Bay Area Legal Aid Fellowships

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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.

Current Opportunities:

BayLegal invites rising third year law students and recent law school graduates to propose innovative immigration focused fellowship projects for submission to Equal Justice Works, Skadden, and similar programs for 2025-2026/7. BayLegal plans to support fellowships focused on serving immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and providing holistic services across our practice areas. Proposals with a Bay Area regional approach are welcome, as well as those targeting local areas with particular needs. We would like to see proposals that integrate antiracism into the legal work. See https://baylegal.org/what-we-do/ for additional information on our project and practice areas. For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, see the fellowship description here. Fellowship proposals are due by July 26, 2024.