|Registration Date||Employer Contact||Employer||City Fair||Employers Participating in Table Talk||Attendee/Interviewers||Position Description||Class Years for positions (Note: NW Consortium indicates non-SU students in Symplicity system)||Interviewer (check back for changes)||Required Application Documents. Resume Also Required||Additional Required Documents and Details||Hiring Criteria|
|2017-02-04||Amanda Caffall||Catalyst Law Institute (Portland)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Amanda Caffall||Catalyst Law Institute is Oregon's first legal incubator. Our mission is to revolutionize access to and delivery of basic legal services, information, and support for underserved people, businesses, and nonprofits. In Fall 2017 the Institute plans to hire its first three Fellows; recent law graduates with a strong desire to do public interest work with an entrepreneurial spirit. |
Fellows will be full-time, salaried staff members with revenue as well as community engagement and education targets. Fellows can stay a maximum of three years with the Institute. Starting salary will range between $40,000 - $50,000, depending largely on how advanced the model is by the time Fellows come on board.
Ideal candidates will be: enthusiastic about improving workflow, process, and program design to expand access; comfortable working with diverse audiences and interested in expanding their own cultural competency; at ease giving public presentations and educational seminars; socially driven; adaptable; emotionally intelligent; kind; representative of Oregon's growing diversity; and willing to help build an organizational model that can transform the legal services market in Oregon.
Fellows will spend 50% of their time providing legal services, 30% providing community legal education, and 20% developing and adapting the programs and systems that drive costs down and access up.
|3L,NW Consortium - 3L||Cover Letter,Other Documents,Unofficial Transcript,Writing Sample||1) Application form (attached)|
2) Cover letter stating interest and aptitude
4) Law school transcript (unofficial is okay)
5) Essay responses (see attached application)
6) Writing sample (4-10 pages)
|- License to practice law in Oregon|
- Complete application materials
|2017-02-04||Sheridan Rueter||Catholic Charities of Oregon (Portland, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Sheridan Rueter||We are looking for detail-oriented externs or volunteers to work at Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services for spring, summer or fall semester/quarter. Foreign language ability (especially Spanish) appreciated but not necessary.|
Nature of Organization: We are a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing high quality immigration legal services to low income immigrants and refugees, and engaging in public education, training and community outreach in order to promote justice for all newcomers and support for their full participation in American society. Potential clients must earn below 125% of the poverty line as determined by the federal government in order to be eligible for our services. We focus on domestic violence issues and assists clients with their U-Visa (for victims of crimes) and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) applications.
Duties and Responsibilities: Extern or volunteer will participate in the day-to-day operation of CCILS, from interviewing clients and translating personal declarations, to drafting motions and memoranda on complex legal issues. Law clerk will be instrumental in assisting clients with their U-Visa and VAWA applications. Completion of other law-related tasks as assigned.
Educational Benefits: Student will learn the ins-and-outs of practicing immigration law, including researching issues, preparing documentation, communicating with clients, conducting outreach to potential clients, educating local non-immigration attorneys. Student will gain practice in research and writing, including court briefs and client correspondence. Student will have the opportunity to observe hearings at agency and trial court level.
|1L,2L,3L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L,NW Consortium - 3L||Sheridan Rueter||Cover Letter,Other Documents,Unofficial Transcript||Resume|
List of two references
|Minimum Qualifications: Extern or volunteer must be current law student or recent JD. Must have excellent communication and research skills, foreign language preferred. Must have strong interest in and dedication to immigration law and helping immigrant populations. Must be able to prioritize tasks and work under deadline.|
|Jennifer L Matzinger||City of Sherwood (Sherwood, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Josh Soper||The City of Sherwood is participating in morning Table Talk and afternoon interviews. |
This position is open to students receiving academic credit from an educational institution, to students interested in working as part of a stipend or grant program, and to students otherwise willing to work without compensation from the City. The start date and duration for this position is negotiable. The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the City Attorney.
The City Attorney's Office consists of one attorney and one legal assistant, and provides legal representation to the City Council, various City boards and commissions, and all City departments, including police, public works, engineering, planning, community development, information technology, community services, library, finance, municipal court, elections, and human resources. As such, the Office works with a broad range of legal issues, most frequently labor and employment law, public contracting, public records, public meetings, public administration, tort liability, elections, real property law, land use, and constitutional law. The areas in which the selected candidate may be assigned to work include, but are not limited to: drafting and reviewing contracts, resolutions, ordinances, orders, documents for real property transactions, procurement documents, policies and procedures, and other legal documents; researching legal issues and preparing the appropriate memorandum of law; and assisting with prosecutions for violations of municipal ordinances.
