Her Justice seeks a NYU Law student (JD or LLM) for the fall semester to serve as the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation (NYWBAF) Fellow. The position requires 10-20 hours per week. The fellowship is funded by the NYWBAF at a rate of $2,000 per semester (paid in two installments). The position is based in the headquarter office located in lower Manhattan.
Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services in family, divorce and immigration law to low-income women living in New York City. Founded in 1993, Her Justice recruits volunteer attorneys from the City’s law firms to stand side-by-side with women who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, giving them a real chance to obtain legal protections that transform their lives. We believe that all women with urgent safety and financial needs deserve legal representation.
The fellow will work under the supervision of Her Justice staff attorneys and the senior director of legal services. Responsibilities will vary depending upon the applicant’s interests and the program needs of Her Justice. The fellow will learn basic interviewing skills through client interviews and will also learn substantive family, matrimonial and immigration law. Responsibilities may include:
- Conduct client intakes and assist in case assessment
- Assist clients with securing non-litigated divorces or immigration status through VAWA self-petitions and U-Visa applications
- Draft responsive pleadings and motions
- Research legal issues and attend working group meetings
- Work with a litigating attorney on active cases in the Family and Supreme Courts and attend court appearances
- NYU School of Law student (J.D. or L.L.M.)
- Good interpersonal and strong organizational skills, self-starter and highly motivated
- Demonstrated interest in domestic violence issues or women’s issues
- Knowledge of family, matrimonial and/or immigration law helpful but not required
- Ability to work collaboratively and independently
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
Email your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are accepted throughout the year for the Fall and Spring terms. Only those candidates who are being considered for a position will be contacted.
Your application should include a cover letter with two references, resume and writing sample. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted by Her Justice.
For more information about Her Justice, visit www.herjustice.org.