Rural Legal Corps Fellow Opportunity

New Mexico Legal Aid seeks a Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellow through the Equal Justice Works in conjunction with the Legal Services Corporation:

 

Each summer, Equal Justice Works partners with the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to support 35 dedicated law students who want to serve rural communities, as part of the Rural Summer Legal Corps. Student Fellows spend eight to ten weeks at LSC-funded civil legal aid organizations developing valuable skills and gaining hands-on experience by:

  • providing direct legal services such as client and witness interviews, legal research, and writing
  • engaging in community outreach and education including fact sheet distribution, strategic partnership development, and presentations
  • building capacity at their host organization through resource development and training sessions

 

Student Fellows tackle a number of results-driven community projects including responding to disaster-related legal issues; addressing affordable housing and evictions; and providing legal aid to victims of domestic violence.

 

Read more HERE.

Apply HERE.   (APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 10, 2020)

 

For more information directly from New Mexico Legal Aid, contact Janice Kauer, Director of Development, at 505-768-6124

Posted: February 4, 2020