Essential Job Duties:
•Draft legal memoranda and provide legal opinions and advice
•Assist in drafting municipal legislation
•Attend meetings with clients and citizens
Salary/Benefits - This is an unpaid position. Law students may be able to receive academic credit or apply for outside funding
|1L,2L,3L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L,NW Consortium - 3L||Josh Soper||Cover Letter,Other Documents,Writing Sample||List of 3 references||Successful completion of at least one year (two preferred) of classes at an accredited law school. Knowledge and proficiency at computer word processing and electronic legal research.|
|2017-02-04||Barbara A. Jacobson||City of Wilsonville (Wilsonville, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Barbara Jacobson; Amanda Guile-Hinman||Legal research on emergent issues. Drafting memos, opinions, resolutions, ordinances, contracts, and City Code. If certified, prosecution of municipal court traffic violations. Possible presentation before boards, commissions, and City Council. Communication with other department employees. Municipal law involves a variety of law fields. City of Wilsonvillle Legal Department |
|2L,NW Consortium - 2L||Cover Letter,Writing Sample|
|2017-02-04||Bryan J Brock||Clackamas County DA's Office (Oregon City, Oregon)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Bryan Brock; Kara Brooks; Jeff Nitschke; Kevin Rose||Participating in morning Table Talk and afternoon interviews.||1L,2L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L||Bryan Brock||Cover Letter|
|2017-02-04||Kimberly Zenor||Clark County Prosecuting Attorney (Vancouver, WA)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Jeannie Bryant; Taylor Knight; Lauren Boyd; Kevin Rose||The legal intern works from approximately June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018, working 30-40 hours per week during the summer months and 15-20 hours per week during the school year. The interns represent the Prosecuting Attorney in Clark County District Court handling criminal misdemeanor cases under the supervision of an experienced deputy prosecuting attorney. Preference will be given to work-study eligible applicants.||3L,NW Consortium - 3L||Jeannie Bryant||Cover Letter,Writing Sample||Resume||Rule 9 eligible required.|
|2017-02-04||Courtney Johnson||Crag Law Center (Portland, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Courtney Johnson||Crag Law Center, a Pacific Northwest regional public interest|
environmental law firm, seeks associates for the summer of 2017. We are looking for law students with a commitment to and proficiency in environmental, natural resources, and administrative law. The Summer Associates will assist one or more of our five attorneys on litigation and client projects often involving federal and/or state environmental laws, including NEPA, the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, National Forest Management Act, land use laws, public trust doctrine, and more. The work will involve conducting legal
research, drafting pleadings, memoranda and/or correspondence, and assisting the attorneys in preparing for argument in state and federal courts. Summer Associates may also be involved with organizing client campaigns, outreach and education activities, sitevisits, and fieldwork.
For information about Crag please visit our website at crag.org.
|1L,2L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L||Courtney Johnson||Cover Letter,Other Documents,Unofficial Transcript,Writing Sample||List of 3 references. Writing sample should be 3-5 pages.||Excellent legal research, oral and written communication skills, good|
analytical ability and a strong work ethic. Past work for a conservation or non-profit group is a plus. Applicants demonstrating a strong commitment to conservation work and ability to work in a healthy yet high intensity work environment are preferred. Summer Associates typically work 40 hours per week for 12 weeks. Each Summer Associate is expected to secure their own funding and most receive public interest scholarships through their school or other sources.
|-||Michelle Gaeng||Equal Justice Works (Washington, DC)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES - Table Talk only||Michelle Gaeng||We are interested in Table Talk only to discuss our resources and opportunities for current law students as well as our post-graduate fellowships.||1L,2L,3L,4L,Graduate/Alumni,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L,NW Consortium - 3L,NW Consortium - 4L,NW Consortium Graduate/Alumni|
|2017-02-04||Denisse Guadarrama||Immigration Counseling Service (Portland, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Justine Elliot; Denisse Guadarrama|| We are seeking two full or part-time summer externs and interns to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Positions are also available for fall.|
ICS is looking for law students to help them carry out their mission of providing affordable legal services to the immigrant community in the Pacific Northwest. Law students would be exposed to a wide variety of immigration-related cases including visas for victims of crime, family-based visa petitions, waivers of inadmissibility, and applications for citizenship. The office provides comprehensive training and support in a dynamic and welcoming environment. Law students may participate in the following tasks: A wide variety of legal research including asylum case briefs and country conditions research; Assisting with case preparation and client interviews; Assisting with responses to requests for evidence from USCIS; Requesting records from police departments and courts; Preparing requests for U visa certifications; Conducting conflict checks; Learning how to manage client records in their database; Working with clients on affidavits for their cases; Accompany attorney to facilities for undocumented minors to observe Know Your Rights and Legal Intakes; Attending Immigration Court. This is an unpaid position.
|1L,2L,3L,4L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L,NW Consortium - 3L,NW Consortium - 4L||Justine Elliot, Denisse Guadarrama||Cover Letter,Writing Sample||- Resume|
- Writing Sample (5 pages)
|Strong research, analytical, and writing skills. Proficiency in Spanish written and spoken helpful but not required. Reliable with strong attention to timeliness. Excellent communication skills (both interpersonal and with supervisors). Possess great attention to detail and be organized. Have a strong sense of personal initiative and be able to work independently in a fast-paced office. An interest in international and immigrant issues.|
|2017-02-04||Jeremy A Markiewicz||Jackson County District Attorney's Office (Medford, Oregon)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Jeremy Markiewicz||Criminal Prosecution Extra Help|
2nd Year Law Student
Definition: Under the direct supervision of the Chief Deputy District Attorney, provide coverage for court appearances, researching motions, and reviewing/filing new cases. This individual works with some supervision in a team setting, but will be appearing on their own in court after a period of training.
Examples of Essential Duties:
The following duties represent the principal job duties; however, they are not all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned.
• Represent Jackson County District Attorney’s Office at daily arraignments;
• Represent Jackson County District Attorney’s Office during Motions to Suppress;
• Represent Jackson County District Attorney’s Office during trials;
• Review police reports and make charging decisions;
• Review and research defense motions filed in pending cases;
• Communicate with police agencies and other agencies working with the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.
|2L,NW Consortium - 2L||Jeremy Markiewicz||Cover Letter,Unofficial Transcript,Writing Sample||Minimum Qualifications: |
A second year law student who is Oregon Court Certified to appear in court on behalf of Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Basic understanding of the criminal justice system; understanding of the rules of evidence and criminal procedure; understanding of court room etiquette and decorum; ability to communicate effectively with people; ability to take direction from other staff and attorneys; basic computer skills including familiarity with Word and Excel.
