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Fellowship Opportunities

The Legal Aid Society Fellows help New Yorkers by developing innovative projects that result in long-term change.

Application & Hiring Timelines

Current Application Cycle

The deadline for our Fellowship posting was June 19, 2019. We will consider submissions after this date on a case-by-case basis. You can email for further inquiries.

Please consult the fellowship program websites, such as Equal Justice Works, for information on eligibility for funding.

Current Fellowship Opportunities

Criminal Defense Practice and Juvenile Rights Practice Fellow – Fall 2021 

Interview Period and Decisions

Interviews will be conducted in mid-June 2019 through early July. Applicants will be notified of decisions in mid-July to early August. Applicants may be required to attend an in-person interview with the Fellowship Committee and a final interview with a Practice Head.

Past Fellows

Loretta Johnson, Equal Justice Works Fellow (2016)

Loretta represented children in child welfare proceedings where reunification is the goal and build a practice model focusing on collaboration with parents’ attorneys to speed up the reunification process.

Read more about her work.

Melissa Ader, Equal Justice Works Fellow (2015)

Melissa provided direct representation and community education to low-income New Yorkers with criminal records to combat employment barriers and facilitate successful reentry.

Read more about her work.

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