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Foreclosure Attorney-East Palo Alto, CA

CLSEPA has an immediate opening for a part-time attorney for its Anti-Predatory Lending / Home
Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program. This Program provides counsel and legal representation for
borrowers facing foreclosure. The attorney hired for this position will have the unique opportunity to work
in an evolving practice during a foreclosure crisis requiring innovative and coordinated response. In
addition to carrying out a caseload of foreclosure prevention matters, this attorney will provide pro se
assistance, case consultations and engage in community education. This is a fixed term position, limited by
future funding.

CLSEPA seeks a highly motivated attorney with demonstrated commitment to public interest law.
Applicant must have excellent communication, research and writing skills. Applicants with experience and
training handling foreclosure matters and/or litigation experience will have priority. Public interest
experience required. Admission to California Bar is required.

Additional Qualifications:
• Bilingual Spanish skills preferred
• Public community education and speaking experience

We aim to fill this position by early December, 2009.
How to Apply:
Please send a letter explaining your interest, resume, three references and writing sample (no more than 10
pages) to:

Candice Greenberg
Executive Director
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
2117-B University Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
FAX (650) 326-9722

Legal and Advocacy Director-La Mesa, CA

CCS Summary: Since 1969, Center for Community Solutions (CCS) has been creating safe and healthy
communities with a core emphasis on the prevention and intervention of sexual assault and relationship
violence. Our mission is to end sexual and relationship violence by being a catalyst for caring communities
and social justice.

Position Summary: The Director of Legal and Advocacy Services (LAS) oversees the provision of CCS‟s
legal and advocacy programs and works closely with other CCS department staff to ensure a seamless and
full array of services is provided to clients. The Director serves as chief advisor on client-related legal
issues for agency staff and collaborates closely with CCS leaders to inform CCS‟s public policy advocacy
efforts. The Director supervises LAS management team (including the Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy,
Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy, Hope Team and Litigation Managers), and the East County Office
administrative assistant. The Director participates in community forums to develop, strengthen, and
maintain collaborative relationships with other community organizations and coalitions, and establishes
strong working relationships with funders.

Essential Job Functions:

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1. Program Oversight and Administration of Legal and Advocacy Services (LAS) Programs
• Research, develop, implement, and evaluate best-practice or evidence-based service models.
• Create, implement, and enforce policies and procedures for the delivery of services.
• Develop systems and mechanisms for effective collaboration among LAS staff and between LAS and
non-LAS programs
• Ensure contract compliance for all contracts assigned to the LAS department
• Complete required documentation, including reports and administrative paperwork, thoroughly and
completely, and submit in a timely manner.
• Ensure collection, coordination, and integrity of statistics and data for LAS programs
• Oversee budgeting and grant reporting and application processes for LAS programs, including meeting
with funders and attending grant-related trainings and conferences.
• Monitor and manage department compliance with ethical and other legal responsibilities, such as conflict
checks and confidentiality/informed consent policy compliance.
• Oversee the pro bono attorney program. Manage and cultivate relationships and new pro bono

2. Supervision and Teambuilding
• Hire, train, supervise, and mentor the LAS management team, including the Sexual Assault Victim
Advocacy, Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy, Litigation, and Hope Team Managers.
• Prepare middle managers to perform the duties required of them, including meeting contract goals,
adhering to CCS personnel policies and procedures, and building cooperative teams that operate in
accordance to CCS mission, vision, and values.
• Directly mentor and supervise the legal work of Staff Attorneys and Legal Advocates/Paralegals,
including conducting regular supervisory meetings and evaluations, and otherwise encouraging
professional development
• Conduct periodic quality assurance checks, including internal audits of service documentation and on-site
observation of service provision.
• Maintain a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality employees, with an
emphasis on teamwork.
• Work in a cooperative and inclusive manner with staff, connecting staff at multiple sites.
• Identify and prioritize staff and volunteer training needs and ensure these needs are met.
• Integrate LAS services into other CCS services as well as community service networks.
• Oversee LAS staff compliance with CCS policy and procedures.

