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Public Interest Positions

Attorney-GLBT Rights-Montgomery, AL

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit legal and educational organization, seeks an attorney to join
its staff to focus on lesbian and gay rights issues in the South. This is a new position and will be based in
Montgomery, Alabama.

The Center’s mission is the advancement and protection of the rights of minorities, the poor, and victims of
injustice in significant civil rights and social justice matters. Our legal agenda can be found at
www.splcenter.org/legal/legal.jsp.
The attorney will be expected to develop and handle cases related to LGBT issues throughout the South.
Substantial travel may be required. This position provides an opportunity to help develop a new area of
advocacy for the Center.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to LGBT issues and excellent writing and advocacy
skills.

The salary is competitive and there is an excellent benefits package. To apply, please submit a cover letter
and resume, preferably by e-mail. Please send all application materials to:
Southern Poverty Law Center
ATTN: Human Resources
400 Washintton Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 956 – 8200
humanresources@splcenter.org


Litigation Counsel-Washington, DC

Job Title
  Litigation Counsel


Job Location
 Washington, DC


Job Type
 Policy Development/Advocacy
Organization Information:
 The Center for Responsible Lending
 302 W. Main Street
 Durham, NC 27701




Position Description:
The Center for Responsible Lending was created in 2002 to protect homeownership and family wealth by
working to eliminate predatory lending and other abusive financial practices.

CRL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization that promotes responsible lending
practices and access to fair terms of credit for low-wealth families. CRL's work has helped lead to major




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changes in lending practices, saving families over $2 billion annually. CRL has more than 45 employees
and offices in Durham, NC; Oakland, CA; and in Washington, DC.

CRL is an affiliate of Self-Help, a community development lender founded in 1980 that creates and
protects ownership opportunities for low-wealth families through home and small business ownership. Self-
Help has provided more than $6 billion in financing to help over 50,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes,
build businesses, and strengthen community resources. Self-Help has recently merged with retail credit
unions in California and North Carolina and now operates state- and federally-chartered community
development credit unions with $600 million in assets that serve over 53,000 members.

This position will be based in the Center's Washington, DC. Office.

Principal Responsibilities
Experienced litigator sought to be part of the Center’s responsible lending advocacy team. Responsibilities
will include devising innovative strategies for litigating predatory lending and fair lending cases,
conducting legal research, drafting pleadings and amicus briefs, developing cases, and providing litigation
support to other organizations and attorneys. Some travel is required.



Requirements:
 Desired Qualifications:
•5 + years as an attorney

•Excellent demonstrated writing, research and analytical skills required

•Experience developing and litigating civil rights, predatory lending, or consumer cases

•Ability to work well as part of a team and with a diverse group of people

•Self-starter, able to initiate and juggle multiple projects and work independently

How To Apply:
Interested individuals should send a resume and brief writing sample to Hiring Manager, 910 17th Street,
NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006 or e-mail to hiringmanager@self-help.org.


Managing Attorney-Washington, DC

The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) is a not-for-profit law firm that works to secure health rights
for low-income people. NHeLP seeks a full-time Director of Policy and Managing Attorney (“Managing
Attorney”) for its Washington, D.C. office. The Managing Attorney serves as a point person for NHeLP
with Washington, D.C. policy makers and national organizations, and directs the work of the local office.
The position requires substantive expertise in Medicaid and CHIP, and experience with legislative and
regulatory advocacy. The ideal candidate will have experience working in national coalitions, strong
leadership skills and an ability to develop and implement NHeLP’s legal, policy and advocacy strategies.
The Managing Attorney collaborates with D.C. staff in their legal, advocacy, and policy efforts and works
with counterparts in other NHeLP offices to engage in organizational development and planning, inter-
office coordination, community and foundation relations, and special projects. The Managing Attorney
reports to the Executive Director.


Job Responsibilities

The Managing Attorney will:




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1. Develop and implement strategies with NHeLP staff to impact federal, legislative and administrative
policy on NHeLP’s priority issues.
2. Work with state and local advocates to monitor and implement health access and care improvements for
vulnerable populations. Additionally, the Managing Attorney will help organize the annual Health
Advocate’s Conference, engage in trainings, and respond to requests for technical assistance.
3. Engage in research, writing and other activities to provide analysis and critical thinking on developments
affecting NHeLP’s priorities.
4. Be responsible for the overall management of the D.C. office, including evaluating and mentoring staff,
assuring that grant requirements are met, writing and editing grant proposals and reports, recruiting and
recommending applicants to the Executive Director for employment.

