Currently accepting applications for the Poverty Justice Solutions Fellowship

Brooklyn A is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 Poverty Justice Solutions Fellowship. The Fellowship seeks to place new attorneys in civil legal service organizations throughout New York City with the goal of assisting clients with housing issues, such as potential eviction, or advocating for clients to secure necessary home repairs. The fellow will assist Brooklyn A in preserving tenancies for at-risk New Yorkers and helping to increase affordable housing throughout Brooklyn. Participants in the Pro Bono Scholars program will receive first priority for fellow slots.


Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A (Brooklyn A) has an extensive track record of successfully sponsoring applicants for the most competitive fellowships, including Skadden Fellowship Foundation, The Aruther Liman Public Interest Fellowship Program and Equal Justice Works fellowships. As a fellow Brooklyn A offers a rewarding, challenging and meaningful experience helping those who are most in need.

Selections for the fellowships are made by the national programs and not by Brooklyn A. (Because of the time needed to develop projects acceptable to Brooklyn A and the applicants, interested persons should contact Brooklyn A as soon as possible. Earlier applicants will have an advantage.)

We encourage interested candidates to consult with us regarding suggestions for viable proposals. We also encourage interested candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds and/or oral proficiency in languages other than English to contact us.

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter addressing their interest and experience in public interest and poverty law and describing any ideas for a fellowship proposal (it is not necessary to have a proposal at the application stage)
  • Two Brief Legal Writing Samples
  • Law School Transcript
  • List of Three References

These materials should be sent via email no to the attention of Joshua Hoffman, internships@bka.org, with the subject line “Fellowship opportunities”.

 

The following fellowships may be of interest to you.

  • Equal Justice America is a non-profit corporation that provides civil legal services to the nation’s most vulnerable populations. EJA offers fellowships for law students at over 70 universities throughout the country.
  • Equal Justice Works provides fellowships for law students and postgraduates.
  • The Skadden Foundation Fellowship Program provides support to 2014 law school graduates and outgoing judicial law clerks who want to work at an organization that provides civil legal services to the poor, including the homeless, the elderly, the disabled, or those deprived of their civil or human rights.
  • The Aruther Liman Pubic Interest Fellowship Program supports the work of Yale law students and Yale law school graduates through Liman Fellowships who work to respond to problems of inequality and to improve access to justice.
  • The John J. Curtin Fellowship provides a stipend for law students working with a bar association or other legal services corporation. The student’s program should be one focused on serving the needs of homeless and impoverished clients.