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Legal Aid Center's Community Justice Fellowship
Sponsored by Paul Padda Law

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Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada awards a one-year Community Justice Fellowship to a law student graduate, outgoing judicial law clerk, or an attorney with less than three 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 187,000 individuals a year. 

Please visit  Paul Padda Law for information on the sponsor of the Community Justice Fellowship.

The application period for 2023-2024 is now open.

Click here to apply.

 

About the Fellowship

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The fellow provides critical assistance to the thousands of low-income and vulnerable clients who are assisted by Legal Aid Center each year. The Community Justice Fellowship is designed to give new attorneys valuable legal training and the opportunity to gain practical experience in the areas of practice handled by Legal Aid Center. The purpose of the fellowship is not only to assist with the great unmet legal need at Legal Aid Center, but to expose the fellow to the workings of a public interest law practice. 

The fellow rotates through Legal Aid Center’s project areas and get exposed to all areas of practice, from interviewing vulnerable clients to processing cases to final resolution in:  

The Children’s Attorneys Project, which represents thousands of abused and neglected children in the foster care system, gives clients a voice to ensure they are not separated from siblings and are timely reunited with parents or grandparents or adopted quicker so they are not traumatized by long stays in foster care. 

The Family Justice Project, which represents victims of domestic violence, provides clients with a vital lifeline to reclaim a life free from violence by obtaining protective orders, divorce decrees, and custody orders. If the victim is an immigrant, the fellow assists in obtaining immigration-related relief under the Violence Against Women Act or other victim-based relief.

The Consumer Rights Project, which helps victims of financial fraud and exploitation, fights against abusive practices that cause great economic hardship. Our newest program includes protecting seniors and adults with disabilities from unnecessary guardianships, ensuring their voices are heard, their liberty is not unduly restricted, and their savings are not depleted by those who seek to take advantage of them. 

Community Justice Fellows 

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2022

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Additional Information

Feel free to email or call Taylor Altman, Esq., at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada for any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 702-386-1534. 

Please visit Paul Padda Law for information on the sponsor of the Community Justice Fellowship.