3. Community Collaboration and Leadership
• Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with community organizations, coalitions, and
the courts, including regular participation in meetings, working groups, committees, and education and
outreach activities
• Participate in advocacy for law and policy reform that serves the interests of CCS clients.
• Serve as primary liaison for CCS in east region and oversee CCS‟s East County Office operations.
• Provide and participate in cross trainings with community partners.
• Work with collaborative partners to obtain funding for program continuation and expansion.
• Serve as consultant/advisor to CCS staff with regard to client-related legal concerns.
• Collaborate closely with CCS leaders to inform CCS‟s public policy advocacy efforts.
• Participate on CCS‟s Directors‟ Team and strategic planning process.
• Work to eliminate barriers to service, particularly for survivors from historically oppressed communities.

Department: Legal and Advocacy Svs.

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Reports To: Associate Executive Director, Programs
Status: Exempt
Classification: Full-Time
Location: East County Office
Schedule: Mon-Fri, some evening and weekend availability required.
Benefits: Generous vacation/sick/holidays; group medical/dental; optional vision; 401(k) and FSA.

Additional Qualifications:

Essential Job Requirements:
• Juris Doctor degree.
• Must be a California licensed attorney.
• Completion of 60-hour OES-approved Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training (or
must be completed upon hiring).
• Minimum three years‟ litigation experience.
• Minimum of three years‟ experience managing programs and staff.
• Experience working with survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, child abuse, and/or elder
• Experience working with culturally diverse clientele.
• Experience with budget and contract management.
• Commitment to CCS‟s mission, vision, and values and holistic approach to providing services, as well as
to community-based solutions for addressing root causes of violence and survivor needs.
• Detail-oriented with ability to effectively multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently.
• Strong supervisory skills, including conflict management skills, and an empowering leadership style,
consistently displaying a high level of professionalism in all interactions.
• Strong program planning and development skills.
• Demonstrated ability to network and build effective relationships across organizations.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as advocacy and public speaking skills.
• Ability to mentor middle managers and to lead meetings, trainings, and strategic planning sessions with
coalitions and staff.
• Strong ability to work effectively with others at all levels of an organization.
• Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity,
sexual orientation, abilities, and religious backgrounds, and an ability to work collaboratively in an
ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse environment.
• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook, and Power Point, as well as data entry and internet
research. Comfort in computer network environment.
• Experience managing multi-faceted and/or multi-site program.
• Experience with developing and enhancing community collaborations.
• Experience in program evaluation and in conducting needs assessments.
• Experience as a trainer.
• Bilingual fluency in Spanish/English (written and oral) strongly desired.

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• Negative drug-screen test and TB test showing negative for infectious tuberculosis.
• Must clear extensive law enforcement background check.
• Must maintain personal cell phone for work-related purposes.
• Must have reliable transportation available for work-related purposes, a valid driver‟s license, and proof
of automobile insurance.
• Must be willing to travel out of state for work-related trainings and conferences.
• Ability to sit for prolonged period.
• Ability to lift and carry up to twenty pounds.
• Must be able to drive personal vehicle to travel to several program sites around San Diego County.
• Some evening and weekend availability required.

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Danielle Lingle, AED at email:

OR mail to:
Center for Community Solutions
ATTN: Danielle Lingle
4508 Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

Mental Health Attorney-Washington, DC

Division Background: The Mental Health Division (MHD), located on the grounds of St. Elizabeths
Hospital in the District of Columbia, has a staff of eight attorneys, one social worker and two investigators.
The majority of clients represented by MHD have no connection to the criminal justice system; they are
District of Columbia residents who require representation because they have been involuntarily
hospitalized for treatment of mental illness. These civil clients are represented in probable cause, Mental
Health Commission hearings and jury trials as well as in ancillary procedures such as litigation involving
the right to refuse treatment. The MHD staff attorneys also represent persons who have been found
incompetent to stand trial or who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity (NGI). The very
seasoned staff in the Mental Health Division regularly advises local and national advocacy groups, testifies
before the DC Council on legislative reforms and frequently provides critical assistance to trial division

