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Call Center Attorney-Montgomery, AL

Legal Services Alabama seeks to employ a Staff Attorney in its Call Center 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.

Requirements:
 Admission to the Alabama State Bar and computer proficiency required. Experience working with a low-
income population preferred. Bilingual encouraged to apply.

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

Email: ajordan@alsp.org

No telephone calls or faxes, please.

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

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


Managing Attorney-Kingman, AZ

The Manager is responsible for the day to day operation of the two attorney, two paralegal office located in
Kingman, Arizona. In addition, the manager will be expected to take a leadership role in CLS’s efforts to
provide proactive advocacy, including litigation to attack the legal problems of the low-income community.
The manager will also take the responsibility to supervise, evaluate and train staff; maintain relations
between the office and the local bar and the community; coordinate intake of clients and caseload
distribution; prepare initial draft of office budget and oversee expenditures.

Requirements:
 A minimum of five years legal experience including litigation experience. Strong preference given to
candidates who have worked in legal services and/or demonstrated commitment to aggressive advocacy on
behalf of low-income people. Must be a member of the Arizona State Bar or Rule 38 eligible.

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



Litigation Attorney-Los Angeles, CA

Position: The Disability Rights Legal Center seeks a Full Time Litigation Attorney to work in its Civil
Rights Litigation Project with an energetic and talented team of lawyers, advocates and students.

Background: The Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) is a thirty year old non-profit organization


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dedicated to protecting the legal rights of people with disabilities. The Center has a staff of 35 and is
located on the campus of Loyola Law School in downtown Los Angeles. We provide a number of
programs including: Civil Rights Litigation Project, Education Advocacy Project, Cancer Legal Resource
Center, and Community Outreach Program.

The DRLC operates in an atmosphere consistent with its purpose and places great value on an individual’s
contributions to the Center’s goals through the performance of his or her job. The Center strives for
excellence in all areas of its work and is committed to providing the highest quality representation for its
clients.

The Civil Rights Litigation Project of DRLC represents the disability community in high-impact and class-
action litigation to enforce the civil rights of individuals with disabilities under state and federal law.
Through its cases the Civil Rights Litigation Project has:

• Stopped the County of Los Angeles from closing Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Hospital,
the only hospital in the area that is willing and able to serve individuals with significant disabilities;
• Changed the way the County of San Bernardino and San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools treats and
educates youth with disabilities who are detained in juvenile halls;
• Changed the way the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department communicates with people who are deaf
or hard of hearing by requiring that qualified sign language interpreters be provided; and
• Removed barriers to physical access for people with mobility disabilities in all courthouses in the Los
Angeles County Superior Court system.

For more information on our recent cases, visit our website at: www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org.

Responsibilities: Under the supervision of DRLC management, the Civil Rights Litigation Project consists
of the Litigation Director, three full time Litigation Attorneys, and a Litigation Assistant. With the direct
supervision of the Litigation Director, the Litigation Attorney will be responsible for all aspects of a
litigation and appellate caseload in disability rights under state and federal disability rights laws in both
state and federal court. The Attorney will have primary responsibility for her or his own caseload and will
have the opportunity to supervise law students and work closely with co-counsel from major law firms and
public interest organizations. The Attorney will also participate in outreach and training efforts of DRLC,
supervise students through the Litigation Project’s externship program, and other duties as assigned
furthering the mission of the DRLC.

Requirements: J.D. and admission to California Bar (or awaiting admission), or temporary eligibility to
practice law as a registered legal services attorney pursuant to Cal. Rule of Court 964 with the intention of
taking the California Bar. Three to seven years of litigation experience, preferably in disability rights, civil
rights, or complex federal litigation.

Public interest, impact, or class action litigation experience is also preferred. Superior academic credentials.
Personal experience with disabilities preferred. Spanish or ASL a plus. Some travel within California
required.

Please do not apply unless you meet these requirements.

