Every year Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) provides critical legal assistance to thousands of to thousands of low-income residents of Broward County who can otherwise not afford it. Our fellowship program plays a big role in making this happen. Join or help sponsor a fellowship program with LAS today!
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Fellowships play a critical role in developing and training young attorneys. LAS hosts a variety of Public Interest Law Fellowships. Our Fellows enable us to provide integrated service delivery strategies that are responsive to community needs.
*Please check back on January 2022 to inquire about fellowship opportunities
LAS Fellowships are highly selective and include a paid stipend. The Fellowships will be awarded to top students with the intent of jump-starting their public service careers. Ideal candidates will have one or more of the following:
Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowship
Applicants must submit their resume along with a suggested one full page project description. A project is an initiative that involves effective legal advocacy on behalf of individuals, groups, or issues that are not adequately represented by some aspect of the legal system. Applicants must have graduated from an Equal Justice Works Member Law School with a J.D. or LL.M and held a permanent, public interest lawyer position previously. Submissions: Please check back January 2022 for more details.
Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Fellowship
Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Fellows will spend a 6-week period during office hours at CCLA or Legal Aid Service of Broward working directly with clients and experienced staff attorneys. Under the YLS program, fellows receive a modest stipend. Submissions: Please check back January 2022 for more details.
B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 Fellowship
B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 Fellows spend a 6-week period during office hours at CCLA or Legal Aid Service of Broward County working directly with clients and experienced staff attorneys. Under the B’nai B’rith program, fellows receive a modest stipend. Submissions: Please check back January 2022 for more details.
“Fellowships are an unparalleled opportunity to gain real world legal experience while helping the community. And who knows? You may just find that you have a real calling and a passion for helping people improve their lives. I know I did.”
Angela H. Fernandez, Esq.
Staff Attorney, Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
2013 Summer Fellow