3L Weekly Docket

This week’s 3L Weekly Docket contains four job opportunities, including the last Air Force JAG hiring board of the year, five open Staff Attorney positions with LAF in Chicago, and positions two other non-profits. It also contains an announcement that the Air Force is hosting a Facebook live recruiting event this Saturday

Job Opportunity: National Center on Philanthropy and the Law (NCPL) Fellowship in Non-profit law, Due March 5

NCPL is currently accepting applications for the NCPL Fellowship in Non-profit Law. The salary is $55,000. Each year, one Fellowship is awarded to a recent U.S. law school graduate. The NCPL Fellowship in Nonprofit Law permits one Fellow each year to spend a year in residence at a nonprofit organization. The 2018-2019 Fellow will spend the year at Lawyers Alliance for New York (Lawyers Alliance) working closely with senior staff and staff attorneys who have practice specialties that will expose the Fellow to a broad range of disciplines that address the legal needs of nonprofit organizations.

Read more and apply here. Please note that completed applications must be received by the NCPL no later than March 5, 2018.

LAF Chicago, Staff Attorney, March 5 Deadline

For over 50 years, LAF has provided free civil legal assistance to people living in poverty in metropolitan Chicago. Each year our attorneys, volunteers, and staff help resolve legal problems, including domestic violence, consumer fraud, and unfair evictions. In addition to representing individuals in court and administrative hearings, we run community legal clinics, provide know-your-rights workshops, and work with community-based organizations to address emerging issues as well as persistent problems that affect low-income families. Our work impacts about 30,000 people each year. At LAF we are actively engaged in dialogue regarding how legal services organizations can contribute to and further racial justice for low income communities. Case handlers work in one of five practice groups: Consumer, Children and Families, Housing, Immigrant and Workers Rights, and Public Benefits.

LAF seeks five full-time staff attorneys. Applicants must be willing to work in any of the above practice groups. Ultimate placements will be assigned based upon practice group need and considering the interests, skills, and experience of the applicant.

Responsibilities without limitation

  • Manage an individual caseload and provide full and effective legal representation to individuals and/or groups
  • Maintain and grow knowledge in a specialized area of law, and competence in related areas of law
  • Interview eligible clients and groups and assess their legal problems
  • Provide appropriate advice and referrals
  • Participate in complex litigation or advocacy to address system issues
  • Work collaboratively with LAF staff, students and volunteers to provide comprehensive legal services
  • Conduct community education and outreach and build relationships with community partners in poverty fighting efforts
  • Participate in training to agencies, advocates, clients, or community groups about legal services and rights impacting low income persons
  • Participate in other activities related to poverty law including publication, permissible legislative and administrative advocacy, media relations, and fundraising

Applicants must have a J.D. degree and be a member of the Illinois bar or have taken the Illinois bar by July 2018. The successful applicant will be collegial, well organized, and demonstrate a commitment to and experience in working with people living in poverty. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well under pressure. Bi-lingual speakers preferred. Salary Dependent on qualifications and experience level. LAF offers generous fringe benefits.

To apply Send resume, cover letter, transcript, writing sample, and the names and contact information of two professional references, to resume@lafchicago.org. Put the phrase “Staff Attorney – LAF” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, please. The deadline for applications is March 5, 2018. The position(s) will remain open until filled.

Job Opportunity: Medicare Advocacy Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid, March 2 Deadline

Vermont Legal Aid seeks a full-time staff attorney in its Elder Law Project located in Burlington, Vermont.  Responsibilities will be focused on representing Medicare beneficiaries in administrative appeals, as well as other advocacy on behalf of low-income Vermont seniors.  Applicants must have excellent written and oral skills and demonstrated experience in public interest law, civil rights law or legal services.  Applicants admitted to practice in Vermont preferred. Some in-state travel required.  Salary is $47,085 with excellent fringe benefits.

Read more and apply here.

Job Opportunity: Air Force JAG, March 10 Deadline

The April Direct Appointment Board is open!  This is the last Air Force board of
the Fiscal Year so if you are interested in applying to the Air Force JAG Corps to start immediately after graduation, this is your last chance to apply. The application is due online by 10 March 2018.

Read more and apply here.

Live Facebook Event this Saturday: Air Force Hiring

This Saturday, 24 February 2018, at 12:00 eastern, Captain Tia Hooper, Chief Recruiting Branch, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Air Force will host a Facebook live event on the Air Force JAG’s recruiting page. During the event, she will focus on explaining what the first 4 years of service in the AF JAG corps will be like.  This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in learning more about the AF JAG Corps.  This is will also help applicants prepare and develop their application to the AF JAG Corps.

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