Salary/Benefits: Salary depends on experience. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, life
and long term disability insurance, 401K, AFLAC eligibility, three weeks of vacation, and twelve sick days


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per year. DRLC also observes all Loyola Law School staff holidays which typically include 14-17 days per
year. Parking and state bar dues are paid for all attorneys. Legal training opportunities are provided.

Application: Open until filled. Send resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references via e-mail to
DRLC’s Litigation Assistant, Steve Cuellar, at:

steve.cuellar@LLS.edu

Please state in the subject line: Application for Litigation Attorney Position

Persons with disabilities, persons of color, women and other minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

Application: Open until filled. Send resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references via e-mail to
DRLC’s Litigation Assistant, Steve Cuellar, at:

steve.cuellar@LLS.edu



Deputy Chief Public Defender-San Bernardino, CA

Under general direction, directs, organizes and supervises multiple branch offices or a major functional unit
of the Law Offices of the Public Defender; performs related duties as required. Positions in this class are
characterized by the responsibility to manage and supervise through subordinates a large staff of attorneys
and to perform the most difficult assignments involving complex factual and legal issues. Positions report
to the Public Defender.

The present opening is the Chief in Charge of the Homicide Defense Unit. Assignments can change. This is
an executive position currently managing, overseeing and directing a segmented unit within the Public
Defender that handles only special circumstance homicide cases.

Requirements:
 Five years of criminal trial experience as a defense attorney, which includes at least three years of
experience supervising attorneys, trying capital cases, or trying special-circumstance cases.

How To Apply:
Call 909-387-6144 or visit www.sbcounty.gov/hr

Salary:
$131,331 - $168,126


Staff Attorney and Legislative Counsel-Washington, DC

The Staff Attorney and Legislative Counsel works with other Ocean Conservancy attorneys and Program
staff to monitoring and analyzing legal issues involving marine conservation, including marine mammals,
endangered species, ecosystem protection, fish and water quality. Advises Ocean Conservancy on positions
that further Ocean Conservancy’s strategic goals for marine conservation and advocates Ocean
Conservancy’s legal and policy positions in federal judicial, and administrative and legislative forums.
Monitors development of legislation relevant to Ocean Conservancy’s mission.



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SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Monitors, researches and analyzes relevant administrative, legislative and judicial developments. Advises
staff on legal strategy to further the organization’s marine conservation goals. Advocates legal and policy
positions before federal courts, administrative agencies and Congress. Works with other staff attorneys and
outside counsel representing Ocean Conservancy in litigation. Works with Program staff to develop and
implement legislative strategy for reauthorization and strengthening of conservation laws. Performs other
duties as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Law degree and admission to a state bar with ability to waive into or pass the District of Columbia bar, with
five or more years of legal experience, including litigation. Experience working with federal environmental
legislation, preferably including marine conservation legislation. Graduate or undergraduate degree in
marine or environmental science and familiarity with federal marine conservation laws preferred. Strong
written and verbal advocacy skills required. Demonstrated commitment to environmental conservation
essential.


How to Apply:
*Submit your resume, letter of interest & salary exceptations to jobs@oceanconservancy.org or via the
following:

Staff Attorney and Legislative Counsel
Ocean Conservancy
1300 19th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036

Or send a Fax to:
Attn: Staff Attorney and Legislative Counsel
202-872-0619


Farmworkers Staff Attorney-Lake Worth, FL

FARMWORKER RIGHTS ATTORNEY
Lake Worth, Florida

The Migrant Farmworker Justice Project of Florida Legal Services, Inc. is seeking a full-time staff attorney
for its office in Lake Worth, near West Palm Beach. In addition to its Lake Worth office, the MFJP has
staff based in Tallahassee and Immokalee. The MFJP staff includes several of the nation's most
experienced farmworker rights attorneys. Because it receives no Legal Services Corporation funds, the
MFJP is free to handle class actions, represent undocumented workers and undertake lobbying activities on
behalf of its clients.

