Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Community Justice Fellowship

Job Type: One-year Community Justice Fellowship

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

Experience: recent JD to attorney with less than 3 years of experience

Deadline: October 11, 2019 

Practice Area: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

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

Submit all materials in a single packet (except letters of recommendation being sent directly) via email by midnight PST on October 11, 2019.

Salary: 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.