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Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Community Justice Fellowship

Sponsored by Paul Padda Law

Job Type: One-year Community Justice Fellowship

Schedule: August 2, 2021 thru July 30, 2022, full-time

Experience: recent JD to attorney with less than 3 years of experience

Deadline: November 13, 2020

Practice Area: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Description: The purpose of the Community Justice Fellowship is to expose the fellow to the workings of a top public interest law practice while obtaining practical experience assisting with the great unmet legal needs in Southern Nevada. The fellow will rotate through Legal Aid Center’s Project areas and practice in multiple legal areas, from interviewing vulnerable clients to processing cases to final resolution.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada will award a one-year Community Justice Fellowship to a law student graduate, outgoing judicial law clerk, or attorney with less than 3 years of postgraduate legal experience who wants to work in a public interest law firm and learn how the top legal aid in Nevada assists over 144,000 individuals a year. For more information, visit www.lacsn.org/CJFellowship

Application Instructions:

Applications are available at www.lacsn.org/CJFellowship. Preference will be given to a member of a diverse group that is historically underrepresented in the practice of law and is fluent in a language spoken in a local underserved community. Information on the fellowship and Paul Padda Law can also be found at https://www.paulpaddalaw.com/about-us/community-justice-fellowship

  •  An essay, approximately 500 words in length, responding to the question in the application;
  •  Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a law school faculty member. Letters can be sent confidentially by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
  •  A resume. Please include any paid or volunteer work with vulnerable populations. Also include level of written and verbal skills for any additional languages; and
  • Your law school transcript
  • If you have questions, you may email or call Venicia Considine, Director, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 702-386-1442.

Submit all materials in a single packet (except letters of recommendation being sent directly) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by midnight PST on November 13, 2020.

Salary: The fellow’s compensation will equal a staff attorney’s salary at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and will include health insurance, loan repayment assistance, and other legal aid benefits.