The MFJP provides free legal assistance to migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout Florida. The
MFJP’s practice is limited to class actions and other litigation having broad impact on the interests of
Florida farmworkers. In addition, the MFJP actively provides policy advocacy in federal and state
legislative and administrative bodies on matters of importance to Florida farmworkers. Florida is the
nation’s second largest producer of fresh fruits and vegetables, most of which are hand-harvested. Over
150,000 farmworkers are employed in the state, primarily during the winter growing season, which extends
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Most of the MFJP’s litigation is conducted in the federal courts, with over half of the project’s litigation
docket consisting of class actions. MFJP staff have successfully litigated several farmworker cases of
national importance over the past decade, including Morante-Navarro v. T & Y Pine Straw, 350 F.3d 1163
(11th Cir. 2003), Montejo v. Martin Memorial Medical Center, Inc., 874 So.2d 654 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004);
Arriaga v. Florida-Pacific Farms LLC, 305 F.3d 1228 (11th Cir. 2002), Charles v. Burton, 169 F.3d 1322
(11th Cir. 1999) and United Farm Workers v. Quincy Corporation, 681 So.2d 773 (Fla. 1st DCA 1996).
More information on the advocacy provided by the MFJP can be found in the Migrant Farmworker section
of the FLS docket posted at www.floridalegal.org.

The MFJP works cooperatively with a number of farmworker organizations and has represented the United
Farm Workers union in a number of legal matters. In recent years, the MFJP has collaborated with human
rights groups in Mexico to develop transnational strategies for addressing the legal problems faced by
Mexican immigrants employed in Florida.


Additional Qualifications:

Qualifications:

Proficiency in Spanish required. Demonstrated commitment to advocacy on behalf of people in poverty.
Excellent oral and written communications skills. Five or more years of prior litigation experience
preferred, but highly qualified attorneys with less experience will be considered.

Job Responsibilities:

The attorney will maintain a litigation caseload and undertake advocacy before state and federal agencies,
as well as policy advocacy before state and national legislative bodies. A sizeable portion of the attorney’s
case load will be on behalf of immigrant guest workers admitted to the United States under the so-called
“H-2A” and “H-2B” programs.

How to Apply:

Send Resume and Cover Letter To:

Gregory S. Schell
Managing Attorney
Migrant Farmworker Justice Project
508 Lucerne Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida 33460-3819
(561) 582-3921
Greg@Floridalegal.Org


Litigation Attorney-Baltimore, MD

AWARD WINNING CIVIL JUSTICE INC. OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND seeks a Public Interest
Litigation Attorney for mortgage fraud and servicer abuse cases. Work will also include advice and counsel
to 700 pro-bono attorneys in the State of Maryland providing foreclosure defense legal services to
homeowners involved in foreclosure litigation.



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Review of the applications from qualified candidates will begin January 6, 2009.

This is a grant funded position with guaranteed funding for two years.


Additional Qualifications:

Candidates should have at least four years experience in one or more of the following areas: mortgage
lending or serving sectors, foreclosure defense, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and fair housing law. Position
involves energetic, affirmative litigation in state and federal courts and limited supervision of small non-
profit. Preference will be given to those showing commitment to legal services and public interest practice.


How to Apply:

Please send a current resume, references, salary history, legal writing sample, and cover letter explaining
how you would make a positive difference in the lives of hundreds and thousands of homeowners with
toxic mortgages to:

Executive Director
Civil Justice Inc.
520 W. Fayette Street, Suite 410
Baltimore, MD 21201
or
cjn@civiljusticenetwork.org



Pro Bono Coordinator-Boston, MA

Background: Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative new partnership among the Microsoft
Corporation, Angelina Jolie and other interested philanthropists, law firms and corporate contributors.
KIND is dedicated to providing both pro bono representation and positive systemic changes in both law
and policy to benefit unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. The immediate focus of KIND's
work is to help ensure pro bono legal representation for children facing immigration court proceedings or
seeking asylum affirmatively in certain high-need areas around the nation. Slated to be launched in fall,
2008, KIND will be headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities: KIND seeks Pro Bono Coordinator to develop, maintain, and oversee the provision of pro
bono volunteer legal representation of unaccompanied children in selected cities throughout the United
States, and to provide legal rights presentations to both child clients and their sponsors, and to train pro
bono attorneys to prepare effectively and represent individual child clients before immigration authorities.
The Pro Bono Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:

