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Host Organizations for AmeriCorps JD

The organizations listed below are great resources for finding a placement for AmeriCorps JD, although this is not meant to be an exclusive list.

Please use the provided contact information below and clearly state that you are looking for a potential host site for your summer of service experience.  We have provided sample emails here

The sites listed are familiar with the program and are actively seeking candidates for next summer unless otherwise noted, but each site may have a different process for screening applicants. You may express interest to multiple sites but must select and secure one placement before applying for AmeriCorps JD.

After you've secured your host organization, visit our program page to prepare your application.

New York State Family Security Project

 
Contact: Natalie Birch-Higgins
Location: Albany, NY
 
Contact: Shoshanna Malett
Location: New York, NY
 
Community Legal Advocates 
Contact: Ann Dibble
Email: ann@cla-ny.org
Location: Long Island, NY 
 
Contact: Beth Lyon
Location: Ithaca, NY 
 
CUNY School of Law Foundation, Inc.
Contact: Nermeen Arastu
Location: Long Island City, NY
 
Contact: Emma Buckthal
Location: Buffalo, NY
 
Lawyers for Children
Contact: Glenn Metsch-Ampel
Location: New York, NY 
 
Contact: Wedade Abdallah
Location: Rochester, NY 
 
Contact: Michaela Azemi
Location: Bath, New York
 
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc 
Contact: Thomas Dubel
Location: Geneva, NY
 
Contact: Vichal Kumar
Location: New York, NY
 
New York Legal Assistance Group
Contact: Staff
Location: New York, NY
 
Queens Legal Service 
Contact: Stephanie Taylor
Location: Jamaica, NY 
 
Safe Passage Project
Contact: Rich Leimsider
Location: New York, NY
 
The Door Legal Service Center
Contact: Elizabeth Davis
Location: New York, NY
 
Contact: Sally Curran 
Location: Syracuse, NY 
 

 

Veterans Legal Corps 

Center for Arkansas Legal Services
Contact: Jean T. Carter
Location: Little Rock, AR
 
Baylor University
Contact: Daniel Hare
Location: Waco, Texas
 
Bet Tzedek (also an Elder Justice host site)
Contact: Andrea Schneider
Location: Los Angeles, CA
 
Emory University Clinic for Veterans
Contact: Charles Shanor
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
 
Equal Justice Center
Contact: Bill Bashan
Location: Austin, TX
 
Georgia Law School
Contact: Alex Scherr
Location: Athens, GA
 
LAF Chicago
Contact: Kathryn Socha
Location: Chicago, Illinois
 
Contact: Susan Zielke
Location: East St. Louis, Illinois
 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Contact: Stephen Gee
Location: Los Angeles, CA
 
Legal Aid of West Virginia (Berkeley)
Contact: Elizabeth Wehner
Location:  Berkeley, West Virginia
 
Legal Aid of West Virginia (Clarksburg)
Contact: Elizabeth Wehner
Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia
 
Center for Disability and Elder Law
Contact: Tom Wendt
Location: Chicago, Illinois
 
City Bar Justice Center
Contact: Kent Eiler
Location: New York, New York
 
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
Contact: Eric W. Hughes
Location: Orlando, FL
 
Hamilton County Legal Self-Help Center
Contact: David Sturkey
Location: Cincinnati, OH
 
Contact: Ron Gyure
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

King County Bar Association, Housing Justice Project
Contact: Harry Higgins
Location: Seattle, Washington
  
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
Contact: Christa Figgins
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
 
Contact: Meagen Agnew and Neva-Marie Polley
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
 
Contact: Michaela Azemi
Location: Bath, New York
 
Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, Safety Net Project
Contact:  Betsy Gwin
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA
 
Contact: Margaret Moores
Location: Miami, Florida
 
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Contact: Rachel Halperin
Location: White Plains, New York
 
Contact: Raquel Bonilla
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
 
Legal Service of South Central Michigan 
Contact: Kerene Moore
Email: skmoore@lsscm.org
 
Legal Aid Society of Orange County
Contact: Renato Izquieta 
Location: Santa Ana, CA
 
