Staff Attorney Fellow, California Innocence Project

Staff Attorney Fellow, California Innocence Project

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is looking for a Staff Attorney Fellow to work for the California Innocence Project (CIP). This position will be responsible for reviewing claims for innocence arising from convictions occurring within San Diego County. The Staff Attorney Fellow will train under the CIP Staff; supervise interns, volunteers, and students; supervise intake in the office, including intake management; engage in habeas petitions and legal writing; and participate in litigation and case preparation as assigned. This is a fulltime grant position.

For more information about the California Innocence Project (CIP), please view CIP’s website at https://californiainnocenceproject.org/

Primary Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

  • Review claims of innocence arising from convictions occurring within San Diego County.

  • Train under CIP staff in the areas of post-conviction work, avenues for relief, and other related legal issues.

  • Supervise interns, volunteers, and student in case review, managements, and investigations.

  • Supervise intake of mail and correspondence, including intake management of potentially viable innocence cases.

  • Engage in legal writing of habeas petitions, post-convictions motions, and case memoranda.

  • Review the written work of interns, volunteers, and students during the grant period.

  • As needed, participate in litigation preparation and case preparation on activated cases where CIP has been retained as counsel. Read more.