Applications Welcome 

New Lawyer Fellowship

Our Family Law and Asset Preservation programs are growing and we anticipate hiring additional New Lawyer Fellows before the end of 2020. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Fellowships are designed to be full time, salaried positions for term of three years.

Working with us might be right for you if:

  • You are excited to be involved in creating and developing new programs and educational materials to support them, and you aren’t afraid of the challenges that may come with that;
  • You are comfortable not having all the answers, and not afraid to ask questions to figure them out;
  • You want to build your legal career by learning modern ways to practice law while helping historically underserved populations;
  • Meeting people and building relationships comes naturally, like a community organizer;
  • You are highly organized and can multi-task to manage your caseload and community contacts;
  • You’re warm and caring and want to help people through challenging situations;
  • You’ll be eager to train and manage a team of volunteers and law clerks once you’re up to speed;
  • You have at least some of the patience of a social worker or kindergarten teacher;
  • You know how to use tools, resources, and your experience to create high-quality work product.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, three references, and a short writing sample in a single PDF with the subject line “Fellowship Application” to amanda@thecommonslawcenter.org.

Full time fellowships start at $45,000 per year with annual cost of living increases and health insurance.