Candidate will plan and organize outreach events and clinics; recruit, train, and oversee the work of volunteer attorneys and law students; and represent clients in a host of legal matters, with a particular emphasis on addressing the collateral consequences of having a criminal record and providing second chances for clients who had previous interaction with the criminal justice system. will inform communities about the law, help individuals understand whet... read more
Paralegal – Disability Advocacy Project
The candidate responsibilities include the following: Performing intakes on new SSI and Social Security Disability cases which will include interviewing applicants for service either by phone or in person, issue spotting, and through consultation with the DAP attorney, determining if applicants are eligible and the cases they present are meritorious and fall within a priority of firm; Investigating and ascertaining relevant fact... read more
The candidate, under the direction of the Managing Attorney, provides the highest quality of legal services to clients in a variety of poverty law matters. Also acts as a liaison between SJLS and the local community groups and engages in community outreach and community legal education. Admission to the Bar of New Jersey preferred. Must be a member of the Bar in any State and/or be eligible and willing to take the next available New Jersey Bar Exam. Should p... read more
The students will join an organization that provides free legal services statewide to people with HIV/AIDS and others affected by the epidemic; educates the public about AIDS-related legal issues; and works at local, state and national levels to achieve fair laws and policies.
Areas of Law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Employment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Life Planning, Public Benefits, Adoption, Bankruptcy, Breaches of Confidentiality, Discriminatio...
Responsibilities: Conduct complete and accurate initial client interviews. Screen clients for eligibility of LCD’s legal services under the supervision of attorney. Refer clients to appropriate resources and provides advice under supervision of attorney. Maintain a detailed calendar and case docket. Create and maintain detailed spreadsheets as part of case management, pro bono program and specific funding contracts. Prepare correspondence, reports, documents an...
The candidate interested in applying for an Independence Foundation Fellowship, Skadden Fellowship, Equal Justice Works Fellowship, Philadelphia Bar Foundation Fellowship, Martin Luther King Fellowship, or other post-graduate public interest law fellowship to work in the health law field may apply.
Intern tasks include client interviewing and intake, handling Medicaid eligibility and service denial cases under the supervision of a Staff Attorney, assisting Attorneys and Paralegals with case preparation, observation of both in-person and telephonic Administrative hearings, research projects with a legal or public policy focus, and statewide health policy advocacy. 2Ls can apply.
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Part-time Employment Law Attorney
The candidate will work directly with the nonprofit clients to become a trusted advisor and provide expert counsel on a wide variety of employment law matters. Will provide in-depth employment law counsel to nonprofit organizations, relying on experience and familiarity with employment-related federal, state, and local laws. Communicate directly with clients to advise on a wide range of issues such as employment contracts and offer letters...
Summer Law Clerk
The law clerk will work with attorneys on case development and litigation. Under the supervision of an attorney, will perform legal and factual research, and develop case strategy and legal theories. May also have the opportunity to assist attorneys with preparing briefs and motions, to meet with clients and experts, to participate in moots of oral arguments, and to attend court proceedings and conferences with opposing counsel. In addition to involvement ...
Attorney (Part-Time) – Nonprofit Tax
Responsibilities: Provide in-depth tax law counsel to nonprofit organizations, relying on experience and familiarity with federal, state, and local tax laws. Communicate directly with clients to advise on a wide range of complex and diverse corporate tax issues such as regulatory requirements and deadlines, considering tax advantages related to business structure, repositioning, capital transactions, and IRS procedures. Review financi...
Attorney Fellowship Opportunity
The candidate must have law school graduate to sponsor for post-graduate public interest attorney fellowships offered by the candidate’s law school. WLP will develop the project with the candidate. Third-year law students, judicial clerks, and other recent law school graduates are invited to apply to be a candidate for a post-graduate public interest law fellowship offered by the candidates’ law school.
Attorney (Part-Time) – Nonprofit Law
Responsibilities: Review, draft, revise, and finalize a wide variety of documents including contracts, grant agreements, policies, leases, registrations, resolutions, tax, and corporate forms. Research tax and other federal, state, and local laws such as lobbying, charitable solicitation, and governance matters. Organize and carefully review documents in preparation for mergers and other repositioning matters. Draft memoranda to docum...
Duties: Maintain a caseload and represent clients before the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Discharge Review Boards & Boards of Correction for Military/Naval Records (DRB & BCM/NRs), Social Security Administration, and other representation as necessary. Interview clients, assist in determining eligibility for services, evaluate matters for representation, and ascertain and investigate facts; Assess and refer clients for assistance in its core ar... read more
National Legal Director
Duties: Ensure effective functioning and integration across legal teams, ensuring consistent communication, translation of vision to action steps, and systems to assess progress against objectives. Will mentor and support attorneys and supervising attorneys and drive the development and continued improvement of systems, processes, and standards for the team’s work. Will motivate and inspire a geographically dispersed legal team and establish a tru... read more
The candidate will provides support to the Office of General Counsel, Supports communication between the Office of General Counsel and outside counsel, other Merakey departments, employees, and external parties, Manages legal department files and case management software, Coordinates discovery responses and depositions with external counsel and internal clients, responses to requests for information and documents requested by external parties, including courts,... read more