License or Certificates: Oregon Court-Certified Law Student.
Pay/Hours: $18 an hour; starting May 30, 2017 or as close as possible, with an expectation of a minimum of 9 weeks; the position is for 40 hrs a week
|2017-02-04||David Roberson||King County Department of Public Defense (Seattle, Washington)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||David Roberson||1L,2L,3L,4L,Graduate/Alumni,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L,NW Consortium - 3L,NW Consortium - 4L,NW Consortium Graduate/Alumni||David Robinson||Cover Letter,Other Documents,Writing Sample||List of 3 references|
|2017-02-04||George Sexton||Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (Ashland, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||No||George Sexton||For 2017 summer law clerk position to work with the KS Wild Conservation Director to utilize environmental laws to influence Forest Service and BLM public land management.|
Duties include legal research, legal writing, field visits (groundtruthing), and negotiations with federal land management agencies.
|NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L,NW Consortium - 3L,NW Consortium - 4L||George Sexton||Cover Letter||Strong analytical, research and writing skills along with a dedication to public lands conservation.|
|2017-02-04||Sarah Lora||Legal Aid Services of Oregon (Portland, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Sarah Lora||Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) seeks volunteers, including law students, recent grads, new attorneys, and retired attorneys to work at LASO’s statewide tax clinic located in downtown Portland. |
LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO's Statewide Tax Clinic alleviates poverty by helping low income Oregonians resolve disputes with the IRS and related Oregon Department of Revenue matters, including settling tax debt through the Offer In Compromise process, installment agreements or hardship requests, representation in tax audits and in U.S. Tax Court, help with worker classification issues, assistance in applying for innocent or injured spouse relief, and more.
We ask that our volunteers commit to at least two days per week on a fixed schedule.
This is an unpaid position. Law students may be able to receive academic credit or apply for outside funding, including the OSB Tax Section summer stipend. http://osbartax.com/public-service-stipend
|1L,2L,3L,4L,Graduate/Alumni,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L,NW Consortium - 3L,NW Consortium - 4L,NW Consortium Graduate/Alumni||Sarah Lora||Cover Letter,Unofficial Transcript||Interest in tax law as a tool to alleviate poverty and demonstrated commitment to public interest law highly desirable.|
|Hope Del Carlo||Legal Aid Services of Oregon, Farmworker Program (Hillsboro, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Hope Del Carlo||Description: The Farmworker Program of Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) provides free legal services to low-income migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families who work and live in Oregon. We represent clients in cases that involve employment, housing, unemployment, and tax benefits problems. Most employment and housing problems are related to payment of wages, unauthorized pay deductions, poor living conditions in labor camps, retaliation for asserting legal rights, poor health and safety conditions on the job, pesticide problems, and discrimination. We also give information and referrals for other kinds of legal problems. The Farmworker Program has offices located in Woodburn, Hillsboro, and Pendleton, Oregon. |
Position: LASO is seeking two summer law clerks for the Farmworker program offices in Woodburn and Hillsboro, Oregon. Law clerks will work on many aspects of client services including outreach to labor camps, legal research and writing, conducting client interviews, drafting administrative complaints and pleadings, and any other assistance the attorneys may need on a case. We make an effort to include law clerks in initial interviews, settlement conferences, depositions and trials. Students may also help create and update community education materials for some of the office’s programs. This is an unpaid position, but LASO will support the students hired in applying for public interest funding.
Qualifications: 2Ls in good standing with a demonstrated interest in public interest law preferred, although 1Ls will also be considered. Spanish language proficiency preferred.
Application Process: Applicants should submit a resume and a letter of interest; applications will be considered upon receipt, on a rolling basis.
|1L,2L||Hope Del Carlo, Sarah Lora||Cover Letter||Spanish language proficiency preferred.|
|2017-02-04||Liset Banuelos||Metro (Office of Metro Attorney) (Portland, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||No||Joyce Wan; Shane Abma||This internship is open to students receiving academic credit from an educational institution and to students interested in working as part of a work-study, stipend, or grant program, subject to the availability of funds. The start date and duration for internships are negotiable.|
See additional information at: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/how-metro-works/jobs/jobopportunities.
Essential Job Duties:
•Draft legal memoranda and provide legal opinions and advice on regional municipal law, including work related to urban and transportation planning, solid waste and recycling, regional parks, labor and employment, and other matters of municipal law
•Assist in drafting municipal legislation
•Assist in the preparation of pleadings in civil matters
•Attend meetings with clients and citizens
|1L,2L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L||Joyce Wan, Michelle Bellia, Shane Abma||Cover Letter,Other Documents,Writing Sample||- Resume (with current GPA)|
- List of References (please provide two or three, including names, addresses, current daytime phone numbers and the nature of your relationship with the reference. Written reference not required, but may be included at the applicant's option.)
