Join us in making a difference in people’s lives! Develop your lawyering skills and become part of a long line of accomplished and dedicated advocates committed to public interest legal work.
Since 1968, we have pursued our mission to advance, protect and promote the legal rights of communities of color, low-income persons, immigrants and refugees by challenging systemic conditions that threaten these rights. As a clerk, fellow or intern, you will be engaged in hands-on work utilizing a range of strategies including policy advocacy, impact litigation and direct services. Through work in one of our three program areas—Community Empowerment/Economic Justice; Immigrant Justice; and Racial Justice—you will serve as a critical member of our team.
LCCR has three opportunities for funded post-graduate fellows through Bridge or year-long school-funded fellowships. The work would be in our core program areas at a time of particular importance for civil rights leadership.
- Racial Justice Fellow-Second Chance Clinic. The Racial Justice Fellow will provide direct legal services, and assist with some of our foremost policy and impact litigation projects to prevent the punishment of people in the criminal justice system who cannot afford to pay fines and fees. Click here to read the full description.
- Economic Justice Fellow-Glide Unconditional Legal Clinic. In partnership with Glide Memorial Church, Bay Area Legal Aid, and pro bono attorneys, LCCR runs a general legal clinic in the Tenderloin. The fellow would help provide legal advice and limited scope assistance in areas of housing, citation defense, criminal records remedies, consumer law, unlawful towing, small claims cases, and other injustices affecting poor and homeless people. Click here to read the full description.
- Racial Justice Fellow-Education. The Education Fellow would assist students and parents in expulsion proceedings, school enrollment discrimination issues, and other education-related civil rights issues, as well as participate in our policy advocacy and impact litigation on disproportionate discipline, language access, and rights of immigrants and students of color in schools. Click here to read the full description.
Applications for the fellowship starting September 2018 will be accepted starting Spring/Summer 2017.
The Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights fellowship for attorneys is a signature endeavor of the Lawyers’ Committee, which lasts for a two year term. The Lawyers’ Committee views the causes we champion as broadly related to positions and ethical stances taken by Justice Thurgood Marshall during his distinguished legal career. This fellowship is designed for an attorney who has practiced for a minimum of two years and has a demonstrated commitment to civil rights law. It is our hope that the fellowship will enhance the Fellow’s understanding of civil rights law and prepare the Fellow for a career of promoting social justice. Read more here.
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