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  • 27 Jul 2017 3:22 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for the position of Fellow in its Environmental Law Clinic (ELC). The fellowship is designed to provide an attorney who has a strong interest in environmental law with mentorship, and to help the attorney to launch a career in clinical teaching, environmental law, or to serve as a bridge to a career in public interest environmental law. 

    UCI Law enjoys a dynamic clinical program already ranked highly on nationwide surveys. The ELC is one of several core clinics at UC Irvine that meet the School of Law’s clinical requirement. The nature of the ELC’s projects varies depending on client need, appropriateness of project for clinical teaching, student and faculty interest, and resource availability, but projects will likely include a mix of advocacy, counseling, and policy matters in multiple fora. 

    The ELC Fellow will work under the direct supervision of the ELC director. Working with the Director, the ELC Fellow will mentor and work closely with students in the representation of ELC clients, and will participate in program development including community lawyering and outreach. The ELC Fellow will also have opportunities for teaching within the ELC, including assisting with the teaching of the ELC seminar. 

    The ELC Fellow is expected to be a vital part not only of the ELC, but also of the UCI Clinical Law Program, and the law faculty’s intellectual life more generally. As such, the ELC Fellow will receive mentoring, and can expect support in terms of career development.

    The ELC Fellow will report to the Environmental Law Clinic Director and work closely with ELC students. The position is a full-time one-year appointment, with the possibility of extension for one additional year. 

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through September 30, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by August 11, 2017.

    Please go to the following link to apply for this position: 
    https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04153

    The University of California Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

  • 27 Jul 2017 3:08 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School welcomes applicants for a teaching fellow or clinical supervising attorney position in its International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC, also known as the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic or IHRCRC). The IHRC at Stanford Law School is one of ten clinics that make up the Mills Legal Clinic.

    The IHRC fosters the development of legal skills by its clinical students through classroom learning and direct, intensive engagement, including on-site field work, in human rights projects in the United States and around the world. Through supervised practice, students in the Clinic build human rights lawyering skills and learn to appreciate the tensions and responsibilities in the practice of law and advocacy generally. In the past, the IHRC has worked on over a dozen projects to defend and advance the rights of actual and potential victims; these projects have included advocacy on behalf of drone strikes in Pakistan, laborers in the textile industry in Cambodia, and jointly with the Inter-American Commission, in support of victims of femicide in Guatemala and judicial abuse in El Salvador before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

    The Clinical Teaching Fellow or Clinical Supervising Attorney (CSA) will be a legally-trained practitioner with experience in human rights. The Fellow/CSA will work with closely with the IHRC Director, Prof. James Cavallaro, to develop legal projects, assist in ongoing project work, and manage small student teams. Clinical projects generally involve close work with stakeholders to define representational and advocacy goals, research, fact-finding and documentation (often in difficult circumstances, frequently overseas) and development of advocacy strategies and products. Projects often require representation and advocacy before domestic and international fora, as well as through the production of short videos or other advocacy documents. The Fellow/CSA will assist in supervising student work during field travel for periods of between several days and several weeks at a time. The fellow/CSA should be available for such travel.

    The teaching fellow/CSA will be expected to participate in all work of the IHRC and the relevant activities of the Mills Legal Clinic. All Mills Legal Clinic attorneys are part of the intellectual community within the clinical program and the Law School and university at large. For example, fellows and attorneys are invited to attend weekly workshops at which scholars from Stanford and throughout the world present works in progress.

    Applicants should have a minimum of two years of relevant experience, which may include relevant work prior to law school. Applicants with more experience are welcome to apply for a CSA position. In addition to a record of, or demonstrated potential for, clinical teaching, advocacy, and intellectual engagement, the ideal candidate will have experience: as a practicing lawyer or human rights advocate; in practice-oriented courses; in student supervision; in working collaboratively with other rights advocates and faculty. Other evidence of relevant knowledge of and practical engagement in international human rights law and mechanisms is welcome.

    Application requirements:

    • A statement no longer than four (4) pages describing the applicant’s: (i) relevant background and experience; (ii) interest and potential for clinical supervision and teaching; and (iii) one to four potential project ideas/concept notes (one to three paragraphs per idea/concept,explaining the overall nature of the project and the role of students in all phases of itsimplementation)
    • An updated c.v.
    • A list of three professional references (with relevant contact numbers, email addresses, etc.)
    • A brief writing sample, in English
    • A complete law school transcript

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is October 2017, although an earlier (or later) start is possible. The initial term of the appointment is expected to be one year, depending on start date. The position is subject to renewal, extension or modification, after August 2018. The salary or the fellowship stipend will be based on a formula that is competitive with similar positions. Applicants should submit resumes through http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/, noting job number 75504. Applicants should also send the following materials electronically to the attention of Professor James Cavallaro at ihrcrc@law.stanford.edu.