Major Duties: The staff attorney will report to the Chief of the Mental Health Division. The attorney will
represent indigent persons facing civil commitment to Saint Elizabeths Hospital and insanity acquittees
seeking conditional or unconditional release from the Hospital; take lead responsibility for all stages of
representation, including probable cause hearings, motions, jury trials and disposition before the DC
Superior Court, and hearings before the DC Commission on Mental Health, a quasi-judicial branch of the
Superior Court; advocate for clients in various ancillary matters that arise in connection with their
hospitalization, and work closely with the Appellate Division to litigate and resolve novel issues of mental
health law, and perform other duties as assigned.

 Required Qualifications: J.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited law school; member of the District
of Columbia Bar or eligibility for reciprocity for admission to the DC Bar; significant trial/courtroom
experience or trial practice courses or clinical education in law school; excellent research and writing skills;

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demonstrated desire to serve persons with disabilities as well as capacity to empathize and understand the
plight of persons from disadvantaged backgrounds; and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
with a broad spectrum of people.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience representing persons who are faced with involuntary psychiatric
hospitalization; knowledge of laws pertaining to the civil and criminal commitment of mentally ill persons
in the District of Columbia; and knowledge of laws generally pertaining to the civil rights and liberties of
persons detained because of mental illness, including familiarity with involuntary medication issues.

How To Apply:
 How to Apply: Applicants must submit: (1) a resume that includes a list of three references (name,
address, telephone number, and a statement of how each reference is able to evaluate your skills),
(2) a legal writing sample, (3) cover letter explaining why you want to be an public defender in the mental
health division, and (4) an official law school transcript, if you graduated from law school within the past
10 years. With the exception of the law school transcript, all materials must be submitted online through the
PDS website‟s employment link under the „career opportunities‟ tab at Please mail your
official transcript to:

Jennifer Thomas, Director of Legal Recruitment
Attention PDS-2009-04
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
633 Indiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004

Staff Attorney-Atlanta, GA

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. Spanish language skills are useful.

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

Georgia Legal Services Program Is an Equal Opportunity/affirmative Action Employer. Minorities,
Women, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities Are Encouraged to Apply

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Staff Attorney-Chicago, IL

First Defense Legal Aid seeks a passionate and hard-working attorney.

First Defense Legal Aid (FDLA) is an innovative organization that protects civil rights by providing free
legal representation to people taken into Chicago Police Department custody. Volunteers and staff are on-
call 24 hours a day to respond to FDLA‟s hotline. At the police station, volunteers interview the client,
explain his or her constitutional rights, relay the client‟s assertion of those rights to the police, and provide
information regarding the client‟s detention to the Cook County Public Defender‟s Office so that it may be
used later to protect the client‟s rights as a criminal defendant if the client is later charged with an offense.
Attorneys also serve as a link between the client and their family during detention. FDLA acts through a
four-part program of direct legal services, public education, advocacy for systemic change, and research
and evaluation.

We are seeking a full or part-time attorney with the following skills:

- Admitted to the Illinois Bar
- Must have reliable access to a car
- Experience and/or strong interest in criminal and civil rights law
- Experience and/or be comfortable with community organizing
- Enjoys working with and teaching youth
- Able to be on-call overnight
- Able to attend evening meetings
- Must be organized and able to perform administrative duties reliably
- Must know/be willing to learn database management
- Experience in grant writing a plus

Please submit a resume, cover letter and two references to by 11/13/2009 at 5 p.m.

Please mention in cover letter if you are willing to take a part-time position.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and two references to by 11/13/2009 at 5 p.m.

