Position Description for Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Legal Fellowship
Organization: Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Fellowship: Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps
Alaska Legal Services Corporation will host a fellow over two years as part of the Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps. The fellowship should begin on or about June 1, 2018 and end May/June 2020.
The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps is a legal fellowship program designed to increase capacity and access to civil legal help for crime victims. A cohort of approximately sixty fellows are placed at nonprofit organizations across the country to provide direct representation to victims of crimes, including human trafficking, fraud/identity theft, campus sexual assault, and hate crime, and immigrant victims of crime with meritorious claims for immigration relief, and outreach and education to community partners. All fellows will incorporate crime victims’ rights enforcement into their practice and will receive training from the National Crime Victim Law Institute and other training and technical assistance providers.
This program is supported by an award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, Award Number 2017-MU-MU-K131, and private funding.
The fellow will be supervised by Alaska Legal Services Corporation and based in Anchorage.
The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellow will:
- Provide direct legal services to crime victims/survivors affected by fraud and/or identity theft, campus sexual assault, hate crimes, immigrant victims with meritorious immigration relief to address the range of civil legal issues that arise from the victimization
- Provide crime victims’ rights enforcement
- Conduct outreach and education activities, provide referrals, and leverage pro bono resources
- Contribute to programmatic reporting required under the federal award
- 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 in June 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
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
- Be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver
- A demonstrated commitment to public interest work and desire to assist crime victims
- 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 by 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
Salary and other support
The Fellow will receive an entry-level annual salary ($44,544 annually), as well as health insurance and other benefits.
Benefits provided by Alaska Legal Services Corporation
ALSC will provide leave and benefits package including health, vision, dental and paid personal leave.
To apply, submit resume, writing sample, and list of three professional references to: Maggie Humm, Supervising Attorney at email@example.com with the subject “CVJC Fellowship Application.”
Alaska Legal Services Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.
ALSC is strongly committed to employing a diverse staff. Native Americans, other minorities, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: May 4, 2018, but candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.