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Fellowships

Fellowships

Fellowships play a critical role in integrating legal talent with community programs in need!

Fellowships with CCLA

Every year Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida provides critical legal assistance to thousands of to thousands of low-income residents of Broward County who could otherwise not afford it. Our fellowship program plays a big role in making this happen. Join or help sponsor a fellowship program with CCLA today!

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Fellowships

Fellowships play a critical role in developing and training young attorneys. CCLA hosts a variety of Public Interest Law Fellowships. Our Fellows enable us to provide integrated service delivery strategies that are responsive to community needs.

  • Receive a modest financial stipend
  • Network with other public interest law students
  • Get real life, real case legal experience
  • Engage with local voluntary bar associations
  • Inquire about fellowship positions and participation with CCLA
Angela Fernandez Esq

Fellowships are an unparalleled opportunity to gain real world legal experience while helping the community. And who knows? You may just find that you have a real calling and a passion for helping people improve their lives. I know I did.

Angela H. Fernandez, Esq.
Staff Attorney, Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
2013 Summer Fellow

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Apply To Our Fellowship Programs

We are excited to announce the 2020 Fellowships with CCLA. These Fellowships are highly selective and include a paid stipend. The Fellowships will be awarded to top students with the intent of jump-starting their public service careers. Ideal candidates will have one or more of the following:

  • An outstanding academic record in law school
  • Law students with an interest in public interest law
  • Experience in low-income community or public service
  • Demonstrated leadership ability

Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowship

Applicants must submit their resume along with a suggested one full page project description. A project is an initiative that involves effective legal advocacy on behalf of individuals, groups, or issues that are not adequately represented by some aspect of the legal system. Applicants must have graduated from an Equal Justice Works Member Law School before September 2020 with a J.D. or LL.M and held a permanent, public interest lawyer position previously. Application deadline is September 17, 2020. For information contact Nicolette Solan at nsolan@legalaid.org.

Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Fellowship

Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Fellows will spend a 6-week period during office hours at CCLA or Legal Aid Service of Broward working directly with clients and experienced staff attorneys. Under the YLS program, fellows receive a modest stipend. Check back in January for Summer 2021 Fellowship information. For information contact Andres Matiz at amatiz@legalaid.org | YLS Program Application

B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 Fellowship

B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 Fellows will spend a 6-week period during office hours at CCLA or Legal Aid Service of Broward working directly with clients and experienced staff attorneys. Under the B’nai B’rith program, fellows receive a modest stipend. Check back in January for Summer 2021 Fellowship information. For information contact Andres Matiz at amatiz@legalaid.org | B’nai B’rith Program Application

Contact us to learn more about fellowships at CCLA

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