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.
BayLegal invites rising third year law students and recent law school graduates to propose innovative fellowship projects for submission to Equal Justice Works, Skadden, and similar programs for the fall of 2022. This year BayLegal would like to support fellowships that focus on protecting the rights of people experiencing homelessness as well as homelessness intervention and prevention in the Bay Area. Applications are due on June 30, 2021. For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, see the fellowship description here.