2 Court Square
Long Island City
COURT SQUARE LAW PROJECT FELLOWSHIP
Court Square Law Project (CSLP), a joint program of CUNY School of Law (CUNY)and the New York City Bar Association (City Bar), is a unique learning and working experience for law school graduates interested in starting a practice serving people of modest means. CSLP provides affordable sliding scale legal services to persons who do not qualify for free legal assistance can afford to pay something, but not current market rates. New attorneys handle cases in a variety of practice areas in order to develop a range of skills. Practice areas include Family Law, Landlord/Tenant, Small Business Litigation; Entity Formation; and Estate Planning. All attorneys are given exposure to the necessary business side of running a successful community practice. This is a unique environment to learn to run your own firm, develop litigation skills, and serve a population of people in need of affordable legal services.
All Fellows with the Court Square Law Project receive:
- Annual stipend with Incentives (this position does not provide benefits).
- Experience in a law firm devoted to minimizing the justice gap through provision of high-quality legal services to modest-income clients on a sliding scale of affordable fees
- Tailored continuing legal education curriculum focusing on substance and procedure of small-firm, solo, and community legal practice
- Supervision by experienced attorneys.
CSLP Fellow Requirements
· Handle individual representation and advocacy in a variety of civil legal proceedings in CSLP’s practice areas: family law, housing, end of life planning, adult guardianships, small business and special education. Fellows must be willing to practice in all areas of practice including a substantial case load in divorce, custody, and child support.
· Engage in promotion of CSLP’s services throughout NYC
Maintain regular billing and time keeping of all cases
no benefits provided
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Applicants and fellows for the Program must: be graduates of an ABA-accredited law school); have passed the NYS bar exam and be admitted to practice; and be in good standing at all times during the fellowship.
Applicants must submit:
· A resume
· An unofficial law school transcript
· Two letters of recommendation, including one academic reference and one from a prior supervisor (internship/externship supervisor, employer) or other person who can describe the quality of the applicant’s work in a professional law-firm setting, and the applicant’s ability to work well with others.
· Cover letter describing the applicant’s commitment to expanding access to justice.
All application materials should be emailed to email@example.com