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Due September 27:  Equal Justice Works 2018 Fellowships

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

With less than two weeks left to apply, we are truly in the final stretch! Equal Justice Works Fellowships provide innovative solutions to issues facing vulnerable individuals and communities, and we’re accepting applications for the 2018 Fellowship class until 11:59 PM EST on September 27, 2017.

Apply here.

Due May 31:  Equal Justice Works VISTA Legal Fellowships

Application deadline: May 31, 2018EJW Logo

The goal of the VISTA Affordable Housing Preservation Project (VAHPP) is to preserve, maintain, and improve project-based Section 8 affordable housing. Now recruiting members for several sites. Apply here.  

2018 Bertha Justice Fellowships

Application Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2017

From taking on the NYPD’s racially discriminatory stop-and-frisk program to challenging indefinite detention and torture at Guantánamo, the Center for Constitutional Rights has been on the front lines of the fight for social justice for 50 years. We’re a multiracial, diverse staff committed to building the power of the people and communities we represent. Whether it’s immigration detention, solitary confinement, the Movement for Black Lives, Muslim profiling, or Palestinian human rights, we fight for civil and human rights though creative use of litigation and advocacy.

In 2012, CCR launched the Bertha Justice Fellowship to deepen our work training the next generation of “people’s lawyers.”

For application and further information, apply here.

Due October 13: Eastside Legal Assistance Program Family Law Fellowship

Application Deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017

Would you like a free opportunity to learn hands-on legal skills, earn CLE credits, network, have a space to start your own legal practice, and to have firms (both private and non-profit) want to hire you on the spot?

The year-long program is an opportunity for newly licensed attorneys pursuing a career in family law to gain direct experience in a supportive environment. Fellows volunteer half-time while receiving computer access, desks, phones, mentorship and training in Family Law, Domestic Violence, motions practice and pre-trial/trial preparation. ELAP will also provide law office management training to assist the attorneys in establishing their own offices. And Fellows are covered by ELAP’s malpractice insurance for all work done on ELAP cases.

Contact ELAP’s Managing Attorney, Juanita Cope, at juanita@elap.org or 425.747.7274 ext 204.

Due October 31: K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The fellowship was established in September 1999 to offer law students the opportunity to assist public service organizations located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2018, the program will award one successful candidate a fellowship that enables them to spend eight weeks of their summer working at Neighborhood Legal Services Association. For additional details about Neighborhood Legal Services Association, please click on the below link.

Neighborhood Legal Services Association strives to ensure access to justice by providing free “civil” legal services to low income individuals and families. For more information, please visit https://nlsa.us/.

In 2018, the fellowship recipient will be paid a stipend of $1,000/week (less applicable taxes) for his or her public interest service. All stipend checks will be made payable to the student and mailed to Neighborhood Legal Services Association.

To be considered for a fellowship award, candidates must complete and submit an application on or before October 31, 2017. For a copy of the application materials, please visit here.

Due October 9: Justice in Aging, Racial Justice Fellowship for Summer 2018

Application deadline: Monday, October 9, 2017

Justice in Aging is pleased to announce its first Racial Justice Fellowship for Summer 2018. The fellow may work in any of our three offices in Oakland, Los Angeles, or Washington D.C. This is a paid fellowship.

The Position: Justice in Aging seeks a rising 3L (current 2L) with a passion for public interest law and a commitment to communities of color for a 10-week summer fellowship focused on the intersection of poverty, aging, and racial justice. The fellow will work with staff to identify a project that integrates Justice in Aging’s core programs, health care and economic security, with the fellow’s personal and professional interests.

For information and to apply.

Due October 16: ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties – Notice to Third-Year Law Students and Recent GraduatesACLU of WA

Application Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017.

The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties seeks applicants for a legal fellowship for the Border Litigation Project (BLP), to begin in Fall 2018.

For information and apply here.

Due October 30:  National Juvenile Defender Center,  2018-2020 Gault Fellowship

Application Deadline: Monday, October 30, 2017

Recent law school graduates (Class of 2017 or 2018) are invited apply for a two-year juvenile defense fellowship at the National Juvenile Defense Center (NJDC) in Washington, DC starting in September 2018

The Gault Fellowship is in honor of the U.S. Supreme Court case In re Gault. The Gault decision extended to juveniles many of the same due process protections afforded adults accused of crimes, including the right to counsel.

For information and apply here.

Rolling Deadline: The Washington Defender Association Incarcerated Parents Project Externship

Application Deadline: Rolling

The impact of incarceration upon parent-clients and their children presents a devastating set of circumstances, from which families may never fully recover.  Unnecessarily separating families is devastating to children, their incarcerated parents and our communities. In contrast, family reunification is linked to reduced recidivism, greater family stability, and improved emotional response for children. No parent should face the punishment of losing a child simply because he/she is serving a sentence.

At IPP, we attempt to address the unique needs of families facing incarceration and help individuals preserve relationships with their children by providing case assistance and training to practitioners and the bench; by establishing best practices in support of providing holistic representation; and by implementing legislative strategies to reduce traumatic effects of family separation that parental incarceration inflicts upon children in Washington State.

To Apply: Send your resume and cover letter to dadre@defensenet.org

Rolling Deadline: The Washington Defender Association – Technical Assistance Program

Application Deadline: Rolling

WDA’s technical assistance attorneys provide support and resources to public defenders throughout Washington.  We do this through case consultations, practice advisories and sample motions. Case consultations involve answering specific questions about specific cases or brainstorming and strategizing with defenders addressing specific legal issues or problems. Practice advisories summarize criminal law in specific areas for busy public defenders. We also plan and present at CLEs for public defenders and write amicus briefs in cases that will have a broad impact in Washington. Working with WDA’s technical assistance attorneys will give you exposure to criminal law and issues facing Washington’s public defenders. You will deepen your understanding of case law, statutes and legal issues.

To Apply: Send your resume and cover letter to Magda Baker at magda@defensenet.org .

Due October 6: Vermont Legal Aid, Disability Law Attorney

Application Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017

Vermont Legal is opening the search for a full-time Disability Law Attorney in our Montpelier office. Responsibilities include individual and systems advocacy in a variety of forums on behalf of persons with disabilities.

For information and apply here.

Rolling Deadline: Center for Reproductive Rights: Staff Attorney, US Litigation New York, New York

Application Deadline: Rolling

The Staff Attorney will be part of the Center’s litigation team and participate in impact litigation on reproductive rights and justice issues in federal and state courts. Find out more about this position and apply here.