Employment opportunites at Her Justice
New York Bar Foundation Joan L. Ellenbogen Fellowship
Her Justice seeks either a third-year law student enrolled in a law school in New York State, or a newly graduated law student who has been awarded a degree from a New York State law school in 2016, for the Fall 2016 semester to serve as the Joan L. Ellenbogen Fellow.
This is a paid position requiring that law school students work 20 hours per week, and newly graduated law students work a minimum of 30 hours but not more than 40 hours per week. The fellowship takes place from September through November 2016. The position is based in our headquarter office located in lower Manhattan.
Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services in family, divorce and immigration law to low-income women living in New York City. Founded in 1993, Her Justice recruits volunteer attorneys from the City’s law firms to stand side-by-side with women who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, giving them a real chance to obtain legal protections that transform their lives. We believe that all women with urgent safety and financial needs deserve legal representation.
The fellow will work under the supervision of Her Justice staff attorneys and the senior director of legal services. The fellow will learn basic interviewing skills through client interviews and will also learn substantive matrimonial law. Responsibilities will vary depending upon the program needs of Her Justice during the time of the fellowship, but will include:
• Conduct client intakes for divorce matters
• Assist clients in all aspects of uncontested and litigated divorces
• Draft responsive pleadings and motions
• Research legal issues and write memoranda of law
• Attend working group meetings
• Work with litigating attorneys on active divorce cases in the Supreme Courts
and attend court appearances
• Current third-year law student or newly graduated law student from a New York State law school (J.D. or L.L.M.)
• Good interpersonal and strong organizational skills, self-starter and highly motivated
• Demonstrated interest in matrimonial issues or women’s issues
• Knowledge of family or matrimonial law helpful but not required
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently
• Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
Email your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those candidates who are being considered for a position will be contacted.
Your application should include a cover letter with two references, resume and writing sample. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted by Her Justice.
For more information about Her Justice, visit www.herjustice.org.
Her Justice is an equal opportunity employer.
Learn about internships, fellowships
and volunteer positions at Her Justice