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FCAT Internship/Externships

Foreclosure Consequences Advocacy Team Internships for Fall of 2018

PROJECT EXPECTATIONS:

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.

 

E-mail resume & writing sample to: Dave Tarshes at davidt@nwjustice.org    

The Northwest Justice Project is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, and teamwork. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.