Additional Qualifications:
Qualifications:

• J.D. degree and admission to a state or D.C. bar
• Minimum of 10 years legal experience
• Experience with federal legislative and regulatory processes
• Experience in management of legal staff
• Expertise with Medicaid and/or CHIP and advocacy for vulnerable populations
• Applicants should possess a high level of independence and initiative, good judgment, excellent speaking
and writing skills, the ability to produce the highest caliber legal work, creativity, excellent interpersonal
skills, and an ability to model working with others towards common goals
• Experience with Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and the names of references to Gabriella
Rodriguez at nhelpdc@healthlaw.org.

Program Coordinator-Washington, DC

The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) is the legal advocate for justice for the
Asian American community of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. The APALRC's
main goals are to address the individual legal needs of low-income and limited-English proficient Asian
Americans and to advocate for broad-based systemic change on legal and civil rights issues impacting
Asian Americans.

The APALRC seeks to hire a full-time Program Coordinator for its D.C. office.

Principal Responsibilities:
• Assist with recruitment, training, coordination and supervision of volunteers staffing the APALRC’s
Legal Helpline;
• Manage communications with individuals seeking legal assistance from the APALRC, including
conducting intake interviews with limited-English proficient individuals;
• Provide case management and administrative support to APALRC legal staff;
• Manage client/case database and assist with program evaluation and production of reports;
• Work with Crime Victims Assistance Partnership to screen cases, assist eligible individuals with applying
for crime victims assistance benefits, and provide other case management support to victims of crime;
• Manage and coordinate interpretation and translation assignments through the APALRC’s Legal
Interpreter Project, including supervision of approximately 70 interpreters;
• Lead recruitment efforts, organization of annual two-day training session for candidates, and selection of
new interpreters for Legal Interpreter Project.
• Conduct outreach to educate Asian Americans on their rights and the resources available to them, and
assist with developing and implementing community outreach and education initiative for the Asian
American community in the D.C. metropolitan area.
Additional Qualifications:
Undergraduate degree or equivalent


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experience required. Must be detail-
oriented with excellent organizational
skills; be able to maintain a high
standard of performance in a face-
based environment; be able to multi-
task, work under pressure and meet
deadlines; possess strong
interpersonal skills; and be able to
work collaboratively as well as
independently. Prior experience in the
legal field, working with the Asian
Pacific American community and/or
immigrant issues a plus. Experience
in database management and other
office technology would be very helpful.
Fluency or a high level of proficiency in
Mandarin, Korean, or another Asian
language preferred.

How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, plus a resume, transcript, brief writing sample
and two references. Materials should be sent to Marita Etcubañez by e-mail to marita@apalrc.org. No
phone inquiries please. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.


Assistant General Counsel-Boston, MA

The Public Interest Network is a family of more than a dozen organizations, including U.S. PIRG,
Environment America, Progressive Future, and the Fund for the Public Interest. Our mission is to build the
power of citizens to move the world toward a greener, more fair, more just, and more democratic future.
We work in many places on many issues, each group with its own focus, leadership and financial support.
Yet the whole of who we are and what we do is greater than the sum of our network's parts because of what
we share: a vision of the future and a history of experience; a commitment to strategic thinking,
accountability and hard work; and a dedication to recruitment and training that has helped staff and
strengthen the progressive movement in our country.

The Public Interest Network serves as a vehicle for developing overall vision and strategy, generating and
nurturing new strategies, and lending technical assistance, allowing each organization within our network
to concentrate on its core mission. Some groups are engaged in the electoral arena; others are strictly non-
partisan. Yet all share the same tough-minded, result-oriented approach that has enabled our network to
launch new projects and seek new opportunities, with an eye toward building for the future and the battles
to come.

We educate, craft public policy solutions, lobby, register voters, and organize citizens. We recruit, train,
and employ hundreds of staff; we organize thousands of volunteers.

