Managing Attorney - Disaster Project
The candidate will play an important role in designing and developing the recently-expanded Disaster Project, building upon the considerable groundwork already laid by Iowa Legal Aid staff. Will be responsible for a wide range of legal and administrative tasks, including supervision of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff, and the day-to-day management of the Disaster Project. Work with multiple community organizations and collabora... read more
The candidate will focus on public benefits, housing, health care, domestic violence & family, education, employment, individual rights, consumer protection, and collateral consequences. Provide direct legal services and community legal education to eligible clients. Providing advice or limited services to full representation before administrative agencies and courts. Must be graduates of law school and licensed to practice law, be eligible for admission on... read more
Responsibilities: Provide free legal assistance and community legal education to low-income people. Will include: Comprehensive legal assessments to determine clients’ specific legal needs. Transactional legal services, such as forming LLCs, negotiating commercial leases, tax planning, contract negotiation, negotiating loans, and regulatory compliance. Legal education for clients and service providers. Representation in adversarial work under circumstance... read more
Law Student Intern/Volunteer
The intern will be interviewing and advising clients. Intern will be organizing files. Conducting legal research. Drafting letters and papers. Conducting, observing and participating in court and administrative hearings. Currently attending an ABA accredited law school are considered. Must have good organizational, research and writing skills. Able to easily use computers (Web browsing, word processing, and file management) is required. Must be...
The candidate will fill out an application form to be submitted to the Office of Professional Responsibility. Obtain necessary certifications from states other than Iowa in which the attorney has been licensed. Will providing advice to clients, representing in court, drafting documents. Provides services under the general supervision of **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. and may perform the same types of activities that an active attorney can perform including advising clients, prepa...
Paralegal & Outreach Coordinator
Responsibilities: Planning and conducting outreach to populations of farmworkers throughout the state at the times and places they are most likely to be reached, including evenings & weekends. Becoming knowledgeable about the issues and actors that affect the rights of farmworkers in Iowa and in the nation at large. Conducting initial client screening and intake for FRP clients. Investigating claims and cases; Performing tasks related to th...
Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellow
The Fellow will focus on two types of work and provide direct civil legal assistance to rural clients, working on the broad range of important issues that fall within organization's priorities. These issues include domestic abuse and family law; housing law (evictions, foreclosures, and other landlord-tenant problems); utility shut-offs; consumer matters;
expungements; community economic development; and elder law. Will also work with assig...
The candidate will provide support and assistance to staff attorneys as they provide free legal assistance and community legal education to low-income people. Conducting initial client screening and/or intake including entry of data into company’s case management program, assessment of financial eligibility and conflict status, and formulating the nature of the client’s legal problem(s). Performing tasks related to the provision of legal services to clients u...
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Summer 2021 Legal Internship
Intern will have the opportunity to work with the legal director and staff of Iowa legal program on a range of significant issues and projects. Will require an 8- to 13-week commitment, depending on whether the internship is semester-based or during the summer. The summer internship is more competitive, and 2Ls are preferred. This position is part-time with weekly hours negotiable during the school year. Will have the opportunity to gain valuab...
The candidate will focus on disaster response and serving survivors of disaster. Responsibilities will focus on providing holistic services to survivors. Will provide support and assistance to staff attorneys as they provide free legal assistance and community legal education to low-income people. Conduct initial client screening and/or intake including entry of data into organization's case management program, assessment of financial eligibility and conflict sta...
Duties: Involves litigation at all levels, from administrative to state and federal court, as well as direct outreach to farmworkers. Travel to areas where farmworkers live and work in order to educate them about their rights and to interview potential clients. The majority of outreach may occur on evenings or weekends during the summer months, although there are opportunities to conduct outreach year round.
The candidate will provide free legal assistance and community legal education to low-income people. Assistance ranges from providing counsel and advice to representation before various agencies and courts. Areas of priority established by **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.’s Board of Directors include income maintenance programs, housing, health care, domestic violence, education, individual rights and selected consumer issues. Must be graduates of law school and licensed t...
Call for Fellowship Applicants
Fellow should be graduate law school or complete a judicial clerkship by the summer of 2021. Will work full time as part of the Legal Department under the supervision of experienced civil rights litigators who are committed to comprehensive feedback. As a legal fellow in a smaller affiliate, will be an integral part of the core Legal Department team. Should have one or more internship or clinical experiences in a litigation setting involving ... read more
Fall 2020 Legal Internship
The Intern will have the opportunity to work with the legal director and staff of the ACLU of Iowa legal program on a range of significant issues and projects. The summer internship is more competitive, and 2Ls are preferred. School-year interns are typically required to obtain approval and/or funding from their school, as the internship is unpaid. Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working with the legal program st... read more
Staff Attorney - Disaster Project
Duties: Helping to develop and implement the Disaster Project. Building upon the considerable groundwork already laid by staff, will help build the project to full scale. Coordinating with existing and future project partners and coordinating the activities of legal, social work, and other volunteers. Provide free legal assistance and community legal education to low-income people. Assistance ranges from providing counsel and advice to r... read more