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2023 TakeRoot Justice Fellowship

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TakeRoot Justice
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New York, NY
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TakeRoot Justice is accepting applications for sponsorship for two-year post-graduate legal fellowships starting in the fall of 2023 (applications to fellowship foundations due fall 2022). TakeRoot Justice specifically seeks fellows to work on projects developed by our Capacity Building, Equitable Neighborhoods, Housing & Tenants’ Rights, or Immigrants’ Rights practice.

 

TakeRoot Justice seeks rising third-year law students, recent law graduates with judicial clerkships beginning in the fall, and those currently completing a judicial clerkship to sponsor for two-year public interest law fellowships offered by the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Equal Justice Works, and similar programs.


ABOUT OUR PRACTICE AREAS

 

Capacity Building

We support and strengthen worker-owned cooperatives, community-based institutions, grassroots campaigns and local organizing. In addition to providing public policy support and technical support for local campaigns, our practice area advises on a variety of transactional matters, including incorporation, tax exemption, internal governance, contracts, commercial leases, and compliance with corporate, non-profit, employment, tax, and other laws. We often work with the Equitable Neighborhoods practice area.

 

Equitable Neighborhoods

We work with grassroots groups, neighborhood organizations and community coalitions to help make sure that people of color, immigrants, and other low-income residents who have built our city are not pushed out in the name of “progress.” We work together with our partners and clients to ensure that residents in historically under-resourced areas have stable housing they can afford, places where they can connect and organize, jobs to make a good living, and other opportunities that allow people to thrive. We often work with the Capacity Building and Tenants’ Rights practice areas.

 

Housing & Tenants’ Rights

We provide direct legal assistance to community groups, their organizers, and their members engaged in tenant organizing. Our practice includes affirmative litigation on behalf of tenant associations, as well as individual anti-eviction litigation. We train community groups and their members on tenants’ rights issues, collaborate with tenant organizers, assist with legislative and/or regulatory advocacy, and lead housing clinics. Types of cases include HP actions for repairs, rent strikes, and 7A proceedings to strip landlords of control of their buildings.

 

Immigrants’ Rights

We believe in the freedom of movement for all people. We understand that the foundation of our immigration system lies in the exclusion, surveillance, detention, and exploitation of people of color. By partnering with grassroots, community-based organizations and city and state-wide coalitions, we help immigrants of color build their power to fight against unjust laws and create space for immigrant communities to thrive. Our team works side-by-side with our partners to conduct legal clinics for their staff and members, and provides full representation on asylum, SIJS, U & T visas, VAWA, TPS, DACA, family-based petitions and removal defense cases. We believe that an informed and organized community is a safe community. In order to support community-based strategies for safety, we work alongside our partners to offer KYRs workshops on law enforcement interactions, curriculum development, and assistance navigating ICE arrests and detentions. We help keep our partners informed by providing community education on changing laws and the forms of relief most relevant to immigrant communities based on their shared experiences.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Applicants focused on working with Black immigrant communities and community partners, and/or who have experience working with our other current organizing partners, are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must either be admitted to the New York Bar or sitting for the New York Bar no later than July 2023. Applicants with foreign language abilities, especially Bengali, French, Haitian Creole, Nepali, Spanish and/or Tagalog, are encouraged to apply.

 

 

PROJECT PROPOSALS

 

TakeRoot Justice is interested in sponsoring candidates who either already have a vision for their project or would like to work with TakeRoot Justice staff to develop a new proposal. Any proposal must consider TakeRoot Justice’s model of partnering with community-based organizations. A list of our current partners can be found on our website at www.takerootjustice.org

TakeRoot Justice is accepting applications for sponsorship for two-year post-graduate legal fellowships starting in the fall of 2023 (applications to fellowship foundations due fall 2022). TakeRoot Justice specifically seeks…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
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    Carga Horária Integral
  • Tipo de Emprego
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    Temporário / PJ / Freelance
  • Data de Início
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    1 de setembro de 2023
  • Prazo para Inscrições
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    20 de agosto de 2022
  • Educação
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    Bacharelado em Direito Requerido
Salário
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USD $57.500 - USD $73.220
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Benefícios

TakeRoot Justice non-managment staff are proudly represented by Local 2320 of the UAW, National Organization of Legal Services Workers. The salary range for this position is dependent on experience, and based on the salary scales in our collective bargaining agreement. An excellent benefits package is available, including generous vacation, personal, and sick time, along with strong medical and dental coverage. 

TakeRoot Justice non-managment staff are proudly represented by Local 2320 of the UAW, National Organization of Legal Services Workers. The salary range for this position is…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Applicants with foreign language abilities, especially Bengali, French, Haitian Creole, Nepali, Spanish and/or Tagalog, are encouraged to apply.

Applicants with foreign language abilities, especially Bengali, French, Haitian Creole, Nepali, Spanish and/or Tagalog, are encouraged to apply.

Localização

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Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de New York, NY
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New York, NY, USA

Como se inscrever

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested applicants who are eligible for the fellowships described above (i.e., rising third-year law students, those with clerkships beginning in fall 2021, or recent law graduates currently clerking), should send, in a single PDF document, a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should include a brief description of the applicant’s interest in being considered for sponsorship by the TakeRoot Justice, any practice areas the applicant is interested in working with, any proposal for a project connected with community organizing (although such a proposal is not required), and any prior experience that they may have had in the practice areas they are interested in.

Send the requested documents by e-mail with the words “Fellowships 2023” in the subject line to Melanie Zuch at jobs@takerootjustice.org. We will review applications as they come in and will consider applications on a rolling basis until August 20, 2022. Contact Information: TakeRoot Justice, 123 William Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY, 10038, Attn: Fellowships 2023.

Please note: This is not a job posting. General application materials will not be considered.


TakeRoot Justice is an equal opportunity employer. TakeRoot Justice encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, people from low-income backgrounds, and people with personal experience with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities we serve. This is a bargaining unit position, and any successful fellow would be a member of the UAW/NOLSW Local 2320 with conditions of employment subject to a collective bargaining agreement.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested applicants who are eligible for the fellowships described above (i.e., rising third-year law students, those with clerkships beginning in…

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