The mission of the Public Interest Network’s In-House Counsel Department is to provide legal services to
the groups in the network on a variety of matters and practice areas including employment law, First
Amendment law, non-profit corporate and tax compliance, charitable solicitation regulation, and contracts.
Attorneys in the In-House Counsel Department work with Public Interest Network leaders nationwide to
oversee the growth of the network and ensure legal compliance in carrying out the organizations’
operations.

Job Description
We are seeking an experienced, Assistant General Counsel to add to our team. Responsibilities of the new
Assistant General Counsel will include:


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• Employment Practices: Advising on employment matters and employment benefits systems, ensuring
compliance with employment laws, and defending against employment-related claims.
• Corporate and Tax Compliance: Overseeing corporate board meetings and fostering sound corporate
governance practices, maintaining the organizations' good standing with federal and state corporate and tax
regulators and ensuring compliance with IRS guidelines relating to lobbying and political activities of non
profit organizations.
• First Amendment: Defending the right to conduct door-to-door canvassing in cities and towns across the
country and of students to organize by opposing undue restrictions on free speech rights.
• Advising: Advising staff across the country on legal questions, troubleshooting problems, drafting and
reviewing contracts and other legal documents, addressing litigation issues, and responding to other matters
in a variety of legal practice areas.
• Risk Management: Working with Public Interest Network leaders to reduce liability risk through adopting
policies that protect the organizations from undue legal exposure.

Additional Qualifications:
Candidate should have a J.D. and ideally three years of legal experience working in one or more of the
practice areas described above. Candidate should show a strong commitment to non-profit and political
work. Previous experience with non-profit organizations is a plus. Candidate should be a motivated, self-
starter comfortable working on a variety of projects at once in diverse legal subject areas. In addition,
candidate should be able to interact confidently with board members, executives, representatives of
government agencies and members of the public. Excellent academic credentials and good research and
writing skills required.

Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with relevant experience. An outstanding benefits package includes health care
coverage, educational loan assistance, a retirement plan, paid vacation and sick days, parental leave, and a
dependent care assistance program. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are
available.

Location
Denver, CO or Boston, MA
How to Apply:
Send a compelling cover letter and resume to hiring director Jeff Sprague at
careers@publicinterestnetwork.org. Please specify which position you are applying for in the subject line
of the e-mail.

Staff Attorney- Brockton, MA

Agency Name: Committee For Public Counsel Services
Official Title: Staff Attorney
Functional Title: Staff Attorney
Occupational Group: Legal
Position Type: Not Given
Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
Salary Range: $48,314.24 to $80,020.46 Annually
Bargaining Unit: N/A
Shift: Day
Confidential: No
Number Of Vacancies: 1
City/Town: Brockton
Region: SOUTHEAST
Facility Location:
Apply Online: No
Posting ID: J20302




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Duties:
The duties of the staff attorney include:
• Full legal representation of indigent former sex offenders including counseling and all stages of litigation
• Visiting and counseling incarcerated clients, primarily at the Nemansket Correctional Center in
Bridgewater
• Pre-trial investigation including locating and interviewing witnesses, preparing witnesses to testify,
collecting, reviewing, and controlling often extensive documentary evidence
• Retaining and working with expert witnesses
• Mastering and remaining current with the developing body of empirical science relating to sex offender
evaluation, treatment, and recidivism
• Writing and arguing motions, affidavits and legal memoranda
• Providing formal and informal assistance to private attorneys on cases assigned through the Private
Counsel Division of C.P.C.S.
• Providing training to Public Defender Division and Private Counsel Division attorneys

Qualifications:
Candidates must be eligible to practice law in this jurisdiction as a member of the Massachusetts Bar in
good standing; or as an attorney in another jurisdiction who is eligible to engage in limited Massachusetts
practice under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04. Candidates must also be able to work in a defense-
oriented capacity, both independently and collaboratively, and be committed to working with a culturally
diverse, low-income population. A minimum of one year prior experience as an attorney representing
clients in criminal cases or sexually dangerous person commitment proceedings, is required. Finally,
candidates must have access to an automobile for visits to incarcerated clients and court appearances.
Necessary travel expenses are reimbursed.

Comments:
The Public Defender Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Massachusetts public
defender agency, is seeking an experienced trial attorney for its Alternative Commitment Unit (ACU) trial
office located in Brockton.

