Looking for a meaningful way to spend your summer? Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is excited to be participating in the Rural Summer Legal Corps program again. SLLS has an urgent need to increase outreach efforts in Bayou Country. SLLS plans to replicate a successful legal clinic model to provide direct legal services in partnership with rural libraries in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. The Rural Summer Legal Corps fellow will assist SLLS in achieving its dual goals of increased outreach in Bayou Country while also dovetailing with efforts to expand legal clinics in libraries. The fellow will also help promote and assist as needed with SLLS’s new 17th Judicial District Self-Help Desk in Lafourche Parish. He or she will gain skills in client interviewing, advocating for clients, legal research and writing, and developing and distributing information on how to access legal services. The clerkship is based in our Houma office.
Law students: apply online by February 17 to become one of just 30 participants building legal skills in rural communities across the country. After 300 hours of service, participants are eligible to receive a $5,000 stipend. What are you waiting for? https://rurallegalcorps.org/