- Funding source information, if applicable
|Successful completion of at least one year (two preferred) of classes at an accredited law school.|
Knowledge and proficiency at computer word processing and electronic legal research.
|Cam Taylor||Metropolitan Public Defender - Hillsboro Office||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES - Table Talk Session only||Cam Taylor||MPD is interested in talking to students who would potentially interview at a later date in the Hillsboro Office. Bring resumes with you.|
|2017-02-04||Jenna R Plank||Multnomah County District Attorney's Office (Portland, Oregon)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Jenny Plank; Glen Banfield; Parakram Singh; Mariel Mota||Part time and full time paid court certified legal interns and externs for credit. |
Our Office offers opportunities in our criminal intake, domestic violence and misdemeanor divisions. Interns will assist in the review of police reports, creation of charging documents, drafting of legal motions and memoranda, and will have the opportunity to appear before the court in misdemeanor criminal hearings and trials (both bench and jury).
|3L,NW Consortium - 3L||Jenna Plank||Cover Letter,Other Documents||Applicants must also submit a list of three references.||All applicants must be eligible for certification to appear in court under Rules 13.05 and 13.30 of the Rules of Admission for Attorneys in Oregon.|
|Karen Holland||Northwest Justice Project (Seattle, WA)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Lisa Waldvogel||Northwest Justice Project is participating in morning Table Talk and afternoon interviews.|
Under the supervision of highly experienced staff attorneys, law clerks will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to the State's indigent population. Dependent on the office, substantive priorities may include family law, housing, consumer, employment, public benefits and education. Law clerks will experience the realities of a legal services office as they aid the attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning. Law clerks may also help develop self-help materials for pro-se litigants, training materials for staff and clients and work on other special projects depending on the needs of the office. Externships for credit during the school year are also available in the Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma offices.
Positions for Summer 2017 may include:
• Combination Farm worker unit and general positions located in Wenatchee, Omak, Bellingham and Vancouver, WA (Spanish fluency may be required or preferred)
• General legal services in Bremerton, Kent, Pasco, Tacoma, Everett, Longview, Vancouver, Olympia, Kent and Seattle
All law clerks will be expected to bring the maturity and commitment to their work necessary to participate as members of a comprehensive, statewide equal justice delivery system.
|1L,2L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L||Cover Letter,Writing Sample||Letter of interest, Resume, Writing Sample.||Rule 9 eligible.|
• Interest in the provision of legal services to low income people.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• The ability to work independently and cooperatively with different types of people.
• Technologically independent: possess dependable computer skills in word processing and computerized legal research.
|2017-02-04||Corinna Spencer-Scheurich||Northwest Workers' Justice Project (Portland, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||Corinna Spencer-Scheurich||NWJP summer law clerks and externs will have the opportunity to work on a variety of issues related to advocacy for low-wage workers’ rights. Students participate in nearly all aspects of our legal practice. Legal research and writing issues may include: wage and hour law, employment discrimination, civil procedure, contracts, construction law, class actions, labor law and family and medical leave law. Students assist in drafting litigation documents and help prepare for hearings, arbitrations and mediations. Students will interview clients, especially those students who are fluent in Spanish.|
This is an exciting opportunity for law students interested in gaining first-hand experience in a non-profit environment and in using legal tools to advance the movements for workers’ and immigrants’ rights. The position is unpaid, but we are happy to assist students to arrange their own funding or to receive law school credit for their experience with us. Our office is located in downtown Portland, Oregon and is easily accessible by public transportation.
|1L,2L,3L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L,NW Consortium - 3L||Corinna Spencer-Scheurich||Cover Letter,Writing Sample||Resume||We are looking for students who have a demonstrated commitment to workers' rights and/or social justice. Students should have strong writing and communication skills. Spanish language reading and writing proficiency preferred. To apply, please provide a resume, cover letter and writing sample. We ask for a minimum 10 week commitment for summer positions.|
|2017-02-04||David Blankfeld||Office of Multnomah County Attorney (Portland, Oregon)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||David Blankfeld||Summer clerk; Fall clerk; Spring clerk.|
More information is available at https://multco.us/county-attorney.
|1L,2L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L||David Blankfeld||Cover Letter,Unofficial Transcript,Writing Sample|
|Josh Crowther||Office of Public Defense Services (Salem, Oregon)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES - Table Talk Only||Josh Crowther||Office of Public Defense Services is participating in morning Table Talk only.|
Information about the office is available at https://www.oregon.gov/OPDS/Pages/index.aspx.
|1L,2L,3L,4L,LLM,Graduate/Alumni,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L,NW Consortium - 3L,NW Consortium - 4L,NW Consortium LLM,NW Consortium Graduate/Alumni||Recent graduates who have sat, will sit, or are awaiting bar examination results within 6 months of hire date.|
|2017-02-04||Bobbin Singh||Oregon Innocence Project (Portland, Oregon)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Brittney Plesser; Aliza Kaplan||Oregon Innocence Project is participating in morning Table Talk and afternoon interviews. |
OIP offers students an opportunity to investigate and litigate claims of actual innocence on behalf of Oregon State prisoners under the supervision of OIP’s Legal Director, Steve Wax. Our goal: (1) educate students about wrongful convictions; (2) teach students about post-conviction practice in state and federal courts; (3) train students to conduct the appropriate case investigation, legal research, case management, and litigation for clients who have viable claims of innocence; and (4) provide a learning environment where we can continue to develop as thoughtful, reflective, and skilled professionals.
The responsibilities of an OIP student are incredibly varied. You will assume the roles of advocate, counselor, and investigator. One of the most time consuming (and important) tasks when handling a case is tracking down and managing necessary information, evidence, and paperwork. This requires persistent phone calls, follow-up letters, and patience, as you navigate your way through the criminal justice system’s bureaucracy. The success of OIP is dependent upon your tenacity, creativity, and commitment.