1) Recruit, train and provide hands-on mentorship to volunteer attorneys representing unaccompanied
children before immigration authorities;
2) Interview and screen individual child clients and their sponsors (if the child is released to a sponsor),
screen cases, conduct legal rights presentations to children and their sponsors, match clients with pro bono
attorneys, and develop and manage KIND relationships with participating member law firms and corporate



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counsel; and
3) Work closely and maintain close communication with the KIND National Pro Bono Director.

Qualifications for the Ideal Candidate:
1) Appropriate authorization to practice law;
2) At least two years’ experience practicing immigration law, which experience should include preparing
and representing immigrants and asylum seekers before immigration authorities, or substantially equivalent
experience;
3) Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working
with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma;
4) A strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills (proficiency in foreign
languages, particularly Spanish, French, or Mandarin is a plus);
5) An understanding of the private law firm pro bono culture and the ability to be a well-respected and
effective representative of the program to all stakeholders;
6) Ability to work collaboratively, and prior experience working with individual attorneys and law firms;
7) Enthusiasm, optimism and passion for the issues affecting unaccompanied alien children;
and 8) Tenacity for the hard work ahead.
Excellent salary and benefits will be offered to the successful candidate.

To Apply:

KIND is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity.
Nominations or applications, including a cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 references, should be
sent to Jan Webb at jwebb@microsoft.com


How to Apply:

Please send your resume to Jan Webb at jwebb@microsoft.com


Staff Attorney-St. Louis, MO

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. is seeking an attorney to provide legal services to low income
people in the areas of bankruptcy and foreclosure defense. The attorney will supervise students and a
paralegal. The position will require community networking and outreach.The position is funded by a three-
year grant, and continuation of the position past that period is dependent on future funding.


Additional Qualifications:

The attorney must have experience with the Bankruptcy Code and experience filing Chapters 13 and 7
bankruptcy petitions. Minimum of two years experience required. Excellent writing and litigation skills
required. Must be licensed in Missouri and federal court.


How to Apply:

To apply, send resumes to Beth Roper, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, 4232 Forest Park Ave., St.
Louis, MO 63108, or to egroper@lsem.org




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Staff Attorneys-Las Vegas, NV

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a non-profit, public interest law firm is seeking TWO qualified
attorneys to assist individuals facing foreclosure and one qualified attorney to assist pro se debtors in
Bankruptcy Court. Bankruptcy or state court foreclosure experience preferred. Prefer bi-lingual candidate,
English/Spanish, but not required. Qualified candidates must possess an active/good standing Bar license
from any United States jurisdiction. Salary depends upon experience with an excellent benefits package
provided.

How To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to:
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Terry Bratton, Administrator
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
800 South Eighth Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Facsimile: (702) 366-0569
e-mail: info@lacsn.org

Note:

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is an ADA / Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary:

Salary depends upon experience

Submission Deadline:

Until Filled



SSI Attorney-Edison, NJ

Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit organization, has an opening for an attorney experienced in
SSI/SSDIB cases. You will represent clients before the Social Security Office of Hearings and Appeals, the
Appeals Council and Federal Court, as well as assist non-attorney case handlers in presenting SSI
applications by providing legal and technical direction. Some statewide travel.


Additional Qualifications:

Previous SSI/SSDIB exp., and demonstrated ability in communicating with low-income people who may
be coping with a variety of physical and behavioral issues required. Bi-lingual/Spanish is a plus.


How to Apply:

Send cover letter, which must include the state and date of bar admissions and salary requirements, along
with 2 short writing samples to jobs@lsnj.org.




