COURT SQUare Law Project is now accepting Applications
Please see application instructions below. We look forward to speaking with you.
If you want to learn how to build your own practice, and you are committed to addressing the unmet legal needs for people of moderate incomes, consider joining our firm for a fellowship of one to two years. We offer intensive training, supervision and experience in a law firm devoted to minimizing the justice gap by providing high-quality civil legal services to moderate-income clients. We have a tailored continuing legal education curriculum focusing on substance and procedure of small-firm, solo and community legal practice. Supervision is provided by experienced attorneys and mentoring from members of the NYC bar and sponsoring law firms.
All Fellows with the Court Square Law Project receive:
- $44,000 annual stipend (this positon does not provide benefits).
- Experience in a law firm devoted to minimizing the justice gap through provision of high-quality legal services to modest-income clients on a sliding scale of affordable fees
- Tailored continuing legal education curriculum focusing on substance and procedure of small-firm, solo, and community legal practice
- Supervision by experienced attorneys.
CSLP Fellow Requirements
· Handle individual representation and advocacy in a variety of civil legal proceedings in CSLP’s practice areas: family law, housing, end of life planning, adult guardianships, small business and special education. Fellows must be willing to practice in all areas of practice including a substantial case load in divorce, custody, and child support.
· Engage in promotion of CSLP’s services throughout NYC
· Maintain regular billing and time keeping of all cases
Applicants and fellows for the Program must meet the following criteria:
1) You must be a recent graduate of an ABA-accredited law school,
2) You must be admitted to practice in New York State by your start date,
3) You must be in good standing at all times during the fellowship,
4) You must demonstrate a commitment to ethically representing under-served populations, and
5) You must be interested in developing your own practice, devoted at least in part to serving moderate-income clients.
Applicants must submit:
- A resume;
- Cover Letter;
- An unofficial law school transcript, to be followed by an official transcript when available;
- Two references, including one academic reference and one from a prior supervisor (employer, internship/externship supervisor, or other person who can describe the quality of the applicant's work in a professional setting and the applicant's ability to work well with others);
Please send all applications, as well as questions regarding the Fellowship, to us via email.
What's it like to work at the Court Square Law Project?
Fellows discover new passions in areas of the law they never thought they'd love... All while helping those in need.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The City University of New York and the Court Square Law Project encourage people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At The City University of New York and the Court Square Law Project, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.