    About the Stanford clinical program and Mills Legal Clinic

    The Stanford clinical program is unique in that students participate in a clinic on a full-time basis; the clinic is the only course a student takes during the term of enrollment. The Mills Legal Clinic occupies an entire floor in an award-winning central campus building opened just a few years ago. More information about the Mills Legal Clinic is available here.


  • 12 Jul 2017 6:14 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Colorado Law School seeks applicants for a clinical faculty position in its Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Clinic. Founded in 1978, the Clinic was one of the first of its kind in the country. Originally housed at the National Wildlife Federation, the Clinic came in-house to Colorado Law in Spring 2010. The clinical faculty member is responsible for developing a docket of projects dealing with natural resources, energy, and environmental law issues. The faculty member also has primary responsibility for supervising students in their case or project work, and for organizing and teaching a companion clinical seminar. The faculty member will also work closely with the Getches-Wilkinson Center and the doctrinal faculty members who teach environmental law and related subjects.

    Candidates must have a JD degree and a minimum of five years practical experience. Prior teaching experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must be licensed to practice law in at least one state and be eligible to sit either for the Colorado bar or waive admission into Colorado.

    To apply, candidates should mail a letter describing their interest, their initial thoughts on the kinds of projects they would develop for the clinic, relevant practice experience, and any prior teaching experience, along with a resume and the names of three references to Colene Robinson, Clinical Professor, University of Colorado Law School, Wolf Law Building, 404 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0404. The deadline for applications is September 10, 2017. Teaching will begin August 2018. Colorado Law is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 11 Jul 2017 7:43 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Description of the Clinic

    The Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center offers pro bono corporate and transactional legal services to social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and select small businesses headquartered in Washington, D.C. and working locally or internationally. Through the Clinic, law students learn to translate theory into practice by engaging in the supervised practice of law for educational credit. The Clinic’s goals are consistent with Georgetown University's long tradition of public service. The Clinic’s goals are to:

    Teach law students the materials, expectations, strategies, and methods of transactional lawyering, as well as an appreciation for how transactional law can be used in the public interest.

    Represent social enterprises and nonprofit organizations in corporate and transactional legal matters.

    Facilitate the growth of social enterprise in the D.C. area.

    The clinic’s local focus not only allows the Clinic to give back to the community it calls home, but also gives students an opportunity to explore and understand the challenges and strengths of the D.C. community beyond the Georgetown Law campus. As D.C. experiences increasing income inequality, it becomes increasingly important for the Clinic to provide legal assistance to organizations that serve and empower vulnerable D.C. communities. Students are taught how to become partners in enterprise for their clients with the understanding that innovative transactional lawyers understand both the legal and non-legal incentive structures that drive business organizations.

    Description of Fellowship

    The two-year fellowship is an ideal position for a transactional lawyer interested in developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitment—clinical education of law students and transactional law employed in the public interest. The fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role as the fellowship progresses. Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will: (i) supervise students in representing nonprofit organizations and social enterprises on transactional, operational, and corporate governance matters, (ii) share responsibility for teaching seminar sessions, and (iii) share in the administrative and case handling responsibilities of the Clinic. Fellows also participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University. The fellowship start date is August 7, 2017, and the fellowship is for two years, ending July 31, 2019.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must have at least 3 years of post J.D. legal experience. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in a transactional area of practice such as nonprofit law and tax, community economic development law, corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, and finance. Applicants with a strong commitment to economic justice are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be admitted or willing to be admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.

    Application Process

    To apply, send a resume, an official or unofficial law school transcript, and a detailed letter of interest by July 14, 2017. The letter should be no longer than two pages and address a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the Clinic; c) your experience with transactional matters and/or corporate law; and d) anything else that you consider pertinent. Please address your application to Professor Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Suite 434, Washington, D.C. 20001, and email it to socialenterprise@law.georgetown.edu. Emailed applications are preferred. More information about the clinic can be found at www.socialenterprise-gulaw.org.

    Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $53,500 (estimated 2016 taxable salary), health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program. As full-time students, teaching fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

  • 11 Jul 2017 7:37 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice (PSRJ), an initiative of the Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School, is accepting applications for a Reproductive Rights and Justice Fellow (RRJ Fellow).

    The Reproductive Rights and Justice Fellowship

    The RRJ Fellowship is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience developing and implementing novel litigation strategies and legal theories designed to advance reproductive rights and justice. In conjunction with the PSRJ director, the Fellow will supervise teams of Yale Law School students who will assist in creating and applying these strategies. The ideal candidate will have at least four years of significant litigation experience and a demonstrable interest in the subject area and in working with students.

    The RRJ Fellow will receive a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a travel budget, Yale University benefits, and access to Yale University resources. The fellowship begins on Sept 1, 2017 and ends in June 2018, although it may be renewed for an additional year. The position is based in New Haven, CT.

    The Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice

    PSRJ is an idea-generating institution, an incubator of novel litigation strategies and legal theories designed to advance reproductive rights and justice. It benefits from collaborating with the Yale Law School community—including scholars with special expertise in constitutional law, reproductive rights, and related fields, and a talented student body—to develop legal doctrine to protect reproductive health access.

    PSRJ is led by Clinical Lecturer and ISP Senior Fellow Priscilla J. Smith, a former reproductive rights litigator. Smith also teaches the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project, a Yale Law School clinical course.

    Applications

    Applications should be sent in electronic form to Heather Branch (heather.branch@yale.edu). Please indicate clearly that the application is for the Reproductive Rights Fellowship. Application materials should include:

    A statement describing the applicant’s interest in the position, relevant practice experience, and career goals;

    A copy of the applicant’s resume;

    A law school transcript;

    Contact information for three references; and

    At least one sample of recent legal writing, either a brief or memorandum, or a piece of academic writing, that demonstrates sophisticated and creative legal reasoning.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

  • 25 Jun 2017 6:31 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Chicago Law School is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position training and supervising law students as a Fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer, in the Law School's International Human Rights (IHR) Clinic. This position is for the 2017-18 academic year and is expected to begin on August 1, 2017. The appointment is for 12 months; re-appointment for a second term may be possible.

    The IHR Clinic works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the United States. The IHR Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms as well as other substantive law and strategies to draw attention to human rights violations, develop practical solutions to those problems using interdisciplinary methodologies, and promote accountability on the part of state and non-state actors. IHR Clinic projects include litigation in domestic, foreign, and international tribunals, as well as non-litigation projects, such as documenting violations, legislative reform, drafting reports, and training manuals.

    Reporting to the Director of the IHR Clinic, the successful candidate will participate in all aspects of the IHR Clinic and job responsibilities will include supervising student projects including providing feedback on written work, participating in team meetings, working with the Director to develop teaching materials and teaching in the clinic, developing and selecting clients, managing aspects of a blog and website relating to international law and the IHR Clinic, organizing and coordinating relevant events, lectures and other clinic activities, and may include international travel.

    Candidates must have a J.D. and at least two to four years of work experience as a practicing lawyer, preferably including experience with international human rights litigation or advocacy. Must be a member in good standing of the bar of Illinois or another state. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable, but not required. Fluency in English is required, and another language, preferably Spanish, is strongly desired. Demonstrated ability to work with technology, including posting to a blog and website.

    Each candidate should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, a law school transcript, a list of references, and a legal writing sample (not edited by anyone else). Candidates are required to apply online and upload all application material at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54879.

    Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled or until July 31, 2017, whichever is sooner.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

  • 25 Jun 2017 6:25 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    *Duties & Responsibilities

    Transactional Law Clinics (TLC) seeks a Clinical Instructor with a background as a transactional attorney in the practice areas of corporate, general business, intellectual property, community economic development, and/or non-profit law. The Clinical Instructor will teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students; and will be involved in developing the curriculum and learning experience of the TLC students; clinical practice and training. The Clinical Instructors also participate in office wide projects and in the Center’s program as a laboratory for innovation in practice and clinical legal education. The TLC sub-clinics – consisting of the Business and Non-Profit Clinic, Community Enterprise Project, Real Estate Clinic and Entertainment Law Clinic – are part of a curriculum based, general practice law office and clinical education facility of Harvard Law School. Each semester, law school students represent clients on a broad range of civil legal matters under the guidance of Clinical Instructors. Instructors are also involved in developing the curriculum and learning experience of the TLC students, including course workshop attendance and supervision on student workshop projects; in addition to participating in office wide projects such as case administration, marketing and outreach, and student project oversight.

