Public Interest Fellowship/Volunteer Attorney Positions
LatinoJustice seeks inquiries from law students entering their third year of law school or recent graduates beginning a judicial clerkship who are eligible for a Public Interest Fellowship.
We are seeking energetic, motivated candidates with a record of commitment to social justice issues, and excellent legal, written, research and communication skills. Bilingual Spanish/English is an important plus.
We welcome applications that describe a potential project that fits within our mission; and will also work with candidates to create a winning proposal. Proposals should focus on impact litigation as direct services projects involving extensive client intake, individual representation, or hotlines will not be considered. Note that both Skadden and Equal Justice Works have their own specific eligibility criteria. Please refer to their websites for further details.
LatinoJustice Public Interest Fellows will work in our offices at 99 Hudson Street in lower Manhattan. Fellows will conduct legal research and writing; draft briefs and other litigation documents; conduct fact investigation, including witness interviews; and participate in court hearings, trials and appeals when possible. With a small legal staff and a heavy litigation docket, LatinoJustice does not assign “make work” projects. Fellows are considered part of the legal staff and are included in every aspect of our litigation practice, from case development to drafting pleadings and appellate briefs.
Submit resume and cover letter describing your interest in working at LatinoJustice PRLDEF and any proposals for a fellowship project by no later than July 26th, 2010 to Jose Perez, Associate General Counsel, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowship deadlines are updated on a rolling basis.