Monday, June 20, 2016

Legal Aid/AmeriCorps career opportunity

Interested in Law and Social Justice?

Project Kaulike is a great opportunity for HPU students and alumni interested in the legal profession and seeking to build a just society.

AmeriCorps is a nationwide community service program that fosters the spirit of community development and volunteerism across the country. The Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i’s local AmeriCorps program is called Project Kaulike, meaning “Justice” or “Equality.” Project Kaulike, a key component of The Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i, provides legal services to Hawai‘i’s low income and disadvantaged individuals and families.

As non-attorney advocates, members provide assistance to clients in legal offices, conduct outreach and education, teach legal clinics, assist clients with application for services, and provide brief legal services under the supervision of an attorney.

The Perks
·         Full-Time Living allowance ($23,200) + Education Award ($5,775) + Medical/Dental Benefits
·         Quarter-Time – Living Allowance ($3,825) + Education Award ($1,527.45)

The Requirements
·         Commit to serving one year and completing the following number of work hours:
o   Full-time – 1,700 hours
o   Quarter-time – 450 hours

Available Locations
·         Honolulu, Waianae, Kona (Full-time positions)
·         Honolulu, Kona, Maui, Kauai (Quarter-time positions)

The 2016-2017 Program runs from September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017. This one year commitment has both full- and quarter-time opportunities.

Interested individuals should send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Angela J. Lovitt, at Priority is given to applications received by July 1, 2016, though acceptance is considered on a rolling basis.

For more information on Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i, visit                                                                                                                          

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