    *Basic Qualifications

    JD Degree, and a minimum of 5 years of relevant legal experience. Similar years experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students, beginning attorneys, emerging and start-up companies, human service trainees or other professionals preferred. Admission to Massachusetts Bar required.

    Additional Qualifications

    Ability to work independently, as well as in teams, and in occasionally demanding, high stress circumstances. Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills; strong motivation, initiative, demonstrated ability to work creatively within broad program goals. Strong motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills. Strong organization, time management, case management and documentation skills.

    Additional Information

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources. To apply please visit: http://bit.ly/2p29sZ2

  • 25 Jun 2017 6:07 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The position of Assistant Dean for Experiential Education requires a talented and enthusiastic individual to build and oversee the operational excellence of the UCLA Law program of clinical and experiential education. The Assistant Dean will report to and work under the general direction of the Faculty Director and/or Vice Dean of Experiential Education and will be expected to work independently with multiple faculty and staff within the law school. The Assistant Dean will participate in the Law School’s academic and curricular planning and support the Faculty Director and/or Vice Dean in expanding and promoting excellence in the law school’s program of clinical and experiential education. The Assistant Dean will also develop and maintain systems to ensure the provision of excellent legal services to clients and excellent pedagogical opportunities for students. These duties will require the Assistant Dean to build strong relationships within the law school community, as well as with external governmental and nonprofit entities with which the law school is collaborating. The person in this position should have some background and familiarity with clinical legal education, the ability to exercise creativity and good judgment about the law school program, and a deep interest in educating students and providing legal services to clients and communities in the region. The person in this position has the possibility of spending up to approximately 25% of his/her time teaching in a clinical program, to be determined in consultation with the Faculty Director/Vice Dean.

    Minimum requirements include an excellent academic record; a J.D. or equivalent advanced degree; at least five years of substantial legal practice or related experience; and demonstrated management, administrative, and organizational skills, with successful prior experience in clinical legal education preferred. The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is a full-time, year round, non-tenure track academic appointment with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual. (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies/the-call; and http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/apm/welcome.html.)

    Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Tuesday, June 13, 2017 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled. Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02951 by submitting pdf copies of a cover letter, CV or resume, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).

  • 25 Jun 2017 6:03 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking a Housing Attorney/Clinical Supervisor to join its 7-person Housing Practice to represent low-income tenants in unlawful detainer cases, advocate for tenants in a broad range of housing-related legal problems, and contribute to the creation of more just and humane housing policies for Alameda County tenants, as well as train and supervise law student interns. The ideal candidate is an excellent advocate with strong writing and organizational skills who has the ability to work well in a fast-paced, high volume litigation setting, has experience providing direct legal services to low-income people, and is committed to mentoring the next generation of legal advocates.

    EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization and a community-based clinical program for Berkeley Law School, committed to increasing justice through education and advocacy. With over 50 staff, 150 law students, and a $5 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services in Alameda County and provides multimodal, collaborative, and holistic services to over 5,000 clients yearly. We also engage in legislative and policy advocacy at the local and state level.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Represent low-income tenants in unlawful detainer cases
    • Supervise weekly Tenants’ Rights Workshops, advising and advocating for tenants regarding a broad range of housing-related legal problems, including eviction defense, code enforcement, rent control, public housing (conventional and §8), and fair housing 
    • Conduct outreach and provide pro per assistance to tenants at self-help and community sites 
    • Teach, train, and supervise law students, legal fellows, and volunteer attorneys, including substantive law and skills trainings, regular individual and group case reviews, and day-today monitoring of individual work 
    • Work collaboratively with other attorneys at EBCLC to provide holistic, wrap-around services addressing the root issues of poverty
    • Participate in collaborative partnerships with other community and legal services organizations providing similar services 
    • Complete administrative tasks, such as those related to grant management and reporting
    • Additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • J.D. required, member of the California State Bar in good standing
    • Ability to manage a demanding case load; excellent time management, priority-setting and organizational skills 
    • Excellent written and oral advocacy skills

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

    STAFF ATTORNEY/CLINICAL SUPERVISOR - HOUSING PRACTICE

    2921 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703

    t 510.548.4040 f 510.548.2566 www.ebclc.org

    • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including people of color, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with mental disabilities, law students, service providers, government employees, community partners, elected officials, and law school faculty 
    • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team 
    • Ability to work successfully in a high-volume, dynamic environment
    • Experience with, or strong interest in, law student supervision and training
    • Unlawful detainer or other relevant litigation experience preferred
    • Bilingual skills in Spanish or Cantonese highly desirable

    Salary:

    This is a full-time, salaried (exempt) position, starting August 1, 2017; non-profit salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package includes 100% employer-funded medical, dental, and vision plans (including dependent coverage), paid time off, and retirement options.

