Northwest Justice Project Foreclosure Consequences Advocacy Team – Fall 2018 Interns, Open until filled

Position: Legal Intern/Extern
Open to: All law students
Location: Seattle
Time Commitment: Full-time preferred
Application Process: Please email resume and writing sample to the contact listed below.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Contact: Dave Tarshes at davidt@nwjustice.org

Job Description:

Under the supervision of  experienced staff attorneys, the student will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to indigent individuals and communities.  The law student will aid attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning.  Students may also help develop self-help materials for pro se litigants, develop training materials for staff and clients, work on outreach to minority communities, and work on other special projects, depending on the needs of the team.

The Foreclosure Consequences Advocacy Team addresses the impacts of foreclosures on individuals and communities.  The team deals with a variety of issues, including, among others, (1) situations in which lenders or foreclosure sale purchasers fail to honor the rights of homeowners and tenants in homes that are being foreclosed; (2) vulnerable homeowners and tenants who need assistance with the transition to new housing; (3) scams involving mortgage rescue and credit repair; (4) predatory purchase and sale agreements; (5) neighborhood blight; and (6) promoting occupation of foreclosed homes.

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.

Specifications:

  1. Interest in the provision of legal services to low income people.
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  3. The ability to work independently and cooperatively with different types of people.
  4. Technologically independent: possess dependable computer skills in word processing and computerized legal research.

Salary:

NJP will only be able to offer this position to those students who can support their internships, whether it be through a law school public interest program, an externship for credit, work-study (if available), or a willingness to volunteer.

To apply, e-mail resume & writing sample to: Dave Tarshes at davidt@nwjustice.org

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