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The Employment Justice Center (EJC) protects and promotes the legal rights of low-wage workers in the D.C. metro area. To ensure that all workers receive fair treatment in the workplace, the EJC uses experienced employment law attorneys and policy advocates to provide high-quality, free legal advice and assistance to low-wage workers and to push for changes in workplace fairness laws. With our combined focus on legal services, advocacy and education, there is no stronger voice for the legal rights of low-wage workers in the D.C. metro area. We believe that focusing on the most vulnerable among us raises the floor of workplace rights for us all.
The gateway of the EJC’s work is our Workers’ Rights Clinic, which primarily serves African American, Latino and immigrant workers in the Anacostia and Shaw communities and through community partnerships in other parts of the city. The EJC’s advocacy and community organizing staff also engage workers including EJC clients and Know Your Rights participants in legislative and employer-focused campaigns. The EJC legal, advocacy and community organizing staff work together to develop strategies to address systemic issues as well as individual cases and collective actions.
The EJC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage applicants who are diverse by race, color, gender, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, familial responsibilities, marital status, veteran status, personal appearance, political affili
EJC Law Clerk Job Description, Summer 2014
EJC seeks a full-time law clerk (and possibly a second) to work with us for ten weeks over the summer.
The D.C. Employment Justice Center (EJC) protects and promotes the legal rights of low-wage workers in the D.C. metro area. To ensure that all workers receive fair treatment in theworkplace, the EJC uses experienced employment law attorneys and policy advocates to provide high-quality, free legal advice and assistance to low-wage workers and to push for changes inworkplace fairness laws. With our combined focus on legal services, advocacy and education, there is no stronger voice for the legal rights of low-wage workers in the D.C. metro area.
The law clerk will participate in the EJC’s weekly Workers’ Rights Clinics, in which s/he will interview workers regarding their individual workplace legal problems; discuss these issues with experienced employment lawyers; convey legal advice to the client from the attorneys; and, under the supervision of the attorneys, assist clients in drafting letters and/or any other legal documents necessary for them to pursue their claims. The law clerk will also support the EJC attorneys in any ongoing litigation in which they are engaged; interview clients; conduct legal research; and prepare legal memoranda on novel issues of law.
The law clerk’s responsibilities may also include drafting legislation, testimony, regulatory comments, policy papers, and other materials in support of EJC’s advocacy campaigns, researching best practices for workplace legislation and enforcement in other jurisdictions, and meeting one-one-one with workers to prepare them to speak at or attend DC Council hearings, rallies, meetings with government officials, and other events.
Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.
The law clerk will be supervised by one or more of the EJC attorneys and will receive one week of formal orientation and training.
EJC Clerkships are unpaid; however, EJC will assist law clerks in seeking funding from any sources available.
Interested students may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Laura Brown, Workers’ Rights Clinic Director, at email@example.com. The positions are open until filled.
(PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATION MATERIALS BY EMAIL)
The EJC is an equal employment opportunity employer and will hire without regard to applicants’ race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial responsibilities, marital status, veterans status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, receipt of public benefits, or any other characteristic that is protected under D.C. or federal law.
Social Media and Communications Volunteer
The EJC is looking for a committed volunteer to help us maintain a strong social media presence and assist, as needed, with blogging for our website. The volunteer will be responsible for posting relevant articles, updates, pictures and videos to the EJC facebook page and the EJC’s campaign Facebook page, Paid Sick Days for All, in an eye-grabbing way. The volunteer will also be responsible for tweeting on a regular basis on behalf of EJC and expanding our Twitter presence by growing our number of followers. The volunteer should be interested in EJC’s work and committed to advancing our mission through expanding and strengthening our social media and communications program.
The Social Media and Communications Volunteer should expect to volunteer a total of 5-6 hours per week for the EJC.
Volunteer should have:
- training or experience working with facebook and twitter for campaigns or non-profits;
- strong writing skills;
- experience writing blogs for advocacy purposes;
- a general interest and commitment to the mission of the EJC;
- ability to create memes a plus; and
- proficiency in video editing a plus.
Interested applicants please contact Naomi Iser at firstname.lastname@example.org.