The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia is seeking applicants for an Equal Justice Works or Skadden fellowship. The fellow will work with Legal Aid’s new and growing Returning Citizens Community Reintegration Project to provide comprehensive civil legal services to low-income individuals and families impacted by criminal records. The fellow will focus on litigation, outreach, and advocacy with the ultimate goals of addressing and removing barriers to housing, employment, and public benefits and facilitating successful family and community reunification for people returning after incarceration. Ideal candidates will be law students entering their third year or recent graduates who expect to complete a judicial clerkship in the summer of 2018.
The solicitation provides further details about the fellowship. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but must be submitted by the fall of 2017. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.