3L Weekly Docket

This week’s 3L Weekly Docket contains three job opportunities, including an immigration posting with a public interest organizations in the DC area, a fellowship with an employee rights firms in DC, and an opportunity at a think tank at NYU Law. The docket also contains an invitation to a public service loan forgiveness webinar and an announcement of PILI’s graduate law fellowships.

Job Opportunity: Just Neighbors Fellowship


Just Neighbors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Annandale, Virginia which provides immigration legal services to Virginian immigrants and refugees who earn 200% or less of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Just Neighbors has a rich 22-year history of providing excellent legal representation to low-income immigrants and focuses almost exclusively on humanitarian-based immigration, including applications and petitions filed under the Violence Against Women’s Act, U Visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile, Asylee and Refugee Adjustment of Status, as well as a myriad of other application types. We are a small, collegial, fast-paced office which has an excellent mentorship and volunteer attorney program and we are well-placed to provide guidance and mentorship to new attorneys looking to gain expertise in immigration law and work in a collaborative environment.

Fellow Duties:

–       Conduct initial consultations with clients;

–       Prepare forms and gather evidence needed for submission to USCIS;

–       Conduct follow-up meetings with clients;

–       Attend USCIS interviews with clients and/or attend court hearings if needed;

–       Participate in twice monthly clinics along with staff attorneys;

–       Utilize Just Neighbors web-based software system to enter data and track cases;

–       Assist staff with presentations and community outreach;

–       Research complicated legal issues which may arise during representation


The Fellowship is open to Notre Dame JD students graduating in 2019 and will be based primarily at our Annandale, Virginia office but may require travel to our Herndon, Virginia satellite office as well as other rural Virginian locations. Applicants should have the following:

–       Passion for immigration law or human rights issues;

–       Motivation and ability to carry a high caseload;

–       Excellent written and oral communication skills;

–       Attention to detail;

–       Strong organizational skills;

–       Commitment to public service;

–       Spanish speaking is preferred but not required

Application:  Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample directly to Dominique Poirier, Director of Legal Services, at dominique@justneighbors.org.

Job Opportunity: June D.W. Kalijarvi Employment Fellowship, December 31 Deadline


June D.W. Kalijarvi, who founded the law firm of Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch (KCNF) more than forty years ago, was a fierce and tireless advocate for federal-sector employees facing discrimination or discipline in the workplace. In her memory, KCNF is inviting applications for an early-career attorney who has demonstrated a commitment to the public interest and/or employment law.

KCNF is a nationally recognized law firm dedicated to fighting for the workplace rights of federal employees.

Fellows will have the opportunity to take on significant responsibility in cases covering a broad range of employment matters including workplace discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, discipline, labor disputes, and wage violations, among others. The Fellow will gain hands-on experience by working closely with experienced attorneys on all phases of litigation in various forums (EEOC, MSPB, Office of Special Counsel, Department of Labor, federal court, labor arbitration).

Applicants must send a cover letter indicating their interest in the fellowship; a resume; a writing sample of recent, independent work; a law school transcript; and two letters of recommendation.

The deadline for submitting applications is December 31, 2018.

Please submit all materials to:

 Elaine L. Fitch Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch 818 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20006 efitch@kcnlaw.com

Read more here:  2019 Fellowship announcement

Job Opportunity: Institute for Policy Integrity NYU Fellowship


The Institute for Policy Integrity, a non-partisan think tank housed at New York University School of Law (www.policyintegrity.org) is seeking applicants for a legal fellowship. Policy Integrity is dedicated to improving the quality of government decisionmaking through legal advocacy and academic scholarship in the fields of administrative law, cost-benefit analysis, and public policy.

Policy Integrity’s docket covers a range of issue areas, with an emphasis on federal environmental protections and state-level electricity policies. Policy Integrity submits amicus briefs in federal courts on major environmental and energy cases, appears before state Public Utility Commissions, consults with advocacy organizations on how to navigate regulatory impact analyses, runs clinics at NYU Law School, and makes meaningful contributions to economic and legal scholarship.

Read more and apply here.

Access Lex Public Service Loan Forgiveness Webinars


A recent report by the US Government Accountability Office shows that although the Education Department has made efforts to inform borrowers, the large number of PSLF requests that are denied suggests that many borrowers do not understand or are not aware of the requirements. In our new webinar, Your PSLF Action Plan, participants will learn the requirements of the program and get a step-by-step plan to follow to be sure they are on their way to successful eligibility.

Join a webinar on one of the dates below:

Wednesday, October 24 at 4:00 pm ET
Thursday, October 25 at 12:00 pm ET
Tuesday, October 30 at 12:00 pm ET

PILI Graduate Law Fellowships


PILI’s online application system for our Graduate Fellowship Program for 2019 will open on October 15th at 10:00 a.m. CT. To participate in this program, the graduating law student must have accepted an offer of employment from a firm that is willing to sponsor PILI Fellows. PILI has approved over 120 Fellow positions at 60 public interest agencies across Illinois. For more information about how to apply for PILI’s Graduate Fellowship Program, visit www.pili.org/fellowships/how-to-apply.


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