Description of Office:
The ACU is comprised of an Attorney-in-Charge, three staff attorneys, and an administrative assistant. The
caseload consists of proceedings under G.L. c. 123A in which the Commonwealth is seeking the initial civil
commitment to or the continued confinement at the Nemansket Correctional Center (a.k.a. “Massachusetts
Treatment Center”) in Bridgewater of indigent clients as “sexually dangerous persons.” The ACU’s
attorneys represent their clients in opposing the commitment petitions, and they appear primarily in
Superior Court divisions in eastern Massachusetts from Cambridge to Plymouth, but may be required to
appear in Superior Court divisions elsewhere in Massachusetts as necessary.

How To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit (1) a written statement of interest, (2) a résumé, and (3) a writing
sample, as document attachments to an e-mail message directed to ACUstaffattorney@publiccounsel.net.
The letter of interest should set forth a description of work done as an attorney, including an account of
trials and significant hearings.

Staff Attorney-Las Vegas, NV

Job Title
  Staff Attorney


Job Location
 Las Vegas, NV


Job Type


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Legal - Civil
Organization Information:
Nevada Legal Services
530 S. 6th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101




Position Description:
 The staff attorney will work in our Las Vegas office - a fast-paced, high volume office. The attorney will
work in the areas of housing law, public benefits, Social Security, unemployment benefits, consumer law,
tax law, and a limited amount of family law. The Las Vegas Vegas office serves all of Southern Nevada, so
travel to the rural communities and appearances in rural courts is part of the job. The attorney will be
practicing before administrative bodies, Justice Court, District Court, and federal courts, as well as the
appellate divisions as needed. The attorney will also conduct community outreach and give community
presentations.


Requirements:
 The attorney must demonstrate an interest in working with low-income communities. Prior work with a
legal services organization is desireable, but not required. Recent graduates are welcome to apply. The
attorney must be able to travel and occassionally spend the night on the road. The ability to speak Spanish
is an asset, but not required.


How To Apply:
Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references to:

Roberta O'Hara
Human Resources Dept.
Nevada Legal Services
530 S. 6th Street
Las Vegas NV 89101
rohara@nlslaw.net

Detention Attorney-Newark, NJ

Detention Attorney: The American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights Program, based in
Newark, New Jersey, seeks an individual to provide legal representation to detained immigrants in New
Jersey. The Detention Attorney reports to the Managing Attorney, and is responsible for conducting Know
Your Rights presentations to detainees at the Elizabeth Detention Center, legal immigration counseling,
representation before the Immigration Court system, participating in statewide and nationwide detention-
related activities, recruiting and mentoring pro bono attorneys, and making public presentations on
immigration and detention issues.

The American Friends Service Committee promotes a long-standing Quaker concern for the causes and
impact of human migration. Since 1988, the Immigrant Rights Program, based in Newark, New Jersey, has
worked to increase the protection of the rights of immigrants and refugees through legal representation,
community education, community organizing, monitoring of rights, advocacy, and training. The Detention
Project is a collaborative effort to provide legal education, counseling and representation to immigrants
detained at the Elizabeth Detention Center, Hudson County Jail, and Essex County Jail.

Key qualifications: Two to three years experience with immigration law and procedures desirable,
particularly in removal proceedings. Bar admission required. Fluency in written and oral English and
Spanish or French. Experience and comfort with public speaking. Self-motivated, detail oriented, well-


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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.

See www.afsc.org/nymetro for information about AFSC. 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.


Additional Qualifications:
Key qualifications: Two to three years experience with immigration law and procedures desirable,
particularly in removal proceedings. Bar admission required. Fluency in written and oral English and
Spanish or French. 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:
See www.afsc.org/nymetro for information about AFSC. 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.