Lennox Hill 
Contact: Elizabeth Grossman and Carolyn Silver
Location: New York, NY
 
Lone Star Legal Aid
Contact: Sonia Lopez
Location: Houston, Texas
 
Contact: Pamela Marx
Location: Los Angeles, California
 
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Contact: Ann Cofell
Location: Minneapolis and St. Cloud, MN
 
Minnesota Assistance Council For Veterans
Contact: Sara Sommarstrom
Location: Minneapolis, MN
 
Contact:  Dianna Schwartz
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Contact: Thomas Moore
Location: Washington, DC
 
Neighborhood Legal Service of Los Angeles County
Contact: Sharon Bashan
Location: Los Angeles, CA
  
Contact: Ed Marks
Location: Albuquerque, NM
 
Contact:  Will Friedman
Location: New York City, New York
 
Contact: Elisabeth Horrell
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
 
Northwest Justice Project
Contact: Karen Holland
Location: Various locations throughout Washington
 
Contact: Stephen Downey
Location: Los Angeles or San Francisco, California
 
Contact: Miles Bardell
Location: Bloomington, IL and other offices
 
Contact: Leigh Ferrin
Location: Santa Ana, California
 
Rhode Island Legal Service
Contact: Janet Gilligan 
Location: Providence, RI
 
Syracuse University Veterans Legal Clinic
Contact: Yelena Duterte
Location: Syracuse, NY 
 
Contact: Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox
Location: Gulfport, FL 
 
Contact: Felicia Wilcox
Location: Gainesville, Florida
 
Contact: Melissa Swain
Location: Coral Gables, Florida
 
Contact:   Jessica Marsden
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
 
Contact: C. J. M. Culhane
Location: New York, New York
 
Contact:   Courtney Smith
Location: Washington, DC
 
Contact: Antoinette Balta
Location: Santa Ana, California
 
Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii
Contact: Angela Min
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
 
Contact: Jennifer Morrell
Location: Wilmington, DE
 
Contact: Patty Roberts
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
 

Elder Justice AmeriCorps (serve victims of elder abuse)

 
Contact: Debra Weinberg
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
 
Contact: Nikole Nelson
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
 
Contact: Dipti Singh and Gus May
Location: Los Angeles, California
 
Contact: Tom Wendt
Location: Chicago, Illinois
 
Contact: Eric W. Hughes
Location: Orlando, FL
 
Contact: Keith Morris
Location: Lansing, Michigan
 
Contact: Betsey Crimmins
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
 
Contact:  John Herbst
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
 
Illinois College of Law Community Preservation Clinic
Contact: Stacey Tutt
Location: Bloomington, IL and/or Champaign, IL
 
Contact: Ron Gyure
Location: Indianapolis and South Bend, Indiana
 
Contact: Scott Hartsook
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
 
Contact: Sylvia Jones
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
 
Contact: Heather Hersh
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
 
Contact: Margaret Schaefer
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
 
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
Contact: Tom Studz 
Location: Dallas, TX
 
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
Contact: Christa Figgins
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
 
Contact: Michaela Azemi
Location: Geneva, New York
 
Contact: Carolina Lombardi
Location: Miami, Florida
 
Contact: Bennett Downey
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
 
Contact: Heather Keegan
Location: Houston, Texas
 
Contact: Catherine Longkumer
Location: Chicago, Illinois
 
Contact: Genevieve Gaboriault
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Contact: Mike Black
Location: Helena, Montana
 
Contact: Matthew Ornstein
Location: Washington, DC
 
Contact: Camille Zentner
Location: New York, New York
 
Contact: Leah Ashe
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
 
Public Law Center
Contact: Leigh Ferrin
Location: Santa Ana, CA
 
Contact: Natalie L. Grossman
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
 
Contact: Chris Coleman
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
 
Contact: Ashley Holliday
Location: Jackson, Tennessee
 
Contact: Beth Ann Richlen
Location: Wausau, Wisconsin
 
Host Sites: If you are interested in being listed on this page, please contact americorpsjd@equaljusticeworks.org