OIP is looking for students for both the summer and academic year. Summer: Full-time (40 hrs/wk) during the summer, beginning June 1. Academic Year: Part-time (15hrs/wk) through the academic year through an internship, externship, or clinic. Generally, students may commit a full calendar year (June - May)
|1L,2L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L||Brittney Plesser; Bobbin Singh; Steve Wax||Cover Letter,Writing Sample|
|Lori Alton||Oregon Law Center||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES - will collect resumes during Table talk for interview scheduling||Lori Alton||Oregon Law Center is planning to participate in Table Talk and interviews. Please bring resumes to Table Talk, and then if a student is available they will schedule them for an interview that afternoon. If the student is not available they will schedule an interview for a later date. Oregon Law Center is a statewide non-profit organization that provides high quality legal representation and policy advocacy to low income clients without charge. The Center works closely with other legal services programs, the private bar and social agencies to assist low income Oregonians in civil matters. Our mission is to achieve justice for the low income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services. Law clerks can expect to work with issues in farm worker employment law, benefits law, housing law and family law. There are normally 4 law clerk positions available in the summer. Clerks work with our litigation support unit in our downtown Portland office. Description of Duties: Under the supervision of directing attorneys a law clerk assists with case related work. These duties may include: performing legal research, writing memoranda on legal issues, drafting documents, review and organization of litigation materials, and maintaining client files and records. Clerks are offered the opportunity to participate in negotiations, depositions, court appearances, administrative meetings and other legal proceedings whenever possible.||Hiring Criteria: Qualifications/Experience Required: Qualified applicants will exhibit abilities and interest in poverty law issues. This may be demonstrated by course work, employment, volunteer activities, internships or other appropriate experience. Applicants must have excellent research and writing skills, good communications skills and be highly motivated. Spanish communication skills are highly desired, but not required.|
|2017-02-04||Katherine Wascisin||Portland State University (United States)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||Yes||Richard Slottee||Law Clerks are responsible for providing assistance to students with legal problems and/or questions by performing initial intake meeting with students, then providing legal counsel, advice, representation, referral, negotiation and mediation under the supervision of the Director or other SLS |
Duties and Responsibilities:
- 30% Perform intakes for drop-in hours for consumer, landlord tenant, traffic, small claims, and contract issues (Interview clients)
-10% Research legal issues
-24% Prepare demand letters, legal memoranda, and pleadings
-10% Assist in routine client contact
-24% Negotiate with debt collectors, landlords and other opposing parties and attorneys
-1% Refer students to ancillary support services as needed
-1% If the Law Clerk is a certified law student, may handle routine court appearances, including ex parte, trial call, 341(a) bankruptcy hearings, and first appearances in residential eviction cases.
-Law Clerk must be available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week during the school year
|3L,NW Consortium - 3L||Richard Slottee||Cover Letter||Minimum Qualifications:|
-Strong reasoning and writing skills
-Strong verbal communication skills
- Ability to work independently and manage case load within supervision guidelines
-Good people skills and common sense
-High ethical standards
-Commitment to work for time agreed upon
- Previous experience working in a legal setting
-Second year law student preferred
- Previous experience working with diverse populations
-Previous experience working with college students
|-||Carly Koebel||Santa Clara Law - Center for Global Law & Policy (Worldwide)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES - table talk attendance only||Dan Polden||Center for Global Law & Policy is participating in morning Table Talk only. |
Visit our website for more information, http://law.scu.edu/international/.
|1L,2L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L|
|2017-02-04||Caroline van der Harten||SOAR Immigration Legal Services (Portland, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Caroline van der Harten; Selby Abraham||Internships are available on both full- and part-time basis. Strong preference given to applicants who are willing to commit to an internship for the academic year. These positions are unpaid.|
Interns will be expected to:
• Research and analyze immigration issues and report findings to supervising attorney;
• Assist attorneys and accredited representatives with their caseload;
• Conduct mini citizenship workshops and trainings;
• Interview immigration clients in-person to collect factual information;
• Input case-related information into client database and prepare applications for immigration benefits;
• Provide presentations at community events.
Student Position Qualifications
Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidates are professional, independent, detail-oriented, and highly organized. Experience with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word is a must. Database experience is very helpful.
Applicants must be open to evolving responsibilities.
Oral comprehension and proficiency in both English and a second language strongly preferred.
Familiarity in working with immigrant, refugee, or low-income communities and/or prior experience working with non-native English speakers a plus.
|1L,2L,3L,4L,LLM,Graduate/Alumni,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L,NW Consortium - 3L,NW Consortium - 4L,NW Consortium LLM,NW Consortium Graduate/Alumni||Caroline van der Harten, Selby Abraham||Cover Letter||Resume|
|Quincy Hansell Arms||The Municipality of Anchorage (Anchorage, AK)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Quincy Hansell Arms||The Municipality of Anchorage Department of Law is participating in morning Table Talk and afternoon interviews. |
The Municipality of Anchorage Department of Law accepts law school interns each summer and will also consider applicants for fall and spring internships/externships. The Department of Law has two divisions, Civil and Criminal, which offer students a wide variety of legal experience. All intern positions are unpaid.
In the Civil Division, duties include detailed research and writing assignments with exposure to a wide range of litigation & non-litigation topics including: Contracts, Real Property, Elections, Employee Relations, Local Government, and Land Use Regulation.
In the Criminal Division, duties include daily courtroom work covering municipal misdemeanors including: Traffic Violations, Driving Under the Influence, Domestic Violence & Assault, and Mental Health & Wellness Court matters.
|1L,2L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L||Cover Letter,Unofficial Transcript||Cover letter (letter MUST indicate preference for Civil or Criminal division), resume, and most current law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable)||Civil Division: 2Ls and 1Ls considered. Experience/undergraduate degree in an area applicable to government (accounting, finance, planning, land use, etc.) preferred.|
Criminal Division: 2Ls only, due to State of Alaska requirements for courtroom appearances. Law School classes/experience in trial advocacy, public speaking preferred.
