EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS SEEKS NEW YORK STATE FAMILY SECURITY PROJECT HOST SITES
WASHINGTON, D.C., NOVEMBER 20, 2017 – Equal Justice Works, the leading nonprofit organization committed to mobilizing the next generation of public interest attorneys in the United States, is currently recruiting nonprofit legal organizations in New York to serve as host sites for its New York State Family Security Project (NYSFSP).
Supported by the New York State Commission on National and Community Service (CNCS) and two foundation allies, Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Ford Foundation, the NYSFSP will focus on fostering family security and community education through the delivery of high-quality legal services to underserved and/or low-income immigrant families.
Program participants include 20 full-time Equal Justice Works Legal Fellows and 106 part-time law students. During a one-year term, program participants will serve at select nonprofit legal organizations and serve immigrant families to address barriers in protecting or obtaining lawful citizenship status, lack of planning for possible separation, and other issues related to family unity and stability.
The nonprofit organizations that host Equal Justice Works Legal Fellows and law students must meet several requirements that include providing professional guidance and support, health insurance, and other benefits to all program participants. Host sites are also responsible for Equal Justice Works Legal Fellows and law students complying with all CNCS AmeriCorps Program guidelines, as well as Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps program policies and guidelines.
The NYSFSP presents host sites with a valuable opportunity to build capacity at their organizations, raise awareness of key issues, and expand legal services offered to immigrants and their families.
Below is the current list of host sites, including links to position announcements for Equal Justice Works Legal Fellows and law students opportunities. These organizations are looking for highly-qualified candidates who are passionate about service and family security to participate as Fellows in the program.
Capital District Women's Bar Association Legal Project, Inc. (Albany, New York) - Application Link
CUNY School of Law Foundation, Inc. (Long Island City, New York) - Application Link
Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. (Buffalo, New York) - Application Link
Syracuse University College of Law (Syracuse, New York) - Application Link
Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc. (Rochester, New York) - Application Link
If your organization is located in New York and is interested in hosting a Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow and a law student, please contact Qudsiya Naqui, Senior Manager, Public Programs at email@example.com.