Employment Law Attorney-Lexington, KY

Kentucky Equal Justice Center

Employment Law Attorney

Project: Bluegrass Employment Law Launch (BELL)

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Kentucky Equal Justice Center seeks an attorney with demonstrated commitment to public interest
advocacy and experience in employment law to serve as lead staff for a new Bluegrass Employment Law
Launch Project. The Employment Law Attorney will work as a multi-forum advocate on a policy agenda
for low wage and non-traditional workers through:

Partnerships: convening a statewide Workers‟ Rights Task Force of advocacy and organizing allies to
research and publicize key workers‟ rights enforcement issues, options and opportunities.

Policy advocacy: bringing advocacy campaigns to the public and the state capital by playing a leading role
in research on workers‟ rights enforcement issues that can be addressed in legislation.

Impact litigation: filing carefully selected cases to challenge troubling practices and establish enforcement

The BELL Project is funded by a renewable one year grant from Public Welfare Foundation. Outcomes
will be real help for workers, new enforcement tools for workers and advocates and enhanced advocacy
capacity. An initial policy focus will be “misclassification” of employees as independent contractors, with
attendant loss of benefits. As the project grows, it will take on a dimension of public education, through
outreach, traditional and new social media.

About Us

Kentucky Equal Justice Center was formed in 1976 to work with all of Kentucky‟s civil legal services
programs on statewide issues and projects. Today, we are a flexible and responsive public interest advocacy
organization with a wide variety of community partners. We convene statewide task forces in five areas of
poverty law: consumer, family, housing, immigration and public benefits. Our work includes legal
assistance and policy advocacy in all these areas. The Bluegrass Employment Law Launch Project grows
from our experience with the needs of immigrant workers at Maxwell Street Legal Clinic, our immigration
law program, and from strategic planning with our Board.

Job Responsibilities

The Employment Law Attorney will serve as project staff for the Bluegrass Employment Law Launch
Project. We anticipate the attorney will:

• Meet, greet and conduct key informant interviews with representatives of potential advocacy partners;
• Convene a Workers‟ Rights Task Force and brief members on findings and strategies on
• Review past Kentucky bills on misclassification, comparing them with model provisions from other
• With input from the Task force, select additional worker‟s rights advocacy issues and and summarize
potential solutions and strategies;
• Create briefing papers for the public and policy-makers on key worker‟s rights issues and co-release them
appropriate advocacy partners;
• Review wage claim and other workers‟ rights education materials from our AmeriCorps financial literacy
project and help deliver community education;
• Submit op-eds and news on selected workers‟ rights issues to major papers Louisville Courier-Journal and
Lexington Herald Leader and radio Public News Service;
• Build a project directory and communicate about activities, issues and strategies with advocacy partners
by regular emails or social media like Google Groups and Facebook
• Review potential cases and claims with KEJC legal staff and serve as counsel or co-counsel on cases with
potential to set standards, challenge troubling practices and establish new precedents for enforcement.


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The ideal candidate would bring to the position a minimum of two years experience as an attorney,
including both litigation and advocacy in policy-making forums, plus familiarity with employment law
affecting lower income workers. A successful candidate would also:

• Have a J.D. and be admitted to practice in Kentucky or eligible for admission to the Kentucky Bar if
admitted in another state (see Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 2.112);
• Have strong communication skills, both written and verbal and be comfortable speaking in public before
diverse audiences;
• Have excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work in a multi-cultural setting and sensitivity to
language and cultural issues;
• Have excellent organizational and problem-solving and skills;
• Have excellent legal research and analysis skills
• Have strong computer skills and excellent attention to detail;
• Have some knowledge of internet communications tools;
• Be a self-starter in developing and carrying out project activities;
• Be able to take initiative and work independently, as well as in a team;
• Have knowledge of low income issues and a commitment to social justice;
• Have a valid driver‟s license and reliable transportation.

Proficiency in a second language, especially Spanish, is a plus.

