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2017 Fellowship

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Public Interest

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Attorney

Location

Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

Aug 11,2017

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Jun 29,2017
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2017 Fellowship Duties: Outreach, training, and legal representation in rural California counties; Developing our pro se legal information program, including an assessment of the needs of pro se domestic violence survivors, the ethics of providing legal information to pro se litigants, creation of pro se information materials, outreach concerning our services, and provision of these services; Developing technical assistance program, including an assessment of the needs of legal services agencies who work on domestic violence issues, development of technical assistance content and materials, and provision of these services to agencies statewide; Developing materials to help other states replicate the formation in California; Exploring the intersection between domestic violence and trafficking issues.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: 3L law students or post-graduates. JD Degree received by beginning of fellowship; Knowledge of domestic violence law and/or family law, either through law school course work or work experience; Experience working with clients in crisis strongly preferred; Litigation or appellate experience preferred but not required; Excellent communication and writing skills; Strong organizational skills; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Ability to work with low‐income clients; Ability to adapt to and work in a fast-paced environment and complete time-sensitive assignments thoroughly and on time; Eagerness to help clients in need and gain hands-on experience with trial court records, appellate procedure, and domestic violence issues.
Start Date: late summer or early fall 2017

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