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Staff Attorney-Newark, NJ

Staff Attorney/Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Fellow: The American Friends Service Committee
Immigrant Rights Program, based in Newark, New Jersey, seeks an individual to provide legal
representation to unaccompanied minors up to age 21 in immigration proceedings, including applications
for Special Immigrant Juvenile status, asylum, U and T visas among other immigration remedies. The
Attorney/Fellow will meet with clients, counsel them on eligibility for relief under immigration laws,
prepare applications for submission to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and
Immigration Court, and represent clients before USCIS and the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
Where necessary the Attorney/KIND Fellow will represent children in New Jersey Family Court. He/She
will lead trainings and educational meetings for service providers and state agency staff who work with
immigrant children. The Fellow will work closely with the KIND Pro Bono Coordinator in New Jersey in
order to ensure representation of immigrant children.

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a non-profit Quaker organization working worldwide for
social justice and peace. The New York Metropolitan Immigrant Rights Program, based in Newark,
provides community organizing and leadership training, direct legal services, outreach and education to
immigrant communities.

Key qualifications: Three years experience with immigration law and procedures desirable, particularly
with unaccompanied minors. Bar admission required; New Jersey admission or eligibility preferable.
Demonstrated success working with particularly vulnerable populations. Fluency in written and oral
English and Spanish. Experience and comfort with public speaking. Self-motivated, detail oriented, well-
organized, able to prioritize assignments and work load. Ability to communicate effectively and build
mutually respectful relationships with co-workers, clients, and the public. Ability to work effectively and
comfortably with Quaker principles. Familiarity with software applications in a Windows environment,
including Microsoft Word and Immigrant Pro.

How to Apply:
If you wish to apply for this position, you must first request an application packet from
nymrorecruit@afsc.org. Please do not submit your cover letter or resume until after you have requested the
application packet.
See www.afsc.org/nymetro for information about AFSC.


Staff Attorney-Albuquerque, NM

NMLA provides civil legal services for low-income individuals and families in areas which include family
law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law. NMLA also provides specialized priorities in
particular offices of NMLA.
New Mexico Legal Aid has an opening for a Staff Attorney in its Albuquerque & Las Cruces Law Offices.
These positions provide services to individuals that have issues with public benefits, but may also be
required to accept other types of cases per the NMLA Priorities. This position will be for the grant year
beginning now thru 12/31/2009. Continued employment with NMLA is contingent on continued funding
by the grantor.

Requirements:

Candidates must be admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico or have admission pending. At least five or
more years of experience is preferred.
Candidates must possess excellent writing and oral communication skills, ability to manage a caseload and
to build collaborative relationships with the community.

Attorney will provide advice, brief service, and representation in public benefits proceedings and other
cases as assigned. Work: handling cases utilizing a computerized case management system; handling


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telephone intake; participating in community education and working with the local CAA organizations.
New Mexico bar license required.

How To Apply:

Send letter of intent, resume, writing sample and two references to: Gloria A. Molinar, NMLA, PO Box
25486, Albuquerque, NM 87125-5486 and or email to: gloriam@nmlegalaid.org

Note:

EEO/AA Employer; Competitive salary based on experience. Excellent fringe benefits, generous personal
and sick leave.


Project Director-Buffalo, NY

CCA, a private, nonprofit criminal justice agency, seeks a Project Director for its Erie County Client
Specific Planning program, which develops sentencing & parole release plans for people involved in the
criminal justice system. Works in collaboration with defense counsel, interviews clients, investigates
clients’ life histories, identifies community resources, researches criminal justice-related issues, & develops
written sentencing/parole release plans for submission to courts/Parole.

Requirements:
 JD, mental health degree or related. Commitment to & experience with people involved in criminal justice
system. Excellent verbal/written communication & advocacy skills.

How To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter and salary history:

Center for Community Alternatives
Attn: Human Resources
115 E Jefferson St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

fax: (315) 471-4924



Disability Rights Program Director-New York, NY

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is seeking applications for the position of Director of
the Opportunity & Access Program, which works to fight discrimination and ensure access for people with
disabilities. The Director will also carry a litigation and advocacy docket. The Program prioritizes issues
facing low-income communities of color and focuses on discrimination in such areas as health care,
housing, voting and transportation.