Kentucky Equal Justice Center has offices in Lexington and Louisville. Location for the project is flexible.

One Year Position with Potential Renewal and Sustainability

The position is funded by a one year potentially renewable grant through the Public Welfare Foundation
Worker‟s Rights Initiative. Sustainability beyond the first or second year may depend on new sources of
support and successful fundraising strategies.

Additional Qualifications:
Proficiency in a second language, especially Spanish, is a plus.

How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter, writing sample (no longer than ten pages), resume and a list of three references

Richard Seckel, Director
Kentucky Equal Justice Center

Important: references must include mailing and email address and phone number.

Assistant Public Defender-Lincoln, NE

Lancaster County Public Defender
633 South 9th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

Position Description:
The Lancster County Public Defenders Office has an opening for an Attorney I.

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 The successful applicant will be a highly motivated attorney licensed to practice law in the State of
Nebraska as of January 1, 2010. He or she should have an interest in juvenile and adult criminal defense
litigation and exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills.

How To Apply:
 Send a current resume, 3 references, a writing sample, and a transcript of your law school grades to the
attention of Monica Ross, Administrative Services Officer, Lancaster County Public Defender's Office, 633
South 9th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508.

Starting salary is $56,000 + depending on experience, with an excellent benefit package.

Managing Attorney-Las Vegas, NM

 New Mexico Legal Aid
 PO Box 25486
 Albuquerque, NM 87125-5486

Position Description:
 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.

 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:;

 Excellent fringe benefits (health, dental, 403b), generous leave. EEO Employer.

 $48,088 - $68,959, DOE

Submission Deadline:

Staff Attorney-Edison, NJ

Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit public interest legal organization committed to equal justice for
all people, has an opening in its Edison office for an attorney experienced in providing civil legal assistance

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to the low-income community, especially tenancy, entitlement and family law. You will work on LSNJ‟s
statewide legal hotline providing telephone advice and brief follow-up service, as well as some direct client

Prior related experience is essential. Bilingual ability highly valued.

How To Apply:
 Send resume and cover letter, which must include the state and date of all bar admissions, salary
requirements, a statement of your commitment to public interests work along, with 2 short recent writing
samples to

Excellent benefits. EOE.

commensurate with exp. and bar admission date

Consumer Finance Staff Attorney-New York, NY

The Financial Clinic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit financial development organization devoted to improving the
financial security of working poor families by helping them make ends meet. Legal services are an
important component to our work helping low-income families improve their financial mobility. We are
hiring a full-time consumer credit/debt attorney to work in our main office in Midtown Manhattan. The
attorney will represent low-income clients in debt collection defense, foreclosure defense, consumer
bankruptcy, and tax cases.

Applicants should display a clear commitment to public interest, community-based work, and dedication to
low-income families‟ financial matters. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience as an
attorney, including experience in some combination of the following areas of law: debt collection defense,
foreclosure defense, bankruptcy and tax law.

- Provide legal advice to clients at the Clinic's various sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.
- Provide legal representation to low-income clients in need of legal services relating to credit and debt
- Conduct one-on-one meetings to build relationships with customers and achieve outcomes to help
customers move toward financial security.

Qualifications and Experience:
- Proven experience litigating consumer credit cases;
- Demonstrated energy, initiative, and forward thinking to yield high-impact results.
- Flexible, open to change, and enjoys mobility in the workplace;
- Spanish language skills a plus;
- Education and Experience: New York Bar admission required.

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The Financial Clinic is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable ADA laws and
regulations. Women, people of color; people with disabilities; veterans; and gays, lesbians, trans-gendered
or bisexual persons are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a resume (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) and cover letter to David Friedman at Cover letters must address the applicant‟s interest and experience in low
income families' financial matters, as well as legal experience as it related to consumer credit and debt
issues. Cover letters that do not address these qualifications will not be considered.

