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Organization TypePublic Interest
ProfileEqual Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Legal Fellowship Fellow will: Provide direct legal services to individuals whose rights have been violated while involved in commercial sex to address the range of civil legal issues that arise from rights violations. Examples of legal services include: Criminal record expungement or sealing, Victim-witness advocacy assistance, Custody, Guardianship, Civil protection orders, Various other civil legal services such as divorce, wage and hour claims, obtaining public benefits, name change, etc. Provide crime victims’ rights enforcement. Conduct outreach and education activities, provide referrals, and leverage pro bono resources. Participate in various task force meetings in the DC metropolitan area. Train pro bono attorneys, volunteers, and service provider organizations on how to identify survivors of human trafficking and provide trauma informed care to this population. Contribute to programmatic reporting required under the grant. Collaborate with other Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellows. Actively participate in mandatory in-person training programs including two-day Crime Victims Justice Corps Victim Law Boot Camp training on June 28-29, 2018 in Washington, DC; learning event at the end of the Fellowship; annual three-day Equal Justice Works Leadership Development Training in October/November 2018 and 2019 in Washington, DC; and training calls with the National Crime Victim Law Institute.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Licensed to practice law in at least one of the following jurisdictions: DC, Maryland or Virginia. If not licensed to practice law in DC, eligibility to apply to waive into the DC Bar. Demonstrated understanding of and have a history of action/organization on social justice issues, including issues of systemic racism, LGBTQ rights, and criminal justice system reform; experience working on issues related to commercial sex trafficking and/or sex work will have preference. A demonstrated commitment to public interest work and desire to assist indigent clients. Strong writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. An ability to provide victim-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally competent legal assistance to crime victims/survivors. An ability to work collaboratively in a variety of contexts and with multiple organizations to facilitate comprehensive services to crime victims/survivors. Ability to begin the fellowship on or about June 1, 2018 and serve for 2 years. Those with legal experience in crime victims’ rights enforcement and victim service are strongly encouraged to apply. Law school clinic, externship, summer or other relevant practice experience a plus.
Start Date: 06/01/2018
Deadline: April 30, 2018
Amara Legal Center
P.O. Box 18391
Washington, DC 20036