Jan. 20: Liberty Aldrich Summer Fellowship at Family Legal Care

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The Liberty Aldrich Summer Fellowship at Family Legal Care

New York University School of Law is excited to share the Liberty Aldrich Summer Fellowship Program for a student at the NYU Law to work with Family Legal Care.

Family Legal Care’s mission is to increase access to justice in New York State Family Court. Family Legal Care combines legal guidance, easy-to-access technology, and compassionate support to help unrepresented parents and caregivers self-advocate on critical family law issues, while working on reform that improves the system for everyone.

This fellowship was established in honor of Hon. Liberty Aldrich, an NYU Law alumna who is currently serving as a judge in Bronx Family Court. In 1995, after observing first-hand, as a family defense attorney, the lack of information available to litigants in family court and the dire consequences of this void, Judge Aldrich co-founded Family Legal Care, originally known as LIFT–Legal Information for Families Today. An active board member and supporter for 22 years, Judge Aldrich now has emeritus status and continues to support Family Legal Care’s work.

The Aldrich fellowship will give a law student with a strong interest in family and domestic violence law, direct services, and access to justice issues, the opportunity to provide legal assistance and guidance to Family Court litigants in matters of child support, custody, visitation and orders of protection. The Aldrich fellow will receive comprehensive training in providing direct services to family court litigants and ongoing supervision and support from Family Legal Care’s team. The fellow will also have the opportunity to conduct legal research, analysis and writing. The internship will likely be hybrid and entail a mix of virtual work and time at Family Legal Care’s Brooklyn office.

The Aldrich Fellow will receive a $500 supplement in addition to their PILC summer funding for a 10–12-week internship at LIFT.

First and second year law students are eligible to apply. Applications are due by Friday, January 20, 2023. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to kathryn.neilson@nyu.edu.

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