Housing Staff Attorney-New York, NY

Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. (HCC) is a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization based in the
Hell's Kitchen/Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan; our mission is to preserve and defend safe, decent and
affordable housing. Our legal services include representation on housing, benefit, immigration and
consumer debt matters in Housing Court, NYS Supreme Court, appellate Courts, and at administrative
proceedings. In addition, we offer tenant organizing services to improve living conditions, community
organizing services around impact issues, installation of energy efficient measures through our
Weatherization Program, and technical training courses.

The staff attorney will work with individual tenants and groups of tenants to obtain necessary repairs,
upgrade building services, stop landlord harassment, oppose eviction proceedings, resolve building-wide
complaints or otherwise assert the rights of tenants by representing tenants and tenant associations in New
York courts and administrative proceedings. The staff attorney will also disseminate information about
tenants‟ rights, advocate for tenants with landlords and landlord attorneys and advocate for tenants to
obtain other social services (e.g. welfare, social security) as necessary. The staff attorney may periodically
teach classes and/or trainings related to housing law. Work hours are flexible but often require morning
court appearances and early evening meetings.

Additional Qualifications:

Applicants should be members of the New York State Bar with at least one year of relevant experience.
Competitive salary scale based on practice experience is offered pursuant to a collective bargaining
agreement. Preference will be given to individuals with prior experience in housing matters and those with
foreign language abilities, particularly Spanish, Asian and South Asian languages

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter by mail to Aurore DeCarlo, Director of
Legal Services, Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc., 777 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 or by
email to All submissions must be received by November 25, 2009

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Staff Attorney-New York, NY

Prepaid Union Legal Services Plan seeks New York State admitted attorney, preferably with 1+ years
experience. General practice including matrimonial, family, consumer, landlord/tenant, real estate,
bankruptcy. Commitment to public service and unionism as well as strong legal and interpersonal skills a
must. Spanish-speaking a plus. Salary pursuant to salary step agreement with Union Welfare Fund, with
excellent benefits. Send resume with cover letter to: Mary E. Sheridan, Director, Teamsters Local 237 LSP,
216 W. 14th St., NY, NY 10011 or email

How to Apply:
Mary E. Sheridan, Esq.
216 W. 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212)647-9421 fax website email

Attorney-Rochester, NY


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:\\\careers\UCS5.pdf and a resume to

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

Immigration Law Attorney-White Plains, NY


1. Comprehensive immigration legal work.
2. Supervise one staff attorney and one paralegal.
3. Represent the legal office at meetings with other staff, executive director, outside agencies, and

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4. Develop and maintain relationships with individuals, organizations, and government agencies within the
immigration advocacy community.
5. Assess cases, set intake and productivity goals.
6. Conduct outreach and training.
7. Fundraise for legal program.
8. Prepare grant applications and reports.
9. Perform other duties as per instructions of the executive director.

Additional Qualifications:

1. Admitted to N.Y. Bar or admitted to out-of-state bar and pending admission to N.Y.
2. Must be fluent in spoken Spanish and able to write competently in Spanish.
3. Minimum of five years of experience as an immigration lawyer.
4. Prior experience supervising lawyers and paralegals.
5. Experience with U visas and VAWA preferred.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail a cover letter explaining how you meet our qualifications and a resume to:

Pro Bono Program Manager-Portland, OR

Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a statewide pro bono program manager to provide statewide leadership in
the pro bono client services arena to legal aid offices throughout the state. This position offers an exciting
opportunity to lead the pro bono efforts of the legal services community in Oregon. The position is based in
Portland, statewide travel and flexible hours will be necessary.

The pro bono program manager will work closely with each office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon (the
federally funded statewide partner), each office of OLC, the Lawyers' Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ),
the Oregon State Bar, local bar associations, private law firms, corporate legal departments, government
attorneys, individual attorneys, the judiciary, the three Oregon law schools and other community
organizations to energize and expand pro bono services in the state.

