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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileSummer Health Advocacy Fellowship Duties: Fellows will help stabilize families and alleviate the social effects of poverty through legal advocacy, community education and capacity building. Will work on a wide variety of cases and substantive issues that come through the medical clinic. learn a number of different legal skills and practices including interviewing clients, participating in case reviews, obtaining evidence and arranging records, writing briefs/ legal memoranda, and conducting community education presentations. Areas of law will include, but will not be limited to housing, health, family law, and immigration, and the Fellow is likely to work on cases for unaccompanied undocumented minors – children who have come to the United State to escape extreme poverty and violence in their home countries.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Law student. Must have a strong interest in health, social justice and poverty-related issues as well a desire to serve low-income and disadvantaged communities, and possess sensitivity to working with people from diverse backgrounds. Must be committed to enrolling in the Medical Legal Partnership and Practicum in an up-coming semester. Students who are bilingual (preferably Spanish) are strongly encouraged to apply.
Duration: 10 weeks
Period: from late May through August 2016
Deadline: February 26, 2016 at 5pm
Send current resume, cover letter and writing sample.
Director of Pro Bono Operations
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91205