Senior Staff Attorney-Albuquerque, NM

The Southwest Women's Law Center is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization that seeks to improve
women's lives by combating gender discrimination, reducing poverty among women and their families, and
ensuring that all women have access to comprehensive healthcare services, including family planning and
reproductive health services. The Center engages in significant administrative advocacy with state and local
government agencies and is seeking -- through this position -- to extend and strengthen that work and to
develop the Center's capacity to engage in impact litigation in collaboration with attorneys in the private
bar. The Senior Staff Attorney is a new position at the Center and, at the outset, will be primarily
responsible for the Center's Title IX advocacy work, and civil legal services work on behalf of low-income
women in New Mexico, including public benefits and housing work impacting survivors of domestic
violence. The Senior Staff Attorney will also provide support to the Executive Director around women's
health and reproductive rights advocacy, and will be responsible for supervising reproductive and health
law fellows who will be working at the Center. A more detailed job description can be found at our website
at www.swwomenslaw.org

Additional Qualifications:
Licensed attorney with a minimum of 7 years experience. Required and desired skills and qualifications are
set forth in the job description on our website.

How to Apply:
See the job announcement/description at www.swwomenslaw.org for the application instructions.


Staff Attorney- Albuquerque, NM

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




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Position Description:
 NMLA is currently seeking an attorney to provide advice, brief service, and representation for domestic
relations clients focusing on family law and to handle cases in other areas of general poverty law including
housing, public benefits, and consumer. Applicant must be computer literate and be willing to do outreach
to the low income community and service providers. The attorney will also be handling cases utilizing a
computerized case management system; handling telephone intake; participating in community education.


Requirements:
 Dedication and commitment to serving the legal needs of persons living in poverty, excellent research,
writing and interviewing skills. Candidates must possess writing and oral communication skills, ability to
manage a caseload and to build collaborative relationships with the community. Proficiency in Spanish is a
plus. New Mexico bar license is preferred. Reliable transportation required.


How To Apply:
 Send letter of interest, resume, writing sample and three references to: Gloria Molinar, New Mexico Legal
Aid, PO Box 25486, Albuquerque, NM 87125-5486, or email: gloriam@nmlegalaid.org. Please be very
specific on your resume and include dates/length of employment for each position and if the position was
full or part-time.


Note:
 We have state of the art technology through which we provide supervision, training, mentoring and
oversight. Competitive salary for each position, based on experience. NMLA offers a generous benefits
package, including employer paid health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, up to 3% match on a
403(b), and liberal annual, personal and sick leave. NMLA is an EEO Employer.

Managing Attorney-Clovis, NM

Job Title
  Managing Attorney


Job Location
 Clovis, NM


Job Type
 Legal - Civil
Organization Information:
 New Mexico Legal Aid
 PO Box 25486
 Albuquerque, NM 87125-5486




Position Description:
 NMLA represents low-income individuals and families in a wide variety of poverty law areas including
domestic violence, housing, public benefits and consumer issues. Duties include day to day management of
the law office. Expectation that attorney will be active in local bar and community activities. We are
looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate and strongly committed to helping the
disadvantaged in the community. NMLA is a statewide civil legal services program with 11 offices
statewide.




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Requirements:
 Candidates must have three years of experience in civil litigation and supervisory experience. Must
possess strong/excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, the
ability to oversee litigation conducted by staff, manage a caseload and build collaborative relationships
within the community. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus. New Mexico bar license, preferred. Must have
reliable transportation, as travel is required.


How To Apply:
 Send letter of interest, resume, writing sample and three references to: Gloria Molinar, New Mexico Legal
Aid, PO Box 25486, Albuquerque, NM 87125-5486, or email: gloriam@nmlegalaid.org. Please be very
specific on your resume and include dates/length of employment for each position and if the position was
full or part-time.


Note:
 We have state of the art technology through which we provide supervision, training, mentoring and
oversight. Competitive salary for each position, based on experience. NMLA offers a generous benefits
package, including employer paid health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, up to 3% match on a
403(b), and liberal annual, personal and sick leave. NMLA is an EEO Employer



