Legal Aid Center's Civil Justice Summer Fellowship
Sponsored by Robyn Ratcliffe Manzini and Aldo Manzini
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada announces the creation of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Civil Justice Summer Fellowship, sponsored by Robyn Ratciffe 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.”
Applications for the 2021 Civil Justice Summer Fellowship
are available here.
- Application period: November 2, 2020 – December 15, 2020
- The Civil Justice Summer Fellowship begins on May 18, 2021.
- The Fellow will receive a $10,000 stipend for the summer.
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 144,000 individuals a year. The Civl Justice Summer Fellow will also be offered a mentoring session with one of our community’s jurists.