Bay Area Legal Aid Fellowships
About Our Organization:
Bay Area Legal Aid’s (BayLegal) mission is to provide high-quality legal assistance regardless of a client’s location, language, or disability. We are the largest provider of free civil legal services to low-income residents of the San Francisco Bay Area with regional offices in seven counties. Our services include advice, referrals, limited scope assistance, extended representation, public policy and impact advocacy, trainings, and community education. From Napa Valley to Silicon Valley, BayLegal ensures fairness in the civil justice system for the most vulnerable members of our community. We help our clients protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. BayLegal’s 120+ staff members provide wraparound legal services in housing preservation, domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, economic security, consumer protection, and healthcare access. Many of our programs focus on highly vulnerable populations, including youth, immigrants experiencing violence, veterans, and the reentry population. BayLegal has successfully sponsored numerous Skadden, Equal Justice Works, Shartsis Friese, and Borchard fellowships.
Fellowships have played a critical role in BayLegal’s evolution as an innovative, impactful law firm. We are extremely grateful to all of our fellowship sponsors and participants as many of the projects have been integrated into our firm-wide priorities and daily service delivery. Though we believe in the importance of fellowships, we have decided not to sponsor new fellowships for the 2020 cycle (i.e. those fellowships that would start Fall 2020). We look forward to sponsoring new fellowships in future cycles. We remain committed to integrating new service delivery strategies that are responsive to community needs and encourage all who are interested in joining us to check out our current employment and pro bono opportunities.