Foster, Flowers and Ziomek Legal Fellowship for Recent Law School Grads
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono in Philadelphia, recruits, trains, and supports volunteer attorneys who provide free legal services to low-income clients.
The Foster, Flowers and Ziomek Legal Fellowship – named for three Philadelphia lawyers admired for their commitment to pro bono, mentoring, and collegiality in the profession – is a paid opportunity designed to provide a recent law school graduate with a strong foundation to begin a legal career in Philadelphia. The Foster, Flowers and Ziomek Legal Fellowship is a paid, 12-week, full-time immersion in civil pro bono at Philadelphia VIP.
The ideal Fellow is a highly motivated recent graduate who is eager to support VIP’s work in the many areas where our clients face critical legal needs, including: consumer, family law, guardianship, landlord-tenant, immigration, tax, tort defense, homeownership, mortgage foreclosure, nonprofit, and small business. The Fellow should care deeply about access to justice for underserved communities, value volunteers, and enjoy working on a collaborative team. VIP values a diverse work environment and strongly encourages people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ, and differently abled people to apply.
The Fellow will receive a $6,000 stipend, which is funded via a special gift to VIP and will be disbursed bi-monthly during the twelve-week term. As a temporary member of the VIP team, the Fellow will not receive VIP-paid health insurance or other employee benefits.
The Fellowship begins on Monday, August 12, 2019 and runs full-time (i.e., 40 hours per week) through November 1, 2019. VIP expects the Fellow to commit to fulfilling the entire twelve-week term. There is an option to extend the Fellowship, at the mutual election of Philadelphia VIP and the Fellow, for up to six additional weeks to Friday, December 13, 2019.
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