|2017-02-04||Josephine VanDriel||U.S. Air Force JAG (Joint Base Andrews, MD)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Captain Josephine VanDriel; Captain Ryan Sample||Interviews are informational only and are not considered part of the formal application process.||1L,2L,3L,4L,Graduate/Alumni,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L,NW Consortium - 3L,NW Consortium - 4L,NW Consortium LLM, NW Consortium Graduate/Alumni|
|2017-02-04||Leanne Holm||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwest Division (Portland, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Jennifer Richman||Externs in all three offices (PDX, NW Division, Seattle) will assist the attorneys in the office in providing legal advice to its clients, as well as provide litigation preparation/support. While there will be a large component of environmental/ natural resources law, including federal Indian law, the work is more broad than that. The Corps anticipate exposing the student to some employment law, government procurement law, fiscal law, ethics, etc. To ensure the extern experiences a full array of work related to the Corps' diverse mission, the extern will be assigned to work closely with attorneys on distinct projects. This would include, but is not limited to, issues surrounding the Federal Columbia River Power System Litigation, federal employment law, hazardous waste cleanup and liability, federal administrative law, cultural and natural resources law, American Indian law, fiscal law, environmental restoration and ecosystem protection, wetlands regulation, water law and the newly implemented Energy Policy Act's electric reliability standards regulatory framework.|
The USACE missions include: civil works such as navigation, flood control, environmental protection and restoration, hydroelectric power, and shore protection projects; environmental regulation of wetlands and obstructions to navigation under the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act; disaster response; research and development; military construction; and "support for others" work for international, federal, state, local, tribal and territorial agencies under a variety of statutory authorities. By federal statute, environmental protection is one of the primary missions of the Corps of Engineers in planning, designing, constructing, operating and maintaining water resources projects. The mission within the Office of Counsel is to advise on, and represent, the Corps' legal position and rights as an organization in areas such as contract law, environmental law, fiscal law, torts and admiralty claims, personnel law and EEO. The Corps' lawyers represent the Corps before administrative boards, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board and on civil works contract matters, before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. The US Attorneys' Office and the Department of Justice represent the Corps in federal court. However, Corps' attorneys provide them with litigation support, and often make appearances in court with the Assistant US Attorney or Justice Department lawyer to assist in presenting cases. The website for the Northwestern Division is: http://www.nwd.usace.army.mil. The website for the Portland District is: http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil. The website for the Seattle District is: http://www.nws.usace.army.mil. In the Additional Locations field for the Seattle Fair, added the following: Portland (2 externship positions); Seattle (1 externship position)
|1L,2L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L||Cover Letter,Unofficial Transcript||Experience with administrative law and environmental law is a benefit. A dedication to public service is important. Strong research and writing skills are essential. As these positions are through the externship program, the student must abide by all law school externship program policies, procedures, and deadlines. If the student has questions about the externship program, please see the law school's career services department.|
|Mona Fandel||U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of General Counsel (HUD) (Seattle, WA)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES - Table Talk portion only||Mona Fandell; Jennifer Evert||The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is participating in morning Table Talk. Mona Fandell and Jennifer Evert will be on campus to speak with students about their Legal Honors Program. HUD’s Legal Honors Program is designed for law students graduating from J.D. and LLM programs, and recent law school graduates completing a judicial clerkship. |
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) plays a vital role in helping the Department accomplish its mission of assuring decent and affordable housing, enabling all Americans to achieve homeownership, providing resources for communities to build strong neighborhoods, preventing homelessness, and enforcing fair housing laws. OGC attorneys provide legal opinions, advice and services with respect to all departmental programs and activities. The Office of General Counsel also includes the Enforcement Center.
The Office of General Counsel’s mission is to provide legal services, based on the highest professional and ethics standards, that support and facilitate the achievement of HUD’s mission of creating strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes. We seek to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services on a daily basis and to exceed our clients’ expectations, in a caring, competent, convenient, cost-effective and professional manner.
More information is available on the HUD Legal Honors Program website at https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/general_counsel/legalhonorsprogram.
|1L,2L,3L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L,NW Consortium - 3L|
|2017-02-04||Patricia McKenna, Jake Castellaw||U.S. Department of Justice - Environment and Natural Resources Division (Washington, DC)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Patricia McKenna||Hiring for Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018. |
ENRD litigates in five key areas: pollution, lands and natural resources, wildlife, Indian resources, and land acquisition. Attorneys represent many federal agencies by preparing and arguing civil and criminal enforcement cases, appeals, and by defending challenged federal agency actions arising from well over 100 federal environmental laws. The Division handles cases covering a broad spectrum of issues including the listing of endangered species and civil and criminal enforcement of federal pollution control laws. Cases are at the cutting edge of environmental and natural resources practice. The Division’s work protects our environment for future generations. Assignments for our interns vary among the sections – but generally, interns assist the Division’s trial lawyers in preparing cases for filing and supporting the litigation effort post-filing, and assist the Division’s appellate lawyers in researching issues on appeal. Responsibilities typically include conducting legal research, drafting pleadings, discovery, and memoranda of law dealing with a variety of federal environmental and natural resource issues.
