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Company name

Advocates of Basic Legal Equality, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Summer Associate

Practice Area

Government / Public Law
Public Interest Law

Years of Experience

Max 1 yrs required


Toledo, OH

Posted on

Sep 12,2017

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ABLE & LAWO 2018-2020 Fellowship Applications

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (“ABLE”) and Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (“LAWO”) seek to sponsor 3L or recent law graduate candidates for Fellowships for 2018-2020. Candidates for Fellowships are encouraged to develop and bring forward proposals for work in an area of poverty law consistent with ABLE and LAWO’s Strategic Advocacy Initiatives in one of the following areas:  


• Healthcare and Public Benefits

• Housing and Community Economic Development

• Access to Meaningful and Appropriate Education

• Independence and Self-Determination for Women and Children in Poverty

• Agricultural Worker and Immigrant Rights

• Meaningful Access to Justice

• Prisoner Reentry

• Medical-Legal Partnership


Project proposals should reflect a focus on legal advocacy on behalf of disenfranchised individuals, groups or issues not adequately represented in our legal system.  Applications should describe how the project proposes to meet unmet needs or underserved populations in a progressive and innovative manner. 


Candidates will be evaluated on a rolling basis. In order for applications to be appropriately reviewed, applicants are highly encouraged to submit proposals before September 06, 2017.  The salary will be as provided by the Fellowship program. ABLE and LAWO offer a comprehensive benefit package.  


To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in a Fellowship, a one page project proposal, your resume, a writing sample, and the contact information for three professional references.  Materials should be sent electronically by clicking "Apply Now"  Subject Line should include: 2018-20 Fellowship Application.

Company info

Advocates of Basic Legal Equality, Inc.

Company Profile

ABLE and LAWO are Equal Opportunity Employers and place a high value on diversity in our workplace, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. We strive to create an environment welcoming to all individuals and we encourage applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.