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Legal Fellow

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Civil Rights Corps
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Washington, DC

Civil Rights Corps


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Published 29 days ago

September 1, 2021
September 15, 2020
$62,000 - $82,000

CRC seeks candidates for a two-year fellowship starting in Fall 2021. Fellows are provided the opportunity to participate in substantive ways in litigation and will receive supervision from and collaborate with CRC lawyers. The fellow will be expected to apply for funding for the fellowship with the focus of the fellowship to be mutually agreed upon by CRC and the fellow. However, Civil Rights Corps will guarantee funding for the fellowship in the event that outside support is unavailable.

Qualifications

The ideal CRC fellow is passionate about social justice, is hard working, a fast learner, proactive, able to juggle multiple tasks, and able to work well in a collaborative environment. Specific qualifications we are looking for include:

·      J.D. degree and the ability to be admitted to practice law in a U.S. state.

·      Demonstrated commitment to the mission, purpose, and values of CRC.

·      Excellent writing and research skills and the ability engage in complex legal analysis.

·      Excellent communication and public speaking skills.

·      Experience working with diverse populations, with those directly impacted by the criminal legal system, and on behalf of low-income clients.

·      Demonstrated ability to take initiative, establish priorities, work independently, self-motivate, and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision.

·      Innovative thinking, an unwillingness to accept things as they are, and a strong work ethic are essential. 

CRC seeks candidates for a two-year fellowship starting in Fall 2021. Fellows are provided the opportunity to participate in substantive ways in litigation and will receive supervision from and collaborate with CRC lawyers. The fellow…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required

Benefits

This is a full-time position beginning in the Fall of 2021. The legal fellow will receive full health care coverage, generous retirement benefits, public transportation benefits, and will be paid a competitive salary. Federal holidays will be paid time off, along with paid vacation and sick time.

This is a full-time position beginning in the Fall of 2021. The legal fellow will receive full health care coverage, generous retirement benefits, public transportation benefits…

Location

1601 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20009

How to Apply

Application Requirements

To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter describing your interest in working with CRC; (2) a resume; (3) an unofficial law school transcript; (4) a writing sample; and (5) three references, at least two of which should be professional. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis and will give priority to those submitted by September 15, 2020. Materials should be addressed to jobs@civilrightscorps.org. Please include your name and “Fall 2021 Fellow” in the subject line.

Civil Rights Corps is an equal opportunity employer. We greatly value a diverse workforce and management team and an inclusive culture. Civil Rights Corps is committed to promoting an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its clients and staff.

Application Requirements

To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter describing your interest in working with CRC; (2) a resume; (3) an unofficial law school transcript; (4) a writing sample…

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