The program manager‟s responsibilities will include: creating and cultivating a pro bono culture in the legal
aid programs in Oregon to use pro bono resources to further the programs‟ missions and priorities; assisting
individual office analysis and pro bono model development to allow each office to design and periodically
review programs; developing systems to maximize the use of Portland area attorneys statewide; increasing
development through innovative attorney assistance, technology assistance, system use of common
programs, coordinated marketing and coordinating recruiting; working directly with the CEJ; managing
web based aspects of pro bono including the ProBonoOregon statewide case placement list serve, Oregon
Advocates and Oregon Law Help; and, implementing and managing pro bono training around the state.

 The program manager will be self motivated, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and be able
to work collaboratively with various groups. Strong interpersonal communication skills, writing skills and
leadership skills required. Management experience is desirable. The program manager must be willing to
travel statewide. The position will require flexible hours periodically.

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Strong candidates for this position will have experience managing a pro bono program and volunteers as
well as working with diverse attorney groups. They will have a commitment to serving the client
communities assisted by legal aid offices. They will have experience working with or managing
technological systems such as websites, listservs, client data programs and audio/visual communications.
They will have experience in developing funding resources. Membership in Oregon State Bar or willing to
take the next exam.

How To Apply:
Send letter and resume to: David Thornburgh, Oregon Law Center, 921 S.W. Washington #516, Portland,
OR 97205. or

 OLC is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a healthy work environment for a diverse
staff. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

 Salary depending on experience. Excellent benefits including 401(k) plan, student loan repayment
program, generous support for taking the bar exam and moving expenses.

Submission Deadline:

Legal Director-Scranton, PA

The Women‟s Resource Center located in North Eastern, PA is seeking Legal Director (LD) to manage the
civil legal representation component of the Barbara J. Hart Justice Center as well as the grants, reporting
and overall operation of the Center.


        Coordinates and supervises WRC‟s civil legal representation for victims of domestic violence
         and/or sexual violence in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties in accordance with philosophy
         and mission of WRC and in full compliance with all funding sources.
        Establishes an atmosphere of equality and respect among staff and participants based on WRC
        Responsible to assure provision of civil legal representation which is client centered including the
         provision legal information, consultation and representation for participants. Supervise the
         project‟s staff attorney(s), legal assistants and law student interns.
        Work collaboratively with agency leaders to plan and conduct outreach, training, and systems
         advocacy efforts for the improvement of the legal, housing, and economic system‟s response to
         violence against women and all forms of intimate partner violence.


        Law degree from an accredited law school and license to practice law in Pennsylvania or the
         ability to obtain licensure within six months of hire.

                                                                              Public Interest Positions


At least 2 years administrative, organizational, or supervisor experience in a non-profit organization, family
law firm and/or public interest law firm.

        Experience in the practice of family law along with familiarity with the court system.
        Advocacy experience with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Other Qualifications:

        Demonstrated commitment to ending violence against women and all forms of intimate partner
        Advocacy experience with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
        Demonstrate substantive and special knowledge and experience in addressing violence against
         women and other forms of intimate partner violence.
        Jury trial experience.
        Knowledge of laws applicable to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking victims.
        Knowledge of best practices as it related to legal services for victims of domestic violence and
         sexual assault.
        Ability to write grant proposals and oversee reporting requirements.
        Partner with domestic violence and sexual assault advocates to address the comprehensive needs
         of survivors of intimate partner violence.

Competitive salary and benefit package.

Litigation Director-Dallas, TX

The attorney will be expected to provide quality and competent advice and/or representation to clients in
accordance with LANWT's policies and procedures and attorneys' responsibilities under the Texas
Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct; Texas Lawyers Creed, and the American Bar Association's
Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services to the Poor.