We are looking for Summer interns for our Environmental Enforcement Section (EES) and our Environmental Crimes Section (ECS)(focusing on animal welfare issues). Summer interns are expected to work a minimum of 8 weeks (Full summer is strongly preferred). We are looking for full time interns for the school year as well for all of our litigating Sections (EES, ECS, Environmental Defense Section, Law & Policy Section, Appellate, Indian Resources Section, Land Acquisition Section, Natural Resources Section and Wildlife & Marine Resources Section). For school year interns we expect the intern to complete a semester or quarter – according to the individual law school requirements.
|1L,2L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L, NW Consortium - 3L,NW Consortium - 4L,NW Consortium LLM||Patricia McKenna||Cover Letter,Other Documents,Unofficial Transcript,Writing Sample||1. Section Selection Form (Attached) - Direct your application to a subset or all 9 of ENRD's litigating sections.|
2. Please include list of 3 references (letters of recommendation not required).
First-year (second-semester), second-year and third-year law students are eligible to apply. Joint degree and LL M students are also eligible to apply, provided they meet the eligibility requirements set forth below. The Department follows the National Association of Law Placement guidelines that prohibit employer contact with first-year (first-semester) students regarding summer employment prior to that date. Law students may work in volunteer positions only while attending law school. Law school graduation terminates eligibility, except for graduate law students enrolled at least half time and who are not practicing law. ENRD prefers students with strong academic qualifications, research and writing skills, and those who have an interest in litigation, environmental/natural resources law, and/or public interest law. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and successfully complete a security clearance prior to appointment. Applicants must have been residents of the United States for 3 of the previous 5 years prior to applying, with exceptions made for active duty military and Foreign Service employees.
|Juliann Peebles, Elissa Bookbinder||U.S. Department of Justice, |
Executive Office for Immigration Review,
Portland Immigration Court
|NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES - Table Talk Session only||Juliann Peebles, Elissa Bookbinder||Projects assigned vary depending on the court’s docket but will include:|
Research and preparation of memoranda on complex legal issues;
Drafting decisions on motions pending before the court; and
Drafting decisions on applications for relief from removal, such as asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under Article 3 of the U.N. Convention Against Torture.
The internship entails in-depth research and analysis of novel legal issues, as well as preparation of legal memoranda for the immigration judges. Interns will have an opportunity to draft several decisions that will be taken under advisement by an immigration judge. Interns can expect to complete assignments that may later be used as writing samples. In addition, interns will be able to observe a variety of matters brought before the court. The intern will work under the supervision of the court’s judicial law clerks but will also have substantial interaction with the individual immigration judges.
|Natalie Wight||U.S. Department of Justice, District of Oregon||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES - Table Talk Session only||Natalie Wight||Law clerk/position description and what class years we look for:|
U.S. Department of Justice--the Honors Program accepts applications from 3Ls at the very beginning of the school year; and the Summer Law Internship Program looks for applications from 2Ls also at the beginning of the school year. There are additional opportunities for students with clerkships or extended graduation dates, and for volunteer positions, please see website for specific qualifying details at https://www.justice.gov/careers
U.S. Attorney's Office in Portland--we primarily hire in August, about 4-6 Lewis & Clark and Willamette law students for a full year clerkship, to begin the summer before their 3L year and to continue throughout the 3L school year. We also hire one or two 1L/2Ls in January for a summer volunteer internship.
|2017-02-04||Theresa Champ||U.S. Navy JAG (Everett, WA)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||LCDR Theresa Champ; LT Tim Cedar||Interviews are informational only and are not considered part of the formal application process.US Navy JAG Corps - Assignments Worldwide|
www.jag.navy.mil or http://www.jag.navy.mil/careers_/index.html
|Cover Letter,Unofficial Transcript|
|Timothy Pursell||United States Marine Corps - USMC (Corvallis, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Captain Timothy Pursell||The United States Marine Corps is participating in morning Table Talk and afternoon interviews. These interviews are informational only, and are not considered part of the formal process. |
To practice law is a privilege. To practice law as a Marine Officer is a distinction reserved for the few who have what it takes, mentally, morally, and physically, to become a leader of Marines. If you prove yourself worthy, you will not only serve in the field of law, but you will serve your country as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.
After successfully completing law school and Officer Candidates School, you will have proven to yourself and to the Corps that you have what it takes to be an officer and judge advocate among the world’s greatest warriors.
As a Marine Corps Judge Advocate, you will immediately be given the responsibilities of maintaining your own caseload and advising Marines on legal issues. Additionally, the training you receive as a Marine Corps Officer will prepare you to be a leader from day one. While most new civilian attorneys are relegated to research duty on cases tried by others, you will be building you skills and acquiring real legal experience in the courtroom.
As a Judge advocate you may serve as a trial attorney working with Military Police and Naval Criminal Investigative Service. You may also argue appellate cases before the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals or the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
As you gain experience, you may transition to other areas of law such as Civil Law, and Legal Assistance or act as in-house counsel.
|1L,2L,3L,4L,LLM,Graduate/Alumni,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L,NW Consortium - 3L,NW Consortium - 4L,NW Consortium LLM,NW Consortium Graduate/Alumni||Capt Timothy Purcell||Unofficial Transcript|
|2017-02-04||Tammy Zurn||Vancouver City Attorney's Office (Vancouver, WA)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Kevin McClure; Jonathan Young||Vancouver City Attorney's; Office is participating in Table Talk and interviews. They will have two tables, one one for the Civil Division, and one for the Criminal Prosecution Division. |
We are seeking two paid Legal Interns and one extern for credit.
The Civil Division is recruiting for a 2L Legal Intern beginning May, 2017, through May, 2018. (Hours vary, generally 15-20 hours during academic year; 30-40 hours during three summer months.) The Legal Intern will work under the supervision of an Assistant City Attorney. The City Attorney's Office provides legal representation to all City departments including police and fire, public works, engineering, community economic department, human resources, and parks and recreation. The areas that an intern may be assigned include, but are not limited to, drafting contracts and ordinances, researching legal issues and preparing the appropriate memorandum of law, assisting with municipal prosecutions for violations of municipal ordinances and assisting with state court litigation. The intern may also be able to assist in work required for trial preparation, including interviewing witnesses and attending depositions.
