Job Opening: Staff Attorney Fellow

We're excited to announce we have a new position opening at New Media Rights as of today for a Staff Attorney Fellow.

Please share this information with any attorneys or recent law school graduates that have a passion for public interest and internet law.  This is a paid position.  The position is open immediately and we are accepting applications only until March 22nd.
Here's the details:

This is a long-term, full time, temporary position that may last up to one-year.

New Media Rights, a program of California Western School of Law, is seeking an individual who, under the direct supervision of the New Media Rights ExecutiveDirector, will supervise and manage student legal clerks while providing transactional and preventative legal services in the fields of intellectual property, media, and cyberlaw. The individual should have a J.D., be a member of the California bar or have immediate plans to take the California Bar, and have an interest in IP, media, entertainment, and communications law.  The ideal candidate will also have strong computer skills as well as a basic operating knowledge of marketing and public relations, website and database management, and non-legal project management.

The Staff Attorney Fellow would 
(1) Supervise students in providing one-to-one legal assistance to individuals, draft educational guides, and draft public policy comments to regulatory bodies on Intellectual Property, media, and communications law related issues. 
(2) Speak in the community to consumers and creators about digital and internet rights related issues. 
(3) Assist in meeting the objectives of any grant awards as well as draft and submit grant applications. 
(4) Strategize and execute NMR's social media and web presence. This includes managing NMR’s contact database, and social media profiles.
(5) Manage NMR's intake process and determine which cases are worth pursuing.
● J.D. and bar passage or immediate plans to take the California Bar required
● Prior experience with transactional work in one or more of the following legal areas: intellectual property, cyberlaw, entertainment, media & communications law is preferred.  Litigation experience in these areas of law is also preferred.
● Legal or non-legal supervisory experience preferred. 
● Ideal candidates have additional non-legal skills that will assist with the administration of the Project. These may include: fundraising, marketing, design, website management, or video production. 
● Must be comfortable working independently with minimal instruction 
● Occasional evening and weekend hours necessary.
● Basic operating knowledge of Windows and Excel is required; and, must be highly proficient in Word, Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter, and website management.
How to Apply:

Interested individuals should provide 1) a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, and salary requirements, 2) a resume, and 3) a legal and non-legal writing sample to: Art Neill, Executive Director of New Media Rights, at by March 22nd, 2013. The search will continue until the position is filled.


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