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.

The Director will work with the program’s attorneys, community organizer, and advocates, as well as



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attorneys working pro bono, to provide quality legal representation and advocacy, using innovative
strategies to address the myriad forms of discrimination and barriers to access facing people with
disabilities in New York City. This position includes responsibility for supervision, strategic planning,
litigation and advocacy, mentoring, and participation in NYLPI’s program management team.


Additional Qualifications:

• A minimum of six years of litigation experience and top litigation skills
• Demonstrated ability to manage, lead groups, and to mentor
• Excellent writing, analytic and public speaking skills
• Familiarity with and commitment to civil rights and issues of disability rights
• High level of organizational skills
• Experience with disability rights or civil rights work a plus, as is a second language


How to Apply:

Please send applications to Amy Lalich, NYLPI, 151 West 30th Street, 11th floor, NY, NY 10001,
(alalich@nylpi.org) with the words: Attention: O & A Program Director Position, as soon as possible.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications must include a
cover letter, a resume, and three references (including daytime telephone numbers). Please mention in your
cover letter where you saw this ad.

NYLPI is an affirmative action employer and actively recruits people of color and individuals with
disabilities.

Visit us to learn more at www.nylpi.org



Staff Attorney-New York, NY

Lawyers For Children (LFC) seeks an admitted attorney to serve as the
housing specialist for LFC's groundbreaking ACT (Adolescents Confronting Transition) Project .
The Housing Specialist will handle direct representation of youth in and preparing to age out of foster care,
and consult on matters handled directly by LFC’s other professional staff. The Housing Specialist’s unique
responsibilities will include:
• Preventing the discharge of young people to homelessness or inadequate or inappropriate housing;
• Assisting and facilitating applications for Section 8, NYCHA housing or NYC Administration for
Children’s Services Housing Subsidies;
• Helping to prevent young people from going AWOL from foster care for reasons related directly to their
housing needs;
• Facilitating the discharge of young people to a family or adult resource not previously identified;
• Obtaining exceptions to policy to enable young people over the age of 21 to remain in foster care until
appropriate housing is obtained;
• Identifying an alternative housing option for young people who would otherwise have been discharged to
a New York City shelter;
• Obtaining consents to remain in care from young people who might otherwise be discharged to
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• Working with community advocates to identify housing opportunities specifically for youth aging out of
foster care;
• Developing a youth oriented handbook to help young people aging out of foster care know their rights and
navigate the housing system.

Virtually all trial level legal proceedings will be handled in NYC's Family Courts.

Founded in 1984 LFC provides free legal and social work services to children and youth in New York City.
Lawyers For Children employs a collaborative system of child advocacy. Together, our social workers and
lawyers evaluate the background, needs and desires of every one of our clients. Attorneys then inform the
court of a child's position and plan the legal strategy
that will insure that a child's rights are protected. As demand for our services grows, our goal remains the
same: to help our clients find safety, support and permanency either at
home with their family, through adoption or by forging strength and success through other community
based connections.


Additional Qualifications:

• Member in good standing of the State Bar of New York
• Demonstrated commitment to the rights of children and youth
• Experience in practice of youth law and housing advocacy
• Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure and in
crisis situations
• Well-organized, motivated, creative and independent, yet also
able to work in a team-oriented environment
• Commitment to providing culturally competent services
• Excellent verbal, interpersonal, writing, and interviewing skills
• Fluency in Spanish highly desirable


How to Apply:

Send resume, cover
letter and law school transcript to:
KF/Personnel
Lawyers For Children
110 Lafayette Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10023
Fax: (212) 966-0531


Assistant General Counsel-Durham, NC

Self-Help seeks an assistant general counsel to provide legal support for compliance with laws, rules and
regulations, primarily with respect to credit union regulation, employment and employee benefits laws.

