Legal Aid Center's Civil Justice Summer Fellowship
Sponsored by Robyn Ratcliffe Manzini and Aldo Manzini
We are proud to offer the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Civil Justice Summer Fellowship, sponsored by Robyn Ratcliffe Manzini and Aldo Manzini. The Civil Justice Summer Fellowship will provide a law student from an ABA-accredited law school who meets the Nevada requirements for student practice (Rule 49.5) the opportunity to work full-time during the summer with attorney mentors in one of our project areas: Family Justice Project, Children’s Attorneys Project, or Consumer Rights Project. The Fellow will gain practical legal skills, from interviewing potential clients and drafting documents, to court appearances and final resolution.
Legal Aid Center Board Member Robyn Ratcliffe Manzini and her husband, Aldo Manzini, are proud Las Vegas residents who created the Civil Justice Summer Fellowship to encourage the brightest future legal minds to join Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, to engage in the Las Vegas community, and build their legal career in Southern Nevada. “We appreciate the importance of practical legal and courtroom experience for new attorneys and we want to provide a hands-on fellowship experience for a public interest-minded law student.”
The application period for the
2022 Civil Justice Summer Fellowship is now open
- Application period: January 24, 2022 - February 25, 2022
- The Civil Justice Summer Fellowship begins on May 16, 2022
- The Fellow will receive a $12,000 stipend for the summer
Legal Aid Center will award the Civil Justice Summer Fellowship to a law student who has a minimum of 45 law school credits and meets the Nevada requirements for student practice (Rule 49.5). The chosen fellow will be mentored by a small number of attorneys in one of our Project areas (Family Justice Project, Children’s Attorneys Project, or Consumer Rights Project), gaining practical legal skills from interviewing potential clients, to drafting documents and court appearances, through final resolution.
Application requirements are listed below. Preference will be given to a law student who wants to work in a public interest law firm and learn how the top legal aid in Nevada assists over 187,000 individuals a year.
- A cover letter explaining why you are applying for this experience;
- A legal writing sample, limited to 10 pages;
- A resume. Please include any paid or volunteer work with vulnerable populations. Also include non-legal employment experience; and
- Your law school transcript