Equal Justice Works Crime
Victims Justice Corps Legal Fellowship
Organization: Legal Assistance of Western New
Fellowship: Equal Justice Works Crime Victims
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
will host a fellow over (2) years as part of the Equal Justice Works Crime
Victims Justice Corps. The fellowship
should begin on or about August 1, 2018 and end July 31, 2020.
The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice
Corps is a legal fellowship program designed to increase capacity and access to
civil legal help for crime victims. A
cohort of approximately sixty fellows are placed at nonprofit organizations
across the country to provide direct representation to victims of crimes,
including human trafficking, fraud/identity theft, campus sexual assault, and
hate crime, and immigrant victims of crime with meritorious claims for
immigration relief. All fellows will
incorporate crime victims' rights enforcement into their practice and will
receive training from the National Crime Victim Law Institute and other
training and technical assistance providers.
This program is supported by an award from the
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of
Crime, Award Number 2017-MU-MU-K131, and private funding.
The fellow will be supervised by Legal Assistance of Western New
York, Inc. and based in Bath, New York.
The Equal Justice
Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellow will:
Provide direct legal services to crime
victims/survivors affected by campus sexual assault
Provide crime victims' rights
Coordinate with sexual assault service
providers, conduct outreach and education activities,
provide referrals, and leverage pro bono resources
to programmatic reporting required under the federal award
with other Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellows
participate in learning event at the end of the Fellowship; annual
three-day Equal Justice Works Leadership Development Training in
October/November 2018 and 2019 in Washington, DC; and training calls with
the National Crime Victim Law Institute
Create self-help and informational
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
to practice law in New York
demonstrated commitment to public interest work and desire to assist crime
writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
ability to provide victim-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally
competent legal assistance to crime victims/survivors
ability to work collaboratively in a variety of contexts and with multiple
organizations to facilitate comprehensive services to crime
to begin the fellowship by August 1, 2018 and serve for 2 years
with legal experience in crime victims' rights enforcement and victim
service are strongly encouraged to apply
school clinic, externship, summer or other relevant practice experience a
Salary and other support
The Fellow will receive an annual salary, as well as the benefits
listed below. Interested applicants
should contact LawNY with any follow-up questions.
Benefits provided by Legal Assistance
of Western New York, Inc.
and dental insurance
cost vision plan
related travel reimbursement
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY)
is a not-for-profit law firm providing free legal services to eligible clients
in civil cases through seven regional offices covering a fourteen county area
in Western New York.
Application Deadline: July 13, 2018 -- Candidates are encouraged to apply
as soon as possible and provide the following materials with regard to their
submit a cover letter describing
qualifications, resume, writing sample and the name and contact information for
(3) references by July 13, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Applications will be accepted beyond that
date until the position is filled.
Applications should be addressed to Gregg Thomas, Managing Attorney, and
sent to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed
as they are submitted. The Equal Justice Works Fellow is
scheduled to begin the term of service no later than August 1, 2018.
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY) is an
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age,
disability or veteran status. LawNY encourages applications from diverse candidates.
LawNY welcomes applications regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability,
genetic information or any other consideration protected by law. This
position is considered Exempt pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.