Principal Responsibilities:
•Provide legal advice, counsel and training to management and staff on a range of compliance matters,



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including:
oCredit union statutes and regulations, including Bank Secrecy Act, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions
Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and related statutory and regulatory schemes;
oEmployment and employee benefits, including Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act,
and related topics; and
oCertain corporate matters, including authorizations to conduct business in multiple jurisdictions, lobbying
registrations, and general corporate filings.
•Conduct legal research in a variety of subjects, including retail financial services, employment law, and
general corporate law.

Required Qualifications:
-Minimum of three years of the practice of law, preferably in credit union or banking regulation, human
resources compliance, or related fields.

-Superior oral and written communications skills.

-Excellent legal research abilities.

-Ability to exercise sound judgment in applying legal requirements to practical circumstances.

-Member in good standing of the Bar of any State or the District of Columbia.

-Self-starter able to work on multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.

-Desire to work as part of a team in a socially and racially diverse environment, and with demonstrated
interest in community economic development or other public interest work.

Desired Qualifications:
-Experience in law of credit union or banking regulation strongly desired.

-Experience with human resources, benefits administration, or administrative law very helpful.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to hiringmanager@self-help.org (please type the position title as
the subject of the email)

Program Director-Staff Attorney-Portland, OR

The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal institute located at Lewis
& Clark Law School that promotes crime victims' rights in justice systems nationwide through amicus
curiae participation, technical assistance to others, education of criminal justice professionals, and public
policy development. NCVLI is funded primarily by federal grants.
The Program Manager/ Staff Attorney will take the leadership role in managing NCVLI's two year
federally funded Enforcement Project, overseeing both the administrative and fiscal elements of the
program, including subgrants to a network of legal clinics nationwide. The Program Manager/Staff
Attorney will also be part of the legal team developing and implementing litigation and education
initiatives to achieve the strategic advancement of victims' rights nationwide. This legal work will include


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amicus curiae litigation, legal technical assistance to the subgranted legal clinics and to attorneys and
advocates nationwide, and education of attorneys and advocates through trainings (in-person and
technology-facilitated) and writings. This position includes internal and external functions and duties.
Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalist(s).
Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer.
Continuation of this position may be dependant upon renewal of grant funding.


Additional Qualifications:

-J.D., plus admission to a bar.
-Two years legal practice post-law school or one year legal experience plus one year of significant crime
victims' rights experience.
-At least one year experience in project oversight, management and planning.
-Significant legal writing and editing experience that demonstrates the ability and desire to produce the
highest quality product suitable for audiences including national publications and the United States
Supreme Court.
-Ability to travel to conduct monitoring site visits to subgranted to entities.

-Experience in management of federal grants is strongly preferred.
-Experience in project oversight, evaluation, and fiscal management, including budgeting.
-Experience in government grant writing and reporting,
-Demonstration of increasing levels of management responsibility, including supervisory experience.


How to Apply:

Apply online at http://jobs.lclark.edu



Staff Attorney-Nashville, TN

The TFHC is seeking a staff attorney to counsel clients and handle litigation on behalf of the center and its
clients under the federal Fair Housing Act, the Tennessee fair housing law and other relevant civil rights
statutes. The successful applicant will also be responsible for some education and outreach and other
functions of the Council.


Additional Qualifications:

Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school and current admission to, or eligibility for admission to
practice in Tennessee. (Tennessee allows attorneys who have practiced in other states for at least five years
to waive in.) The successful applicant will also have a demonstrated commitment to civil rights and public
interest work. Occasional extended travel is required. Computer literacy required. Applicants who are
Spanish-English bilingual will be given special consideration. Strong oral and written communication skills
are required. Valid Tennessee driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.




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How to Apply:

E-mail, fax or mail a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Tennessee Fair Housing Council
Attn: Attorney Search
107 Music City Circle, Suite 318
Nashville, TN 37214
E-mail: jobs@tennfairhousing.org
Fax: 615-874-1636


CEO-Ft. Worth, TX

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (Legal Aid) seeks an experienced leader who is passionate about its mission "to ensure justice for p
living in poverty through the provision of high quality legal representation and to further the ends of justice and improve the lives o
income people through the rule of law." This leader will work with a diverse and dedicated Board of Directors, an active managem
team, and an experienced and committed staff. The next CEO of Legal Aid will have the opportunity to fully realize the potential o
recently merged organization, poised to achieve fiscal strength, excellent legal services, and a leadership role throughout Texas and
country.