Staff Attorney-Brooklyn, NY

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

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

Represent clients in court and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government.
Conduct client intake and assessment of client cases.
Interview clients and witnesses, as appropriate, in preparation for litigation and/or court proceedings.
Prepare settlements and stipulations for housing court.
Prepare letters of advocacy when applications are denied.
Advise clients of their rights, laws, rulings, and regulations applicable to their case.
Gather evidence to formulate defense or to institute legal action on clients’ behalf.
Develop legal strategies, arguments, and testimonies in preparation for presentation of cases for trials,
hearings, and oral arguments.
File motions, briefs, pleadings, legal memos, and appeals with court clerk.
Research and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations as they relate to clients' cases.
Coordinate follow up advocacy for housing grants.
Ensure paralegals conduct proper follow-up with all aspects of cases (i.e. – proper filing and service of
court documents, follow-up with administrative and social agencies).
Coordinate with other attorneys to ensure case/ intake coverage.
Provide legal seminars and workshops for various organizations.
Attend housing law trainings.
Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual report.
Maintain accurate and comprehensive client files including up to date case note documentation.
Record all court dates in the shared court calendar.
May assist with billing of cases, including the completion of billable hour forms and corresponding
affidavits.
Additional Qualifications:


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

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

How to Apply:
Please write "Attorney" in subject of e-mail.

Please send resume, writing sample, and cover letter as one document attachment in MS Word to:
submitresumes@CAMBA.org

Attorney II-Brooklyn, NY

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

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

Represent clients in court and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government.
Handle complex cases as assigned.
Conduct client intake and assessment of client cases.
Interview clients and witnesses, as appropriate, in preparation for litigation and/or court proceedings.
Prepare settlements and stipulations for housing court.
Prepare letters of advocacy when applications are denied.
Advise clients of their rights, laws, rulings, and regulations applicable to their case.
Gather evidence to formulate defense or to institute legal action on clients’ behalf.
Develop legal strategies, arguments, and testimonies in preparation for presentation of cases for trials,
hearings, and oral arguments.
File motions, briefs, pleadings, legal memos, and appeals with court clerk.
Research and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations as they relate to clients' cases.
Coordinate follow up advocacy for housing grants.
Ensure paralegals conduct proper follow-up with all aspects of cases (i.e. – proper filing and service of
court documents, follow-up with administrative and social agencies).
Coordinate with other attorneys to ensure case/ intake coverage.
Provide legal seminars and workshops for various organizations.
Attend housing law trainings.
Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual report.
Maintain accurate and comprehensive document/client files including up to date case note documentation.
Record all court dates in the shared court calendar.
Assist, train and develop new attorneys as needed.
Additional Qualifications:
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Juris Doctor (J.D.) + Licensed to practice law in NY State and 4 years experience in housing law practice
or equivalent.
Must have at least 3 years experience representing tenants in Housing Court.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Must be in good standing with NY State Bar
Knowledge of, and experience in, housing law


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Significant trial experience
Experience representing tenants in non-profit legal environment
Ability to analyze complex rent breakdowns to determine proper amount of rent owed
Ability to converse with clients in a language other than English preferred (Haitian/Creole, French,
Spanish, Russian, etc.)
Will contribute knowledge and experience to less experienced attorneys.
How to Apply:
Please write "Attorney II" in subject of e-mail.

Please send resume and cover letter as one document attachment in MS Word to:
submitresumes@CAMBA.org

Attorney-New York, NY

NYLAG has an immediate opening for a staff attorney in its General Legal Services Unit. This attorney
will work part time on the Consumer Debt Volunteer Lawyer for the Day Project, a pilot program in
partnership with the NYS Courts Access to Justice Program, Monday through Thursday for the morning
court session (no more than 20 hours per week). This Project will assist self-represented litigants in the
Personal Appearance Part of Bronx County Civil Court. The attorney hired for this position will have the
unique opportunity to play a leading role in an innovative, court-based Project designed to increase pro se
litigants’ access to justice in an important and evolving area of law.

The attorney will be situated in the Personal Appearance Part of Bronx County Civil Court to provide direct
oversight of attorneys serving as volunteers in that Court for the Consumer Debt Volunteer Lawyer for the
Day Project. The attorney’s responsibilities will include reviewing stipulations negotiated by the volunteer
lawyer and the adversary counsel in pre-screened appropriate cases, as well as answers, orders to show
cause, papers related to dispositive and other motions, brief affidavits and discovery demands prepared by
the self-represented litigant and/or the volunteer lawyers; answering the substantive legal questions of
volunteer lawyers; evaluating and giving feedback on the quality of the volunteer lawyers’ services; and
representing a self-represented litigant on a limited appearance basis for a day, when the volunteer lawyer
assigned to said litigant is unable to come in on his/her volunteer date. The attorney will also respond to the
telephone inquiries of the volunteer lawyers as necessary and perform the intake of self-represented
litigants and prepare an answer or amended answer on a limited basis. The attorney will work closely with
the Bronx County CLARO program, as well as local bar associations’ pro bono programs.

