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New York State Family Security Project

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 New York State Family Security Project (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 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

  • Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) - Application Link

  • CUNY School of Law Foundation, Inc. (Long Island City, New York)

  • Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. (Buffalo, New York) - Application Link

  • Legal Aid Society of Rochester (Rochester, New York) - Application Link  

  • Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (Geneva, New York)

  • Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County (Syracuse, New York) - Application Link  

If your organization is located in New York and is interested in hosting an Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow and a law student, please contact Qudsiya Naqui, Senior Manager, Public Programs at qnaqui@equaljusticeworks.org.