ADC Legal Fellowship Opportunity: Seeking Legal Fellow
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is hiring one legal fellow to work with ADC’s Legal Department for the upcoming year of 2020. Interested law graduates must submit all required materials by December 1, 2019 to be considered.
Description: ADC has protected the Arab-American community for 39 years against defamation, discrimination, and stereotyping. ADC offers pro-bono legal counseling through its Legal Department. This is a full time-position located in Washington, D.C. The legal fellow will receive a monthly stipend and is eligible to apply for additional funding from outside foundations and entities.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited university. ADC is looking for a results-oriented self-starter who is supportive of and committed to the ADC mission.
Preferred coursework/experience: Constitutional law or seminar, immigration law, international law, human and civil rights, legislative law, clinical law
Duties: Conducting client intake: Legal fellow is responsible for conducting the legal intake when people report an incident to ADC online or by phone. This includes obtaining the relevant information during the initial contact, properly documenting this information, and forwarding the information to the appropriate Legal Department staff member.
Casework: Legal fellow is responsible for their own cases under the direct supervision of the ADC attorneys. Cases can involve employment discrimination, airline discrimination, educational discrimination, hate crimes, immigration, and freedom of speech.
Amicus Briefs: Legal fellow assists with the research and writing of ADC amicus briefs in high profile cases, including cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Policy Work: Legal fellow will assist in policy related matters, including drafting position statements, talking points, and other items related to legislative and agency matters. In addition, the legal fellow is strongly encouraged to attend hearings and write articles related to the issues that ADC handles.
Start Date: January 2020
End Date: December 2020
Three (3) references
December 1, 2019
Email application materials to: email@example.com
Mail application materials to:
Abed Ayoub – ADC
1705 DeSales St. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Please choose one method of submission. Email is preferred.
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Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. He began writing in 1975 publishing The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues as Special US Correspondent for the Arab News ArabNews.com, at TheArabDailyNews.com, and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday, the Orlando Sentinel, Houston Chronical, and Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
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