Transgender Law Center’s Detention Project works to end the abuses transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people experience in prisons, jails, immigration detention, state hospitals, and other forms of detention, and at the hands of law enforcement.
Specific responsibilities of the Detention Project Volunteer Law Clerk include:
- With the support of other members of the legal team, assist attorneys in litigating precedent-setting cases in trial courts and on appeal, including developing litigation strategy, managing relationships with co-counsel, performing legal research, and drafting briefs.
- Investigate and develop potential new cases, including corresponding with and meeting with potential clients, finding and reviewing records, and drafting demand letters.
- Read and respond to letters from detained individuals, providing them with appropriate information, resources, and referrals.
- Assist attorneys and program managers in advocacy with prisons, jails, and other detention facilities and law enforcement agencies to improve policies and conditions for TGNC people.
- Analyze and draft potential legislation, regulations, and policies; draft persuasive materials on issues related to prison/ immigration detention reform.
- 1L, 2L, 3L
- Familiarity with transgender and gender nonconforming communities
- Demonstrated commitment to racial justice and transgender rights
- Excellent communication skills, including ability to write clearly and speak in public
- Enthusiasm for the work of the organization and its potential
Please send a cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample to Detention Project Director, Flor Bermudez, Esq. (PGP: she/her) at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Detention Project Volunteer Law Clerk” in the subject line. Applications and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.