2015 Summer Legal Internship (Community Development Project)
- Housing & Tenants’ Rights: In partnership with tenant-organizing groups, we represent groups of tenants in lawsuits seeking relief from illegal evictions, harassment, failure to make repairs, lack of heat and hot water, lead paint and illegal rent overcharges.
- Workers’ Rights: We represent low-wage workers from workers’ centers against employers for failure to pay minimum wage and overtime, tip-stealing, unlawful discrimination, labor trafficking, sexual harassment, retaliation and other violations of the labor laws. We also provide immigration assistance to workers seeking T and U visa relief. We collaborate with community groups to provide legal support to employees involved in a variety of labor-related organizing efforts.
- Consumer Justice: We support community-based organizations whose members and constituents are experiencing extraordinary debt collection abuse, and represent low-income consumers on matters such as identity theft and unlawful debt collection practices.
- Transactional/Organizational Support for Community Non-Profits and Worker Cooperatives: We advise grassroots organizations in a variety of areas, including incorporation and tax exemption; compliance with non-profit, employment and tax laws; and real estate and lease issues.
- Defending the Right to Organize: We defend community organizations who have been sued because of their organizing activities, protecting their right to free speech and public participation.
The Community Development Project is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women, people of color, immigrants, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.ps (Community Development Project)