The Criminal Prosecution Division is recruiting a court-certified Legal Intern for a paid position starting in late May, 2017 and running through early May, 2018. Hours vary, generally 16-20 hours a week during academic year; 40 hours a week during the three summer months. The Legal Intern, under the supervision of the City Prosecutor, will handle all aspects of misdemeanor cases including making offers, negotiating with defense attorneys and pro se defendants, researching and writing motions and prosecuting cases at trial.
The City Attorney's Office is also looking for a 1L student for the Criminal Prosecution Division to work as a volunteer or extern for school credit for 32 to 40 hours a week during the summer. The position would involve researching criminal law issues, drafting answers to questions from police officers, drafting responses to motions from defense attorneys, learning to make offers on criminal cases, observing trials, hearing and witness interviews and doing other law-related work as assigned. We will not be interviewing for the extern position during the career fair but interested candidates should stop by the table with a resume.
|1L,2L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L||Kevin McClure City Prosecutor, Jonathan Young Chief Assistant City Attorney||Cover Letter,Unofficial Transcript,Writing Sample|
|2017-02-04||Mary Darcy||Victim Rights Law Center (Portland, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||Jessica Mindlin; Stacy Hankin||The Victim Rights Law Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the legal needs of victims of sexual assault, is seeking unpaid summer and fall legal interns. Founded as the first law center in the nation dedicated solely to serving the legal needs of sexual assault victims, the Victim Rights Law Center’s (VRLC) mission is to ensure that every sexual assault victim has an attorney and the most effective legal remedies available. Responsibilities will be developed based on interest and experience, and may include:|
Client Services: The VRLC provides civil legal services to clients in the areas of safety, privacy, immigration, employment, education, housing, financial security, and criminal justice advocacy. Interns may observe legal intakes, assist staff attorneys on current cases, draft motions, oppositions, and legal memos, and observe court and administrative proceedings. Interns may also participate in weekly meetings at which the direct services team discusses recent intakes and current legal issues in active cases.
Research: Because sexual assault law is rapidly developing, researching creative ways in which existing law can be used to access remedies for survivors is an essential part of our work. We welcome interns interested in researching the cutting edge legal issues that survivors face in the aftermath of a sexual assault.
Special Projects: The VRLC is involved with various ongoing discrete projects on which interns could work, including initiatives focused on representing transgender survivors, survivors who are experiencing homelessness, immigrant survivors, and survivors who are minors.
|1L,2L,3L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L,NW Consortium - 3L||Cover Letter,Writing Sample||Please indicate any foreign language abilities. Also, please indicate in your cover letter whether you are seeking a full- or part-time placement.||Applicants are required to be in good standing with their law school.|
Spanish language ability, experience working with marginalized communities, and strong writing skills preferred.
People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA individuals are encouraged to apply.
|2017-02-04||Gina Skinner||Washington County District Attorney (Hillsboro Oregon)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Gina Skinner; Megan Johnson; Kate Glasson; Marie Atwood; Jeff MacLean||Washington County District Attorney is participating in morning Table Talk and afternoon interviews.|
Interviews for both 2L and 3L law clerks (current 1L and 2L students) for one year commitment. Work closely with Deputy District Attorneys in the preparation and organization of criminal cases for court. 3L clerks will be in court on regular basis performing arraignments, probation violations, sentencings, and trials. Total of 6 positions for 3L clerks and 4 positions for 2L clerks. 2 of the 3L positions are in the juvenile unit handling delinquency and dependency cases. 3L position: must be court certified and work study eligible. Full time in the summer and 16 hours a week during the school year. Paid. 2L positions: Full time during the summer and 12-16 hours a week during the school year. Volunteer for the summer and paid for the school year.
|1L,2L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L||Gina Skinner; Megan Johnson; Kate Glasson; Marie Atwood; Jeff MacLean||Cover Letter,Unofficial Transcript||List of 3 references.||All positions are year long positions only - no summer only clerkships. 3L clerks must be court certified and work study eligible. Moot court and/or trial practice preferred. Will support internships and externships for credit.|
|2017-02-04||Marla Fox||WildEarth Guardians (Portland, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||Marla Fox||WildEarth Guardians is now recruiting law students for summer 2017 to assist with case development and litigation to protect endangered species, reform public land and water policy, and curb destructive energy practices. Under the supervision of WildEarth Guardians’ attorneys, legal interns will assist with various aspects of advocacy, case development, and litigation. Primary responsibilities include conducting legal and factual research, crafting key messaging, and developing case strategy and legal theories. Positions are available in Missoula, MT; Denver, CO; Portland, OR; and Santa Fe, NM.||1L,2L,NW Consortium - 1L,NW Consortium - 2L||Marla Fox||Cover Letter,Other Documents,Unofficial Transcript,Writing Sample||Please submit: cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, one recent writing sample (legal brief or memorandum of 10 pages or less that reflects your work), and list of three references. The subject line of the email and your cover letter should indicate your preferred office location(s) and interest area. Interested students may apply to multiple offices with one application.||Students who have completed their second year of law school are strongly preferred, but truly exceptional students who have completed only one year of law school may be considered. Foundational coursework or applied experience in environmental, federal public lands, and administrative law is a plus.|
|Jordan Bates||Youth, Rights & Justice (Portland, OR)||NW Public Service Career Fair / Portland||YES||Jordan Bates; Julie Sutton||The Center for Youth, Rights and Justice is participating in morning Table Talk and afternoon interviews. |
Law Clerks will provide research and writing assistance to attorneys, interview clients in the detention alternatives program, appear in court if certified, and participate in meetings and other community services on behalf of clients.
|Jordan Bates; Julie Sutton||Cover Letter,Unofficial Transcript,Writing Sample|