Depending on the interest of the person hired and the availability of funding, NYLAG may hire this
attorney on a full time basis, with the balance of the attorney’s time spent on matters within NYLAG’s
priority areas.

NYLAG is a not-for-profit law office that provides free civil legal services for low-income New Yorkers.
GLS helps low-income individuals in the areas of public benefits, elder law, employment, housing,
foreclosure prevention, and consumer law. In addition to direct client services, GLS staff conduct
educational seminars for health care professionals, social workers, advocates, and the general community
on accessing benefits and specialized areas of law and seek to achieve systemic change through a variety of
means.



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




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To be considered for this position, send a cover letter and a resume to Randal S. Jeffrey, Director, General
Legal Services Unit, at rjeffrey@nylag.org or by mail to NYLAG, 450 West 33rd Street, 11th Floor, New
York, NY 10001. Writing samples and references will be requested before interviewing.

Staff Attorney-New York, NY

STAFF ATTORNEY
American Civil Liberties Union
Racial Justice Program, NY



The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (“ACLU”) is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan
organization with more than 500,000 members dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied
in the Constitution and our nation’s civil rights laws. As part of that mission, the ACLU is a leader in
litigation and other advocacy to address various problems of concern to racial and ethnic minority
communities. The ACLU invites applications for a mid-level staff attorney to work with the ACLU's Racial
Justice Program. The attorney will work with an experienced team of racial justice lawyers in the ACLU’s
New York City National Office.


OVERVIEW

The work of the ACLU's Racial Justice Program involves challenges to racial discrimination and issues that
have a direct or disparate impact on communities of color, with a particular focus on education and
criminal justice. Thus, among other goals, the Racial Justice Program seeks to ensure that all children have
access to quality education, regardless of race or ethnicity. Likewise, the Racial Justice Program is
dedicated to exposing and reducing racial disparities throughout the criminal justice system. And, the
Racial Justice Program has worked to ensure that communities of color receive appropriate consideration in
the development and implementation of government efforts to address the consequences of the economic
recession. In furtherance of those goals, we have filed lawsuits addressing disparate educational
opportunities, the inadequate provision of indigent criminal and juvenile defense, pre- and post-9/11 racial
profiling, and the school-to-prison pipeline. We have also engaged in other innovative advocacy, including
the development of web sites and resource materials dealing with the school-to-prison pipeline and the
equitable distribution of stimulus funds.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The staff attorney will work on a broad range of cases addressing racial inequality and injustice. The
attorney will:

•Litigate in trial and appellate courts, both state and federal, including writing and reviewing briefs, motion
papers, and affidavits, preparing witnesses and taking and defending depositions;
•Provide assistance and advice to senior staff attorneys in the Racial Justice Program, ACLU affiliates,
private attorneys, and others who seek assistance;
•Conduct research and draft materials for public education;
•Engage in public speaking; and respond to press inquiries;
•Supervise student interns and support staff.

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

•Significant litigation experience preferred, preferably in constitutional and civil rights;
•Demonstrated commitment to racial justice issues and public interest law;
•Self-motivated and articulate with strong writing skills;
•A demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a team.
•Capable of performing complex legal analytical work;


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•Excellent legal research skills are essential;
•Experience conducting factual research and interviewing witnesses beneficial;
•Knowledge of and interest in civil rights issues related to racial and criminal justice is preferred;
•Ability to travel.

