Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Community Justice Fellowship – Sponsored by Paul Padda Law

About Legal Aid Center:

Since 1958, Legal Aid Center has been the primary legal safety net in the Southern Nevada community, assisting over 125,000 individuals in 2018.  Every day, Legal Aid Center changes the lives of vulnerable people in our community. Our Children’s Attorney Project represents 3,000 children in the foster care system.  We give them a voice to ensure that they are not separated from their brother or sister in a foster home, are timely reunited with parents or grandparents, or adopted quicker, so that they are not traumatized by long stays in the foster care system. Our Family Justice Project represents victims of domestic violence, providing them a legal lifeline to reclaim a life free from violence. Our Consumer Rights Project assists seniors abused by predators targeting their assets. We also offer an incredible array of free legal classes, up to 40 a month, in partnership with the William S. Boyd School of Law. In addition to our dedicated staff of attorneys and legal professionals, we recruit and train lawyers in the legal community to join with us in accepting our cases on a pro bono basis.  Lastly, we run legal “emergency rooms” at each of the courthouses, serving nearly 100,000 people in crisis each year at those centers alone. We developed all of these programs to meet the daunting challenge of providing legal help to the staggering population of Nevada residents who qualify for our services. Every day, we make a difference in our community.

Job Type:

One-year Community Justice Fellowship


August 1, 2020 thru July 31, 2021, full-time


Recent JD to attorney with less than 3 years of experience

Deadline: September 27, 2019

Job Description:

The purpose of the Community Justice Fellowship is not only to assist with the great unmet legal need at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada but to expose the fellow to the workings of a public interest law practice. The fellow will rotate through Legal Aid Center’s Project areas and be exposed to all areas of practice, from interviewing vulnerable clients to processing cases to final resolution.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada will award a one-year Community Justice Fellowship to a law student graduate, outgoing judicial law clerk, or attorney with less than 3 years of
postgraduate legal experience who wants to work in a public interest law firm and learn how the top legal aid in Nevada assists over 125,000 individuals a year. For more information, visit the website.

Application Instructions:

Applications are available here.  Preference will be given to a member of a diverse group that is historically underrepresented in the practice of law and is fluent in a language spoken in a local underserved community. Information on the fellowship and Paul Padda Law can also be found here.

  • An essay, limited to 500 words, responding to the question in the application;
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a law school faculty member. Letters can be sent confidentially by email to;
  • A resume. Please include any paid or volunteer work with vulnerable populations. Also include level of written and verbal skills for any additional languages; and
  • Your law school transcript

Submit all materials in a single packet (except letters of recommendation being sent directly) via email by midnight PST on September 27, 2019.


The fellow’s compensation will equal a staff attorney’s salary at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and will include health insurance, loan repayment assistance, and other legal
aid benefits.

If you have questions, you may email or call Venicia Considine, Director, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.