LSC regularly sponsors fellows for the Skadden and Equal Justice Works fellowships.
CURRENT FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Legal Services for Children is seeking a candidate to sponsor for Skadden and Equal Justice Works fellowships to begin work in the fall of 2020. The fellowship project should be focused in LSC’s dependency practice and the issues that arise in that context; such as immigration, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), benefits, placement and education. Projects should involve providing holistic legal services, through an inter-disciplinary practice, as well as policy and advocacy work and community education.
LSC was founded in 1975 as one of the first non-profit law firms to provide free direct legal and social services to children and youth. LSC uses an attorney-social worker team model to assist at-risk youth in the Bay Area who need to access the legal system to stabilize or improve their lives. Our mission is to empower children and youth by increasing their active participation in making decisions about their own lives.
Please send cover letter (including project ideas), resume, brief writing sample, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Fellowship” in the subject line. Candidates must either graduate from law school in 2020 or complete a judicial clerkship in 2020.
In your cover letter, please address the following in order for your application to be considered: LSC’s clientele is extremely diverse, and the majority of our clients are low income youth of color. To ensure that our agency is best serving these children, LSC strives to promote an evolving set of behaviors and attitudes amongst our staff, as well as policies that enable us to work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with clients, with our coworkers, and with the community. We see this as a commitment to enhance the provision of our services to all clients; to raise the level of positive client outcomes; and to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural humility and diversity amongst our staff? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.
Bilingual/bicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. To promote social justice and best serve our clients, LSC is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and providing culturally competent services. We strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups, as well as bilingual and bicultural candidates, to apply. Spanish fluency is preferred.
The deadline for submitting materials is July 1st, 2019. LSC will make a decision on sponsorship by August 1, 2019.
For questions, please contact Anjuli Arora Dow, Legal Director, at email@example.com.
Legal Services for Children