Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships

The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship Program is one of the most productive and highly regarded national service programs in the country. Our AmeriCorps Legal Fellows make a lasting impact on the communities they serve by expanding the legal resources in low-income and underserved communities and facilitating pro bono opportunities.

Elder Justice AmeriCorps 

Fellows provide legal services to older adults who have been victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. In addition to representing clients, Fellowships will include work creating and supporting multidisciplinary teams of social workers, medical professionals, and law enforcement; leading know your rights sessions at senior centers, nursing homes, assisted living communities, and other community-based settings; and recruiting and training pro bono attorneys.

 

Employment Opportunity Legal Corps - Now Recruiting 

Fellows remove legal barriers to employment for economically disadvantaged job seekers, allowing them to secure new or improved jobs. These barriers include:

  • Expunging and sealing criminal records
  • Restoring drivers’ licenses
  • Obtaining or restoring occupational licenses

 

See below for position announcements of locations currently seeking Fellows and Paralegals:

Legal Aid Society (Louisville, KY)

 

Currently seeking Host Site Applicants:

Please review our RFP here and submit your application as a word or PDF attachment to americorps@equaljusticeworks.org

*Sites must be willing to follow up with clients to determine whether they got a job or a better job following the expungement or removal of other legal barrier.  Fellow time may be used to conduct follow up.  

If you have any questions about the Employment Opportunity Legal Corps opportunity please contact tlynch@equaljusticeworks.org

 

justice AmeriCorps - Now Recruiting

Fellows provide direct assistance to immigrant children who have crossed the U.S. border without a parent or guardian as they navigate complex immigration court proceedings. These children, some as young as five, fled extreme violence and poverty in their home countries. They are not guaranteed any representation in court, but without legal assistance, the likelihood that they will be sent back to these horrific conditions is high.

See below for position announcements of locations currently seeking Fellows and Paralegals:

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (Dayton, OH)

Catholic Charities of Dallas (Dallas, TX)

Catholic Charities of Dallas, Paralegal position (Dallas, TX)

Kids in Need of Defense (Newark, NJ)

RAICES (San Antonio, TX)

RAICES (Austin, TX)

RAICES, Paralegal position (San Antonio, TX)

Social Justice Collaborative (Oakland, CA)

 

Veterans Legal Corps - Now Recruiting 

Fellows provide direct representation to veterans who are homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless and with eligible military families on issues including landlord tenant matters, problems with disability and other income maintenance benefits, child support, consumer and medical debt, drivers’ license reinstatement, and expungement issues.

See below for position announcements of locations currently seeking Fellows:

Legal Aid Society (Louisville, KY)

Veteran Advocacy Project (New York, NY)

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS?

If you have questions about AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, please send an email to americorpsmail@equaljusticeworks.org.

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