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 - Now Recruiting Fellows 

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.

See below for position announcements of locations currently seeking Fellows:

Advocacy Center (New Orleans, LA)

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (Fairbanks, AK)

Bet Tzedek (Los Angeles, CA)

Center for Disability and Elder Law (Chicago, IL) 

Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc. (Boston, MA)

Iowa legal Aid (Des Moines, IA)

Legal Aid Justice Center (Charlottesville or Richmond, VA)

Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc. (Harrison, AR)

Legal Aid of Nebraska (Omaha, NE)

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (Rochester and Olean, NY)

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (Miami, FL)

Legal Services of Northern Virginia (Fairfax, VA)

Lone Star Legal Aid (Conroe, TX)

Metropolitan Family Services (Chicago, IL)

Montana Legal Services Association (Helena, MT)

Network for Victim Recovery of DC and Legal Counsel for the Elderly (Washington, DC)

New York Legal Assistance Group (New York, NY)

Tennessee Justice Center (Nashville, TN)

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc. (Jackson, TN)

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. (Wausau, WI)

 

Employment Opportunity Legal Corps - Open Until Filled

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

o   Expunging and sealing criminal records

o   Restoring drivers’ licenses

o   Obtaining or restoring occupational licenses

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

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS?

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

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