and tides never cease. This physical
complexity is also reflected in the complicated web of local, state and federal agencies that influence where
and how things are done at the water’s edge. The consultant will help MWA make the permitting process
for water-related projects more transparent and hopefully more streamlined by identifying relevant
jurisdictions and statutory requirements and presenting this information in a comprehensive and user
friendly format. An insightful and thorough candidate will be involved in making recommendations and,
where possible, specific suggestions for changes on how permitting applications and processes can and
should be improved.

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• Perform background and in-depth research on permitting issues and permitting best practices and lessons
learned from similar jurisdictions nationally and internationally. Write technical reports based on research
and interviews.
• Create and conduct surveys for baseline assessment of concerns and experiences, etc. from Alliance
• Track in matrix or other format each permit required for every possible waterfront development project,
including questions, requirements, deadlines, fees, etc.
• Identify problem areas, including overlapping and/or contradictory items, vague instructions, unnecessary
complexities, etc.
• Make recommendations for successful project outcomes, providing strategic analysis and insight to
implementation issues.
• Create flowcharts and simplified directions deciphering permit applications
• Supervise graphic designer and web publisher in compilation of information into a pamphlet and
• Draft final report, including recommendations and presenting finding of the project

• A Graduate or undergraduate degree (or near completion of graduate degree) in related field is preferred;
legal and/or environmental experience is important
• Excellent research and writing skills, ability to quickly grasp technical understanding of permitting issues
and environmental regulations, excellent organizational skills, with a high level of attention to detail and
the ability to see projects through to completion; good oral and written communication skills; strong
computer skills. Ability to work in fast paced environment.

• Sensitivity in working with confidential materials

Additional Qualifications:

This person should be intelligent,
sophisticated, organized, flexible,
attentive to detail and able to serve as a
representative of MWA to Alliance
partners and others; enthusiasm, sense
of humor and a positive attitude are
essential. Experience in permitting or
regulatory work, consulting, and client
communications a plus.

How to Apply:

Email cover letter, resume, and 2-5 page writing sample to

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Counsel, Missing Children Division-Alexandria, VA

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s® (NCMEC) was established in 1984 as a private,
nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation;
help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and
the professionals who serve them.

NCMEC seeks an individual to be responsible for providing legal technical assistance for domestic and
international family abductions, as well as non-family abductions, runaway cases, and other legal issues
that may impact the Missing Children’s Division. This position is also responsible for managing all legal
research and legal projects related to the Missing Children’s Division.

This position requires a Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school with bar member in good
standing (any state), and a minimum of two (2) years experience in the practice of law.

Successful candidates should have experience litigating or mediating family law and/or Hague cases
preferred. Experience managing Pro Bono programs is preferred. Candidate should also have the ability to
read, write, and speak a foreign language (particularly Spanish) preferred. Some domestic and international
travel may be required.

Additional Qualifications:

Knowledge of family law, criminal law, immigration law, international law, and/or mediation programs
(particularly related to the Hague Convention on the Civll Aspects of International Child Abduction)
preferred. Excellent legal research skills, in include Lexis-Nexis and the Internet

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and résumé with salary requirements to Human Resources
at For more information, please visit our web site,, click on
“About Us”.

Senior Legal Advisor-Arlington, VA

Job Description:

Provide legal support to Global Conservation Fund (GCF) and Verde Ventures (VV). Advise on structure
and identify optimal transactional structure, conduct due diligence, draft principal transaction documents,
assess risk, conduct negotiations, lead transactions, communicate effectively, manage time and processes
and provide advice to non-legal audience. Prepare and review GCF grant agreements and VV loan
agreements with the General Counsel’s Office and local counsel. Lead the implementation of specific GCF
and VV transactions. For GCF these include: land purchases, debt-for-nature swaps, conservation
endowment funds and other types of long-term financing vehicles. For VV, these include: secured loan
transactions. Work with GCF and VV staff on issues related to GCF and VV operations. Ensure that GCF
and VV projects are implemented in manner satisfying donor requirements and requirements imposed on

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tax exempt organizations. Generally support operations of GCF and VV where necessary (including with
presentations, media materials, etc.). Supervise other lawyers and paralegals and coordinate work of
regional teams, as needed.

Job Requirements:

J.D., LLM, or foreign degree equivalent..
At least five years of experience as attorney in corporate transactional work
Special Requirement:
License to practice law in the United States
Experience with Debt for Nature Swaps and Conservation Trust Funds

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants should apply online at


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