There are no employment opportunities at this time.
The Advocacy Center welcomes the opportunity to use your talents to help persons with disabilities and seniors throughout Louisiana. We offer volunteer opportunities for a variety of different tasks, such as:
* Grant Writing or Research
* Phone Surveys
* Witnessing Legal Documents
* Legal Internships (see below for more information.)
AC welcomes people with all types of talents. Contact us if you have other ideas about how you can help.
Please contact Pamela Fisher, Director of Development, Advocacy Center, 8325 Oak Street New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-522-2337, ext. 125 or e-mail: email@example.com for more information or to volunteer.
Law Student/ Legal Intern Opportunities
The Advocacy Center uses the talents of law student legal interns in the following ways:
- Conduct legal research, including factual investigations when necessary;
- Assist our attorneys in other areas of case-handling.
We can usually arrange for some client contact and attendance at administrative or court hearings with our attorneys if this is of interest to the student. While our primary needs are for research, we usually have an interesting variety of assignments and projects, some short and some long term, which expose the students to a number of different aspects of the legal profession.
Because we are a private non-profit corporation, we usually are unable to pay law student legal interns. Therefore, we use a combination of student volunteers, students who receive public interest service grants from other organizations, such as law school or national Public Interest Law Foundations, and students eligible under work-study programs. We encourage students to explore alternative funding sources.
We realize that many students’ circumstances are such that they cannot afford to perform volunteer or low paid work while in school or over the summer. However, for those who are able to do so, the experience gained is beneficial in obtaining paid public interest positions at a later time. The legal hiring field is so competitive right now, even for public interest positions, that a student with demonstrated commitment and experience during the law school years has a much better chance of being hired for one of the few positions that become available
The Advocacy Center is a non-profit agency that provides legal advocacy services to persons who are elderly or disabled. Types of cases include public benefits (Medicaid, Medicare), special education, advocacy for rights of residents of institutions, including nursing homes, cases involving issues of inaccessibility or discrimination, community integration, and issues related to self determination. We also handle some class actions and impact litigation. The Advocacy Center will consider law student legal interns who have completed at least one year of law school and who have a demonstrated interest in working on behalf of people with disabilities and/or public interest law.
To apply, please send a letter of interest and a resume to Sarah Voigt, Director of Legal Services, Advocacy Center, 1010 Common Street, Suite 2600, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-522-2337, ext. 115 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; sex, gender, or pregnancy; national origin; age; religion, disability; genetic information; veteran status; sexual orientation; or marital status. Individuals with disabilities and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Advocacy Center offers a great benefits package including: Medical and Dental Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts (e.g. medical and dependent care), Basic Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Supplemental Life for self, spouse and child(ren), Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays, Vacation and Medical Leave (sick days), 403(k) plan participation for all employees which included an annual 3% employer contribution, and subsidized parking at selected offices.