Bread for the City seeks EJW or Skadden candidates

July 7, 2017

Bread for the City Legal Clinic seeks 3Ls or recent law graduates to sponsor as an Equal Justice Works (EJW) and Skadden Fellowship candidate for the fall 2017 application process (fellowship to begin in fall 2018).  Bread for the City is an innovative non-profit located in our nation’s capital with experience in supporting successful EJW and Skadden Fellowships.

In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Bread for the City provides comprehensive services to District residents living with low-incomes.  The services include supplemental food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services.  We recognize that all people share a common humanity and that all are responsible to themselves and to society as a whole.  Therefore, we promote the mutual collaboration of clients, volunteers, donors, staff, and other community partners to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and to rectify the conditions that perpetuate it.

Bread for the City’s Legal Clinic provides free civil legal services in primarily three areas of the law: housing, family, and public benefits.  The Legal Clinic is a part of several collaborative projects to increase access to justice in the District, including court-based offices through which Bread for the City attorneys provide same-day advice and representation to litigants they meet for the first time at court at a critical point in their legal case. The Legal Clinic also has a Community Lawyering Project that aims to transform communities in a non-traditional way by working with communities to solve community-identified needs through not only legal representation but also advocacy, community education, leadership development, institution building, and organizing.

Ideal fellowship applicants include law students entering their third year or recent graduates who expect to complete a judicial clerkship in the summer of 2018.  Applicants must be self-motivated; creative; committed to social, economic, and racial justice; a strong oral communicator and writer; and able to work in a collaborative work environment.  Bread for the City will entertain projects in an issue area grounded in the areas of our legal practice for which our attorneys can provide in-house expertise and support.  The Legal Clinic has a particular interest in supporting a project that focuses on family law, public benefits, and/or supporting survivors of domestic violence.

To apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 page summary of a proposed project to Senior Staff Attorney Emily Petrino atepetrino@breadforthecity.org with “Post-Grad Fellowship 2018” in the subject line.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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