COMPENSATION

The ACLU offers a generous compensation package, commensurate with experience and, within the
parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color,
persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU
Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations
with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate
corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers
collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”
How to Apply:
Interested persons should submit a cover letter, a resume, two letters of recommendation, and two writing
samples, at least one of which should be a legal research memo, brief, or article. Applicants who graduated
from law school within the last five years should include a law school transcript. Applications should be
sent by email to hrjobs@aclu.org. Reference [LGLF-12.23.24/ID] in the subject line. Documents may also
be sent by mail:

Human Resources
American Civil Liberties Union
Re: [LGLF-12.23.24/ID]
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Assistant Public Defender- Pittsboro, NC

Vacancy Number: 60008447
Salary Grade: FR
Salary Range: $40000 - $65000
Hiring Range: $40000 - $65000
Department: Judicial Branch
Division: JB IDS PUBLIC DEFENDER 15B
Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Location: Pittsboro
Number of Positions: 1

 Description of Work
District 15B Public Defender's Office comprised of Orange and Chatham
counties seeks applicants for an Assistant Public Defender position.
Caseload will consist primarily of District Court cases and
misdemeanor appeals in Superior Court. Expected starting date is
March 22, 2010.

Training and Experience Requirements

Juris Doctorate degree with a license to practice law in North
Carolina. At least one year prior experience representing clients
charged with criminal offenses. Applicants must be willing to
vigorously and aggressively represent indigent clients. Spanish
speaking skills helpful but not required. Degrees must be from


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appropriately accredited institutions.

How to Apply:

Submit a Judicial Branch Employment Application (AOC-A-133) and resume to contact person. See:
www.nccourts.org for applications. Applicants for employment opportunities with the Judicial Branch of
Government may be subject to criminal and/or sex offender registry background searches as a condition of
employment. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00PM ON CLOSING DATE AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Contact Person: Jonathan Alexander
Contact Agency: Judicial Branch
Contact Address: Carr Mill Mall
                  200 N Greensboro Str #D16
                  Carrboro, NC 27312-
Contact Phone: 919-968-0200

Contact Fax: 919-932-1433

Director, Education and Law Project-Raleigh, NC

Director Education and Law Project


Job Location
 Raleigh, NC


Job Type
 Policy Development/Advocacy
Organization Information:
 North Carolina Justice Center
 224 S. Dawson Street
 Raleigh, NC 27601




Position Description:
Director - Education and Law Project
North Carolina Justice Center

The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to
transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all. Our fifty person staff includes litigators,
lobbyists, researchers, community educators, and communication specialists who work across a broad
range of issues that impact the lives of poor and working families.
The Education and Law Project is a special project of the Justice Center whose mission is to ensure equal
educational opportunity for low-income and minority students. The Director of the Education and Law
Project directs and oversees the work of the Project and its staff including:
- the development of a legislative agenda and legislative advocacy,
- technical assistance, training and advocacy support for community groups and individuals engaged
around education reform;
- litigation to protect and expand the rights of students, and
- research and publications designed to support the Project’s policy advocacy and community education
efforts.




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The Project Director works closely with key Justice Center staff from other policy areas, including health
care, housing, jobs and workforce development, consumer protection, transportation, public services and
benefits, and immigrant rights.




Requirements:
 Applicants must have extensive experience in education policy and advocacy, excellent written and oral
communication skills, the capacity to work as a part of a team and with diverse communities, and
demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice. BA required, advanced degree in education or a
related field preferred. Minimum of five years relevant professional experience required, experience in
legislative advocacy and/or policy research desired.



How To Apply:
To apply, send resume, cover letter and references with “” in the subject line to: hr@ncjustice.org.
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled


Associate Counsel-Virginia Beach, VA

Job Title
  Associate Counsel

Job Location
 Virginia Beach, VA


Job Type
 Legal - Civil
Organization Information:
 American Center for Law and Justice, Inc.




Position Description:
 All functions of a practicing lawyer, including conducting research, interviewing clients and witnesses, and
handling all duties in preparation for hearings and trials; preparing legal briefs and developing strategy for
presentation of cases; Assisting the Chief Counsel in the overall administration of the organization’s
international cases, especially with religious liberties cases from Pakistan and other Islamic countries.

PREVAILING WORKING CONDITIONS: Job in American Center for Law and Justice in Virginia
Beach, VA




Requirements:
 MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: Requires J.D. or foreign equivalent in law and license to practice law
in the U.S., must be admitted to any U.S. state bar, and must have at least 3 months of experience as a legal
researcher, with the U.S. bar license, dealing with religious liberty issues in Islamic countries and asylum
issues.


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How To Apply:
Please mail a cover letter and resume to American Center for Law & Justice, (Attn: Mr. Murphy), P.O.
Box 64429, Virginia Beach, VA 23467




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