Requirements:

The successful CEO candidate will be passionate about the mission of Legal Aid and demonstrate a commitment to providing lega
services to low-income and elderly persons. Be a successful leader in a multi-million dollar organization, preferably a legal aid pro
Possess significant management experience, including supervision of staff, oversight of financial reporting, development of budget
compliance with grant and contract requirements. Have practiced law, and have or be eligible for a Texas license. Possess excellen
communication skills. Value diversity and be culturally competent. Be accessible and open to everyone in the law firm, on the Boa
in the community. Demonstrate strategic thinking and problem-solving. Possess a strong work ethic and sense of accountability. H
priority roles and responsibilities for the new CEO include: developing a clear and strategic vision for Legal Aid for the next 2-5 y
beyond; engaging in the strategic planning necessary to implement that vision; bringing into full unity an organization born of two
and healthy nonprofit law firms in 2003; supporting and developing the diverse and dedicated Board of Directors; leading the expe
and committed management team and staff to excellent legal services; maintaining the fiscal and operational strength of Legal Aid
meeting Texas Access to Justice Foundation, Legal Services Corporation, and other funders' requirements; maintaining Legal Aid's
existing resources while developing new resources to support its work; nurturing effective relationships between Legal Aid and the
human services, bar associations, business and political communities; enhancing the delivery of legal services to clients in rural are
improving the staff salary structure, retention rate and morale.

How To Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, however, candidates are urged to sub
their materials before February 18, 2009. Interested candidates should submit a letter expressing in detail why they are interested in
position of CEO of Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, as well as what they believe they can contribute to the future of Legal Aid and
client community. The letter should be accompanied by a current resume and names and contact information for three references.
Materials should be submitted electronically to CEOsearch@lanwt.org in Microsoft Word format.

Note:
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas is being assisted in the search by
Patricia Pap, Executive Director, Management Information Exchange, 617-556-0288, ppap@m-i-e.org. Candidates with questions
the position or process are encouraged to contact her. To learn more about Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas and its work, visit
www.lanwt.org.

Submission Deadline:
02/18/2009



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Pro Bono Coordinator-Falls Church, VA

Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) seeks to hire a pro bono coordinator. LSNV is a nonprofit law
firm whose staff provides free civil legal services to low-income, elderly, or disabled individuals. The pro
bono coordinator will be a Virginia attorney who will network closely with members of the Northern
Virginia legal community and will promote and oversee pro bono representation of LSNV’s clients. LSNV
views pro bono representation as an important resource and the coordinator will be responsible for
implementing and managing the organization’s wide variety of programs in this area.

Requirements:
 Virginia Bar required (or eligibility to immediately waive in). (Bilingual ability a plus.) Experience
working with volunteers and a demonstrated commitment to serving the least powerful in society highly
preferred. The ideal candidate will have good people skills.

How To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to hr@lsnv.org or: James Ferguson, Executive Director, Legal Services of
Northern Virginia, 6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 500, Falls Church, Virginia, 22041, or fax to (703) 778-4790.

Note:
We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply


Staff Attorney-Charleston, WV

Staff attorney to expand services in North Central part of West Virginia as well as in the Northern and
Eastern panhandles. Represent low-income consumers in predatory mortgage lending and other consumer
credit cases with a focus on preventing foreclosures.

Requirements:
 Some litigation experience; Admission to WV Bar not necessary; An attorney licensed in another
state/jurisdiction may work in legal services for two years based on that out-of-state certification.

How To Apply:
 Resume & Letter of Interest to:
Daniel F. Hedges, Executive Director
Mountain State Justice, Inc.
1031 Quarrier St., Ste. 200
Charleston, WV 25301




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