    Application Procedure:

    Interested applicants should submit application materials by email to jobs@ebclc.org (include “Housing Attorney” in the subject line); Application materials should include a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and names/contact information for two professional references.

    The application deadline is Sunday, July 2, 2017 but please be aware applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis.

    EBCLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or prior contact with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities.


  • 25 Jun 2017 5:55 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Clean Slate Clinic of the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking a Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor to provide representation and advocacy on behalf of low-income people who face economic barriers due to criminal convictions, and to train and supervise law student interns. The ideal candidate is a strong legal advocate with excellent case management and organizational skills, experience designing and implementing new legal advocacy practices, experience in criminal law and employment law, interest in training law students, a commitment to community lawyering, and a passion for working with low-income people impacted by the criminalization of poverty and contact with the criminal justice system.

    EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization and a community-based clinical program for Berkeley Law School, committed to increasing justice through education and advocacy. With over 50 staff, 150 law students, and a $5 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services in Alameda County and provides multimodal, collaborative, and holistic services to over 5,000 clients yearly. We also engage in legislative and policy advocacy at the local and state level.

    Primary Responsibilities

    ● Provide advice, counsel, limited scope representation, direct legal representation and assistance to low-income clients throughout Alameda County, including but not limited to: petitioning for criminal records remedies (dismissal of convictions, felony reductions, early termination of probation, recall of warrants, Certificate of Rehabilitation & Pardon, sealing of arrest and diversion records); correcting inaccurate public and private criminal record reports; enforcing federal and state consumer protections that mandate accurate and fair criminal history reporting in the commercial criminal background checks sold to private employers and landlords; advocate with the court and DMV for people charged with or convicted of offenses that affect their driver's licenses (and therefore their chance at employment); and advocate for clients trying to obtain or keep occupational licenses and/or waivers to work in a licensed facility following contact with law enforcement

    ● Collaborate and coordinate with community partners and organizations to connect clients with other services needed to remove barriers to employment, including employment training services and other legal services, and to engage in policy advocacy related to barriers to economic security and opportunity following contact with the court system

    ● Perform community outreach and legal education regarding reentry legal services

    ● Represent clients in criminal court and in administrative hearings (in appeals from denials of professional licensure)

    ● Teach, train, and supervise clinical law students, legal fellows, and volunteer attorneys, including substantive law and skills training, weekly individual and group case reviews, and day-to-day monitoring of individual tasks

    ● Complete administrative tasks, such as those related to grant management, reporting, and client case management

    ● Participate in ongoing professional development to improve client services and student supervision

    ● Additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor

    Minimum Qualifications

    • J.D. required
    • Admission to the California Bar, or commitment to apply for admission in the next 12 months
    • Ability to manage a demanding caseload; excellent time management, priority-setting and organizational skills
    • Excellent written and oral advocacy skills
    • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including formerly incarcerated people, people of color, homeless people, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with mental disabilities, people experiencing domestic violence, law students, service providers, government employees, community partners, elected officials, and law school faculty
    • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
    • Experience with, or strong interest in, law student supervision and teaching

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 2 years member of the California State Bar in good standing
    • 2 years of legal experience, preferably in traffic court, administrative hearings, and/or criminal court
    • Experience and interest in immigration law
    • Experience providing legal services to low-income people
    • Fluency in Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin, or Cantonese

    Salary

    This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position starting as soon as possible and ideally by August 1, 2017, with a nonprofit salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package includes 100% employer-funded medical, dental, and vision plans (including dependent coverage), paid time off, and retirement options.

    Application Procedure

    Interested applicants should submit application materials by email to jobs@ebclc.org (include “Clean Slate Attorney” in the subject line). Application materials should include a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and names/contact information for three professional references. The application deadline is Friday, June 30, 2017.

    EBCLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or prior contact with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities.

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