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Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center of Touro College is pleased to announce an
opening for a full-time position as Visiting Director of the Veterans and
Servicemembers Rights Clinic. The position will start on or about July 1, 2013,
to permit the Director to plan the Clinics operation for Fall Semester 2013.
The semester begins Monday, August 19, 2013.
position is a Visiting Clinical Faculty appointment on an initial renewable
annual contract. The Law Center is committed to offering the Clinic on an ongoing
basis after the 2013-14 academic year , is aggressively pursuing private and
government funding, and is optimistic about funding prospects. Continued
employment is dependent upon renewed funding.
Veterans and Servicemembers Rights Clinic represents veterans and
servicemembers who have benefits claims or civil claims, including employment
actions under the Uniformed Service Members Employment and Re-employment Act
(USERA), suits to obtain relief available to civil defendants under the Servicemembers
Relief Act (SMRA), and actions to expunge criminal records, obtain
accommodation for disabilities under federal and state laws, discharge review
and upgrade proceedings. The clinic will also represent clients who are
involved in the specialized veterans treatment courts.
semester, the Clinic Director will supervise up to ten (10) students, teach a
weekly 3-hour seminar for clinic students and may also teach another
substantive course related to the work of the clinic, available to all
students. The seminar will focus on the substantive law and procedure relevant
to the clinics work and the lawyering skills needed to successfully represent
clients in clinic matters. Under the supervision of the Clinic Director,
students will handle all phases of representation, including initial intake,
drafting of documents, negotiation and court and agency appearances. The Clinic
Director will supervise the students in all aspects of their work, and will
appear in court and in administrative agencies, as required, with students.
instruction and guidance to students on ethical and professional standards for
the syllabus and teaching materials for the weekly seminar with the assistance
of the Director of Clinical Programs.
cooperative relationships with community agencies and the pro bono programs of
local bar associations.
and participating in community education in areas of the Clinics activities.
and participating in CLE programs.
with agencies in Touros Public Advocacy Center, a cooperative project with 12
public interest and public advocacy organizations, housed at the Law Center.
Preparation, and Training
degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
to the New York State Bar (or NY admission pending).
as an attorney by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (or will have such
accreditation by August 15, 2013).
of five (5) years of relevant legal experience, preferably on behalf of
veterans or servicemembers.
in clinical teaching or mentoring lawyers and involvement in community outreach
to produce high quality written material, meet tight deadlines and work
independently as well as part of a team.
effective communication skills.
in clinical legal education and ability to supervise students.
to conduct community education and outreach activities for veterans and their
Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who have served in the US Armed Forces,
especially in legal positions.
Demands: Extensive time sitting and standing.
in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Travel: Ability to travel to courts and
offices throughout Long Island.
and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical,
life and disability insurance.
a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
subject line should read: Director of the Veterans and Servicemembers Clinic.
on Touro Law Center: http://www.tourolaw.edu
May 10, 2013