 Oversee litigation strategy & significant legal work of program attorneys; Co-counsel & consult on cases
handled by staff to provide appropriate assistance; Review caseload reports & make suggestions regarding
case development; Make suggestions to CEO on litigation policies & procedures; Advise CEO of
significant cases & matters; Approve individual litigation expenses between $500-$1,000; Review &
approve all significant cases involving more than 100 attorney hours, expenditures above $5,000 in
litigation expenses or appellate advocacy before consultation with the CEO; Review & approve pleadings
in significant cases, & oversee the preparation of reports of significant cases filed by LANWT; Regularly
review all significant cases to assure quality & timeliness of legal work by attorneys is maintained; As
requested by the CEO, participate in attorney recruitment & hiring; Oversee development of a pleading &
brief bank accessible to all staff; Provide mentoring to program attorneys.

 How To Apply:
 Please submit resume and list of references using one of these methods. Additionally, please complete and
submit the Supplementary Information on Attorney Applicants form at

Human Resources, LANWT, 600 E. Weatherford St., Fort Worth, TX 76102, or.
Email:, or
Fax to (817) 649-4759

                                                                              Public Interest Positions

 Exhibit passion and demonstrated commitment to providing legal services to our client community; Be a
creative, innovative, risk-taking advocate; Possess a well-rounded knowledge of TX substantive and
procedural law; Possess excellent research skills, Exhibit excellent communication skills, Have knowledge
of technology and its use in efficient, effective advocacy; Values diversity, Licensed to practice in Texas;
Minimum ten years progressive litigation experience, including jury trials; Federal court experience is a
plus; Staff supervision or management experience is preferred; Prior legal services, public interest, or
volunteer experience desirable; Bilingual (Spanish/English) ability is a plus. Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

$75,000 DOE w/excellent benefits

Staff Attorney-Danville, VA


Job Location

Danville, VA

Job Type

Legal - Civil
Organization Information:

Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
PO Box 6200
Lynchburg 24505
Position Description:

Use legal skills to solve problems for low-income families in housing, health care, public benefits,
economic self-sufficiency, education, consumer purchases, and family relations.


Law degree. Spanish-speaking ability strongly desired.

How To Apply:

Send resume, references and cover to



$48K+ DOE. Excellent benefit package including LRAP.

Submission Deadline:

                                                                            Public Interest Positions

Until Filled

Managing Attorney-Falls Church, VA

Boat People SOS, Inc. (BPSOS) is a national community-based organization serving primarily Vietnamese-
American refugees and immigrants with program ranging from community development to legal services.
Through its 11 branches, BPSOS provides a web of services to support individuals, families, and

The Managing Attorney is responsible for managing and developing the legal aspects of BPSOS programs
including the Community Against Domestic Violence, Victims of Exploitation and Trafficking Assistance,
Immigration Service Centers and Disaster Relief, and serves as the managing attorney for Staff Attorneys,
providing direct supervision and training.

Primary responsibilities include:
1. Assist in the recruiting and hiring of Staff Attorneys;
2. Provide training, supervision and support of all Staff Attorneys;
3. Assist in the supervision and training of Immigration Service Center personnel;
4. Provide program and financial management support for all legal services grant programs;
5. Assist in the development, revision and implementation of legal policies, procedures, and protocols for
the Agency programs;
6. Assist in the development of legal, immigration and naturalization programs for branches;
7. Collaborate with Professional Services Management team in program development and implementation;
8. Provide legal caseload support for Staff Attorneys as necessary;
9. Develop the BPSOS Pro Bono Attorney Program;

Reports to: Professional Services Director

Location: Falls Church VA or Houston, TX

Additional Qualifications:
1. Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school is required;
2. Admission to practice law in any state in the US is required;
3. Three or more years experience in US immigration law is required;* candidates not meeting the 3 years
US immigration law experience will not be considered.
4. Experience with victims of trauma (domestic or family violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking,
refugees and asylum seekers) is required;
5. Experience in supervision is required;
6. English fluency is required; Vietnamese fluency desired.
7. Deep commitment to social justice and dignity for refugees, immigrants and their families.
How to Apply:
Send cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to:

Human Resources
Fax: 703-647-6499


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